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Wednesday, January 23, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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Avista, Hydro One abandon plans for sale

UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 23, 2019, 2:48 p.m.

Wednesday’s decision by the two companies came after regulators in Washington and Idaho denied approval of the $5.3 billion sale of the Avista to the Canadian utility.

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These are the world’s most innovative countries

South Korea retained the global crown in the 2019 Bloomberg Innovation Index, though improvements by Germany in research and education brought Europe’s largest economy to near-parity in the annual ranking.
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This start-up is launching a remote-controlled ‘grocery store on wheels’

UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 22, 2019, 7:31 p.m.

At first glance, the black-and-white Robomart vehicle, with its minimalist design and rounded body, looks like a vision of the future. But if you ignore the lack of a steering wheel and human driver, the electric, grocery-filled machine – about the size of a minivan – is actually something of a throwback.
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China probe faults scientist for gene-edited babies work

A Chinese investigation into reports of the world’s first gene-edited babies seems to have confirmed their existence. China’s official news agency said Monday that investigators determined that the scientist acted on his own and fabricated an ethics review by others. The scientist stunned the world in November by claiming he’d altered the DNA of twin girls at conception to try to help them resist infection with the AIDS virus.
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BBB Tip of the Week

Some customers of gun equipment company Badger Mountain Supply say the company never delivered the products they ordered.
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Business Beat

Accounting RBC Wealth Management has announced Stan Webb and Jerry Karstetter have achieved the Presidents Council for 2018, and Kyle Weir and Garth Holbert have achieved the Directors Council for 2018.