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  • One Seattle-area woman just gave the phrase "Starbucks junkie" a whole new meaning.

  • Dartmouth professor's C-suite picks

    Who are the best and worst CEOs of the year? Sydney Finkelstein of Dartmouth's Tuck School of Business is out with his picks. Among the names are Microsoft's Steve Ballmer and JC Penney's Ron Johnson.

  • Power House: Seattle real estate

    A look at 3 homes for sale in the Seattle area, with Coldwell-Banker BAIN managing broker Stephen Saunders. This week's "power house" is listed for about $2 million.

  • Seattle is throwing a 'pot party'

    Ben Livingston, director of the Center for Legal Cannabis, discusses the legalization anniversary event.

  • Iman Fadaei, Kevin Ackermann and Marten Wetterberg of Aha Design

    Entrepreneurial activity is bubbling up around the globe—from Africa to South America—as more governments look for avenues of economic growth.

  • Boeing headquarters in Chicago.

    Dubai flag carrier Emirates will buy more Airbus A380 superjumbos, the airline's chairman said at the opening of the Dubai Airshow.

  • Boeing Co. machinists soundly rejected a new labor contract on Wednesday that would have let them build the company's newest jetliner in Washington.

  • Some of Microsoft's top investors have urged the technology giant's board to consider Ford Motor's CEO and Computer Sciences CEO as Ballmer successor.

  • Demonstrators outside a Wendy's restaurant in this file photo.

    Washington state already has the nation's highest minimum wage at $9.19 an hour. Now, there's a push in Seattle, at least, to make it $15.

  • Hard-hit areas are seeing a strong comeback in their housing markets—some people are even starting to utter the "B" word—bubble. Here are the Top 10 Turnaround Towns for 2013.

  • Power Rundown: Seattle's 'no-no' words

    More and more people are looking for jobs while at work, and Seattle is trying to ban some "potentially offensive" words. CNBC's Jane Wells and Allison Linn, discuss.

  • British aviation investigators identified an emergency beacon made by Honeywell International as a likely source of last week's blaze on a Boeing Co 787 Dreamliner and called for it to be turned off, spurring a rally in Boeing shares.

  • Beware of Rising Mortgage Rates

    The 30-year fixed mortgage rate had its largest increase in 26 years, reports CNBC's Diana Olick.

  • Power House: Seattle's Real Estate

    A look at Seattle's real estate market, with David Bell, Remax Metro/East Side Realtor. One listing is 4,890 square feet, and is going for $1,450,000.

  • 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

    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.

  • 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.

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

  • 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.

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    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.