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  • Riverview Bancorp posts 3Q profit Thursday, 28 Jan 2016 | 4:47 PM ET

    VANCOUVER, Wash. _ Riverview Bancorp Inc. on Thursday reported fiscal third-quarter net income of $1.7 million. The holding company for Riverview Community Bank posted revenue of $9.9 million in the period. Keywords: Riverview Bancorp, Earnings Report.

  • Microsoft beats 2Q profit forecasts Thursday, 28 Jan 2016 | 4:19 PM ET

    REDMOND, Wash. _ Microsoft Corp. on Thursday reported fiscal second-quarter net income of $5 billion. The average estimate of 14 analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 69 cents per share. Microsoft shares have dropped 6 percent since the beginning of the year, while the Standard& Poor's 500 index has decreased slightly more than 7...

  • SEATTLE— Amazon saw its results for the holiday quarter as a present wrapped in a bow. The e-commerce giant said on Thursday that its fourth-quarter net income more than doubled, as shoppers continued migrating online for holiday shopping, the company's cloud-computing business boomed and its $99- a-year Prime membership program expanded further.

  • Heritage Financial beats Street 4Q forecasts Thursday, 28 Jan 2016 | 8:31 AM ET

    OLYMPIA, Wash. _ Heritage Financial Corp. on Thursday reported fourth-quarter net income of $9.5 million. The average estimate of five analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 29 cents per share. Heritage Financial shares have dropped 8.5 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • Columbia Banking posts 4Q profit Thursday, 28 Jan 2016 | 8:25 AM ET

    TACOMA, Wash. _ Columbia Banking System Inc. on Thursday reported fourth-quarter net income of $26.7 million. The bank, based in Tacoma, Washington, said it had earnings of 46 cents per share. The average estimate of four analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 48 cents per share.

  • Iran: European airlines set to resume flights to Tehran Thursday, 28 Jan 2016 | 2:08 AM ET

    TEHRAN, Iran— Several European airlines aim to resume their flights to Iran following a landmark nuclear deal between Tehran and world powers, the state-owned IRAN daily reported on Thursday. BA also has not announced any firm plans to return to Iran, though Willie Walsh, the chief executive of its parent International Airlines Group, reportedly told a recent...

  • Banner misses Street 4Q forecasts Wednesday, 27 Jan 2016 | 6:37 PM ET

    WALLA WALLA, Wash. _ Banner Corp. on Wednesday reported fourth-quarter net income of $6.9 million. The average estimate of six analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 73 cents per share. Four analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $113.9 million.

  • SEATTLE, Jan 27- Boeing Co braced investors on Wednesday for a rough 2016, forecasting lower-than-expected earnings and fewer plane deliveries largely because of production changes needed to boost output later in the decade, news that sent its stock down sharply. That would be the highest level ever for the single-aisle plane, as Boeing fights to slow rival...

  • SEATTLE, Jan 27- Boeing Co braced investors on Wednesday for a rough 2016, forecasting lower-than-expected earnings and fewer plane deliveries largely because of production changes needed to boost output later in the decade, news that sent its stock down sharply. That would be the highest level ever for the single-aisle plane, as Boeing fights to slow rival...

  • SEATTLE, Jan 27- Boeing Co braced investors on Wednesday for a rough 2016, forecasting lower-than-expected earnings and fewer plane deliveries largely because of production changes needed to boost output later in the decade, news that sent its stock down sharply. That would be the highest level ever for the single-aisle plane, as Boeing fights to slow rival...

  • UPDATE 1-U.S. Senate starts debate on broad energy bill Wednesday, 27 Jan 2016 | 3:53 PM ET

    Alaska Senator Lisa Murkowski, Republican chair of the Senate energy committee and Washington Senator Maria Cantwell, its ranking Democrat, urged lawmakers not to thwart passage of the bipartisan bill, which cleared their panel in an 18-4 vote. Aides said Democratic Senators Gary Peters and Debbie Stabenow of Michigan plan to offer amendments laying out a...

  • RPT-U.S. Senate starts debate on broad energy bill Wednesday, 27 Jan 2016 | 2:13 PM ET

    Alaska Senator Lisa Murkowski, Republican chair of the Senate energy committee and Washington Senator Maria Cantwell, its ranking Democrat, urged lawmakers not to thwart passage of the bipartisan bill, which cleared their panel in an 18-4 vote. "Let's show the Senate can work. Let's not go crazy with a bunch of ancillary things, "Cantwell said on the Senate floor.

  • Boeing forecast 2016 core earnings, excluding some pension and other costs, to be between $8.15 and $8.35 per share, less than the average analyst estimate of $9.43, according to Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S. Net income fell to $1.03 billion, or $1.51 per share, in the fourth quarter, from $1.47 billion, or $2.02 per share, a year earlier. Boeing said last week it would cut...

  • Revenue fell to $14.30 billion from $14.98 billion a year earlier. The company reported adjusted earnings from continuing operations of $1.53 per share, down 8 percent from $1.67 a year ago, due to a 19- cent- per-share impact of foreign exchange translation. UTC stuck with the outlook at gave investors a month ago, saying it expected 2016 adjusted earnings per...

  • WASHINGTON— Few neighborhoods can match the perks of Adams Morgan in Washington, D.C.— a reality that reflects a broader problem for the U.S. housing market. And many of those neighborhoods exist in only two cities: Washington and Seattle, according to a new analysis released Wednesday by the real estate brokerage Redfin. Some cities, such as Baltimore, Boston and...

  • *Gold hits peak of $1,121.80/ oz, highest since Nov 4. NEW YORK/ LONDON, Jan 26- Gold rose to a 12- week high on Tuesday, shrugging off strong stocks with nervous investors moving into safe havens as the U.S. Spot gold was up 1.3 percent at $1,121.80 an ounce at 2:16 p.m. EST, the highest since Nov. 4.

  • Canada aims to leapfrog U.S. in global wheat trade Tuesday, 26 Jan 2016 | 11:24 AM ET

    WINNIPEG, Manitoba/ CHICAGO, Jan 26- Canada is aiming to supplant the United States as the Western Hemisphere's dominant wheat exporter, as its invigorated grain-exporting sector cashes in on weakening currency and cheap freight rates. Canada overtook the United States in 2014/ 15 in wheat export volumes for the first time, exporting 24.1 million tonnes.

  • Jan 25- A business group said on Monday it was asking the U.S. Supreme Court to hear its appeal of a lower-court ruling tossing out its challenge of part of Seattle's law to increase the minimum wage. The International Franchise Association, which brought its lawsuit against the city in June 2014, says the law favors independent businesses because it requires...

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 25- Boeing Co and air crews from the U.S. Air Force completed the first refueling flight of the KC-46A Pegasus aerial tanker on Sunday, transferring 1,600 pounds of fuel to an F-16 fighter jet flying at 20,000 feet, Boeing said. Colonel Christopher Coombs, who runs the program for the U.S. Air Force, called the flight an "important milestone" for the new...

  • SEATTLE, Jan 22- A former Alaska Airlines pilot has been charged with flying two passenger flights between California and Oregon in 2014 while under the influence of alcohol, federal prosecutors said. Attorney for the Central District of California, said in a statement on Thursday. Arntson flew from San Diego International Airport to an airport in Portland,...