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The Seattle Times business section covers Seattle, the Eastside including Bellevue, Snohomish County, the Puget Sound region and Pacific Northwest. Coverage includes Amazon; Boeing and aerospace; Microsoft and technology; Starbucks, Nordstrom and retail;

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Saudi crown prince, both a reformer and an autocrat, will visit Seattle

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 18:40:14 -0700

As part of his three-week U.S. tour, Mohammed bin Salman, the Crown Prince and effective ruler of Saudi Arabia, is visiting Seattle at the end of March. Over two days, it’s expected he’ll visit Boeing’s widebody jet plant and meet with Bill Gates.

Cord cutters’ choice: Streaming TV alternatives spring up in Netflix’s shadow

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 18:31:29 -0700

The biggest streaming services — Netflix, Amazon and Hulu — still don’t offer all things to all viewers, and that’s created an opening for a growing menu of streamers providing specialty alternatives.

Stock markets tumble over trade tension, sending Boeing sharply lower

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 18:12:11 -0700

The impact of President Trump’s planned China tariffs on Boeing is uncertain, but the stock fell sharply. Tech stocks like Amazon and Microsoft were lower too, but Starbucks — which sees China as a crucial market — emerged relatively unscathed.

Starbucks’ Schultz selects an aria as his Italian dream comes true

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 18:04:22 -0700

The surprise musical guest at the Starbucks annual shareholder meeting was a trio of opera performers associated with La Scalla in Milan, Italy. The company plans to open a Reserve Roastery store there in September, fulfilling Howard Schultz' long-held ambition of opening a Starbucks in the home of espresso.

Charges fly at antitrust trial over AT&T bid to purchase Time Warner

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 17:59:50 -0700

AT&T’s lead attorney strongly disputed what he called “preposterous” government allegations in his opening arguments.

Weather Channel sold to independent studio, distributor

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 17:51:22 -0700

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Weather Channel is under new ownership. Entertainment Studios Inc., an independent movie and TV producer and distributor, said Thursday it’s acquired the channel’s parent company, Weather Group. Byron Allen, founder and owner of Entertainment Studios, bought the Weather Group from the Blackstone Group, Bain Capital and Comcast-NBCUniversal, Entertainment Studios said. […]

Pentagon cloud contract targeted by Congress amid Amazon concerns

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 17:50:27 -0700

The $1.3 trillion spending bill passed by the House directs the Defense Department to offer a “framework” for how it will acquire cloud computing services.

Sen. Paul smacks at budget deal again, this time via tweets

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 17:48:44 -0700

WASHINGTON (AP) — When we last left off, an irked Sen. Rand Paul was blasting what he considered a bloated budget bill on the Senate floor. For hours, he forced Congress to delay passage until the federal government — briefly and imperceptibly — shut its doors. Six weeks later, the Kentucky Republican had a similar […]

China may hike tariffs on US pork, aluminum, other goods

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 17:13:49 -0700

BEIJING (AP) — China announced a $3 billion list of U.S. goods including pork, apples and steel pipe on Friday that it said may be hit with higher tariffs in a spiraling trade dispute with President Donald Trump that companies and investors worry could depress global commerce. The Commerce Ministry urged Washington to negotiate a […]

CORRECTS: China says it may raise tariffs on U.S. pork, aluminum and other goods in response to Trump tariff hikes

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 17:07:50 -0700

BEIJING (AP) — CORRECTS: China says it may raise tariffs on U.S. pork, aluminum and other goods in response to Trump tariff hikes. (Corrects APNewsAlert that said the increases had taken effect. )

Facebook’s data problems have prompted some to abandon the social network. Will you?

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 17:03:52 -0700

The #deletefacebook movement is gaining attention after it was revealed last week that the social network lost control of the data of 50 million users. How easy is it to leave the ubiquitous network connecting billions of people across the globe?

Venezuela president solution to inflation: Change money

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 16:41:08 -0700

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — President Nicolas Maduro attempted to tackle Venezuela’s staggering inflation Thursday by lopping three zeros off the increasingly worthless currency called the bolivar. New bills replacing those like the current 100,000 note — worth less than 50 U.S. cents on the commonly used black market — should begin circulating June 4, he […]

Massachusetts House approves bill to tax short-term rentals

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 16:39:14 -0700

BOSTON (AP) — The Massachusetts House has passed a bill that would tax short-term rentals, including those made available through online platforms such as Airbnb. The bill approved Thursday by House lawmakers would impose a 4 percent state tax on rentals by individuals who offer no more than two rooms for rent. Short-term rentals made […]

California utility to cut power in areas at grave fire risk

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 15:32:44 -0700

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California’s Pacific Gas & Electric Co. will start switching off power to minimize sparks in vulnerable areas during times of extreme fire danger, it said Thursday, as state investigators examine whether the utility’s equipment set off deadly Northern California wildfires. The move for pre-emptive power cutoffs is one that some local […]

A record 965 million passengers packed US planes last year

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 15:18:02 -0700

A record 965 million airline passengers flew in the United States last year, a 3.4 percent increase over 2016. Figures from the Transportation Department show that air travel has been rising since the Great Recession that ended in 2009. The department said Thursday that air travel within the U.S. rose 3 percent and international traffic […]

Judge blocks Trump lawyers in Trump-Panama hotel dispute

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 15:12:23 -0700

NEW YORK (AP) — The owners of a formerly Trump-branded hotel in Panama scored a victory over the U.S. president’s companies Thursday when a New York judge blocked a Trump firm from pursuing arbitration claims aimed at restoring their control over the luxury hotel. Separately, Panamanian court documents obtained by the AP show that the […]

Nike posts loss due to tax law, but beats expectations

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 14:35:04 -0700

NEW YORK (AP) — Nike reported its first quarterly loss in 20 years, due to a $2 billion tax expense related to recent changes in U.S. tax law. But the sneaker company’s third-quarter results easily beat expectations and its shares jumped in after-hours trading. It also addressed recently announced departures by high-level executives. CEO Mark […]

Behind Facebook’s baby step fixes: Defending its ad business

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 14:16:56 -0700

NEW YORK (AP) — Wondering why Facebook seems to be taking baby steps to address the biggest scandal in its history? Stronger safeguards on user data might damage Facebook’s core business of using what it knows about you to sell ads that target your interests. Facebook is proposing only narrow countermeasures that address the specifics […]

How major US stock indexes fared Thursday

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 13:45:49 -0700

Stocks plunged Thursday after the Trump administration moved to place trade sanctions on imported goods and investment from China. The Dow Jones industrial average dropped more than 700 points as investors feared that trade tensions between the world’s largest economies would escalate. On Thursday: The S&P 500 index tumbled 68.24 points, or 2.5 percent, to […]

Trump administration approves $1 billion arms sale to Saudi Arabia, including more than 6,500 missiles

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 13:31:30 -0700

WASHINGTON (AP) — Trump administration approves $1 billion arms sale to Saudi Arabia, including more than 6,500 missiles.