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  • Malaysian premier: plane debris to be sent to France Thursday, 30 Jul 2015 | 12:32 AM ET

    SAINT-ANDRE, Reunion— A barnacle-encrusted wing part that washed up on a remote Indian Ocean island could help solve one of aviation's greatest mysteries, as investigators work to connect it to the Malaysia Airlines flight that vanished more than a year ago. The surprise discovery of the debris on a rocky beach stirred hopes and emotion among families of the...

  • July 29- Whole Foods Market Inc on Wednesday said same-store sales growth cooled again in the third quarter, hurt by competition and an overcharging scandal in its New York City stores, and its shares tumbled 11 percent in after-hours trade. The rapid deceleration is troubling for investors, who have wondered how long Whole Foods could maintain its grip on the...

  • NEW YORK, July 29- The president of Boeing Co's largest union called "unacceptable" a threat by Boeing Chairman Jim McNerney to move jobs due to the uncertain future of the U.S. Export-Import Bank, a sign of discord between the plane maker and its labor force. "The only Boeing job that should leave this country is his," said Jon Holden, president of International...

  • NEW YORK— Whole Foods is feeling pinched after New York City officials found it was overcharging customers. Robb said that "nobody gets it 100 percent right" when it comes to weights and measurements in the grocery industry, but that Whole Foods was nevertheless taking steps to prevent overcharging going forward. "We're not sure why Whole Foods was singled out for...

  • Boeing expands Oklahoma City facility, business presence Wednesday, 29 Jul 2015 | 3:48 PM ET

    OKLAHOMA CITY— Boeing Co. broke ground Wednesday on a new $80 million, 290,000- square-foot building that will house about 800 new employees and be the third structure in the aerospace company's growing Oklahoma City campus. The Chicago- based Boeing also announced that the headquarters of the Global Services& Support unit's Aircraft Modernization and...

  • Will the Internet listen to your private conversations? Wednesday, 29 Jul 2015 | 10:44 AM ET

    SAN FRANCISCO— Like a lot of teenagers, Aanya Nigam reflexively shares her whereabouts, activities and thoughts on Twitter, Instagram and other social networks without a qualm. After using the Internet-connected device for two months, Aanya, 16, started to worry that the Echo was eavesdropping on conversations in her Issaquah, Washington, living room.

  • NEW YORK, July 29- Danielle Faust, 33, is six weeks into wearing braces to fix her crooked teeth and is pretty happy about the process, but not the price. While the $5,000 for Invisalign clear aligners in South Florida where she is a freelance writer is $1,000 less than a friend is paying in New York, she is kicking herself because she missed out on a Groupon that would...

  • MicroVision reports 2Q loss Wednesday, 29 Jul 2015 | 7:54 AM ET

    REDMOND, Wash. _ MicroVision Inc. on Wednesday reported a loss of $2.8 million in its second quarter. The Redmond, Washington- based company said it had a loss of 6 cents per share. This story was generated by Automated Insights using data from Zacks Investment Research.

  • Tableau reports 2Q loss Wednesday, 29 Jul 2015 | 7:45 AM ET

    SEATTLE _ Tableau Software Inc. on Wednesday reported a loss of $19 million in its second quarter. The average estimate of 18 analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 5 cents per share. Twelve analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $141 million.

  • NEW YORK, July 29- When Matt and Jen Osmun opened their vape shop in Bethel, Connecticut, last December, they didn't expect to get a boost from the local medical marijuana outlet. "Sales are going really well, and getting better every month," said Jen Osmun, who started the business with her husband, a former plumber, after he was injured in an accident.

  • PORTLAND, Ore., July 28- Protesters began gathering in a riverside park in Portland Tuesday evening, planning to drop kayaks in the water to protest Wednesday's scheduled launch of a ship to be used by Royal Dutch Shell for Arctic oil exploration. Following the lead of protesters in Seattle who tried to block ships headed for Shell's planned oil exploration in the...

  • Barrett posts 2Q profit Tuesday, 28 Jul 2015 | 6:39 PM ET

    VANCOUVER, Wash. _ Barrett Business Services Inc. on Tuesday reported second-quarter profit of $8.7 million. On a per-share basis, the Vancouver, Washington- based company said it had net income of $1.19. Keywords: Barrett Business Services, Earnings Report.

  • WASHINGTON— In the sci-fi thriller "Ex Machina," the wonders and dangers of artificial intelligence are embodied in a beautiful, cunning android named Ava. She puts her electronic smarts to work with frightening results, manipulating and outwitting her human handlers. Just how far off in the future is a robot like the fictional Ava?

  • The top executive at the maker of Subaru automobiles joked that he would have to wear a helmet on an upcoming trip to the United States. Subaru's U.S. sales have almost doubled in the past four years. Subaru's " Love Promise," in which it pledges to make "a positive impact in the world," has helped build loyal consumers in states like California, New York and Washington.

  • Paccar beats 2Q profit forecasts Tuesday, 28 Jul 2015 | 8:09 AM ET

    BELLEVUE, Wash. _ Paccar Inc. on Tuesday reported second-quarter earnings of $447.2 million. The average estimate of 11 analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $1.16 per share. Paccar shares have decreased nearly 5 percent since the beginning of the year, while the Standard& Poor's 500 index has stayed nearly flat.

  • Potlatch beats 2Q profit forecasts Tuesday, 28 Jul 2015 | 6:54 AM ET

    SPOKANE, Wash. _ Potlatch Corp. on Tuesday reported second-quarter net income of $711,000. The average estimate of four analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was breakeven on a per-share basis. This story was generated by Automated Insights using data from Zacks Investment Research.

  • Plum Creek Timber tops 2Q profit forecasts Monday, 27 Jul 2015 | 4:10 PM ET

    SEATTLE _ Plum Creek Timber Co. on Monday reported second-quarter net income of $21 million. Plum Creek Timber expects full-year earnings to be $1.05 to $1.20 per share. Plum Creek Timber shares have dropped 6 percent since the beginning of the year, while the Standard& Poor's 500 index has stayed nearly flat.

  • WASHINGTON— As President Barack Obama faces pressure to discuss human rights in his first official visit to Ethiopia this weekend, a unique lawsuit back home is challenging whether the African country can spy on an American by turning his computer into a giant recording device. But the man, born in Ethiopia and now a U.S. citizen, isn't wanted for a crime.

  • Scary headlines don't deter investors Saturday, 25 Jul 2015 | 6:11 AM ET

    NEW YORK— The U.S. economy is growing at a painfully slow pace. Greece still threatens the euro. Neither do many on Wall Street.

  • SEATTLE— Seattle's annual Torchlight Parade is this Saturday, and Seattle police have an unusual message for people planning to go watch the parade. On their online police blotter, they are asking people to avoid overloading the cellular network during the parade by tweeting and posting photos to Facebook. Previous Seattle parades have put the cellular...