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  • SEATTLE— Seattle police used pepper spray to disperse black-clad anti-capitalist protesters authorities say threw rocks, flares, bricks and Molotov cocktails at officers during a rowdy May Day gathering. The clashes in Seattle followed a peaceful march in the city earlier in the day by advocates for workers and immigrants, just one of several events in...

  • Seattle police say they've arrested at least seven people following clashes with anti-capitalist protesters on May Day that left two officers injured. Demonstrations also took place Sunday in Portland, Oregon, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Oakland, California. At least four people have been arrested and two police officers injured in Seattle following...

  • SEATTLE— Seattle police used pepper spray Sunday evening to disperse black-clad anti-capitalist protesters authorities say threw rocks, flares, bricks and Molotov cocktails at officers during a rowdy May Day gathering. The clashes in Seattle followed a peaceful march in the city earlier in the day by advocates for workers and immigrants, just one of several...

  • The Federal Aviation Administration earlier this month authorized the Northeast Region Unmanned Aircraft System unit in Grand Forks to fly anywhere in the country. Alan Frazier, the chief pilot and architect of the unmanned aircraft program for the Grand Forks unit, said the agency's pilots and sensor operators are able and willing to hop on a plane with its...

  • NEW YORK— Whole Foods is prepping for the launch of its hipster new grocery chain. But Jeff Turnas, president of 365 at Whole Foods, said in an interview this week that there are no plans for tattoo parlors to date, and that he doubts that there will be. Even if a tattoo parlor isn't likely, Turnas said the idea reflects the culture of Whole Foods employees.

  • The analysis by the Washington Department of Ecology and Cowlitz County found that greenhouse gas emissions— from facility operations to when the coal is burned in Asia— would increase by 2.5 million metric tons each year when the project is fully running. Other concerns include increased vessel traffic as 840 ships a year are added, and a potential for train...

  • MOUNTLAKE TERRACE, Wash. _ FS Bancorp Inc. on Thursday reported first-quarter earnings of $1.7 million. FS Bancorp shares have declined almost 2 percent since the beginning of the year. Keywords: FS Bancorp, Earnings Report.

  • SPOKANE, Wash. _ Clearwater Paper Corp. on Thursday reported first-quarter net income of $18.4 million. Clearwater Paper shares have risen 17 percent since the beginning of the year. Keywords: Clearwater Paper, Earnings Report.

  • WALLA WALLA, Wash. _ Key Technology Inc. on Thursday reported a loss of $550,000 in its fiscal second quarter. Key Technology shares have decreased 17 percent since the beginning of the year. Keywords: Key Technology, Earnings Report.

  • BOTHELL, Wash. _ Alder BioPharmaceuticals Inc. on Thursday reported a loss of $33.4 million in its first quarter. The average estimate of three analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for a loss of 72 cents per share. Alder BioPharmaceuticals shares have decreased 17 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • BOTHELL, Wash. _ Seattle Genetics Inc. on Thursday reported a loss of $20.5 million in its first quarter. The average estimate of nine analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for a loss of 11 cents per share. Seattle Genetics shares have decreased 17 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • BELLEVUE, Wash. _ Outerwall Inc. on Thursday reported first-quarter profit of $38.5 million. Outerwall expects full-year earnings in the range of $5.35 to $6.55 per share. Outerwall shares have risen nearly 10 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • BELLEVUE, Wash. _ Expedia Inc. on Thursday reported a first-quarter loss of $121.9 million, after reporting a profit in the same period a year earlier. The average estimate of 12 analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for a loss of 7 cents per share. Expedia shares have decreased 14 percent since the beginning of the year, while the Standard& Poor's 500...

  • A summary judgment opinion issued Wednesday in a Federal Trade Commission case against Amazon is the latest example of what these routine deletions cost the public. As my Reuters colleagues Diane Bartz and Dan Levine reported, U.S. District Judge John Coughenour of Seattle determined that Amazon is liable to the parents of children who bought items like "a...

  • The average estimate of 14 analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 61 cents per share. Ten analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $27.94 billion. Analysts surveyed by Zacks had expected revenue of $28.14 billion.

  • ALBANY, N.Y.— KeyCorp and First Niagara Financial Group have agreed to sell 18 of First Niagara's western New York branches to satisfy antitrust issues arising from the planned combination of the banks. The U.S. Justice Department says Thursday it required the divestitures as part of Cleveland- based KeyCorp's proposed $4.1 billion acquisition of First...

  • BELLEVUE, Wash. _ Blucora Inc. on Thursday reported first-quarter net income of $22.7 million. On a per-share basis, the Bellevue, Washington- based company said it had net income of 54 cents. Blucora shares have dropped 27 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • RENTON, Wash. _ First Financial Northwest Inc. on Thursday reported first-quarter net income of $1.8 million. The bank, based in Renton, Washington, said it had earnings of 14 cents per share. Keywords: First Financial Northwest, Earnings Report.

  • NEW YORK— Dunkin' Donuts is going after Starbucks' coveted customers by more aggressively featuring espresso drinks like lattes and macchiatos. In a phone interview, Dunkin' CEO Nigel Travis said espresso drinks have traditionally accounted for a "fairly small" mix of the doughnut chain's beverage sales, especially when compared with rival Starbucks.

  • The company said on Wednesday it started testing a "simpler" recipe for the snack in 140 restaurants in Oregon and Washington state last month. The nuggets being tested in Portland do not contain any artificial preservatives, the company said in an emailed statement. The news, which was first reported by Crain's Chicago Business, follows McDonald's...