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  • Seattle- based Amazon, known for its roller-coaster results in years past, had forecast that operating income would range from zero to $1.25 billion in the fourth quarter. Shares were up 0.6 percent at $758.48 in afternoon trading. But this was expected, said analyst Jan Dawson of Jackdaw Research.

  • Mosquito-borne malaria infects more than 200 million people worldwide every year, and kills about half a million, most of them children in Africa. Still, the World Health Organization plans pilot projects in Africa in 2018 to test whether the partial protection offers enough benefit for widespread use. Hoping for better protection, a Seattle team is creating a...

  • Jan 4- Amazon.com Inc shipped 50 percent more items during the past holiday season than the prior year for third-party vendors and doubled the amount for 2016 overall, the world's largest online retailer said on Wednesday. The data may offer hope to investors looking for Amazon to post a profit for the fourth quarter when it announces results in the coming weeks.

  • Jan 4- Amazon.com Inc shipped 50 percent more items this holiday season than last for third-party vendors and doubled the amount for 2016 overall, the retail giant said on Wednesday. Seattle- based Amazon, known for its roller coaster results in years past, has forecast that operating income would range from nothing to $1.25 billion. Third-party sales were "...

  • SEATTLE— Dungeness crab could be harder to come by if hundreds of fishing boats remain tied up at docks from California to Washington state by a dispute between crabbers and seafood processors over the price of the sought-after crustaceans. Crab fleets that have been fishing in parts of Oregon and near San Francisco are now anchored, and other vessels in...

  • Senate confirmation is required for all the posts except national security adviser and White House posts. A civil engineer by training, the Texan joined the world's largest energy company in 1975 and led several of its operations in the United States as well as in Yemen, Thailand and Russia. DEFENSE SECRETARY: JAMES MATTIS Mattis is a retired Marine general...

  • Senate confirmation is required for all the posts except national security adviser and White House posts. A civil engineer by training, the Texan joined the world's largest energy company in 1975 and led several of its operations in the United States as well as in Yemen, Thailand and Russia. DEFENSE SECRETARY: JAMES MATTIS Mattis is a retired Marine general...

  • Senate confirmation is required for all the posts except national security adviser and White House posts. A civil engineer by training, the Texan joined the world's largest energy company in 1975 and led several of its operations in the United States as well as in Yemen, Thailand and Russia. DEFENSE SECRETARY: JAMES MATTIS Mattis is a retired Marine general...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Dec 29- A lawyer with deep experience fighting climate change will lead California's Department of Justice until the next attorney general takes office, as the state and several others vow to combat global warming despite skepticism from President-elect Donald Trump. Current California Attorney General Kamala Harris was elected to the U.S....

  • Dec 27- U.S. consumer confidence shot to its highest in more than 15 years in December as Americans saw more strength ahead in business conditions, stock prices and the job market following the election of Donald Trump as president in November. The gain in confidence was entirely due to rising expectations as consumers' assessments of current conditions dipped,...

  • President-elect Donald Trump has named Tom Bossert as White House homeland security adviser, the transition team said in a statement on Tuesday. Senate confirmation is required for all the posts except national security adviser and White House posts. A civil engineer by training, the Texan joined the world's largest energy company in 1975 and led several of...

  • President-elect Donald Trump has named Tom Bossert as White House homeland security adviser, the transition team said in a statement on Tuesday. Senate confirmation is required for all the posts except national security adviser and White House posts. A civil engineer by training, the Texan joined the world's largest energy company in 1975 and led several of...

  • President-elect Donald Trump has named Tom Bossert as White House homeland security adviser, the transition team said in a statement on Tuesday. Senate confirmation is required for all the posts except national security adviser and White House posts. A civil engineer by training, the Texan joined the world's largest energy company in 1975 and led several of...

  • BOSTON, Dec 27- Before New York's famed 21 Club steakhouse drew attention in November for hosting Donald Trump, the wealthy U.S. president-elect, it quietly fed other public representatives: trustees of Paris- based AXA SA investment funds. A 2011 holiday party at a Del Frisco's restaurant cost $25,775, a $1,000 average for each of roughly 25 people present.

  • Hillary Clinton speaks as Donald Trump looks on during the town hall presidential debate at Washington University on October 9, 2016 in St Louis, Missouri.

    Mostly Democratic lawmakers want their states to join a 10-year-old movement to work around the Electoral College.

  • Dec 23- California Attorney General Kamala Harris on Friday filed new criminal charges of pimping and money laundering against the chief executive and controlling shareholders of the website Backpage.com, reviving a case that was dismissed by a judge earlier this month. The new charges against Backpage.com CEO Carl Ferrer and controlling shareholders...

  • NEW YORK, Dec 23- Cardinal Health Inc said on Friday it has agreed to pay $44 million to resolve claims it failed to alert the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration to suspiciously large orders of addictive painkillers. Attorney for the Southern District of New York, said in a statement. As part of the Friday settlement, Cardinal will pay $10 million over claims its...

  • ALLENTOWN, Pa., Dec 23- A cargo plane emblazoned with " Prime Air" descended from an empty sky at Lehigh Valley International Airport on Tuesday, ninety minutes from the bustle of New York City, loaded with crates of goods during the peak holiday shopping season. Exclusive payload data reviewed by Reuters and interviews with airport officials around the country...

  • *Beijing ready for "showdown with the U.S." "after President-elect Donald Trump named Peter Navarro, an economist who has urged a hard line against China, to head a new White House National Trade Council. And the Chinese Ministry of Commerce stressed that China-U.S. trade benefits both sides, warning Washington's new administration against moves that may hurt...

  • President-elect Donald Trump on Wednesday named Peter Navarro, an economist who has pushed a hard line on China, to head a newly formed White House National Trade Council, the transition team said in a statement. Senate confirmation is required for all the posts except national security adviser, White House chief of staff, directors of the White House National...