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  • SEATTLE, June 5- Seattle's City Council voted on Monday to levy a special tax on sodas and other sugary beverages sold to consumers, becoming the latest of several local government bodies across the country to take such action for the sake of public health. Other localities that have adopted similar measures during the past few years include Philadelphia, San...

  • SEATTLE, June 5- Seattle's City Council voted on Monday to levy a special tax on sodas and other sugary beverages sold to consumers, becoming the latest of several local government bodies across the country to take such action for the sake of public health. Other localities that have adopted similar measures during the past few years include Philadelphia, San...

  • June 2- Apple Inc is expected to announce plans next week to make its Siri voice assistant work with a larger variety of apps, as the technology company looks to counter the runaway success of Amazon.com Inc's competing Alexa service. But the Cupertino, California company is likely to stick to its tested method of focusing on a small amount of features and trying...

  • WASHINGTON/ SEATTLE, May 31- U.S. companies signed business deals with Vietnam worth over $8 billion on Wednesday, including power projects and jet engines from General Electric Co and diesel generator technology from Caterpillar, the Commerce Department said. But the Trump administration still wants more work from Vietnam to bring down a rapidly growing $32...

  • May 31- A federal judge in Montana has blocked the development of a contested mine next to a wilderness area in the northwestern part of the state, handing a victory to environmental activists who had argued the project could endanger grizzly bears and bull trout. District Judge Donald Malloy effectively canceled the U.S. Forest Service permit issued for the...

  • May 31- A federal judge in Montana has blocked the development of a contested mine next to a wilderness area in the northwestern part of the state, handing a victory to environmental activists who had argued the project could endanger grizzly bears and bull trout. District Judge Donald Malloy effectively canceled the U.S. Forest Service permit issued for the...

  • May 31- A federal judge in Montana has blocked the development of a contested mine next to a wilderness area in the northwestern part of the state, handing a victory to environmental activists who had argued the project could endanger grizzly bears and bull trout. District Judge Donald Malloy effectively canceled the U.S. Forest Service permit issued for the...

  • May 31- A federal judge in Montana has blocked the development of a contested mine next to a wilderness area in the northwestern part of the state, handing a victory to environmental activists who had argued the project could endanger grizzly bears and bull trout. District Judge Donald Malloy effectively canceled the U.S. Forest Service permit issued for the...

  • May 31- A federal judge in Montana has blocked the development of a contested mine next to a wilderness area in the northwestern part of the state, handing a victory to environmental activists who had argued the project could endanger grizzly bears and bull trout. District Judge Donald Malloy effectively canceled the U.S. Forest Service permit issued for the...

  • May 31- A federal judge in Montana has blocked the development of a contested mine next to a wilderness area in the northwestern part of the state, handing a victory to environmental activists who had argued the project could endanger grizzly bears and bull trout. District Judge Donald Malloy effectively canceled the U.S. Forest Service permit issued for the...

  • SEATTLE/WASHINGTON, May 31- U.S. industrial companies General Electric Co and Caterpillar Inc made deals with Vietnam worth billions of dollars as Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc continued his three-day trip to the United States. The U.S. wants " Vietnam to bring some ideas about how to tackle the surplus on an ongoing basis, said Murray Hiebert, a...

  • NEW YORK, May 30- New York on Tuesday became the third and largest major U.S. city to guarantee a measure of scheduling smoothness to fast food workers, whose lives are often disrupted by last-minute changes based on their employers' manpower needs. San Francisco and Seattle have already enacted similar laws. The New York State Restaurant Association said the...

  • NEW YORK, May 30- New York on Tuesday became the third and largest major U.S. city to guarantee a measure of scheduling smoothness to fast food workers, whose lives are often disrupted by last-minute changes based on their employers' manpower needs. San Francisco and Seattle have already enacted similar laws. The New York State Restaurant Association said the...

  • Tourists line up to board city tour bus from Times Square in New York.

    To compete with Airbnb, established hotel companies are playing up 'living like a local,' N.Y. Times reports.

  • Growth in US home prices continues in March, reaching 33-month high

    U.S. housing prices continue to grow and hit a 33-month high.

  • WASHINGTON, May 26- The fate of President Donald Trump's order to ban travelers from six predominantly Muslim nations, blocked by federal courts, may soon be in the hands of the conservative-majority Supreme Court, where his appointee Neil Gorsuch could help settle the matter. After the Richmond-based 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals declined on Thursday to...

  • May 22- Private equity firm TPG Global LLC said on Monday it would buy Wave Broadband for $2.37 billion in a deal that creates the sixth largest U.S. cable operator at a time when demand for high-speed internet service is growing rapidly. Headquartered in Kirkland, Washington, Wave has residential and commercial customers in the Sacramento and San Francisco...

  • NEW YORK, May 22- U.S. The U.S. Treasury Department planned to sell a combined sum of $88 billion in two-year, five-year and seven-year debt ahead of the Memorial Day holiday weekend. Corporations were also tapping investors for cash with bankers expecting $35 billion in investment-grade deals this week, according to IFR, a Thomson Reuters unit.

  • NEW YORK, May 22- U.S. The U.S. Treasury Department planned to sell a combined sum of $88 billion in two-year, five-year and seven-year debt ahead of the Memorial Day holiday weekend. Corporations were also tapping investors for cash with bankers expecting $35 billion in investment-grade deals this week, according to IFR, a Thomson Reuters unit.

  • "On March 9, 2017, the European Commission notified us that they were opening a proceeding to evaluate possible infringements by the company in their submissions regarding the LM Wind Power transaction," GE said in a statement. The LM Wind Power transaction was approved by Brazil, China, the U.S. and the EC, and the deal closed on April 20, 2017. " In October GE announced...