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  • PORTLAND, Ore.— Portland's urban renewal agency has requested applications for a master plan to redevelop an area that includes city-owned blocks on and around the former Pearl District Post Office and encompassing Union Station. Prosper Portland sent out the call for submissions Wednesday, seeking a developer with experience in public-private...

  • SEATTLE— Starbucks is kicking off its holiday season by offering two drinks for the price of one. The offer is valid only from 2-5 p.m.. The Seattle- based beverage giant says the buy one, get one free offer is part of its "Give Good" campaign and encourages customers to share their extra drink with someone.

  • NEW YORK— You may see more of Amazon inside Whole Foods soon: The online retailer, which has been already been selling its voice-activated Echos at Whole Foods, will start to sell Kindles, Fire tablets and other Amazon devices at its grocery stores. The move gives Amazon, which bought Whole Foods this summer, another place where shoppers can touch or try out its...

  • Just a day before, this corner of Ravenna Park was an illegal home for the down and out, one of 400 such encampments that have popped up in Seattle's parks, under bridges, on freeway medians and along busy sidewalks. A homeless crisis of unprecedented proportions is rocking the West Coast, and its victims are being left behind by the very things that mark the region's...

  • SEATTLE _ Cascadian Therapeutics Inc. on Wednesday reported a loss of $14.1 million in its third quarter. On a per-share basis, the Seattle- based company said it had a loss of 28 cents. This story was generated by Automated Insights using data from Zacks Investment Research.

  • SEATTLE— A Hawaiian Airlines plane landing at the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport had flames coming from one of its engines. The aircraft was landing at about 9 p.m. Tuesday and air traffic control noticed a fire in the left engine, airport spokesman Perry Cooper said. It was being moved from Paine Field in Everett, Washington, to the Sea-Tac airport.

  • NEW YORK— It's before dawn when two outreach workers find a homeless man known as Juice near a train station in Harlem. A short time later, in Marcus Garvey Park, the sun has just begun to rise when the caseworkers approach a man zipped inside a sleeping bag. Gladys Rivera and Ali Olson are part of a citywide, round-the-clock army of workers for nonprofits contracted...

  • Denver housing market

    The steady rise in home prices is so far showing no limits, and that is turning up the heat on some already overheated housing markets.

  • The Green Bay, Wisconsin- based company reported third-quarter earnings of $36.9 million, or $0.21 per diluted share, compared to $36.8 million, or $0.24 per diluted share in the year-ago period. Wall Street analysts had expected $0.25 per share. Management cut its full-year 2017 adjusted diluted earnings to a range of $0.92 to $0.97 per share, from an earlier...

  • In its first quarterly earnings report since Swift Transportation Co and Knight Transportation Inc merged this year, the company reported third-quarter earnings of $3.9 million, or $0.04 per diluted share, down from $23.7 million, or $0.29 per diluted share in the year-ago period. Adjusting for one-time items, the Phoenix, Arizona- based company reported...

  • There have been 44 publicly announced freight movement and logistics deals within the U.S. so far this year, according to Thomson Reuters data, already topping the 38 deals announced in 2016. And the total is likely much higher because most deals are private, said Todd McMahon, managing director at investment bank Capstone Partners. And the trucking industry is...

  • There have been 44 publicly announced freight movement and logistics deals within the U.S. so far this year, according to Thomson Reuters data, already topping the 38 deals announced in 2016. Tacoma, Washington- based Interstate Distributor Co for $113 million. In October 2016, TransForce Inc acquired XPO Logistics' North American truckload operation, one of.

  • VANCOUVER, Nov 3- Amazon.com Inc said on Friday that it will a open second corporate office in Vancouver, doubling its staff in the western Canadian city by early 2020 as it looks to tap into a burgeoning local tech workforce. The Seattle- based company said the Vancouver expansion has been in the works for some time and is not related to the hotly contested race by...

  • Starbucks' plan to return $15 billion over the next three years was also termed as a confidence booster for investors, after shares were down in extended trading on Thursday following weaker-than-expected growth in the United States. "Starbucks is often criticized for spinning too many plates in the air to drive top line, and we believe management is now...

  • President Donald Trump, center, applauds while standing next to U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan, a Republican from Wisconsin, during a press conference in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Thursday, May 4, 2017.

    "Businesses are realizing that they have to interact or help steer government," says LinkedIn Editor-in-Chief Dan Roth.

  • While the sales environment had been challenged for most chain restaurants in the quarter, Starbucks seemed to be struggling to keep up with the customer flow, as mobile order-and-pay becomes more popular, Instinet analyst Mark Kalinowski said in research note. Kalinowski cut his price target to $63 from $67. The median price target on the stock is $63, still 15...

  • Hurricanes Harvey and Irma battered same-store sales at more than 1,100 cafes in the United States, which still accounts for the lion's share of operating income. The Seattle- based coffee chain cut its long-term earnings target to growth of 12 percent or greater per share from its prior call for growth of 15 percent to 20 percent. Analysts have warned that the...

  • The Seattle- based coffee chain said it now sees long-term earnings per share growth of 12 percent or greater, versus its prior call for growth of 15 percent to 20 percent. Fourth-quarter revenue missed Wall Street's target after sales at established global cafes gained 2 percent, less than analysts' average target of 3.2 percent, according to Consensus Metrix.

  • The Seattle- based coffee chain said it now sees long-term earnings per share growth of 12 percent or greater, versus its prior call for growth of 15 percent to 20 percent. Fourth-quarter revenue missed Wall Street's target after sales at established global cafes gained 2 percent, less than analysts' average target of 3.2 percent, according to Consensus Metrix.

  • Total revenue missed Wall Street targets and sales at established global cafes were up 2 percent, missing analysts' average target of 3.2 percent, according to Consensus Metrix. The Americas, Europe and Asia all posted rises in sales at established stores that fell short of expectations. Investors, long used to Starbucks beating Wall Street targets, sent shares...