Office Hours archive for Dec. 2010

THURSDAY, DEC. 30, 2010

Spokane SAVVY sold

Spokane SAVVY magazine has been purchased from founder Jesse Martinez by a group of investors, Spokane SAVVY LLC. The group bought the magazine, its Web site, e-mail, newsletter, and customer database from J&J Ventures, a sole proprietorship. Martinez will no longer be involved with the...

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WEDNESDAY, DEC. 22, 2010



Record year for unemployment claims

Unemployment claims in Washington set new records this year, with more than 500,000 jobless workers collecting almost $4.7 billion in benefits. The Employment Security Department this morning compared the results with 2009, when 475,000 claimants collected $4 billion in benefits, and 2008, when 290,000 collected...

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MONDAY, DEC. 20, 2010


Purchase of AmericanWest closes

The purchase of AmericanWest Bank by a new holding company closed today.SKBHC Holdings LLC paid $6.5 million for the Spokane bank and its Utah division, Far West Bank. The group also injected $185 million in capital into AmericanWest, which was reeling from losses on construction...

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SATURDAY, DEC. 18, 2010

FRIDAY, DEC. 17, 2010

THURSDAY, DEC. 16, 2010





Foreclosures drop in Spokane

Foreclosures in Spokane County fell last month, but remained significantly above the pace of November 2009, according to figures released today by RealtyTrac.The on-line foreclosure marketplace said 167 Spokane homes _ one in every 1,182 _ went into foreclosure, down 52 percent from 109 in...

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WEDNESDAY, DEC. 15, 2010



Felts Field to get more services

A long-time tenant of Felts Field will take over responsibility for fueling planes, and plans to add other services under a contract approved today by the Spokane International Airport board of directors.The five-year agreement with Western Avionics Inc., doing business as Western Aviation, will bring...

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TUESDAY, DEC. 14, 2010


Unemployment rate up despite added jobs

Spokane County's unemployment rate increased to 8.4 percent in November despite an increase in jobs.Employment Security Division statistics released this morning showed statewide employment was almost flat, as the unemployment rate remained at a seasonally adjusted rate of 9.2 percent.In Spokane County, where figures are...

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MONDAY, DEC. 13, 2010

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