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  • Seattle, Portland, Oregon and Las Vegas saw the largest increases, with prices in Seattle soaring 13.5 percent in July from a year earlier. Home prices rose 7.3 percent in Dallas and Detroit, and 7.2 percent in Denver. The slowest increases were in Washington, D.C. and Chicago, which both reported 3.3 percent gains.

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    With a loose set of requirements for the location of its second headquarters, Amazon has set officials on a journey to sell their towns, the NYT reports.

  • ANCHORAGE, Alaska— Claire Richardson remembers taking off in an airplane uniquely configured for Alaska when a horrible smell seeped into the passenger area. Alaska Airlines is retiring its last four combi planes, special Boeing 737-400 s designed to carry cargo in the middle of the plane and 72 passengers in the rear, company vice president Marilyn Romano...

  • ST. LOUIS, Sept 23- Protests in St. Louis over the acquittal of a white former policeman who killed a black man could impede the city's bid to attract Amazon.com' s second headquarters, academics and business executives said. "There is no good timing for something like this and it will have an impact," said Didi Caldwell, founding principal with Global Location...

  • NEW YORK— Amazon wants to deliver more burritos and hamburgers to your doorstep. The e-commerce giant said Friday that it is partnering with online ordering platform Olo, in a deal that could boost the number of restaurant chains on its Amazon Restaurants delivery service. Under the deal, restaurants that use Olo can list their menus on Amazon Restaurants.

  • CSX Assistant Vice President Maryclare Kenney apologized to customers in the email dated Sept. 8. The Surface Transportation Board, the U.S. rail regulator, is due to host a hearing in Washington, D.C., over CSX's service on Oct. 11. The company emailed manufacturers about the Lordstown embargo on Sept. 8, two days after CSX executives said the railroad had made...

  • NEW YORK, Sept 21- The U.S. Lingering worries over North Korea added to the weaker tone in U.S. stocks, with U.S. According to a Reuters poll late Wednesday of Wall Street's top banks, the Fed will resume rate hikes in December and in 2018 raise borrowing costs three more times.

  • Customers will be able to air grievances when the Surface Transportation Board, the top U.S. rail regulator, hosts a hearing over CSX's service in Washington on Oct. 11. The company emailed manufacturers about the Lordstown embargo on Sept. 8, two days after top executives said the railroad had made great strides in fixing service problems that gripped its system...

  • *China credit rating gets cut. NEW YORK, Sept 21- The U.S. "The meeting was definitely more hawkish than what the market was anticipating," said Mary Ann Hurley, vice president in fixed income trading at D.A.

  • *Fed seen as more hawkish than market anticipated. NEW YORK, Sept 21- The U.S. "The meeting was definitely more hawkish than what the market was anticipating," said Mary Ann Hurley, vice president in fixed income trading at D.A.

  • *China credit score gets cut. NEW YORK, Sept 21- The U.S. "The meeting was definitely more hawkish than what the market was anticipating," said Mary Ann Hurley, vice president in fixed income trading at D.A.

  • *Fed seen as more hawkish than market anticipated. NEW YORK, Sept 21- The U.S. "The meeting was definitely more hawkish than what the market was anticipating," said Mary Ann Hurley, vice president in fixed income trading at D.A.

  • NEW YORK— Amazon says it is reviewing its website after a British TV report said that the online retailer recommended purchasing ingredients together that could make a bomb. Channel 4 News in London said that when it tried to buy certain chemicals on Amazon, the website's "frequently bought together" section suggested products that could help build a bomb.

  • Sept 20- Package delivery company FedEx Corp said on Wednesday its expects to incur roughly $350 million in integration costs related to its acquisition of Netherlands- based TNT Express during 2018, some $75 million higher than previous estimates. FedEx joins a string of companies that reported big drops in earnings because of the NotPetya virus, which hit...

  • FedEx joins a string of companies that reported big drops in earnings because of the NotPetya virus, which hit on June 29, crippling Ukraine businesses before spreading worldwide to shut down shipping ports, factories and corporate offices. While the Memphis- based company has made progress restoring operations at TNT Express, which it acquired last year for...

  • FedEx joins a string of companies that reported big drops in earnings because of the NotPetya virus, which hit on June 29, crippling Ukraine businesses before spreading worldwide to shut down shipping ports, factories and corporate offices. While the Memphis- based company has made progress restoring operations at TNT Express, which it acquired last year for...

  • RENO, Nev.— The Latest on tests for new bridge construction technology intended to withstand strong earthquakes at the University of Nevada, Reno:. The University of Nevada, Reno engineers performed the test Wednesday, a day after the big Mexico earthquake. A day after a deadly earthquake struck Mexico City, University of Nevada scientists will mimic quakes to...

  • RENO, Nev.— Scientists at a Nevada earthquake lab on Wednesday tested new bridge designs with connectors they say are innovative and created to better withstand violent temblors and speed reconstruction efforts after major quake damage. University of Nevada, Reno engineers performed the experiments on a giant "shake table" to simulate violent motions of an...

  • NEW YORK— Amazon is attempting to develop glasses that pair with Alexa and would allow users to access the voice-activated assistant outside the home, according to a newspaper report. Amazon.com Inc., based in Seattle, did not immediately respond to a request for comment Wednesday. And Alphabet Inc. sells Google Glass to employers, so that doctors or factory...

  • Sept 19- A technical glitch caused Amazon.com Inc to email some of its customers erroneously that they had received a gift, the company said on Tuesday. My baby is 21, and hopes it's a keg, " Washington Post reporter Karen Tumulty said on Twitter. Major, public glitches are rare for Seattle- based Amazon, which prides itself on being a technology company, not simply an...