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  • Aug 31- Turnover in the U.S. residential property market is set to rise over the coming year, according to a strong majority of analysts polled by Reuters who also forecast the pace of house price gains to remain relatively steady this year and next. The results, from a poll taken Aug. 15 to 30, are based on optimism about a continued strong job market and spell good news...

  • CHICAGO, Aug 30- The U.S. Department of Agriculture has closed six offices in five states after receiving anonymous threats, a USDA spokesman said on Tuesday, and police were investigating similar threats to faculty members from at least two universities in eastern states. "Yesterday, USDA received several anonymous messages that are concerning for the safety...

  • NEW YORK, Aug 30- U.S. consumer confidence rose to an 11- month high in August, with households more upbeat about the labor market, in a further sign that the economy was regaining steam after faltering in the first half of the year. "This will likely be interpreted as more evidence that the U.S. economic recovery is back on track following the missteps earlier this...

  • NEW YORK, Aug 30- U.S. consumer confidence rose to an 11- month high in August, with households more upbeat about the labor market, in a further sign that the economy was regaining steam after faltering in the first half of the year. "This will likely be interpreted as more evidence that the U.S. economic recovery is back on track following the missteps earlier this...

  • NEW YORK, Aug 30- U.S. single-family home prices rose slightly less than expected on an annual basis in June, and were down from the prior month, a survey showed on Tuesday. "Overall, residential real estate and housing is in good shape," said David M. Blitzer, managing director and chairman of the index committee at S&P Dow Jones Indices. Home prices in three U.S. cities-...

  • NEW YORK, Aug 29- When hackers penetrated a secure authentication system at a bitcoin exchange called Bitfinex earlier this month, they stole about $70 million worth of the virtual currency. The cyber theft-- the second largest by an exchange since hackers took roughly $350 million in bitcoins at Tokyo's MtGox exchange in early 2014-- is hardly a rare occurrence in...

  • NEW YORK, Aug 29- When hackers penetrated a secure authentication system at a bitcoin exchange called Bitfinex earlier this month, they stole about $70 million worth of the virtual currency. The cyber theft-- the second largest by an exchange since hackers took roughly $350 million in bitcoins at Tokyo's MtGox exchange in early 2014-- is hardly a rare occurrence in...

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    Engineers in Seattle take home more than those in the San Francisco Bay area when adjusted for the cost of living.

  • Top Cities to start businesses

    CNBC ranks the emerging hot spots for small businesses based on their tax and regulatory climate, low cost of living and skilled workforce.

  • Design for Amazon's new Seattle headquarters

    Amazon's new dome-shaped headquarters is bringing renewable energy to the work space.

  • The logo of car-sharing service app Uber on a smartphone over a reserved lane for taxis in a street is seen in this photo illustration taken in Madrid.

    Uber today will roll out a feature allowing users to schedule rides up to 30 days in advance.

  • An Amazon Fresh truck

    Amazon launched a British version of its AmazonFresh food delivery service in a long-anticipated move by the world's largest online retailer to break into the UK grocery market.

  • A file photo showing the skyline of Seattle, Washington.

    Equipment failure caused a large power outage in Seattle on Wednesday, but it was restored by about 12:30 p.m. local time.

  • Sam Wyly engaged in "deceptive and fraudulent actions" in a scheme to dodge taxes on more than $1 billion in offshore trusts, a judge ruled.

  • BMW relaunches car-sharing

    CNBC's Phil LeBeau reports that automaker BMW is launching ReachNow, a car-sharing and ride-sharing service in Seattle, after shutting down their DriveNow program in San Francisco.

  • Young couple with baby

    San Francisco became the first U.S. city to mandate six weeks of fully paid parental leave, requiring employers to shoulder much of the cost.

  • Road to Iconic: Shopping 'small'

    CNBC's Kate Rogers reports from Seattle before the Iconic Conference about the small business startup scene there including shopping platform Garmentory.

  • Road to Iconic

    CNBC's Kate Rogers reports from Seattle ahead of the Iconic Conference about the startup scene there including mobile wifi company Kymeta.

  • Placards during demonstration for higher wages in Chicago.

    California legislators and labor unions reached a tentative deal to raise the state's minimum wage from $10 to $15 an hour, a state senator said.

  • woman shopping in frozen food aisle

    Several food items have been recalled this week, including junk food favorites like pizza and chicken nuggets.