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  • WASHINGTON, Dec 5- Native American reservations cover just 2 percent of the United States, but they may contain about a fifth of the nation's oil and gas, along with vast coal reserves. Now, a group of advisors to President-elect Donald Trump on Native American issues wants to free those resources from what they call a suffocating federal bureaucracy that holds...

  • MUNICH, Dec 5- BMW will test autonomous vehicles in Munich next year as it seeks to keep up with ride-hailing firms like Uber, which have spent billions on pay-per-use personal transport. The German carmaker will have about 40 vehicles with self-driving functions in Munich's inner city and then expand the project to other cities, BMW executives said on Friday.

  • Dec 2- Starbucks Chief Executive Howard Schultz's decision to step down is unlikely to hamper growth at the world's biggest coffee chain as his successor Kevin Johnson is well suited to take the helm, analysts said. The company's shares were down 2.5 percent at $57.02 on Friday as investors worried that the exit of one of Wall Street's most regarded CEOs would...

  • Dec 2- Starbucks Chief Executive Howard Schultz's decision to step down is unlikely to disrupt growth at the world's biggest coffee chain as his successor Kevin Johnson is well suited to take the helm, analysts said. Starbucks Corp said on Thursday that Schultz would step down as CEO on April 3 to focus on new high-end coffee shops, handing the top job to Chief...

  • Dec 1- Starbucks Corp co-founder Howard Schultz will step down as chief executive to focus on new high-end coffee shops, handing the top job to Chief Operating Officer Kevin Johnson, a long-time technology executive. "Having him step down as CEO raised the anxiety level," said Stephens analyst Will Slabaugh, who said that Schultz is the heart and soul of the brand,...

  • Dec 1- Starbucks Corp on Thursday said Howard Schultz will step down as chief executive to focus on its high-end coffee shops as Chief Operating Officer Kevin Johnson takes over as CEO. Starbucks shares were down 3.9 percent at $56.25 in after-market trading on Thursday. Schultz has been the shareholders' darling at the Seattle- based company.

  • PARIS, Dec 1- French spirits group Remy Cointreau said on Thursday it had agreed to buy American single malt whiskey maker Westland Distillery to tap growing demand for higher-priced spirits and boost its profit margins. Seattle- based Westland, which has a portfolio of single malts in a price range of between $70 and $125, will complement Remy's portfolio of...

  • PARIS, Dec 1- French spirits group Remy Cointreau said on Thursday it had agreed to buy the Seattle- based Westland Distillery, which produces an American single malt whiskey, further strengthening its portfolio of premium drinks. The transaction, whose financial terms were not disclosed, is due to close before the end of the year, the statement said.

  • A child plays an app game on an iPod Touch.

    A federal judge directed Amazon.com to set up a process to reimburse parents whose children made in-app purchases without permission.

  • Thousands of protesters take to the streets of Chicago, on November 9, 2016 after Donald Trump is elected president of the United States.

    Thousands of people in New York, Chicago and other cities protested Donald Trump's campaign rhetoric around immigrants, Muslims and other groups.

  • Chinese turn to Seattle real estate

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

  • Software Engineers are better off in Seattle

    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.

  • Amazon Fresh trucks

    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.