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  • ATLANTA— As Amazon.com prepares to select its site for a second headquarters, Atlanta leaders want to know more about plans for a colossal development project downtown. Atlanta city council members want to know how much public money will be spent to develop an underused site known as "The Gulch." The others are Boston; Austin, Texas; Chicago; Columbus, Ohio; Dallas;...

  • WASHINGTON— The Trump administration added to its growing list of sanctions against Russia on Tuesday as U.S. lawmakers urged tighter economic restrictions on Moscow and Britain's top diplomat accused Russia's leader of pursuing policies that are making the world more dangerous. While President Donald Trump has sought closer ties with Russian President...

  • SEATTLE, Aug 20- The space company of billionaire Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen on Monday unveiled details of medium-lift rockets and a reusable space cargo plane it is developing, injecting more competition into the lucrative launch services market. But his vehicles will have to compete domestically with other space entrepreneurs and industry...

  • WASHINGTON— Fishermen off the Alaskan coast. The Trump administration will hold six days of hearings starting Monday in Washington on the next barrage in an escalating trade war between the world's two largest economies: Trump's proposed tariffs of 10 percent to 25 percent on $200 billion in Chinese goods that could kick in as early as next month.

  • Aug 17- Nordstrom Inc's shares surged over 9 percent on Friday, a day after its quarterly same-store sales numbers trounced Wall Street estimates, leaving analysts impressed with the upscale retailer's online channels and its clear inventories. Its shares were the biggest percentage gainer among the New York Stock Exchange listed companies.

  • For 2018, the Seattle, Washington- based company expects an adjusted profit of $3.50 to $3.65 per share, compared with its previous forecast of $3.35 to $3.55. Penney Co Inc shares sank below $2 for the first time after it said it had alienated core middle-aged customers while chasing millennial buyers, and the venerable brand forecast an unexpectedly large...

  • For 2018, Nordstrom now expects an adjusted profit of $3.50 to $3.65 per share, compared with its previous forecast of $3.35 to $3.55. Shares of the Seattle, Washington- based company rose 11 percent to $58.30 in after-hours trading. Excluding items, the company earned 95 cents per share, beating estimates of 84 cents, according to Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S.

  • Shares of the Seattle, Washington- based company rose 11 percent to $58.30 in after-hours trading. For 2018, Nordstrom now expects an adjusted profit of $3.50 to $3.65 per share, compared with its previous forecast of $3.35 to $3.55. Excluding items, the company earned 95 cents per share, beating estimates of 84 cents, according to Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S.

  • Aug 16- Nordstrom Inc reported better-than-expected quarterly same-store sales growth on Thursday, as more people shopped at the apparel retailer's online stores. The Seattle- based upscale clothing and accessories retailer said net income rose to $162 million, or 95 cents per share, in the second quarter ended Aug. 4, from $110 million, or 65 cents per share, a...

  • The Seattle- based company said Thursday it earned $162 million, or 95 cents per share, in the quarter that ended Aug. 4. The results topped the 83 cents per share that analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research expected. Six analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $3.99 billion.

  • *China, U.S. to resume trade talks. NEW YORK, Aug 16- U.S. Treasury yields rose on Thursday after reports of new trade talks between the United States and China boosted risk appetite and reduced demand for safe-haven bonds.

  • *China, U.S. to resume trade talks. NEW YORK, Aug 16- U.S. Treasury yields rose on Thursday after reports of new trade talks between the United States and China boosted risk appetite and reduced demand for safe-haven bonds.

  • BEIJING, Aug 15- U.S. startup incubator Y Combinator said it is establishing a China unit, its first dedicated overseas office, which will be headed by Baidu Inc's former chief operating officer Qi Lu. Qi will be able to take what makes YC work and adapt it for China, " Sam Altman, president of YC Group said in a blog post. In his new role, Lu will also become the head of YC...

  • SEATTLE _ ClearSign Combustion Corp. on Monday reported a loss of $2.4 million in its second quarter. On a per-share basis, the Seattle- based company said it had a loss of 11 cents. This story was generated by Automated Insights using data from Zacks Investment Research.

  • SEATTLE— The spectacular theft of a 76- seat plane from the Seattle airport by a ground crew employee is prompting an industrywide review of how to thwart such insider security threats, though it remains unclear what steps airlines might take. It's not going to go away, "said Glen Winn, a former Secret Service agent who teaches in the University of Southern...

  • 'Incredible maneuvers' by airline ground agent who stole plane shocked employer. His training appears to be from 'video games.'

  • An Alaska Airlines Q400 operated by Horizon Air takes off from at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport International Airport one day after Horizon Air ground crew member Richard Russell stole a similar plane from the airport.

    Airline executives are unclear whether the ground worker who stole a turboprop plane from Seattle-Tacoma International Airport and performed several stunts before crashing had flying experience.

  • SEATTLE— He cracked jokes, complimented the professional demeanor of an air traffic controller and apologized for making a fuss. "I think I'm going to try to do a barrel roll, and if that goes good I'll go nose down and call it a night," Richard Russell said from the cockpit, according to a recording of his conversation with the controller. The FBI also said it found human...

  • SEATTLE— The Latest on a plane stolen from Sea-Tac International Airport in Washington state:. The FBI says it has also found components of the cockpit voice recorder from the Horizon plane. Richard Russell, 29, of Sumner, Washington, stole the commercial plane Friday night from Sea-Tac International Airport, performing acrobatic stunts before crashing into a...

  • A Horizon Air ground service agent got into a Bombardier Q400 turboprop aircraft on Friday night in a maintenance area at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport and took off, Horizon sister carrier Alaska Airlines said. He flew for about one hour, often erratically with attempts at aerial stunts, before crashing onto sparsely populated Ketron Island in Puget...