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Top News & Analysis Seattle

  • Starbucks Mobile Order & Pay app

    Seattle-based Starbucks has set its sights on lunch, having conquered the caffeine market.

  • MONROE, Ohio— Amazon has made it official: It plans to locate one of its fulfillment centers in the southwest Ohio city of Monroe, bringing more than 1,000 jobs. The Seattle- based e-commerce giant says the Monroe center will add to more than 6,000 Amazon employees already in Ohio. Amazon didn't immediately respond to a request Monday for information on when the...

  • SEATTLE— The mass of warm water known as "the blob" that heated up the North Pacific Ocean has dissipated, but scientists are still seeing the lingering effects of those unusually warm sea surface temperatures on Pacific Northwest salmon and steelhead. Federal research surveys this summer caught among the lowest numbers of juvenile coho and Chinook salmon in...

  • But Bruce Harrell made the most of his brief tenure, signing four executive orders— including one that seeks to land Amazon's planned second headquarters back in its hometown. Harrell said the city would submit a bid to Amazon after the tech giant announced last week it will spend more than $5 billion to build another headquarters in North America to house as...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Sept 15- General Motors Co's self-driving unit, Cruise Automation, is working to open an internal ride-hailing service to people outside the company, aiming to join a small group of autonomous vehicle developers testing their technology with the public. The developer plans to expand the service in urban environments such as San Francisco, New...

  • OTTAWA/ MONTREAL, Sept 15- Canada last month attempted to end a deepening dispute with Boeing Co by suggesting it could withdraw a threat not to buy Super Hornet jets if the U.S. firm dropped a trade challenge against Canadian planemaker Bombardier Inc, three people with knowledge of the matter told Reuters. The informal proposal would have created an unusual...

  • The demand for lumber, generators, cleaning supplies and appliances for households and home improvement retailers such as Lowe's and Home Depot in Florida, Georgia, Alabama and the Carolinas as a result of damages from Hurricane Irma will fill trailers and containers not already claimed by shipments for the holiday shopping season. This magnified it, "XPO...

  • Prospective buyers look at a home in Ansonia, Conn.

    After two straight years of gains, the rate of home flipping flattened in the second quarter of this year.

  • Sept 14- Major trucking and logistics firms like XPO Logisitcs Inc, Daseke Inc and United Parcel Service Inc said capacity will shrink due to a rush of construction and repair shipments to big-box retailers and households across the storm-crippled U.S. The demand for lumber, generators, cleaning supplies and appliances for households and home improvement...

  • Amazon.com is preparing to open a 1 million square-foot warehouse near Mexico City, part of an effort to boost its presence in Mexico's e-commerce industry.

  • Expected to be completed next year, the facility would triple Amazon's distribution space in Mexico, home to around 120 million potential customers. Amazon's Mexico push comes amid talks to revamp the North American Free Trade Agreement, which could benefit the Seattle- based retailer if the United States persuades Mexico to raise a $50 limit on the value of...

  • Sept 13- Csx Corp said on Wednesday it has resumed normal train operations into Waycross and Savannah, in Georgia, and limited service into Jacksonville, Florida, where it has also reopened intermodal facilities. The No. 3 U.S. railroad also said engineering crews worked through the night to restore service in Georgia, South Carolina and Alabama but that...

  • NEW YORK— Texas and Florida are usually the biggest markets for ReelSonar's fishing devices and apps. Though ReelSonar is based in Seattle, thousands of miles from the damage, it's feeling an impact from the storms. His products are also sold in hundreds of sporting goods and camping stores in Texas and Florida.

  • A picture taken on June 9, 2016 shows Amazon warehouse in Paris, part of the new service 'Prime Now'.

    The 1 million square-foot warehouse is of an effort to boost its presence in Mexico's nascent e-commerce industry.

  • Expected to be completed next year, the facility would triple Amazon's distribution space in Mexico, home to around 120 million potential customers. Amazon's Mexico push comes amid talks to revamp the North American Free Trade Agreement, which could benefit the Seattle- based retailer if the United States persuades Mexico to raise a $50 limit on the value of...

  • NEW YORK— Target is stocking its stores and warehouses with even more extra staff this holiday shopping season, hoping to win customers with easy-to-find goods and fast service. Having the extra staff "will make shopping at Target even easier and more fun during one of the busiest times of the year," said Janna Potts, the company's chief stores officer.

  • Sept 12- FedEx Corp said on Tuesday it has resumed flights into airports, including in Miami, that were closed due to Hurricane Irma and that have since been re-opened.

  • The No. 3 U.S. railroad said customers should still expect delays for traffic moving into and out of Florida, Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina due to power outages linked to Hurricane Irma. CSX said it expects to resume rail service to Tampa on Wednesday night, while its route from Jacksonville to Orlando was still being evaluated with no timetable for...

  • Seattle Mayor Ed Murray

    Seattle Mayor Ed Murray has announced his resignation after a fifth man came forward and accused him of sexual abuse decades ago.

  • Sept 12- Despite the widespread flooding and damage caused by Hurricane Irma, Florida airports, seaports and toll roads will maintain their credit worthiness thanks to cash on hand and steady revenue streams, Moody's investor service said on Tuesday. Moody's has identified 20 transportation infrastructure debt-issuers- with roughly $20 billion in...