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Apr 10, 2013

Quarterly personal computer sales decline steepest on record

SEATTLE, April 10 (Reuters) – Personal computer sales
plunged 14 percent in the first three months of the year, the
biggest decline in two decades of keeping records, as tablets
continue to gain in popularity and buyers appear to be avoiding
Microsoft Corp’s new Windows 8 system, according to a
leading tech tracking firm.

The huge drop over a year ago, the steepest since
International Data Corp started publishing sales numbers in
1994, mark a new milestone in the apparent decline of the age of
the PC as computing goes mobile via tablets and smartphones.

Apr 8, 2013

Second man gets 17 years for Seattle military attack plot

SEATTLE (Reuters) – A second man who pleaded guilty to planning to attack a military recruitment facility in Seattle and murder U.S. servicemen in 2011 was sentenced to 17 years in prison on Monday.

Walli Mujahidh, 34, was one of two men who had planned to storm the Military Entrance Processing Station south of downtown Seattle with machine guns and grenades in retaliation for U.S. military actions in Afghanistan. Enlistees are screened and processed at the station.

Apr 1, 2013

Microsoft co-founder to open investment office in Silicon Valley

SEATTLE, April 1 (Reuters) – Paul Allen, the billionaire
co-founder of Microsoft Corp , is opening an office in
Silicon Valley to make new investments in emerging technology
and internet companies.

The Palo Alto office, set to open in the next few weeks,
will operate under the name of Vulcan Capital, the investment
arm of Allen’s Seattle-based Vulcan Inc, which manages his
personal fortune, valued at about $15 billion.

Mar 25, 2013

Man gets 18 year jail term for U.S. military centre plot

SEATTLE (Reuters) – A man who plotted to storm a Seattle military recruitment centre with machine guns and grenades in retaliation for U.S. military actions in Afghanistan was sentenced to 18 years in prison on Monday.

Abu Khalid Abdul-Latif, also known as Joseph Anthony Davis, pleaded guilty in December to conspiracy to murder officers and employees of the United States and conspiracy to use weapons of mass destruction.

Mar 25, 2013

Man sentenced to 18 years for plotting attack on U.S. military center

SEATTLE (Reuters) – A man who plotted to storm a Seattle military recruitment center with machine guns and grenades in retaliation for U.S. military conduct in Afghanistan was sentenced to 18 years in prison on Monday.

Abu Khalid Abdul-Latif, also known as Joseph Anthony Davis, pleaded guilty in December to conspiracy to murder officers and employees of the United States and conspiracy to use weapons of mass destruction.

Mar 13, 2013

Boeing gets nod to test new 787 battery, wins 737 order

SEATTLE (Reuters) – Boeing Co (BA.N: Quote, Profile, Research) won approval from U.S. transport regulators on Tuesday to start testing a redesigned battery for the 787 Dreamliner, putting it one step closer to getting the troubled airplane back into regular service.

Also on Tuesday, sources told Reuters the planemaker was close to signing a $15 billion deal to sell about 170 single-aisle 737 planes to budget Irish carrier Ryanair (RYA.I: Quote, Profile, Research).

Mar 12, 2013

Boeing gets OK to test new 787 battery

SEATTLE (Reuters) – Boeing Co(BA.N: Quote, Profile, Research) got approval from U.S. transport regulators on Tuesday to start testing a redesigned battery for the 787 Dreamliner, putting it one step closer to getting its most troubled airplane back into regular service.

Also on Tuesday, sources told Reuters the planemaker was close to signing a $15 billion deal to sell about 170 single-aisle 737 planes to budget Irish carrier Ryanair (RYA.I: Quote, Profile, Research).

Mar 12, 2013

Boeing gets OK to test new 787 battery, wins big 737 order

SEATTLE (Reuters) – Boeing Co got approval from U.S. transport regulators on Tuesday to start testing a redesigned battery for the 787 Dreamliner, putting it one step closer to getting its most troubled airplane back into regular service.

Also on Tuesday, sources told Reuters the planemaker was close to signing a $15 billion deal to sell about 170 single-aisle 737 planes to budget Irish carrier Ryanair.

Mar 6, 2013

New data offers details on U.S., global disease profiles

SEATTLE, March 5 (Reuters) – Alzheimer’s disease is the
fastest-growing threat to Americans’ health, while early
childhood illnesses and interpersonal violence are declining in
frequency, according to the most detailed research on the causes
of death and disability in the country published on Tuesday.

The findings of a research project show that among rich
countries, noncommunicable diseases like Alzheimer’s, diabetes
and drug and drink disorders now loom largest, while poor
countries are still chiefly threatened by infectious and infant
diseases, especially HIV/AIDS.

Feb 20, 2013

As parked 787s multiply, Boeing cash drain worries grow

/NORTH CHARLESTON, South Carolina (Reuters) – Paine Field Airport, next door to Boeing Co’s widebody plant north of Seattle, is getting crowded as 10 new 787 Dreamliners flank the runway, sparkling with contrasting and colorful liveries, including Poland’s LOT, Britain’s Thomson Airways and China Southern Airlines (600029.SS: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz).

It is a similar story several thousand miles away, outside the company’s North Charleston, South Carolina final assembly building, where space is taken up by four 787s destined for Air India .

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      "Bill Rigby is Reuters' chief correspondent in Seattle, reporting on Microsoft and Boeing and overseeing coverage of general news in Washington state, Oregon and Alaska. He has been a Reuters journalist since 1998, reporting on banks, insurers, stock markets, defense companies and airlines from Reuters bureaux in London, New York and Seattle."
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