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  • SEATTLE, Feb 5- Washington state lawmakers voted down a bill on Friday that would have forced Boeing to keep a minimum number of jobs in the state in exchange for receiving billions of dollars in tax breaks. The bill would have linked the tax breaks to Boeing's employment of at least 83,295 people in Washington, the number when the breaks were granted.

  • SEATTLE, Feb 5- Washington state lawmakers voted down a bill on Friday that would have linked billions of dollars in state tax breaks to Boeing Co employment levels. The 7-8 vote in the House Finance committee means the measure will not advance to a floor vote. The credits, which the state estimated to be worth nearly $9 billion over 16 years, are expected to generate...

  • Wyoming sees record number of tourists in 2015 Friday, 5 Feb 2016 | 10:09 AM ET

    CHEYENNE, Wyo.— Wyoming attracted a record number of tourists— and their money— in 2015, according to preliminary numbers. Lower fuel prices, well executed marketing campaigns and more foreign travelers all had a part in boosting travel in Wyoming and nationwide, state Office of Tourism Executive Director Diane Shober said. According to preliminary numbers, a...

  • Weyerhaeuser meets 4Q profit forecasts Friday, 5 Feb 2016 | 5:01 AM ET

    FEDERAL WAY, Wash. _ Weyerhaeuser Co. on Friday reported fourth-quarter profit of $70 million. The average estimate of seven analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was also for earnings of 24 cents per share. Weyerhaeuser shares have decreased 14 percent since the beginning of the year, while the Standard& Poor's 500 index has decreased slightly more...

  • Outerwall tops Street 4Q forecasts Thursday, 4 Feb 2016 | 4:41 PM ET

    BELLEVUE, Wash. _ Outerwall Inc. on Thursday reported fourth-quarter profit of $17 million. The average estimate of six analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 67 cents per share. Outerwall expects full-year earnings in the range of $5 to $6.30 per share.

  • Esterline Technologies misses Street 1Q forecasts Thursday, 4 Feb 2016 | 4:27 PM ET

    BELLEVUE, Wash. _ Esterline Technologies Corp. on Thursday reported fiscal first-quarter net income of $5.1 million, after reporting a loss in the same period a year earlier. Esterline Technologies expects full-year earnings in the range of $4.40 to $4.80 per share, with revenue in the range of $1.93 billion to $1.98 billion. Esterline Technologies shares...

  • Tableau reports 4Q loss Thursday, 4 Feb 2016 | 4:23 PM ET

    SEATTLE _ Tableau Software Inc. on Thursday reported a fourth-quarter loss of $41.3 million, after reporting a profit in the same period a year earlier. The average estimate of 16 analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 16 cents per share. Eleven analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $201.2 million.

  • *Europe shares rise, but Credit Suisse caps gains. NEW YORK, Feb 4- Global equity markets rose on Thursday, as the dollar continued to weaken on diminished expectations of U.S. interest rate hikes this year, which in turned boosted the prices of oil and other commodities. "Obviously, there is concern about the Fed and what they are going to do with rates, but oil is number...

  • Sandeep Mathrani, chief executive of Chicago- based General Growth Properties Inc, which owns and leases retail mall properties, said on his company's earnings call with analysts on Tuesday that Amazon had plans to open "300 to 400 bookstores." Kevin Berry, the vice president of investor relations at General Growth, declined to elaborate further.

  • Sandeep Mathrani, the chief executive of Chicago- based General Growth Properties Inc, which owns and leases retail mall properties, said on his company's earnings call with analysts on Tuesday that Amazon had plans to open "300 to 400 bookstores." Amazon opened a bookstore in its home city of Seattle in November. Amazon's bookstore in Seattle carries books...

  • Plum Creek Timber beats Street 4Q forecasts Wednesday, 3 Feb 2016 | 4:37 PM ET

    SEATTLE _ Plum Creek Timber Co. on Wednesday reported fourth-quarter earnings of $34 million. The average estimate of five analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 16 cents per share. Plum Creek Timber shares have fallen 15 percent since the beginning of the year, while the Standard& Poor's 500 index has decreased slightly more than 6...

  • TrueBlue misses 4Q profit forecasts Wednesday, 3 Feb 2016 | 4:15 PM ET

    TACOMA, Wash. _ TrueBlue Inc. on Wednesday reported fourth-quarter net income of $28.2 million. The average estimate of five analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 60 cents per share. TrueBlue shares have dropped 17 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • Amazon keeps mum on bookstore speculation Wednesday, 3 Feb 2016 | 11:19 AM ET

    In a call with analysts on Tuesday, Sandeep Mathrani, the CEO of mall operator General Growth Properties, said in an offhand comment related to a question about holiday traffic that Amazon had plans to open 300 or 400 bookstores. Amazon operates one bookstore in Seattle and about five staffed pickup locations for textbooks at universities, with plans for two...

  • BELLE GLADE, Fla.— Dozens of farmworkers looked up at the little yellow plane buzzing over the Florida radish field, a mist of pesticide falling from its wings. "I smelled a strong odor and started feeling bad," worker Maria Garcia later told a state investigator. An Associated Press review of federal and state enforcement data and other records revealed that the...

  • BOZEMAN, Mont.— A jury in Montana heard opening statements Wednesday in the case of a mother who is suing her health care providers because they failed to diagnose her unborn daughter's cystic fibrosis, denying her a chance to have an abortion. Kerrie Evans of Gardiner is seeking nearly $14.5 million in damages from Park Clinic in Livingston, Billings Clinic's...

  • Amazon dipped its toe into the waters of brick-and-mortar stores with the opening of a bookstore in its home city of Seattle in November. "You've got Amazon opening brick-and-mortar bookstores and their goal is to open, as I understand, 300 to 400 bookstores," Sandeep Mathrani, chief executive of General Growth Properties Inc, said on Tuesday, responding to an...

  • Such an expansion, which Amazon itself has not confirmed, would position the world's No. 1 online retailer as a competitor to booksellers such as Barnes& Noble Inc. At present, Amazon operates a single bookstore in its home city, Seattle. Amazon recently opened its first bookstore in Seattle's University Village, where visitors can also test-drive Amazon's...

  • Feb 2- Amazon.com Inc is planning to open hundreds of brick-and-mortar bookstores, CNBC reported on Tuesday, citing a Dow Jones report. The report did not say where Amazon would open the stores. Amazon in November announced plans to open its first physical book store in Seattle.

  • *Yields rise from four-month lows. NEW YORK, Feb 1- U.S. "I think the market overextended itself," said Tom Tucci, head of Treasuries trading at CIBC in New York, adding that demand for bonds for January month-end boosted the Treasury rally.

  • The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Monday the most recent illness reported to the agency started on Dec. 1. Denver- based Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. undertook an aggressive revamping of food preparation methods at its more than 1,900 locations. Its stock rallied following the CDC announcement, closing Monday up $19.67, or 4.3 percent, at...