Archive for December, 2013

Boeing says union vote will decide fate of jobs

SEATTLE (AP) — Boeing Co. told political leaders in the Puget Sound on Monday that this week’s vote by Machinists will determine the fate of some jobs on the new 777X airplane. Continue Reading → Bookmark It Hide Sites

'The Hobbit' holds box office lead, adding $29M

LOS ANGELES (AP) — After six weeks in theaters, “Frozen” slid back into the No. 2 spot at the box office, but it failed to dethrone “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug” from its hold on first place. Continue Reading → Bookmark It Hide Sites

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Warren Buffett's firm acquiring Phillips 66 unit

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Warren Buffett’s company has agreed to trade roughly $1.4 billion of its stock in Phillips 66 for one of the refiner’s chemical businesses. Continue Reading → Bookmark It Hide Sites

Feds announce test sites for drone aircraft

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Six states were named Monday by federal officials to develop test sites for drones — a critical next step for the burgeoning industry that could one day produce thousands of unmanned aircraft for use by businesses, farmers and researchers. Continue Reading → Bookmark It Hide Sites

Pension holders push Machinists to drop pensions

SEATTLE (AP) — Machinists in the Puget Sound are under pressure to accept a Boeing contract offer that moves them away from pension plans, and much of that pressure is coming from local officials who still have pension plans. Continue Reading → Bookmark It Hide Sites

5 things learned from Seattle's 27-9 win over Rams

Russell Wilson threw for 172 yards and a touchdown in the win over the Rams, and the Seahawks know they’ll be home again on Jan. 11 facing Green Bay, San Francisco or New Orleans in the divisional round of the postseason. Continue Reading → Bookmark It Hide Sites

Sounders to host Tottenham in summer friendly

Seattle announced the friendly on Monday, adding to an impressive list of exhibitions the Sounders have hosted. The match will take place on July 19, less than a week after the conclusion of the World Cup. Continue Reading → Bookmark It Hide Sites

ESPN: Browns request to interview Seahawks defensive coordinator

The Browns fired head coach Rob Chudzinski after only one year on the job. Cleveland went 4-12 in 2013 and ended the season with seven losses. Continue Reading → Bookmark It Hide Sites

Who the Seahawks could face in Week 2 of the playoffs

The Seahawks (No. 1 seed) will play the lowest-remaning seed in the NFC and Carolina (No. 2) will play the highest-remaining seed. Continue Reading → Bookmark It Hide Sites