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MONDAY, JAN. 16, 2017


UPDATED: MONDAY, JAN. 16, 2017, 6:14 P.M.

IMF boosts growth forecast for US, cites Trump impact

The International Monetary Fund on Monday raised its forecast for the U.S. economy over the next two years, saying President-elect Donald Trump’s policies should boost economic growth, particularly in 2018. But officials warned that if Trump’s protectionist trade proposals set off a trade war, that could be “quite destructive” for the global economy.

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SUNDAY, JAN. 15, 2017

SUNDAY, JAN. 15, 2017, 4:44 P.M.

Oregon’s largest apple grower sold to Washington business

MILTON-FREEWATER, Ore. – A family-owned fruit company in Washington has purchased Oregon’s largest grower and packer of fresh apples. Wenatchee-based Foreman Fruit Co. has acquired Earl Brown and Sons of Milton-Freewater, Oregon, the Capital Press reported. The deal allows the ...

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SUNDAY, JAN. 15, 2017

BBB tips for winter storm damage

The Northwest is being hit with record snow amounts and low temperatures wreaking havoc on roads, roofs and pipes. The Better Business Bureau reminds those who experience damage to take certain precautions when cleaning up and making repair decisions.

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SUNDAY, JAN. 15, 2017

Business Beat

Engineering Jeff Nett has been hired at DCI Engineers as a senior CAD designer. Nett graduated from Whitworth University with a bachelor’s degree in organizational management and is working on the Rocky Reach Bridge Crane project in Wenatchee and the WHB Water Tank and Storage Building in Warden, Washington.

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SUNDAY, JAN. 15, 2017

Consumer Confidential: Republicans insist we can trust big banks

Many Americans were outraged by Republican lawmakers’ attempt last week to get rid of Congress’ independent ethics watchdog and instead oversee themselves. If Americans were so quick to recognize the ridiculousness of allowing the foxes to guard the congressional hen house, why are they seemingly so apathetic about Republicans’ declared goals of deregulating big banks and shutting down the highly successful Consumer Financial Protection Bureau?

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SUNDAY, JAN. 15, 2017

Week Ahead

Conventions2017 Inland Northwest RV Show and Sale – Thursday-Jan. 22, Spokane County Fair & Expo Center, 5,000 attendees. Winter Warrior 2017 Wrestling Tournament – Friday-Saturday, Spokane Convention Center, 1,800 attendees

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