Business | page 5

MONDAY, JULY 18, 2016

Sprint owner Softbank to buy ARM in big post-Brexit deal

TOKYO – Japanese technology company SoftBank Group Corp. is buying Britain’s ARM Holdings for 24.3 billion pounds ($32 billion), in a deal the British government hailed Monday as a vote of confidence in the country following last month’s vote to leave the European Union.

Continue reading »

SUNDAY, JULY 17, 2016

This undated photo provided by Northrop Grumman Corp., shows a pre-production model of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter. (Anonymous / Associated Press)

F-35 jet finally may be rising above its problems 20 

EDWARDS AIR FORCE BASE – A rumble shakes the air as two British F-35 fighter jets take a low approach and circle a landing strip. Nearby, a U.S. Air Force F-35 roars down another runway, only to decelerate rapidly as part of a test to see if cables correctly catch a hook on the back of the plane. Moments later, an Air Force F-35 taxis out and takes off, afterburner blazing, followed by a Danish F-16 that serves as a chase jet.

Continue reading »

The Motley Fool: The power of the swoosh

The Motley Fool Take Nike (NYSE: NKE), a giant in the athletic footwear and apparel market, is getting stronger, diversifying into sports such as soccer to add to its dominance in basketball and tennis. Because of its size (its market value recently topped $90 billion), Nike negotiates from a position of strength with retailers and maintains much pricing power. That makes retail partners potential advocates for Nike, aligning their interests and promoting overall growth.

Continue reading »

BBB Tip of the Week: FTC Warns of Illegal Payment Methods

The Federal Trade Commission released an alert about an important Telemarketing Sales Rule (TSR) amendment that took effect in June. According to the FTC these changes make it illegal for telemarketers to use three types of payment methods exploited by con artists and scammers:

Continue reading »

FRIDAY, JULY 15, 2016


Germany’s Bayer increases offer for seed company Monsanto

BERLIN – German drug and chemicals firm Bayer increased its offer for U.S. seed company Monsanto Co. on Thursday by $3 a share to $125, saying the move followed several weeks of private talks between the pair. A combination would create a company with a strong presence in the U.S., Europe and Asia.

Continue reading »

The Dirt

Here's the dirt

See the latest new construction, business openings and closures and progress on ongoing projects here.


Parting Shot — 7.25.16

We've had enough of angry Democrats in Philadelphia today. So I thought I'd close with a viewtiful, tranquil photo by Marianne Love/Slight Detour of a sailboard on Lake Pend Oreille, ...

Example Quest - Who am I?

Hey everyone, sorry for the delay in postings. To make it up to you, I’ve attached a free side quest of my own design. I wonder how many people can ...

The opposite of face time

These are times that can challenge even someone gifted at TV remotemanship. That's because some of us live with people who do not want to see certain politicians' faces. And ...

Latest headlines

Saving for the future

sponsored According to two 2015 surveys, 62 percent of Americans do not have enough savings to handle an unexpected emergency, much less any long-term plans.



Contact the Spokesman

Main switchboard:
(509) 459-5000
Customer service:
(800) 338-8801
(509) 459-5400
(800) 789-0029
Back to Spokesman Mobile