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Seattle-based La Marzocco is offering a $6,900 home espresso machine to online buyers.
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.
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.
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.
Paradoxically, lower than predicted energy costs throw Puget Energy for an accounting loss; also Starbucks settles with disgruntled owner of Tassimo brewing system
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.
Alan Mulally returns to Seattle and basks in the warm crowd; Costco is thriving; Bezos answers Hachette query; few sign anti-Nadella petition.
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.
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.
Listing gophers as endangered may hinder builders in Thurston and Pierce counties; Boeing, Airbus differ on figuring forecasts; Microsoft donation helps establish computer-science chair at Whitman College.
Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen and filmmaker Morgan Spurlock are behind a series of short films that aim to educate Americans about the economy. Also, the Providence system puts $150M into a health-care venture fund.
Sunday Buzz: Ryanair CEO says the company is expanding and trying for better customer service; Starbucks Seahawks cards are flying off the shelves; Washington Cider Week.