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  • The postal services business he had built over three short years was thriving, catering to the tens of thousands of people who, like him, had streamed into North Dakota to strike it rich during an unprecedented oil boom. But the price drop quickened, due in part to a supply glut from the 1.2 million barrels of oil North Dakota was pumping each day.

  • The New York- bound Italian luxury liner sank after a collision on the foggy night of July 25, 1956, with the Swedish ship Stockholm, which was heading back to Europe. The Stockholm ripped a gash in the Andrea Doria's hull, causing it to list and making some of its lifeboats unusable. Five people on the Stockholm died, but 46 crew and passengers on the Italian ship...

  • May 17- A federal judge has rejected Mozilla Corp's request to force the U.S. government to disclose a vulnerability related to its Firefox web browser that the company says was exploited by the FBI to investigate users of a large child pornography website. District Judge Robert Bryan in Tacoma, Washington, on Monday rejected Mozilla's bid to intervene in a case...

  • May 17- A federal judge has rejected Mozilla Corp's request to force the U.S. government to disclose a vulnerability related to the Firefox web browser that the company says was exploited by the FBI to investigate users of a large and secretive child pornography website. Michaud is one of 137 people facing U.S. charges after the FBI in February 2015 seized the...

  • To many, that might seem a frightening idea, even at a time when a few dozen of Google's driverless cars are cruising city streets in California, Texas, Washington and Arizona. Levandowski left Google earlier this year to pursue his vision at Otto, a San Francisco startup the he co-founded with two other former Google employees, Lior Ron and Don Burnette, and another...

  • BELLEVUE, Wash. _ Radiant Logistics Inc. on Monday reported a fiscal third-quarter loss of $1.7 million, after reporting a profit in the same period a year earlier. The average estimate of four analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 2 cents per share. This story was generated by Automated Insights using data from Zacks Investment...

  • NEW YORK— Amazon is planning to expand the store-brand items it sells to new categories including food and household products, according to a report by The Wall Street Journal. The Wall Street Journal report cites unnamed people familiar with the matter. Amazon.com Inc. declined to comment.

  • WASHINGTON— U.S. companies have found it can be tough to do business in China. Now, as more Chinese firms invest in the United States, they're finding it can be hard to contend with Chinese companies on American turf, too. AVIC argued that the arbitration panel was stacked against it and that it wasn't directly involved in the wind project, though its subsidiaries...

  • Sovereign wealth fund CIC and China's state-backed Silk Road Fund will invest $100 million each and compatriot CDB International has committed $60 million, showed a term sheet seen by Reuters. Singapore- based BOC Aviation, a subsidiary of Bank of China Ltd, is betting on booming demand for air transportation in the world's second-largest economy.

  • Emily Johnston says protests would continue around Anacortes on Sunday, but she doesn't expect people to return to the railroad tracks. A spokesman for the rail line near two refineries in northwest Washington says about 150 people spent the night in tents and sleeping bags on the tracks near Anacortes, about 70 miles north of Seattle. BNSF Railway spokesman...

  • About 150 people spent the night in tents and sleeping bags on the tracks near two refineries in northwest Washington, according to BNSF Railway spokesman Gus Melonas. They were asked to leave at about 5 a.m. and most gathered their belongings and left the area near Anacortes, Melonas said. Emily Johnston said protests would continue around Anacortes on Sunday,...

  • SEATTLE— Hundreds of climate activists on Saturday marched to the site of two refineries in northwest Washington state to call for a break from fossil fuels, while a smaller group continued to block railroad tracks leading to the facilities for a second day. Protesters in kayaks, canoes, on bikes and on foot took part in a massive demonstration near Anacortes,...

  • May 14- Hundreds of climate change activists in Washington state and New York mobilized on Saturday as part of a global protest against fossil fuels, event organizers said. Hundreds of activists were holding a protest in Anacortes, Washington, after about 150 demonstrators spent Friday night occupying railroad tracks leading to Tesoro Corp and Royal Dutch...

  • May 12- Mozilla Corp has asked a federal judge to order the U.S. government to disclose a vulnerability in its Firefox web browser that the company says the FBI exploited to investigate users of a large and secretive child pornography website. Mozilla's brief came amid renewed attention to the process for disclosing computer security flaws discovered by...

  • Aviation Industry Corporation of China, China's biggest state-owned aerospace and defence company, has used the strategy twice, while state-owned China National Building Materials Group Co, a state-owned building products company, successfully used it in a case involving allegations that Chinese-made drywall led to health problems for U.S. homeowners.

  • May 10- Texas tycoon Sam Wyly engaged in "deceptive and fraudulent actions" in a years-long scheme to dodge taxes on more than $1 billion held in offshore trusts, a federal bankruptcy judge ruled on Tuesday. The ruling followed a trial in which the Internal Revenue Service sought $1.43 billion in back taxes, penalties and interest from Wyly and $834.2 million from...

  • Sam Wyly engaged in "deceptive and fraudulent actions" in a scheme to dodge taxes on more than $1 billion in offshore trusts, a judge ruled.

  • May 10- Texas tycoon Sam Wyly engaged in "deceptive and fraudulent actions" in a years-long scheme to dodge taxes on more than $1 billion held in offshore trusts, a federal bankruptcy judge ruled on Tuesday. The Internal Revenue Service had initially sought $3.22 billion in back taxes, penalties and interest from Wyly and Caroline Wyly, the widow of his late...

  • SEATTLE, May 9- Machinists at a Triumph Group factory that supplies parts for Boeing, Airbus and other aircraft makers voted on Monday to strike after rejecting the company's latest labor contract, the union said. The decision means more than 400 machinists intend to walk off the job early Wednesday at Triumph Composite Systems in Spokane, Washington.

  • SEATTLE, May 9- Machinists at a Triumph Group Inc factory that supplies parts for Boeing, Airbus and other aircraft makers voted on Monday to strike after rejecting the company's latest labor contract, the union said. The union said 93 percent of union members voted to strike and 94 percent rejected the contract. The decision means more than 400 machinists intend...