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Nerd Wallet: Five travel rewards myths that could cost you

There’s definitely a learning curve involved when it comes to frequent traveler programs and credit cards, but the upside can be big if you love to travel.

Business Beat

Banking The Washington Food Industry Association has awarded Jeff Philipps, president and CEO of Rosauers, the 2018-19 Community Service Award. The award honors individuals in the grocery industry who exemplify …

UPDATED: Fri., April 19, 2019, 5:47 p.m.

Fiat Chrysler recalls over 300K cars due to rollaway risk

Fiat Chrysler is recalling more than 300,000 vehicles in North America because a transmission problem could cause them to roll away unexpectedly.

UPDATED: Fri., April 19, 2019, 5:42 p.m.

Toyota, SoftBank fund, Denso invest $1 billion in Uber

Japan’s top automaker Toyota, auto parts maker Denso and internet company SoftBank’s investment fund are investing $1 billion in car-sharing Uber’s technology unit.

Avista says it will produce completely clean electricity by 2045

Avista Corp. has announced plans to produce 100% clean electricity by 2045.

UPDATED: Fri., April 19, 2019, 5:04 p.m.

Report: FTC considering oversight of Facebook’s Zuckerberg

Federal regulators are reportedly considering seeking some kind of oversight of Mark Zuckerberg’s leadership of Facebook over the social network giant’s mishandling of users’ personal information.

UPDATED: Fri., April 19, 2019, 6:48 p.m.

Northern Quest Resort & Casino to have weekly summer street festival

Quest Sunday Fest – modeled after the Park Silly Market in Park City, Utah – begins July 14 and will run five consecutive Sundays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. …

UPDATED: Fri., April 19, 2019, 6:27 p.m.

Idaho unemployment rate remained steady in March

Idaho’s unemployment rate remained steady at 2.9% in March, but seasonal non-farm jobs experienced the third fastest year-over-year growth rate in the nation, according to the Idaho Department of Labor.

Godiva moves beyond chocolate to open 2,000 cafes

Godiva is looking beyond its iconic gold gift box of chocolates to open 2,000 cafes.

UPDATED: Thu., April 18, 2019, 7:49 p.m.

U.S. wins WTO case against China over grain exports

The World Trade Organization handed the United States a win Thursday in a trade dispute with China, ruling that Beijing did not fairly administer quotas on U.S. wheat, rice and …

UPDATED: Thu., April 18, 2019, 5:25 p.m.

BMW adds nearly 185,000 vehicles to recall over fire risk

BMW is adding nearly 185,000 vehicles in the U.S. to a 2017 recall for possible engine fires.

UPDATED: Fri., April 19, 2019, 11:33 a.m.

Around the Corner

Miller dealership employees to mark 10 years of Day of Service More than 80 employees from three Larry H. Miller dealerships in Spokane will assist the Salvation Army by assembling …

New Mexico panel blindsides Facebook with $39M utility bill

A powerful New Mexico regulatory authority is requiring the state’s largest utility to bill Facebook $39 million for a new transmission line construction for its data center – a move …

UPDATED: Thu., April 18, 2019, 3:16 p.m.

Uber rolls out feature urging riders to ‘check your ride’

Uber is releasing a new feature to help riders ensure they’re getting into the right vehicles.

Earth, meet Polo: Ralph Lauren unveils plastic bottle shirt

Polo Ralph Lauren launches version of iconic shirt crafted entirely out of recycled plastic bottles.

United Airlines trims growth plan for 2019

United Airlines is trimming its ambitious growth plan for 2019 because of the grounding of its 14 Boeing 737 MAX jets.

UPDATED: Wed., April 17, 2019, 7:13 p.m.

State fines Spokane limo company for not having required permits

A Spokane-based limousine service was among three companies fined by the Washington state Utilities and Transportation Commission for operating without proper permits.

UPDATED: Wed., April 17, 2019, 3:41 p.m.

Denver Carl’s Jr. to broil CBD burger for pot’s unofficial holiday

Trendy cannabis ingredient CBD is showing up in everything from beauty creams to vape pens. Now it could be coming to a cheeseburger near you.

UPDATED: Wed., April 17, 2019, 7:30 p.m.

Shared electric scooters surge, overtaking docked bikes

Electric scooters are overtaking station-based bicycles as the most popular form of shared transportation outside transit and cars.

UPDATED: Wed., April 17, 2019, 7:16 p.m.

Some of Samsung’s folding phones are already breaking

Some of Samsung’s new $2,000 folding phones appear to be breaking after just a couple of days. Journalists who received the phones to review before the public launch say the …

UPDATED: Wed., April 17, 2019, 11:28 a.m.

Sleek new SUVs dominate reveals at New York auto show

Auto shows may be waning in importance as companies find other ways to introduce new products, but the New York International Auto Show still has a healthy list of new …

Walmart partners with Kidbox styling service for kids

Walmart is teaming up with Kidbox, the 3-year-old online styling service for children, to offer its customers an exclusive, curated style box.

Sprint, T-Mobile shares dive after WSJ casts doubt on deal

Sprint and T-Mobile shares are diving after a Wall Street Journal report cast doubt on the likelihood of government approval of their $26.5 billion deal.

U.S. fines Italian bank $1.3 billion in sanctions probe

Italian bank UniCredit will pay $1.3 billionto settle charges by the U.S. government that it violated sanctions against Iran and other countries.

UPDATED: Tue., April 16, 2019, 3:13 p.m.

U.S. industrial production slipped 0.1% in March

U.S. industrial production slipped 0.1% in March, pulled down by drop in mining output.

UPDATED: Tue., April 16, 2019, 3:51 p.m.

U.S. halts sales of pelvic mesh tied to injuries in women

U.S. health regulators on Tuesday halted sales of a type of surgical mesh used to repair pelvic conditions in women, following years of patients’ reports of injuries and complications from …

UPDATED: Tue., April 16, 2019, 3:51 p.m.

CVS fined $535K for filling forged Percocet prescriptions

Drugstore chain CVS Health has agreed to pay a $535,000 penalty to resolve federal allegations that it filled 39 prescriptions for narcotic medications that its pharmacists knew were forged.

UPDATED: Tue., April 16, 2019, 2:21 p.m.

Apple, Qualcomm settle lawsuits over iPhone chips

Apple and Qualcomm announced Tuesday that they have settled their yearslong litigation over the use of Qualcomm’s chips in Apple’s iPhones.

Gonzaga economist: Economic issues associated with wealth distribution, immigration and trade policy pose problems

Income inequality, immigration and trade tariffs are key issues that should be addressed to improve the U.S. economy, Clarence Barnes, professor of economics and dean emeritus at Gonzaga University’s School …

UPDATED: Mon., April 15, 2019, 4:52 p.m.

Judge revokes water permit for mine under Montana wilderness

A state judge has revoked the water permit for a silver and copper mine proposed by Coeur d’Alene-based Hecla Mining Co. beneath a northwestern Montana wilderness area.