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TUESDAY, NOV. 8, 2016

MONDAY, NOV. 7, 2016

U.S. consumer borrowing rose in September

WASHINGTON – American consumers boosted their borrowing in September, a potential sign that recent job growth and wage gains have left them slightly more comfortable with holding debt. The Federal Reserve says that total consumer borrowing rose $19.3 billion in ...

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Windstream to buy EarthLink for about $673 million

NEW YORK – Windstream is buying rival EarthLink for about $673 million in stock as internet service providers try to bulk up and cut costs with revenue under pressure. Revenue at EarthLink, which reported earnings as well Monday, fell 13 ...

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Trader Peter Mancuso, center, works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Monday, Nov. 7, 2016. (Richard Drew / Associated Press)

Stocks sharply higher in morning trading after FBI clears Clinton

Financial companies led a broad rally in U.S. stocks in morning trading Monday as investors focused on the latest turns ahead of Election Day. The FBI announced late Sunday that its review of newly discovered Hillary Clinton emails found no evidence warranting charges against the presidential candidate. Traders have been anxious in recent weeks over signs that the presidential race was tightening.

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This undated file photo shows Tesla Motors charging stations neat Truckee, Calif. (Margaret Moran / Associated Press)

Tesla to end free use of supercharging stations

DETROIT – Electric car maker Tesla Motors says it will end free use of its worldwide charging station network. The company says cars ordered after Jan. 1, 2017 will get roughly 1,000 miles worth of credits at the supercharging stations. ...

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SUNDAY, NOV. 6, 2016

BBB Tip of the Week: Top 5 small business scams

The Small Business Administration reports the percentage of self-employed seniors has been steadily on the rise since 2000. The data shows the percentage of individuals 62 years and older who were self-employed increased fro 4.2 percent in 1988 to 5.4 percent in 2015. The Better Business Bureau knows scammers often target seniors, so it is important these business owners stay adept to common scams occurring to small businesses.

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Business Beat

Have an item for Business Beat? Send it to American Institute of Architects recently elected the Spokane chapter’s board of directors and officers. The new board is comprised of: President Cody Dompier, NAC Architecture; President-Elect David Buescher, Integrus Architecture; ...

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The Motley Fool: Priceline Group more than a travel group

The Motley Fool Take If you've been assuming that The Priceline Group (Nasdaq: PCLN) is just another "me too" travel site, you're wrong. It actually runs a collection of industry-leading enterprises such as, and - and its crown jewel is

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Tom Kelly: No ‘blending’ of former and current home sale rules

It’s been nearly 20 years since a slicker, reusable model replaced the one-time capital gains exclusion on the sale of one’s principal residence, yet the “new” law still perplexes many older home sellers. In fact, the topic could be listed at the top of any “I don’t get it” category. For example, two callers to a recent radio talk show asked if they could “roll some of the profit” from the sale of their primary residence into their new home, to thereby avoid paying capital gains tax on the profit.

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Parting Shot — 12.2.16

Tacoma Police Department animal control officer Kate Madden salutes during the procession for Tacoma police Officer Reginald "Jake" Gutierrez on Friday in Tacoma, Wash. Crowds gathered to pay respects to ...

The week that was…

Tonight’s “Idaho Reports” on Idaho Public Television includes an update on the events of the week, including the Associated Taxpayers of Idaho annual conference, a traditional run-up to the legislative ...

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