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  • SEATTLE, July 15- The Boeing Co marked its centennial on Friday with plans to sharpen its focus on innovation, including ambitious projects for supersonic commercial flight and a rocket that could carry humans to other planets. The enterprise established by William Boeing in a Seattle boathouse has faced numerous "bet the company" moments over its 10 decades to...

  • DETROIT— A federal judge has ruled that owners of General Motors cars recalled for defective ignition switches can sue the company for any loss in the cars' value. Judge Jesse Furman in New York issued the ruling Friday on a motion from General Motors to dismiss the claims. Seattle attorney Steve Berman says the split decision still allows owners of at least 11...

  • Lex Cross posted a picture of his Starbucks receipt with the name "# blacklivesmatter" on Facebook last week. The Seattle man writes in the post that he changed his name on the Starbucks app, "so the barista has to shout it to a room full of people" when his order is ready. Seattle- based Starbucks hasn't responded to a request for comment.

  • The Seattle Times reports that Gravity Payments CEO Dan Price posted the news of the gift on Facebook Thursday, saying "Gravity employees saved up and pitched in over the past six months and bought me my dream car." Gravity spokesman Ryan Pirkle said the gift was thought up and organized by an employee who was one of those most impacted by Price's decision last year...

  • SEATTLE _ Washington Federal Inc. on Thursday reported fiscal third-quarter profit of $43 million. The average estimate of four analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 43 cents per share. Washington Federal shares have increased 4.5 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • LOS ANGELES, July 13- Starbucks Corp on Wednesday announced a financial investment and global licensing deal with Princi, an artisanal bakery based in Milan, Italy. As part of its investment, Starbucks and Milan- based Angel Lab and Pekepan Investments, will open standalone Princi cafes around the world. Starbucks in February said Italian businessman Antonio...

  • *S&P 500 sets intraday record high before edging lower. *Dow sets intraday record peak before trading unchanged. NEW YORK, July 13- Major U.S. stock indexes gave back gains on Wednesday after hitting record intraday highs and European shares slipped after a plunge in oil prices pushed energy stocks lower on both sides of the Atlantic.

  • NEW YORK— Juno Therapeutics and its CEO, Hans E. Bishop, are being named in a lawsuit over whether the biotechnology company misled investors about the death of a patient in a key study involving its drug intended to treat leukemia. The suit was filed this week in United States District Court for the Western District of Washington in Seattle. The lawsuit arrives...

  • DALLAS— Airlines used to give discounts to passengers who were traveling to a relative's funeral, but those days are just about gone. Among the largest U.S. airlines, only Delta Air Lines and Alaska Airlines still offer so-called bereavement fares. A spokesman said Virgin America offers 40 percent off, but the policy is not listed on the website of the smaller...

  • NEW YORK— Amazon's big sales day is here to stay. "After yesterday's results, we'll definitely be doing this again," Greg Greeley, Amazon Prime vice president, said on Wednesday. The e-commerce powerhouse launched the event last July to promote its $99 annual Prime loyalty program, which offers free two-day shipping and other perks.

  • *S&P 500, Dow set intraday record highs before turning flat. NEW YORK, July 13- Major U.S. stock indexes eased back from record intraday highs on Wednesday and European shares gave back some gains to trade little changed as investors took a breather from recent rallies. Reduced political uncertainty as Theresa May was set to take over as Britain's prime minister...

  • Bonds had weakened earlier this week as risk appetite surged on expectations of new stimulus from Japan, helping to send U.S. shares to record highs and reducing demand for safe haven bonds. The notes hit record low yields of 1.321 percent last Wednesday on concerns about slowing global growth, which were accelerated by Britain's vote to leave the European...

  • ANCHORAGE, Alaska— Federal biologist Jay Orr never knows what's going to come up in nets lowered to the ocean floor off Alaska's remote Aleutian Islands, which separate the Bering Sea from the rest of the Pacific Ocean. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration biologist is part of a group that uses trawl nets to survey commercially important fish...

  • NEW YORK/ LONDON, July 12- Gold saw its biggest one-day fall in three weeks on Tuesday as global equities rallied on easing political uncertainty in Britain and hopes for more economic stimulus, which in turn curbed demand for assets perceived as safe havens. "Tensions in Britain are easing for now, as the country will soon have a new prime minister," ActivTrades...

  • WASHINGTON, July 12- U.S. highway safety regulators have demanded that Tesla Motors Inc hand over detailed information about the design, operation and testing of its Autopilot technology following a May 7 fatal crash in which the system was in use. The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, investigating an accident that has increased scrutiny...

  • July 11- Starbucks Corp said it will raise worker pay in its U.S. stores this autumn, after employees accused the coffee chain of "extreme" cutbacks in work hours that they say are hurting morale and service. The world's biggest coffee chain will increase base pay for all U.S. baristas and managers at company-operated stores by at least 5 percent starting Oct. 3, Chief...

  • July 11- Starbucks Corp will raise the wages of all workers in its U.S. stores this autumn, after being accused by employees of "extreme" cutbacks in work hours at its American cafes. The world's biggest coffee chain will increase base pay for all U.S. workers and store managers at company-operated stores by at least 5 percent starting Oct. 3, Chief Executive Howard...

  • July 11- Starbucks Corp will raise the wages of all workers in its U.S. stores this autumn, after being accused by employees of "extreme" cutbacks in work hours at its American cafes. The world's biggest coffee chain will increase base pay for all U.S. workers and store managers at company-operated stores by at least 5 percent starting Oct. 3, Chief Executive Howard...

  • July 11- Starbucks Corp will raise wages of all workers in its U.S. stores this autumn, after being accused by employees of "extreme" cutbacks in work hours at its American cafes. The world's biggest coffee chain will increase base pay for all U.S. workers and store managers at company-operated stores by at least 5 percent starting Oct. 3, Chief Executive Howard...

  • July 11- Starbucks Corp will raise wages of all workers in its U.S. stores in October, after being accused by employees of "extreme" cutbacks in work hours at its American cafes. The world's biggest coffee chain will increase base pay for all U.S. workers and store managers at company-operated stores by at least 5 percent starting Oct. 3, Chief Executive Howard...