Office Hours archive for Feb. 2011

MONDAY, FEB. 28, 2011

Premera accused of "stonewalling" 

Premera Blue Cross is "stonewalling" a bill that would require disclosure of information supporting health insurance rate hike applications, Washingotn Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler wrote today in a letter to consumers. Washington's other two major medical health insurance carriers are willing to make the information...

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FRIDAY, FEB. 25, 2011




Americans are feeling more confidence in the economy, and in turn are increasing their willingness to use credit to make purchases. The first increase in credit-card debt since the financial crisis hit helped to boost overall consumer borrowing 3 percent in December. (Associated Press)

It pays to be rich if you need a credit card

COMING UP IN SUNDAY BUSINESS A year after sweeping credit card regulations upended the industry, banks are showering perks and rewards on big spenders with sterling credit scores. And they’re socking customers with spottier histories with higher interest rates, lower credit limits and new annual...

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THURSDAY, FEB. 24, 2011


WEDNESDAY, FEB. 23, 2011




Idaho, Washington tax burdens fall

State and local taxes in 2009 took 9.3 percent of resident incomes in Washington, and 9.4 percent in Idaho, according to figures released today by the Tax Foundation. The shares earned Idaho a ranking of 28th, Washington 29th among the 50 states. Washinton residents paid...

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TUESDAY, FEB. 22, 2011


MONDAY, FEB. 21, 2011

FRIDAY, FEB. 18, 2011


Red Lion adds its brand to Oakland hotel

View Larger Map Spokane-based Red Lion Hotels Corp. on Friday said it's developed a brand affiliation with the Red Lion Hotel Oakland International Airport in Northern California. That location was formerly independently owned and operated Park Plaza Hotel Oakland. "The sheer power of joining a...

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THURSDAY, FEB. 17, 2011


WEDNESDAY, FEB. 16, 2011

TUESDAY, FEB. 15, 2011

MONDAY, FEB. 14, 2011


The Spokesman-Review business team follows economic development in Spokane and the Inland Northwest.



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