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  • NEW YORK, Oct 25- U.S. home prices rose 5.1 percent in the year to August as home buyers competed for fewer properties, helped by low mortgage interest rates, some wage growth and low unemployment. Sales of existing U.S. homes increased 3.2 percent in September from August, but the number of homes for sale has fallen nearly 7.0 percent from a year ago, the National...

  • Chinese turn to Seattle real estate

    CNBC's Diana Olick discusses why Chinese investors are flooding into Seattle's real estate market.

  • Starbucks plans to open its second roastery in Shanghai in 2017. New York City and Tokyo will follow in 2018, Schultz said. Blue Bottle, known for its exotic, micro-lot coffees, has shops in the San Francisco Bay Area, Los Angeles, New York and Tokyo. Its backers include Fidelity Management and Research Company, Instagram co-founder Kevin Systrom and...

  • *Saudi Arabia launches $17.5 billion global bond deal. Saudi Arabia's $17.5 billion multipart debt offering, the largest ever from an emerging-market government, drew heavy demand as the world's top oil exporter sought to borrow at historic low yields. There's some rate-lock selling, " Mary Ann Hurley, vice president of fixed income with D.A. Davidson in Seattle,...

  • Shares of Tableau rose as much as 7.3 percent on Wednesday after the Wall Street Journal reported the list, found in emails of former Secretary of State Colin Powell that were published in September by DCLeaks, a website that releases information often obtained through cyber security breaches. Tableau, which has a market capitalization of $3.8 billion, worked...

  • *Saudi Arabia launches $17.5 billion global bond deal. NEW YORK, Oct 19- U.S. There's some rate-lock selling, "said Mary Ann Hurley, vice president of fixed income with D.A. Davidson in Seattle.

  • *Saudi Arabia launches $17.5 billion global bond deal. Treasury yields rose on Wednesday as dealers sold government bonds to hedge Saudi Arabia's first-ever global bond issue of $17.5 billion. There's some rate-lock selling, "said Mary Ann Hurley, vice president of fixed income with D.A. Davidson in Seattle.

  • Oct 19- Starbucks Corp on Wednesday named its first chief executive officer for China and said it plans to more than double its store count in that country to 5,000 by 2021.. Among other things, Wong will oversee the opening of Starbucks' first international Roastery and Reserve Tasting Room in Shanghai in 2017.. Starbucks has operated in China for 17 years.

  • NEW YORK, Oct 17- Morrie Low, a 27- year-old Seattle cocktail server, has found an unlikely new source of pleasure: credit card companies. In August, Low snagged a new Sapphire Reserve card, from JPMorgan Chase& Co, which has become a magnet for millennials willing to pay the $450 annual fee for a sign-up bonus worth as much as $1,500 in travel, plus $300 in annual spending...

  • NEW YORK, Oct 17- Morrie Low, a 27- year-old Seattle cocktail server, has found an unlikely new source of pleasure: credit card companies. In August, Low snagged a new Sapphire Reserve card, from JPMorgan Chase& Co, which has become a magnet for millennials willing to pay the $450 annual fee for a sign-up bonus worth as much as $1,500 in travel, plus $300 in annual spending...

  • NEW YORK, Oct 17- Morrie Low, a 27- year-old Seattle cocktail server, has found an unlikely new source of pleasure: credit card companies. In August, Low snagged a new Sapphire Reserve card, from JPMorgan Chase& Co, which has become a magnet for millennials willing to pay the $450 annual fee for a sign-up bonus worth as much as $1,500 in travel, plus $300 in annual spending...

  • CALGARY, Alberta/ NEW YORK, Oct 13- Pipeline sabotage by environmental activists that shook the North American energy industry this week had its roots in a 2013 protest off Massachusetts, when two men in a 32- foot lobster boat blocked a 40,000- ton coal shipment to a power station. Three years on, Jay O'Hara and Ken Ward, the activists involved in the "Lobster Boat...

  • CALGARY, Alberta/ NEW YORK, Oct 13- Pipeline sabotage by environmental activists that shook the North American energy industry this week had its roots in a 2013 protest off Massachusetts, when two men in a 32- foot lobster boat blocked a 40,000- ton coal shipment to a power station. Three years on, Jay O'Hara and Ken Ward, the activists involved in the "Lobster Boat...

  • NEW YORK, Oct 13- The Tim Sloan era has begun at Wells Fargo but the old problems remain. Wall Street will be his first port of call when he presents third-quarter results on Friday. "I remain concerned that incoming CEO Tim Sloan is also culpable in the recent scandal, serving in a central role in the chain of command that ought to have stopped this misconduct from...

  • NEW YORK, Oct 13- Tim Sloan will not have much time to prepare his pitch for Wall Street. Much of his success will depend on how he navigates the demands of Wall Street for growing returns with the political and public clamor for change. Wall Street is trying to get a handle on what a long list of probes and lawsuits regarding the bank's opening of unauthorized...

  • CAROLINA BEACH, N.C., Oct 10- Residents of the southeastern United States ravaged by Hurricane Matthew turned their focus on Monday toward recovery and clean-up, but officials in several states warned that deadly flooding could continue as swollen rivers crest in the coming days. While power was being restored in some areas, 1.6 million people were without...

  • CAROLINA BEACH, N.C., Oct 10- Residents of the southeastern United States ravaged by Hurricane Matthew turned their focus on Monday toward recovery and clean-up, but officials in several states warned that deadly flooding could continue as rain swollen rivers crest in coming days. While power was being restored in some areas, 1.6 million people were without...

  • CAROLINA BEACH, N.C., Oct 9- Raging North Carolina rivers still rising after Hurricane Matthew threaten up to a week more of death and destruction, the state's governor said on Sunday as the storm's remnant headed out to sea, leaving a path of carnage from the Caribbean up the U.S. Matthew, the most powerful Atlantic storm since 2007, was downgraded to a...

  • BERLIN, Sept 28- The United States on Wednesday began notifying lawmakers that it has approved $7 billion in long-stalled sales of Boeing Co fighter jets to Kuwait and Qatar, and more than $1 billion in Lockheed Martin Corp jets to Bahrain, sources familiar with the decision said. The sales had been pending for more than two years amid concerns raised by Israel,...

  • NEW YORK/ LONDON, Sept 26- Gold steadied on Monday, after a retreat in the dollar helped it build on last week's gains but moves were muted with markets awaiting a U.S. presidential debate for pointers as to the outcome of November's election. Spot gold was at $1,337.40 an ounce by 2:57 p.m. EDT, up 0.01 percent, while U.S. gold futures for December delivery settled up...