Stories tagged: business
UPDATED: Fri., April 20, 2018, 10:16 p.m.
Propeller Airports, of Everett, sells $50M in bonds for private airport terminal
The company developing a rare privately run commercial U.S. airport terminal near Seattle sold $50 million in bonds earlier this year to finance construction, according to data obtained by the …
UPDATED: Fri., April 20, 2018, 6:04 p.m.
Southwest Airlines gives $5,000 to passengers on fatal flight
The Federal Aviation Administration on Friday ordered ultrasound inspections of hundreds of jet engines like the one that blew apart at 32,000 feet in a deadly accident aboard a Southwest …
UPDATED: Fri., April 20, 2018, 5:42 p.m.
Dick’s Sporting Goods to destroy all assault-style rifles at distribution centers
Dick’s Sporting Goods has announced it will destroy all assault-style rifles at the company’s distribution centers.
Fri., April 20, 2018
Grow Op Farms in Spokane Valley expanding its already-huge marijuana business
Grow Op Farms has carved out the largest share of a growing marijuana industry in Eastern Washington, with plans to expand. Does that mean the end for small-time outfits?
Sun., April 15, 2018, 10:06 p.m.
Clicking ‘checkout’ could cost more after Supreme Court case
Sales Tax: $0. Online shoppers have gotten used to seeing that line on checkout screens before they click “purchase.” But a case before the Supreme Court could change that.
UPDATED: Thu., April 5, 2018, 6:15 p.m.
McMorris Rodgers: Trump should listen to Washington wheat farmers on tariffs
The congresswoman urged President Donald Trump to listen to the concerns raised by wheat farmers over the inclusion of their crop on a list of American agricultural products subject to …
UPDATED: Thu., April 5, 2018, 8:57 a.m.
Survey: U.S. businesses add a healthy 241,000 jobs in March
U.S. companies hired 241,000 new workers in March, a solid total that suggests the already-low unemployment rate may be headed lower in the coming months.
Sun., April 1, 2018
MultiCare to bring ‘high-end’ Indigo Urgent Care to Spokane
MultiCare will expand its line of “high-end” urgent care clinics to Spokane this fall, opening an Indigo Urgent Care location in north Spokane.
UPDATED: Fri., March 9, 2018, 9:30 p.m.
With 5G infrastructure, Spokane Valley prepares for a faster, more interconnected future
Spokane Valley is laying down groundwork to support fifth generation wireless communication technology.
Wed., March 7, 2018, 5 a.m.
South Hill neighbors push back against major housing development at 29th Ave. and Southeast Blvd.
A proposal to build hundreds of homes mixed with new businesses near the busy South Hill corner of 29th Avenue and Southeast Boulevard has drawn the ire of neighbors even …
UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 23, 2018, 4:30 p.m.
Analysis of outdoor recreation industry finds its contribution to GDP larger than that of oil, gas extraction
A federal government analysis of the outdoor recreation’s economic impact reaffirms what many conservation groups have said for decades. Outdoor recreation is a big business.
Wed., Feb. 21, 2018, 3:47 p.m.
Amid a flood of plastic, big companies try to clean up image
Public awareness of the problem of plastic waste is swelling after alarming forecasts that there could be more plastic than fish in the oceans by 2050. Plus the shocking images …
Sun., Feb. 18, 2018
Workplace romances get complicated for employers in wake of #MeToo revelations
Companies have changed the way they approach the often inevitable workplace romance since the #MeToo movement caught fire last fall on social media.
Sun., Feb. 11, 2018
Washington pot industry faces major setback after delivery routes, vehicle data hacked
Washington marijuana businesses are struggling after a data breach to the state’s online tracking system allowed hackers to access information on delivery vehicles, routes and approximate travel times.
Fri., Feb. 9, 2018
Teachable Moment: Questions and answers after a week of market volatility
As U.S. stock markets oscillate through a week of volatile ups and downs, anyone with money in the markets likely will have questions about the long-term health of their investments …
UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 27, 2018, 9:49 p.m.
Bainbridge company banking on the health value of vitamin D
Perhaps the best pitch for Solius might be a glance to the sky on one of the Pacific Northwest’s sullen, drizzly, January mornings. Over the last few years the Bainbridge …
UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 25, 2018, 9:43 a.m.
As new Asia-Pacific trade pact nears, U.S. wheat growers fear competitive disadvantage
United States wheat exports could slow significantly because of President Donald Trump’s decision to pull out of the Trans-Pacific Partnership.
Wed., Jan. 24, 2018, 6 a.m.
Ponderosa Village development to begin this spring in Spokane Valley
South Spokane Valley residents will soon see a mix of new retail businesses and a restaurant brought forth by a proposed multi-building development off Dishman Mica Road.
Mon., Jan. 22, 2018
Then and Now: Golden Gate building
The Golden Gate building, erected in 1892 and named by two brothers named Stebbins from Oakland, California, on the northeast corner of Riverside Avenue and Lincoln Street, was a bustling …
Sun., Jan. 21, 2018, 7:25 p.m.
Oregon prisons face worker shortages as retirements loom
With a staff of 4,700, the Oregon Department of Corrections is struggling to attract new employees as almost one-fifth of its workforce becomes retirement eligible in 2018.
Sat., Jan. 20, 2018, 7:13 p.m.
Pullman community leaders stand with DACA
Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories President Edmund Schweitzer III’s signature appeared along with those of many other influential business owners – including Apple and Amazon CEOs Tim Cook and Mark Bezos – …
Sun., Jan. 14, 2018, 6 a.m.
It’s a bold but not bitter business: Spokane coffee economy buzzing with high share of shops, roasteries
The U.S. coffee market is a $40 billion industry, and Spokane is spending more than its share.
UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 9, 2018, 3:37 p.m.
After years of decline, Spokane’s skywalks are getting a boost
The city’s upper avenues once served as busy footpaths between bustling commercial centers. Today, two new skywalks are under construction at the former downtown Macy’s at a cost of about …
Sun., Jan. 7, 2018
Shawn Vestal: Tokio Weigh Station’s cannabis shop a literal sign of the times
It looms above the freeway about 45 miles west of Spokane: a literal sign of the times.
UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 4, 2018, 8:57 p.m.
She hung a Nazi flag in her antique shop. Now she’s getting death threats.
Shelton shopkeeper Janice Danker said she’s receiving death threats. The reason?
UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 4, 2018, 10:27 p.m.
Spokane County air pollution regulators approve new rules, fees to battle smelly marijuana farms
Dozens of marijuana farmers in Spokane County will have to pay fees ranging from $500 to $2,000 this year to cover the expenses of enforcing state laws governing nuisance smells. …
UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 4, 2018, 4:32 p.m.
Infrastructure improvements help lure new business to Spokane Valley
For one northeastern industrial area, planned infrastructure improvements – including the possible addition of an overpass rail crossing at the intersection of Barker Road and the train tracks – and …
Sun., Dec. 31, 2017
The Motley Fool: Consider Nike and its strong track record
With its relatively low risk profile and a track record of dividend growth, Nike (NYSE: NKE) is a smart growth stock to consider.
Sun., Dec. 31, 2017
Tom Kelly: Some landlords are forgetful, but this one nearly disappeared
If you gather a group of investor-landlords in the same room, there’s usually no shortage of stories about disaster renters.
Sat., Dec. 30, 2017
Dan’s Barber and Styling Salon still a hub for regulars on 60th anniversary
Providing haircuts at an affordable price was always important to Dan Flambouras. No one keeps a barber shop open 60 years for the money.