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  • Despite spills, hazardous cargo still rides the rails Wednesday, 16 Apr 2014 | 10:07 AM ET
    Joseph Targ, right, and Jodi Ross, respectively the fire chief and town manager of Westford, Mass., revisit the site where a train carrying natural gas recently derailed, on March 24, 2014.

    The number of trains carrying crude oil is increasing and so is the number of spills, exposing a world of secrecy around these operations.

  • Is disaster looming in remote Alaskan waters? Monday, 24 Mar 2014 | 11:22 AM ET
    The Alaskan Peninsula and Aleutian Islands

    After gallons of crude oil gushed from the Exxon Valdez and soiled Alaskan's grounds, oil spill responders fear that another disaster is looming.

  • Power House: Seattle's 'white hot' real estate Thursday, 20 Mar 2014 | 1:45 PM ET
    Power House: Seattle's 'white hot' real estate

    Robert Macdonald, Lake & Co. real estate broker, reviews three hot properties in Seattle, Washington.

  • Uber, Lyft, Sidecar facing taxi pushback Wednesday, 19 Mar 2014 | 7:47 PM ET
    A Lyft customer gets into a car on January 21, 2014 in San Francisco.

    Taxicab companies across the country are asking why the new rideshare drivers aren't required to play by the same rules.

  • Starbucks bets on 'Oprah effect' for tea business Wednesday, 19 Mar 2014 | 4:07 PM ET
    Howard Schultz, left, chairman and CEO of Starbucks Coffee Company, clinks tea cups with Oprah Winfrey, right, to announce their partnership to offer Teavana Oprah Chai tea, Wednesday, March 19, 2014, at Starbucks' annual shareholders meeting in Seattle.

    Oprah Winfrey unveiled her new chai tea drink. The beverage will be sold at Starbucks and Teavana, which was recently bought by the coffee company.

  • Helicopter crashes near Space Needle Tuesday, 18 Mar 2014 | 11:14 AM ET
    Helicopter crashes near Space Needle

    CNBC's Mandy Drury reports a news chopper has crashed a short distance from Seattle's Space Needle. Two people are reported dead.

  • Prostitution a $1 billion-a-year business: Study Wednesday, 12 Mar 2014 | 2:44 PM ET

    A new business model is being adopted by prostitutes. They now do their transactions on the Internet where they feel safer and can get more money.

  • Boeing to end pension plans for 68K employees Thursday, 6 Mar 2014 | 2:59 PM ET
    Boeing 767 jet.

    Boeing said on Thursday it will end pension plans for 68,000 non-union employees, including its chief executive.

  • Cyberattacks get bigger, smarter, more damaging Wednesday, 5 Mar 2014 | 12:08 PM ET

    Crashing websites and overwhelming data centres, a new generation of cyber attacks is costing millions and straining the structure of the Internet.

  • Mt.Gox customers could be out of luck, experts warn Thursday, 27 Feb 2014 | 7:38 AM ET
    A bitcoin trader is surrounded by reporters as he protests against Tokyo-based bitcoin changer Mt.Gox in front of the company's office.

    Bitcoin exchange customers may have little chance of recovering their funds if they prove to be missing, according to legal and regulatory experts.

  • Seattle airport makes it easier to find Nirvana Wednesday, 26 Feb 2014 | 2:19 PM ET

    Seattle's airport will soon get a dose of indie cred as the grunge-famous Sub Pop label starts selling vinyl and CDs, and hosting gigs.

  • Protest against private tech shuttles Wednesday, 12 Feb 2014 | 10:56 AM ET
    Protest against private tech shuttles

    Demonstrations against corporate commuter shuttles are popping up in Silicon Valley and Seattle. CNBC's Josh Lipton reports.

  • Airports ramping up downtown rail connections Tuesday, 11 Feb 2014 | 2:53 PM ET
    In April 2013, Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport’s Sky Train began service between the airport’s busiest terminal and Valley Metro Light Rail.

    Dallas, Seattle and other cities are connecting their airports to downtown by rail in hopes of easing headaches and attracting more business.

  • Seahawks Pres.: Winning Super Bowl is the pinnacle Friday, 31 Jan 2014 | 3:12 PM ET
    Seahawks Pres.: Winning Super Bowl is the pinnacle

    Discussing the changing economics of the NFL, security in New York for Super Bowl XLVIII and the risk of hiring Pete Carroll as head coach, with Peter McLoughlin, Seattle Seahawks President.

  • Seattle beats Denver...in housing and energy Friday, 31 Jan 2014 | 8:17 AM ET
    Seattle and Denver

    Denver and Seattle aren't even playing in the same league when it comes to their housing markets.

  • Joe Theismann on paying college players Thursday, 30 Jan 2014 | 12:43 PM ET
    Joe Theismann on paying college players

    The threat of unionization will force the NCAA to make changes and what they do for the athletes," says Joe Theismann, a former Super Bowl champion, in discussing Northwestern football players' move to unionize.

  • Joe Theismann's Super Bowl pick Thursday, 30 Jan 2014 | 12:35 PM ET
    Joe Theismann's Super Bowl pick

    Discussing the weather factor and security surrounding the event, former Super Bowl champion Joe Theismann says the weather on game day doesn't matter to players—and he reveals which team he thinks will come out on top.

  • Joe Theismann's investing playbook Thursday, 30 Jan 2014 | 12:30 PM ET
    Joe Theismann's investing playbook

    Super Bowl champion and ESPN announcer, Joe Theismann, discusses his personal interest in the stock market and provides his best plays for 2014.

  • America's 'stupor' bowl Thursday, 30 Jan 2014 | 10:58 AM ET
    America's 'stupor' bowl

    Both teams participating in Super Bowl XLVIII come from cities where marijuana is legal. CNBC's Jane Wells reveals some interesting nicknames for the big game.

  • Why Super Bowl ticket prices keep dropping Monday, 27 Jan 2014 | 1:34 PM ET

    The New York metro area's first Super Bowl could end up with the cheapest average entry prices in years, the CEO of TiqIQ told CNBC.