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  • The attorneys general of Pennsylvania, North Carolina and Iowa- key states for Trump in his presidential election victory- say they signed on to the legal action seeking to overturn the travel restrictions because of the potential impact of the presidential order on their states. "When someone says to me you're doing this in a state that Trump won," Pennsylvania...

  • Feb 8- Gold rose to a three-month peak on Wednesday, as political risks posed by elections in Europe and worries over U.S. Investors are concerned about the strong showing in the French presidential race of far-right candidate Marine Le Pen, who has promised to take France out of the euro zone and to hold a referendum on European Union membership.

  • Former California Governor criticizes Trump's threats to state

    The Seattle City Council voted to cut ties with the banking giant over its role as a lender to the Dakota Access pipeline project.

  • A sign points toward a building renting tiny apartments in Seattle.

    Landlord alert: Seattle is hot, but not the hottest opportunity for home-rental investing.

  • Feb 8- Alaska Air Group Inc, which became the fifth-largest U.S. carrier after completing its $2.6 billion acquisition of Virgin America Inc in December, reported a 10.7 percent rise in quarterly revenue as it flew more passengers. The company's net income fell to $114 million, or 92 cents per share, in the quarter from $191 million, or $1.51 per share, a year earlier.

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 8- A federal appeals court is expected to rule on President Donald Trump's U.S. travel ban on people from seven Muslim-majority countries as soon as Wednesday, one day after questioning whether the order unfairly targeted people over their religion. Judge Richard Clifton, a George W. Bush appointee, posed equally tough questions for a lawyer...

  • A bicyclist rides by a Wells Fargo bank branch in San Francisco, California.

    The Seattle City Council on Tuesday voted to cut ties with Wells Fargo over its role as a lender to the Dakota Access pipeline project.

  • SAN FRANCISCO/ WASHINGTON, Feb 7- President Donald Trump's order temporarily banning U.S. entry to people from seven Muslim-majority countries came under intense scrutiny on Tuesday from a federal appeals court that questioned whether the ban unfairly targeted people over their religion. Judge Richard Clifton, a George W. Bush appointee, posed equally tough...

  • SAN FRANCISCO/ WASHINGTON, Feb 7- A government lawyer defending President Donald Trump's temporary entry ban on people from seven Muslim-majority countries came under intense scrutiny on Tuesday from a U.S. federal appeals court that questioned whether it unfairly targeted people over their religion. Judge Richard Clifton, a George W. Bush appointee, posed...

  • SAN FRANCISCO/ WASHINGTON, Feb 7- President Donald Trump's administration asked a U.S. appeals court on Tuesday to rule a federal judge was wrong to suspend a temporary travel ban the president imposed on people from seven Muslim-majority countries and all refugees. "Congress has expressly authorized the president to suspend entry of categories of aliens,"...

  • SAN FRANCISCO/ WASHINGTON, Feb 7- President Donald Trump's administration asked a U.S. appeals court on Tuesday to rule a federal judge was wrong to suspend a travel ban the president imposed on people from seven Muslim-majority countries and all refugees. "Congress has expressly authorized the president to suspend entry of categories of aliens," attorney...

  • Senior Circuit Judge Richard Clifton, an appointee of Republican former President George W. Bush, asked the attorney for the state of Washington why the complete suspension of the immigration restrictions by a Seattle judge wasn't overly broad.

  • SAN FRANCISCO/ WASHINGTON, Feb 7- President Donald Trump's administration asked a U.S. appeals court on Tuesday to rule a federal judge was wrong to suspend a travel ban the president imposed on people from seven Muslim-majority countries and all refugees. "Congress has expressly authorized the president to suspend entry of categories of aliens," attorney...

  • The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco will hear arguments later in the day from Justice Department lawyers and opposing attorneys for the states of Washington and Minnesota about whether to restore the ban. The Islamic State militant group had threatened "to infiltrate the United States and other countries through the migration," he said,...

  • Feb 7- The possibility New York City could lose some federal funding as a result of its status as a haven for undocumented immigrants did not deter investors who snapped up $900 million of the city's bonds on Tuesday. Jack Sterne, a spokesman for the New York City Comptroller's Office, said the deal was increased to $900 million after more than $600 million of bonds...

  • The Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco is to hear arguments later in the day from Justice Department lawyers and opposing attorneys for the states of Washington and Minnesota about whether to restore the ban. The Islamic State militant group had threatened "to infiltrate the United States and other countries through the migration," he said.

  • The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco is to hear arguments about whether to restore the ban from Justice Department lawyers and opposing attorneys for the states of Minnesota and Washington at 3 p.m. PST. Trump's Jan. 27 executive order barred entry for citizens from Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen for 90 days and imposed a 120- day...

  • The world's largest online retailer did not disclose how much money in total it processed but said the average purchase was $80 in 2016, down from $84 in 2015.. Seattle- based Amazon started the service in 2013 after several earlier attempts in the payments space, and it competes with PayPal Holdings Inc, Apple Pay and Samsung Pay. Amazon said it expanded the...

  • In a brief filed on Monday, the Justice Department said last week's suspension of Trump's order by a federal judge was too broad and "at most" should be limited to people who were already granted entry to the country and were temporarily abroad, or to those who want to leave and return to the United States. The 9th Circuit in San Francisco on Monday asked lawyers for...

  • In a brief filed on Monday, the Justice Department said last week's suspension of Trump's order by a federal judge was too broad and "at most" should be limited to people who were already granted entry to the country and were temporarily abroad, or to those who want to leave and return to the United States. The 9th Circuit in San Francisco on Monday asked lawyers for...