Top News & Analysis Washington

  • BELLEVUE, Wash. _ Radiant Logistics Inc. on Tuesday reported a fiscal fourth-quarter loss of $122,000, after reporting a profit in the same period a year earlier. On a per-share basis, the Bellevue, Washington- based company said it had a loss of 1 cent. Keywords: Radiant Logistics, Earnings Report.

  • Seattle- based Amazon has been expanding the services and perks it offers members of its $99 annual Prime program, including one- and two-day shipping, beefed up video and radio streaming and other services. A selection of 50 rotating audiobooks, such as Matthew Quick's "The Silver Linings Playbook" and Anne Lamott's "Stitches" will be available too.

  • MANDAN, N.D.— The Latest on the dispute over the Dakota Access pipeline, a thousand-mile pipeline under construction to carry oil from North Dakota to Illinois:. A couple of members from the Standing Rock Sioux tribe, which has filed a lawsuit against the pipeline and is leading a large protest near its reservation in North Dakota, were in attendance.

  • CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., Sept 12- Jeff Bezos on Monday unveiled a heavy-lift reusable rocket expected to compete against Elon Musk's SpaceX and other companies for commercial satellite launches before the end of the decade. Bezos' Kent, Washington- based Blue Origin space company is designing two versions of the rocket, named New Glenn, a nod to John Glenn, the first...

  • Sept 8- North Dakota's governor activated 100 National Guard troops on Thursday ahead of an expected ruling by a federal judge on a Native American tribe's request to halt construction of a crude oil pipeline that has drawn fierce opposition and protests. The $3.7 billion, 1,100- mile Dakota Access pipeline would carry oil from just north of land owned by the...

  • Sept 8- Samsung Electronics Co Ltd on Thursday asked a U.S. judge to allow the South Korean company to pay cargo handlers to remove its goods from Hanjin Shipping Co Ltd's vessels stationed near U.S. ports after the world's seventh-largest container carrier filed for bankruptcy. "There's no earthly reason why these parties should not be permitted to cut their...

  • *Spot gold faces resistance at $1,352 an ounce- technicals. NEW YORK/ LONDON, Sept 8- Gold fell on Thursday after the European Central Bank held interest rates at record lows but refrained from adding new stimulus as some investors had expected. Spot gold fell 0.6 percent to $1,337.4 an ounce by 2:39 p.m. EDT, with U.S. gold futures settling down 0.6 percent at...

  • Sept 7- Norwegian Air Shuttle ASA on Wednesday said it planned to start flights to Barcelona from four U.S. cities next summer, heightening competition with U.S. rivals to the popular tourist destination. The Barcelona flights underscore the ambitions of Europe's third-biggest budget carrier, which started New York- Paris flights in July, to rapidly expand its...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Sept 6- Korean shipping line Hanjin Shipping Co Ltd won an order on Tuesday from a U.S. judge extending bankruptcy protections so its vessels can dock at U.S. ports without fear creditors will try take actions against the ships as they have in other countries. Bankruptcy Judge John Sherwood approved a motion by the world's seventh largest...

  • NEW YORK, Sept 5- Hermine, a storm that raked Florida with hurricane-force winds last week, drifted far off the U.S. East Coast on Monday, sparing the Middle Atlantic states but forcing some beach closures. Hermine is expected to begin weakening on Monday night as it moves northwest and then "meander slowly" off the New England coast into Wednesday, the National...

  • NEW YORK, Sept 5- Hermine, a storm that raked Florida with hurricane-force winds last week, drifted far off the U.S. East Coast on Monday, sparing the Middle Atlantic states but forcing some beach closures. Hermine is expected to begin weakening on Monday night as it moves northwest and then "meander slowly" off the New England coast into Wednesday, the National...

  • CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., Sept 2- SpaceX said on Friday it would shift Florida flights to a nearly completed second site after damage to its launch pad on Thursday from the explosion of a rocket belonging to the space services company run by Elon Musk. The Federal Aviation Administration has sent seven people to Florida to supervise investigation of the disaster, said...

  • CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., Sept 2- Damage to a launch pad from the explosion of a SpaceX rocket on Thursday may send the private space services company run by billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk scrambling to finish a second Florida launch site, officials said on Friday. The Federal Aviation Administration has sent seven people to Florida to supervise investigation...

  • BRUSSELS, Sept 1- Other multinationals that do not employ as extreme Irish tax schemes as Apple Inc but shift profits via the country to tax havens could also be breaching EU rules, Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager said on Thursday. Apple's chief executive, Tim Cook, and Washington have denounced the Commission ruling as an unjust raid on tax that...

  • CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., Sept 1- An explosion destroyed a Falcon 9 rocket belonging to Elon Musk's SpaceX and its cargo during preparations for a routine test firing at Cape Canaveral in Florida on Thursday, two days before it had been due to blast off and place a satellite in orbit. SpaceX said there were no injuries and that an "anomaly" during the static fire test...

  • CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., Sept 1- An explosion destroyed a Falcon 9 rocket belonging to Elon Musk's SpaceX and its cargo during preparations for a routine test firing at Cape Canaveral in Florida on Thursday, two days before it had been due to blast off and place a satellite in orbit. SpaceX said there were no injuries and that an "anomaly" during the static fire test...

  • BRUSSELS, Sept 1- Other multinationals which do not employ as extreme Irish tax schemes as Apple but shift profits via the country to tax havens could also be breaching EU rules, Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager said on Thursday. She told Reuters in an interview that other firms' arrangements, which involve routing profits to Irish registered...

  • NEW YORK/ LONDON, Aug 31- Gold slid to a two-month low on Wednesday after forecast-beating U.S. jobs data stoked speculation that the Federal Reserve would move ahead with plans to raise interest rates, briefly propelling the dollar index to its highest in three weeks. Spot gold fell to $1,304.91 an ounce, its lowest since June 24, the day after Britain voted to leave...

  • Aug 31- Turnover in the U.S. residential property market is set to rise over the coming year, according to a strong majority of analysts polled by Reuters who also forecast the pace of house price gains to remain relatively steady this year and next. The results, from a poll taken Aug. 15 to 30, are based on optimism about a continued strong job market and spell good news...

  • CHICAGO, Aug 30- The U.S. Department of Agriculture has closed six offices in five states after receiving anonymous threats, a USDA spokesman said on Tuesday, and police were investigating similar threats to faculty members from at least two universities in eastern states. "Yesterday, USDA received several anonymous messages that are concerning for the safety...