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  • Jan 4- Boeing Co said on Wednesday it had received a firm order for 75 of its 737 MAX 8 aircraft, valued at $8.25 billion at list prices, from General Electric Co's commercial aircraft leasing and financing arm. Through December 20, it had booked 470 net orders. On Dec. 27, Delta Air Lines said it was cancelling an order for 18 Boeing 787 Dreamliners.

  • Seattle- based Amazon, known for its roller-coaster results in years past, had forecast that operating income would range from zero to $1.25 billion in the fourth quarter. Shares were up 0.6 percent at $758.48 in afternoon trading. But this was expected, said analyst Jan Dawson of Jackdaw Research.

  • Mosquito-borne malaria infects more than 200 million people worldwide every year, and kills about half a million, most of them children in Africa. Still, the World Health Organization plans pilot projects in Africa in 2018 to test whether the partial protection offers enough benefit for widespread use. Hoping for better protection, a Seattle team is creating a...

  • Jan 4- Amazon.com Inc shipped 50 percent more items during the past holiday season than the prior year for third-party vendors and doubled the amount for 2016 overall, the world's largest online retailer said on Wednesday. The data may offer hope to investors looking for Amazon to post a profit for the fourth quarter when it announces results in the coming weeks.

  • Jan 4- Amazon.com Inc shipped 50 percent more items this holiday season than last for third-party vendors and doubled the amount for 2016 overall, the retail giant said on Wednesday. Seattle- based Amazon, known for its roller coaster results in years past, has forecast that operating income would range from nothing to $1.25 billion. Third-party sales were "...

  • SEATTLE— Dungeness crab could be harder to come by if hundreds of fishing boats remain tied up at docks from California to Washington state by a dispute between crabbers and seafood processors over the price of the sought-after crustaceans. Crab fleets that have been fishing in parts of Oregon and near San Francisco are now anchored, and other vessels in...

  • Dec 27- U.S. consumer confidence shot to its highest in more than 15 years in December as Americans saw more strength ahead in business conditions, stock prices and the job market following the election of Donald Trump as president in November. The gain in confidence was entirely due to rising expectations as consumers' assessments of current conditions dipped,...

  • BOSTON, Dec 27- Before New York's famed 21 Club steakhouse drew attention in November for hosting Donald Trump, the wealthy U.S. president-elect, it quietly fed other public representatives: trustees of Paris- based AXA SA investment funds. A 2011 holiday party at a Del Frisco's restaurant cost $25,775, a $1,000 average for each of roughly 25 people present.

  • Dec 19- Delta Air Lines Inc, which has expanded its own operations in the Pacific Northwest, will end its codeshare agreement next year with Alaska Air Group Inc, which is acquiring Virgin America Inc, Delta said on Monday. Delta and Alaska codeshare on only a small number of flights as Delta's growth in Seattle has reduced the need for codeshare flying, the company...

  • NEW YORK, Dec 19- Just how much would you give up for your children to go to their dream schools? For Seattle's Al Sanders, the answer was his precious stash of 5,000 comics starring everyone from the Avengers to Iron Man to the Fantastic Four. It was a tough decision for the lifelong comic fan, but the four-figure proceeds helped with his daughter's first year at Fisk...

  • NEW YORK, Dec 19- Just how much would you give up for your children to go to their dream schools? For Seattle's Al Sanders, the answer was his precious stash of 5,000 comics starring everyone from the Avengers to Iron Man to the Fantastic Four. It was a tough decision for the lifelong comic fan, but the four-figure proceeds helped with his daughter's first year at Fisk...

  • NEW YORK, Dec 19- Just how much would you give up for your children to go to their dream schools? For Seattle's Al Sanders, the answer was his precious stash of 5,000 comics starring everyone from the Avengers to Iron Man to the Fantastic Four. It was a tough decision for the lifelong comic fan, but the four-figure proceeds helped with his daughter's first year at Fisk...

  • Dec 19- Delta Air Lines Inc said on Monday it would end its codeshare agreement with Alaska Air Group Inc as the latter would focus on its merger with Virgin America Inc.. Delta said the sales of flights under DL- and AS-coded flight numbers flown on Delta and Alaska aircraft respectively would cease, effective May 1. Delta and Alaska codeshare on only a small number...

  • Dec 16- U.S. tax accounting software company Avalara Inc has interviewed banks to help prepare for an initial public offering that could come in 2017 and value the company at roughly $1 billion, people familiar with the matter said on Friday. Avalara spokeswoman Sheri Renner declined to comment on "future financings." The Seattle- based company has raised more...

  • In affirming a target of $2 a share in operating earnings in 2018, Chief Executive Officer Jeff Immelt said GE would overcome expected weakness in its oil and gas business next year and dropped cautiousness the company had expressed in October. GE's target was slightly above analyst consensus estimates, and up from a range of $1.60 to $1.70 a share the company...

  • This is where Chinese investors are parking their yuan

    As property taxes in Vancouver go up, foreign investors are choosing to invest in Seattle real estate instead, says Rick Sharga at Auction.com.

  • LONDON/ BOSTON, Dec 12- Cyber attacks targeting the global bank transfer system have succeeded in stealing funds since February's heist of $81 million from the Bangladesh central bank as hackers have become more sophisticated in their tactics, according to a SWIFT official and a previously undisclosed letter the organization sent to banks worldwide.

  • Four U.S. industry sources who follow China policy closely said they were unsettled by any suggestion of abandoning the "one China" policy, which they said had served the business community well for several decades. "The Chinese are deeply concerned and we hear now from reliable sources in Beijing who suggest the Chinese government, the Communist Party, are...

  • Geese walk along the snow covered waterfront park through heavy snowfall as the first winter storm of the season hits the area in Portland, Ore., Thursday, Dec. 8, 2016.

    Snowpiles grew across the US as an Arctic chill and winter storm brought plunging temperatures and dangerous winter conditions, NBC reports.

  • WASHINGTON, Dec 8- President-elect Donald Trump named fast-food executive Andy Puzder to head the U.S. Department of Labor on Thursday, drawing criticism from labor advocates worried about his opposition to a higher minimum wage and government regulation of the workplace. He has bashed a new Labor Department rule aimed at extending overtime pay to more than 4...