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  • New Tech Palaces: Visionary, or Cursed Trophies? Monday, 27 May 2013 | 1:04 PM ET
    Apple Inc. headquarters in Cupertino, California.

    While much of corporate America is retrenching on the real estate front, the four most influential technology companies in America are planning new headquarters.

  • Driving the Seattle Real Estate Market? Amazon  Thursday, 2 May 2013 | 1:00 PM ET

    In this week's "Power House" segment on "Power Lunch," Coldwell Banker-Bain agent Stephen Saunders reveals why the Seattle real estate market is doing well and why Amazon is a good chunk of the reason.

  • Earth Day Founder Builds on Sustainable Architecture Monday, 22 Apr 2013 | 12:00 AM ET
    An array of 575 solar panels covers the roof of Seattle's Bullitt Center, a model for a new generation of sustainable, energy-efficient buildings.

    The self-sustaining building, which generates all its own electricity and collects its own water, could inspire more action to raise awareness about the environment and the need to curb climate change.

  • Savings or Loan? Paying for a Remodeling Project Sunday, 24 Feb 2013 | 8:01 PM ET

    Most homeowners use personal savings to pay for renovations, but borrowing makes sense when the updates will pay you back.

  • Small Lenders Ride US Mortgage Wave Monday, 4 Feb 2013 | 2:14 AM ET

    Scores of independent mortgage lenders and community banks are winning business from banks such as Citigroup or Bank of America that have retrenched after the financial crisis.

  • Beef Price Spike Makes $1 Burger Harder to Stomach Friday, 1 Feb 2013 | 2:33 AM ET

    McDonald's popular $1 McDouble cheeseburger, which has lured customers to the Golden Arches since 2008, is getting hard to sustain as rising beef prices threaten the company's profit margin.

  • Drifting Shell Drilling Rig Grounds on Rocks Off Alaska Wednesday, 2 Jan 2013 | 2:05 AM ET

    An oil drilling rig owned by Royal Dutch Shell ran aground in Alaska after drifting in stormy weather, highlighting the serious risks of working in an offshore region where some in the industry see huge potential.

  • At $7 a Cup, This Starbucks Joe is Black Gold Thursday, 29 Nov 2012 | 10:40 AM ET

    Starbucks is serving up a new $7 coffee called, "Costa Rica Finca Palmilera". Only 48 stores in nationwide sell the exotic beans, with 46 stores located in Seattle and Portland. Coffee lovers will have to fork out $40 for a half-pound.

  • Nov 5- Apple's lawsuit against Google's Motorola Mobility unit over alleged patent abuse was thrown out on Monday just hours before trial, a setback for the iPhone maker in its efforts to gain leverage in the smartphone patent wars. Apple Inc claimed Motorola's licensing practices were unfair.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Nov 2- Two weeks before a high-stakes trial pitting Google's Motorola Mobility unit against Microsoft, Google made what has become a common request for a technology company fighting for billions of dollars: A public court proceeding, conducted largely in secret.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Nov 2- Two weeks before a high-stakes trial pitting Google's Motorola Mobility unit against Microsoft, Google made what has become a common request for a technology company fighting for billions of dollars: A public court proceeding, conducted largely in secret.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Nov 2- Two weeks before trial in a high-stakes lawsuit pitting Google's Motorola Mobility unit against Microsoft, Google made what has become a common request for a tech company fighting for billions of dollars: a public court proceeding conducted largely in secret.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Nov 1- Two weeks before trial in a high-stakes lawsuit pitting Google's Motorola Mobility unit against Microsoft, Google made what has become a common request for a tech company fighting for billions of dollars: a public court proceeding conducted largely in secret.

  • Nov 1- Starbucks Corp raised its profit forecast for the current fiscal year after sales in its top market of the United States topped expectations, giving the company optimism that has eluded much of the U.S. restaurant industry in recent months.

  • *China factory surveys show country's economy gaining traction. U.S. shares followed China's stock markets higher after official and private China manufacturing surveys for October suggested China's economy is finally regaining traction.

  • Microsoft pushes new Windows to developers Thursday, 1 Nov 2012 | 7:45 PM ET

    SEATTLE, Nov 1- Days after launching Windows 8, Microsoft Corp is mounting a strong campaign to win over the software developers it needs to kick-start its new operating system. A lack of apps is Microsoft's Achilles heel as it attempts to catch Apple Inc and Google Inc in the rush toward mobile computing.

  • *Lumber futures rise the $10 daily limit. *Home Depot shares rise on expected rebuilding. Trade sources said the home-rebuilding process in the northeastern United States, which bore the brunt of Sandy, could stretch well into 2013, keeping demand for lumber robust.

  • *Lumber futures rise the $10 daily limit. Trade sources said the home-rebuilding process in the northeastern United States, which bore the brunt of Sandy, could stretch well into 2013, keeping demand for lumber robust.

  • *Lumber futures rise the $10 daily limit. *Hope for repair demand also boosts Home Depot shares. Chicago Mercantile Exchange November, January and March lumber futures rose by the daily trading limit of $10 per thousand board feet and were locked at those levels to effectively shut down trading.

  • US lumber soars on demand hopes after Sandy damage Wednesday, 31 Oct 2012 | 2:20 PM ET

    CHICAGO, Oct 31- U.S. lumber futures soared on Wednesday on expectations for demand to increase in the aftermath of monster storm Sandy that caused massive flooding in the northeastern United States, damaging numerous homes that would need rebuilding.