Earnings report http://kplu.org en Boeing CEO: Moving Engineering Jobs Out Of Wash. Will 'Strengthen Our Company' http://kplu.org/post/boeing-ceo-moving-engineering-jobs-out-wash-will-strengthen-our-company <p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/146132600&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_artwork=true" width="100%"></iframe></p><p>Boeing Chief Executive Jim McNerney says he understands that shifting engineering work away from Washington state may be controversial, but he says these moves “strengthen our company, strengthen our engineering capability.”</p><p>Over the past year, the Chicago-based aerospace giant has announced several transfers of engineering jobs that affect thousands of Puget Sound-area employees. Most recently, the company said earlier this month that it will <a href="http://www.kplu.org/post/boeing-moves-1000-customer-support-jobs-out-wash-state-socal">move 1,000 engineering positions to southern California</a> as it makes that region the center of customer support for airplanes currently in service.</p><p> Wed, 23 Apr 2014 17:47:47 +0000 Ashley Gross 16221 at http://kplu.org Boeing CEO: Moving Engineering Jobs Out Of Wash. Will 'Strengthen Our Company' With Weak Windows 8 Adoption, Microsoft Sales Fall Short http://kplu.org/post/weak-windows-8-adoption-microsoft-sales-fall-short <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Microsoft sales and profit rose less than analysts expected in the most recent quarter as the&nbsp;company continues to struggle with slow adoption of its latest operating system.</span></p><p>Microsoft launched Windows 8 last year, but it was a radical makeover and sales have been disappointing. The company also rolled out its own tablet to compete with Apple’s iPad but that hasn’t sold well and Microsoft wrote off almost a billion dollars in the recent quarter related to tablet inventory.&nbsp;</p><p> Thu, 18 Jul 2013 23:11:59 +0000 Ashley Gross 9379 at http://kplu.org With Weak Windows 8 Adoption, Microsoft Sales Fall Short Nordstrom sales and profit climb, but earnings miss analyst estimates http://kplu.org/post/nordstrom-sales-and-profit-climb-earnings-miss-analyst-estimates <p>Nordstrom says profit and sales climbed in the most recent quarter, although earnings came in just below what analysts predicted.</p><p>Nordstrom says men’s shoes, men’s apparel and kids’ clothes did especially well. Morningstar analyst Paul Swinand says the company’s also doing well online. He says brick-and-mortar retailers like Nordstrom may have been late to the game but they’re reaping the benefits of e-commerce.</p> Fri, 09 Nov 2012 15:54:49 +0000 Ashley Gross 7066 at http://kplu.org Nordstrom sales and profit climb, but earnings miss analyst estimates Wealthy shoppers boost Blue Nile, but earnings less than dazzling http://kplu.org/post/wealthy-shoppers-boost-blue-nile-earnings-less-dazzling <p><a href="http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kplu/local-kplu-980784.mp3">http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kplu/local-kplu-980784.mp3</a></p><p>Even as the stock market takes stomach turning plunges this week, it&rsquo;s still good to be a luxury item retailer.</p><p>Seattle&rsquo;s online diamond jeweler, Blue Nile, put out its second quarter earnings report on Thursday. And though the numbers aren&rsquo;t dazzling, they&rsquo;re still on the rise. Fri, 05 Aug 2011 18:09:05 +0000 Vanessa Romo 2265 at http://kplu.org