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Saturday, December 20
ClearSign CEO gets golden handshake | Sunday Buzz

Only weeks after boasting to shareholders about “one of the most exciting and productive periods in the company’s history,” ClearSign Combustion chairman and CEO Richard Rutkowski is out — by all appearances pushed, although he officially resigned.

Saturday, December 13

Office towers popping up all over | Sunday Buzz

Speculative officer towers going up on Eastside and Seattle; Starbucks knocked off survey of best companies to work for in U.S.; Bellevue’s Snowflake Lane boosts nearby restaurants.

Friday, December 5

Potential riches for Juno partners | Sunday Buzz

Filings for Juno Therapeutics’ pending IPO reveal potential riches for partners; Bezos says risky investments a good thing; fewer hires expected for holidays; Starbucks plan tests next year of delivery service.

Saturday, November 22

Espresso maker for a mere $7,000 | Sunday Buzz

Seattle’s La Marzocco offers consumers a way to spend almost $7,000 on an espresso machine. Also, Black Friday keeps expanding at major retailers, and Eastside business leaders have high hopes for 2015.

Saturday, November 15

Upstart undercuts real-estate tradition | Sunday Buzz

Seattle brokerage Surefield is slashing the total commission its customers will pay to sell their homes, joining a trend by some firms to undermine the industry’s status quo.

Saturday, November 8

Ex-workers sue CEO of Bill the Butcher | Sunday Buzz

Another lawsuit for CEO of meat merchant Bill the Butcher. Also, downtown’s Federal Reserve building heads for auction; China hospitals planned by Seattle company Columbia Pacific Management.

Saturday, November 1

Puget Energy’s earnings fall, create first red ink in 3 years | Sunday Buzz

Paradoxically, lower than predicted energy costs throw Puget Energy for an accounting loss; also Starbucks settles with disgruntled owner of Tassimo brewing system

Saturday, October 25

New split winglets shine with colors of Old Glory | Sunday Buzz

An eye-catching version of Aviation Partners Boeing’s split scimitar winglets; Starbucks loyalty program has its biggest following in China and other Asian markets; Washington’s most ‘unique’ job is no surprise; Boeing sells supplies to Iran Air, with government approval.

Saturday, October 18

Mulally basks in Seattle crowd | Sunday Buzz

Alan Mulally returns to Seattle and basks in the warm crowd; Costco is thriving; Bezos answers Hachette query; few sign anti-Nadella petition.

Saturday, October 11

Fox hunts KCPQ-13, its local TV partner | Sunday Buzz

The Fox network, in a power play, tells Q13 owner Tribune Media it will drop the Seattle station in January; Also, Quadrant abandons Columbia City project; Jimmy John’s urged to OK tattoos.

Saturday, October 4

One local retail maven blisters another | Sunday Buzz

Sleep Country founder Sunny Kobe Cook turns on another retailer in a blog post; Super Jock ’n Jill is opening a second store — this time on the Eastside.