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Bass Pro completes $4 billion acquisition of Cabela’s

Mon., Sept. 25, 2017, 4:29 p.m.

Bass Pro Shops’ roughly $4 billion acquisition of rival outdoor retailer Cabela's is complete. (Associated Press)
Bass Pro Shops’ roughly $4 billion acquisition of rival outdoor retailer Cabela’s is complete, but the small western Nebraska town that has been home to Cabela’s is still wondering about its future.

Target to up hourly base pay to $15 by end of 2020

UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 25, 2017, 7:39 p.m.

In this Wednesday, March 2, 2016, file photo, Target Chairman and CEO Brian Cornell speaks to a group of investors at the company's annual meeting in New York. (Mark Lennihan / AP)
Target Corp. is raising its minimum hourly wage to $11 starting next month and then to $15 by the end of 2020 in a move it says will help it better recruit and retain staff and provide a better shopping experience for its customers.

The Dirt: CdA Super One undergoing $2.5M remodel

Sun., Sept. 24, 2017, 6:30 a.m.

An interesting view of a portion of downtown Coeur d'Alene, Idaho looking west down Front St., taken from a high-rise just east of downtown. (Larry Reisnour)
The remodel of the 67,000-square-foot building, 305 W. Kathleen Ave., will include renovation of the bakery, deli, pharmacy, and meat and fish area, and add a mezzanine with a dining area.

Self-driving boats: The next tech transportation race

Sun., Sept. 24, 2017, 5 a.m.

In this Aug. 15, 2017, photo, Frank Marino, an engineer with Sea Machines Robotics, uses a remote control belt pack to control a self-driving boat in Boston Harbor. (Associated Press)
Spurred in part by the car industry’s race to build driverless vehicles, marine innovators are building automated ferry boats for Amsterdam canals, cargo ships that can steer themselves through Norwegian fjords and remote-controlled ships to carry containers across the Atlantic and Pacific.

Business Beat

Sun., Sept. 24, 2017

Banking Banner Bank has promoted Michelle Wickwire to relationship manager. Wickwire joined Banner in 2004 and has 29 years of banking experience, focusing on commercial lending for the past 15 years. Banner has hired Joseph Steele as vice president and manager of the Spokane Valley branch at Sprague Avenue and Mullan Road. Steele, a 17-year veteran of the banking industry, has branch management and business banking experience.

Motley Fool: A Pfine Idea

Sun., Sept. 24, 2017

As of Aug. 1, 2017, Pfizer had 99 ongoing clinical-stage trials and registration reviews, including 32 late-stage studies. (Associated Press)
Pfizer has a deep portfolio of drug candidates in its pipeline that should usher in a new period of prosperity.

Verizon will keep serving eastern Montana customers for now

UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 23, 2017, 10:04 p.m.

Verizon says it will give hundreds of rural customers in eastern Montana more time to switch plans or find a new provider after members of the state’s Congressional delegation objected to the company’s plans to end services.

Soul food restaurant in east Spokane gets permits

Sat., Sept. 23, 2017, 10:16 a.m.

The Spokane Eastside Reunion Association is planning to open Fresh Soul at 3029 E. Fifth Ave. (Nicholas Deshais / The Spokesman-Review)
A new soul food restaurant providing life skills and job training for teenagers will begin $120,000 in interior remodel work, according to permits issued by the city of Spokane.

In new setback, Uber to lose license to work in London

UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 22, 2017, 5:49 p.m.

An Uber App is displayed on a phone in London, Friday, Sept. 22, 2017. London’s transport authority said Friday it won’t renew Uber’s license to operate in the British capital, arguing that it demonstrates a lack of corporate responsibility with implications in public safety and security. (Kirsty Wigglesworth / Associated Press)
Uber will lose its license to operate in London because it may be endangering public safety and security, the local regulator said Friday, in a severe blow to a company already facing big questions over its corporate culture.

Sprint, T-Mobile closing in on merger deal, reports say

UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 22, 2017, 5:51 p.m.

Spring and T-Mobile are close to reaching a merger deal, Reuters reports. (Dreamstime / Tribune News Service)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Sprint and T-Mobile are again reportedly close to agreeing to tentative terms for a merger. Reuters, citing unnamed sources, reported Friday that SoftBank Group Corp., which controls Sprint, would own 40 percent to 50 percent of the combined new company, which would be dominated by T-Mobile majority owner Deutsche Telekom.

Trade panel: Cheap imports hurt U.S. solar industry

UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 22, 2017, 5:49 p.m.

FILE - In this Aug. 17, 2017 photo, solar tech Joshua Valdez, left, and senior plant manager Tim Wisdom walk past solar panels at a Pacific Gas and Electric Solar Plant, in Dixon, Calif. Cheap solar panels imported from China and other countries have led to a boom in the U.S. solar industry, where rooftop and other installations have surged 10-fold since 2011. But two U.S. solar manufacturing companies say the flood of imports has led one to bankruptcy and forced the other to lay off three-quarters of its workforce. (Rich Pedroncelli / Associated Press)
A U.S. trade panel has ruled that low-cost solar panels imported from China and other countries have caused serious injury to American manufacturers, raising the possibility of the Trump administration imposing tariffs that could double the price of solar panels from aboard.

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