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  • Dec 13- Starbucks Corp said on Thursday it was partnering with UberEats for delivery from about 3,500 U.S. stores and would nearly double its outlets in China over the next four years, but forecast that same-store sales would remain steady, sending shares down 3 percent. Starbucks also said on Thursday it would raise its store footprint in China, its fastest...

  • Dec 13- Starbucks Corp said on Thursday it is partnering with UberEats to deliver food and coffee from nearly a quarter of its restaurants in the U.S. and will nearly double its outlets in China over the next four years. The company said last month it was partnering with UberEats to deliver coffee and food in Tokyo, as part of its plan to boost sales in Japan, one of its...

  • The iPhone maker also said it plans to expand in Seattle, San Diego and Culver City, California, and add hundreds of jobs in Pittsburgh, New York and Boulder, Colorado, over the next three years. The 133- acre campus in Austin will be less than a mile from Apple's existing facilities and initially have 5,000 employees. Austin is one of the fastest-growing U.S. cities...

  • The 133- acre campus in Austin will be located less than a mile from Apple's existing facilities and will initially have 5,000 new employees. Austin is one of the fastest growing U.S. cities with a population of nearly 1 million, and is home to the University of Texas and a plethora of tech companies. "Apple has been a vital part of the Austin community for a quarter...

  • SEATTLE, Dec 12- Amazon.com Inc on Wednesday opened a compact version of its cashier-less Amazon Go food stores, broadening its footprint in the bricks-and-mortar world in a move to add shops in places such as office lobbies and hospitals. Located in one of the company's Seattle offices, the eighth Amazon Go store is near the original and a quarter the size, at a...

  • Dec 10- An Olympus Corp subsidiary pleaded guilty on Monday and agreed to pay $85 million to resolve charges that it failed to file reports with U.S. regulators regarding infections connected to its duodenoscopes while continuing to sell the medical devices used to view the gastrointestinal tract. Olympus Medical Systems Corp and Hisao Yabe, a former senior...

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  • Amazon has opened seven of the stores to the public since January: in Chicago, San Francisco and its hometown Seattle, mostly catering to workers in nearby offices looking for a quick lunch. "The lead for Amazon Go requested a meeting," read a June 27 email from a technology adviser who supports Los Angeles International, the second-busiest airport in the country, to...

  • JAKARTA/ SEATTLE, Dec 6- Aviation authorities in Indonesia and India on Thursday pushed for more simulator training for Boeing Co 737 MAX pilots following the deadly Lion Air crash, while the world's largest planemaker reiterated that its top-selling jetliner was safe. Also on Thursday, Lion Air confirmed an earlier Reuters report that it was considering...

  • BRASILIA, Dec 6- A Brazilian federal court on Thursday granted an injunction blocking the proposed tie-up between U.S. planemaker Boeing Co and Embraer SA, a deal the Brazilian company says is crucial to its survival. Embraer shares in Sao Paulo closed 2.42 percent lower, although it remained too early to say whether the injunction will actually block or...

  • BRASILIA, Dec 6- A Brazilian federal court on Thursday granted an injunction blocking the proposed tie-up between planemakers Boeing Co and Embraer SA, according to a court document seen by Reuters. The legal action was brought by four congressmen with Brazil's leftwing Workers Party, which is opposed to the deal. Labor groups in Brazil often bring court...

  • NEW DELHI, Dec 6- Pilots flying Boeing Co's 737 MAX jets in India should be trained on a simulator that replicates the suspected scenario that led to the Lion Air crash, India's aviation regulator said in a statement on Thursday. While India's Directorate General of Civil Aviation recommended more training, it said Jet Airways Ltd and SpiceJet Ltd, which operate...

  • NEW DELHI, Dec 6- Pilots flying Boeing Co's 737 MAX jets in India should be trained on a simulator that replicates the scenario that led to the Lion Air crash, India's aviation regulator said in statement on Thursday. Lion Air pilots flying the same plane on its penultimate flight a day earlier had experienced a similar problem of nose-down movements, but managed...

  • Ryan Kelly, left, Otto Rogers and Rebecca Moloney cheer the announcement of a new NHL hockey team in Seattle at a celebratory party Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2018, in Seattle.

    The NHL Board of Governors unanimously approved adding Seattle as the league's 32nd franchise on Tuesday, with play set to begin in 2021 to allow enough time for arena renovations.

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  • SEATTLE/ PARIS, Nov 29- Boeing Co is weighing plans to launch a software upgrade for its 737 MAX in six to eight weeks that would help address a scenario faced by the Lion Air crew during last month's deadly crash in Indonesia, two people briefed on the matter said on Thursday. Crash investigators are focusing on the possibility that a new anti-stall system that...

  • DETROIT, Nov 29- General Motors Co President Dan Ammann will take over as chief executive of the automaker's majority-owned Cruise self-driving car subsidiary, trading in the No. 2 job at one of the world's largest automakers for a front-row position in the race to render traditional cars obsolete. Cruise co-founder Kyle Vogt, who has been the company's chief...

  • Britain's GW Pharmaceuticals Plc, which recently brought to market a drug derived from marijuana for epilepsy, is now seeking patent protection for another one to treat eczema. With marijuana now fully legal in Canada and at least partially legalized in the majority of U.S. states, companies are rushing to patent new formulations of the age-old botanical.

  • JAKARTA, Nov 28- A Lion Air jet that crashed into the sea off Indonesia last month was not in a safe condition on its second-to-last flight, when pilots experienced similar problems to those on its doomed last journey, Indonesian investigators said on Wednesday. Contact with the Boeing 737 MAX jet was lost 13 minutes after it took off on Oct 29 from the capital,...

  • Nov 14- Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc deepened its commitment to the U.S. financial industry, announcing a $4.02 billion stake in JPMorgan Chase& Co and new investments in PNC Financial Services Group Inc and Travelers Companies Inc, plus a stake in Oracle Corp. The investments were disclosed in a Wednesday regulatory filing detailing Berkshire's...