Boeing moves 747 Dreamlifter base out of Everett

Boeing is shifting its Dreamlifter operations center in Everett to its 787 Dreamliner factory in South Carolina, a move that could involve job relocations or losses for 24 Boeing workers.

Dubbed the “fantastic four,” Boeing’s four Dreamlifters are enlarged 747-400 cargo jets made for Boeing between 2006 and 2008. The aircraft transport Dreamliner wings, fuselage sections and other large components from supplier factories around the world to assembly facilities in Everett and North Charleston, South…

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Boeing moves 747 Dreamlifter base out of Everett

All Nippon Airways orders Boeing 777 Freighters for ANA Cargo

Two weeks after saying it expected a fresh batch of cargo jet orders in 2018, Boeing on Friday said All Nippon Airways (ANA) has ordered a pair of new 777 Freighters.

The deal is valued at $678 million based on list prices, Boeing said in a news release, though longtime customers like the Japanese carrier typically get discounts of up to 50 percent.

ANA said it’s boosting its cargo capabilities with two new 777 Freighters – the world’s largest and longest range twin-engine cargo jet – because…

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All Nippon Airways orders Boeing 777 Freighters for ANA Cargo

Alder BioPharmaceuticals CEO steps down as migraine drug maker nears FDA approval

Alder BioPharmaceuticals Inc. co-founder Randy Schatzman has stepped down as president and CEO as the migraine drug maker is preparing to apply for Food and Drug Administration approval.

The Bothell-based pharmaceutical developer appointed board member Paul Cleveland as interim president and CEO effective Tuesday. Cleveland will remain on the board.

Schatzman gave up his seat on the board, but will serve as a consultant for 18 months. Alder BioPharmaceuticals called the move a “mutual decision”…

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Alder BioPharmaceuticals CEO steps down as migraine drug maker nears FDA approval

Amazon Go VPs reveal what’s working and not with its checkout-free store

Amazon.com Inc. executives in charge of the company’s cashierless convenience store Amazon Go divulged some details on how popular the new technology is.

Based on tracking data, Amazon has found that nearby customers are returning regularly.

“The ones who work very close, like in the building up above, will come down even just to grab a drink because it’s so fast and easy,” Amazon Go Vice President Gianna Puerini told Reuters at the ShopTalk e-commerce conference in Las Vegas.

Puerini…

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Amazon Go VPs reveal what’s working and not with its checkout-free store