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Saturday, January 10

Turning poop into clean water | Sunday Buzz

Peter Janicki of Sedro-Woolley wins praise from Gates for sanitation invention; bank acknowledges “typo”; Ponzi schemer’s fall will be dramatized.

Friday, January 2

Financial scandals twist on and on | Sunday Buzz

Financial scandals of 2014 will unravel into the New Year; Costco hosts wedding in the freezer aisle.

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.