Stories tagged: business
Thu., July 20, 2017, 10:55 a.m.
Oregon woman sues Safeway after son’s death in parking lot
An Oregon woman whose 7-year-old son was struck and killed in a supermarket parking lot seeks $1.5 million in a federal lawsuit against Safeway.
Thu., July 20, 2017, 8:22 a.m.
Layoffs begin at Carrier plant that drew Trump’s criticism
More than 300 Carrier Corp. workers are working their final day at the company’s Indianapolis factory as part of an outsourcing of jobs to Mexico that drew criticism last year …
UPDATED: Thu., July 20, 2017, 1:02 p.m.
Avista selling to Canadian firm Hydro One for $5.3 billion
Avista is being sold for $5.3 billion to a Canadian company called Hydro One, the companies announced Wednesday.
UPDATED: Wed., July 19, 2017, 7:26 p.m.
GOP targets Endangered Species Act as protections lifted
Congressional Republicans are moving forward with legislation to roll back the Endangered Species Act, amid complaints that the 44-year-old law hinders drilling, logging and other activities.
Wed., July 19, 2017, 7:36 a.m.
U.S. housing starts rebounded in June
Homebuilders ramped up construction in June to the fastest pace in four months, led by surges in the Northeast and Midwest.
Wed., July 19, 2017, 7:33 a.m.
Mexico announces new laptop, tablet security on U.S. flights
Laptops and tablets on U.S.-bound flights from Mexico will be subjected to heightened carry-on security measures beginning Wednesday at the request of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Mexican authorities …
Wed., July 12, 2017
A family passion for yoga: Mother-daughter duo opens studio in Wandermere area
Cher Desautel and her daughter, Sara Douville, have taken their passion for yoga to a new level. In May they opened YogaJoy North, in the Wandermere West shopping center. Nestled …
UPDATED: Tue., July 11, 2017, 10:42 p.m.
Shawn Vestal: The Boeing tax cut may not be the economic-development model we’re looking for
Here’s a thought experiment: Instead of trying to give everyone the same tax deal as Boeing, why not give Boeing the same deal as everyone else?
Tue., July 11, 2017, 10:23 a.m.
Study released for Tesoro refinery xylene project in Skagit County
Skagit County reached no new conclusions in the final environmental impact statement it released Monday for a project proposed at the Tesoro Anacortes Refinery at March Point.
UPDATED: Tue., July 11, 2017, 12:02 p.m.
Primewell tires recalled; sidewall can crack and lose air
A company that distributes Primewell brand tires is recalling more than 394,000 of them in the U.S. because the sidewalls can crack and lose air, increasing the risk of a …
Tue., July 11, 2017, 8:04 a.m.
8-year contract to keep auto show at Detroit’s Cobo Center
Officials say an eight-year contract will keep the North American International Auto Show at downtown Detroit’s Cobo Center through 2025.
UPDATED: Mon., July 10, 2017, 7:25 p.m.
Initiative targeting marijuana businesses near Spokane churches fails to receive enough signatures
Petition-gatherers came up 528 signatures short for the measure to automatically appear on the November ballot, but the group says it will seek intervention from U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions.
UPDATED: Mon., July 10, 2017, 9:01 p.m.
Congress unnerved by energy grid cyberattacks
For months, Sen. Maria Cantwell has been warning in letters to the Trump administration and colleagues that Congress needs to do more to keep the nation’s energy supply safe from …
Mon., July 10, 2017, 11:46 a.m.
Man dies when air bag inflator ruptures during car repair
Another person has been killed in the U.S. by an exploding Takata air bag inflator, but this death wasn’t the result of a crash.
Mon., July 10, 2017, 7:44 a.m.
Abercrombie takes itself off the block and shares plunge
Abercrombie & Fitch is no longer up for sale, and that isn’t sitting well with investors who were looking for a white knight to rescue the struggling teen retailer.
Sun., July 9, 2017
Amazon is still inflating discounts despite new name, Consumer Watchdog says
In a bid to promote its deals to consumers, Amazon.com Inc. started displaying current discounts compared to their historic price tags – a strategy that it calls the “was” price.
Sun., July 9, 2017
The Motley Fool: Big-name brands can win even if stores fail
VF Corp. – owner of North Face jackets, Timberland boots, Smartwool socks, Vans shoes and more – is worth considering for your portfolio.
UPDATED: Fri., July 7, 2017, 6:32 p.m.
Kmart in Coeur d’Alene to close; Sears Holdings Corp. to close 43 locations by October
Struggling department store chain Sears says it’s closing even more stores as it tries to turn around its business, and the Kmart in Coeur d’Alene is one of those that …
Fri., July 7, 2017, 1:23 p.m.
Hospital CEO: GOP causing problems in health care exchanges
The CEO of one of Montana’s largest hospitals says Republicans are helping to create the instability that is causing insurance companies to leave the federal health care exchanges established under …
Fri., July 7, 2017, 12:27 p.m.
Tesla to build giant battery in Australia amid energy crisis
Tesla says it will build the world’s largest lithium-ion battery in southern Australia, part of a bid to solve an energy crisis that has led to ongoing blackouts across the …
Fri., July 7, 2017, 11:55 a.m.
Samsung on a roll as data demand for memory chips soars
Samsung Electronics is on a roll thanks to booming sales of memory chips required by the increasingly data-based economy.
Thu., July 6, 2017, 11:43 a.m.
Bucking minimum wage trend, St. Louis is lowering pay level
It’s not been a great couple of weeks for those advocating an increase in minimum wages. Late last month, the National Bureau of Economic Research published a working paper based …
Thu., July 6, 2017, 7:44 a.m.
US services firms expand at faster pace in June
U.S. service companies expanded at a faster pace last month, pushed up by slightly better sales and a pickup in new orders.
UPDATED: Thu., July 6, 2017, 9:03 a.m.
Local businesses split over new paid family leave program
While many were caught unawares by a new paid family leave program passed in Olympia Friday night, some Spokane businesses weighed in with tentative optimism this week, while others cast …
Wed., July 5, 2017, 8:52 a.m.
Two Latvians charged with running major hacking service
Two men from Latvia ran a malware service that has been in operation for over a decade and used in major attacks against American businesses, according to an indictment unsealed …
Wed., July 5, 2017, 7:59 a.m.
Troubling signs for U.S. factories as orders fall again
Orders to U.S. factories fell for the second straight month in May, a potentially worrisome sign for American industry.
UPDATED: Wed., July 5, 2017, 8:26 a.m.
Mueller probe could draw focus to Russian crime operations
The U.S. government has long warned that Russian organized crime posed a threat to democratic institutions, including “criminally linked oligarchs” who might collude with the Russian government to undermine business …
Mon., July 3, 2017, 8:52 a.m.
Reports: Microsoft set to announce thousands of layoffs as it focuses on cloud software
Worldwide layoffs are reportedly about to hit Microsoft.
UPDATED: Sat., July 1, 2017, 11:04 p.m.
Tourists, locals buy Nevada’s legal recreational marijuana
Cheers and long lines of tourists and locals alike greeted the first day of sales of recreational marijuana on Saturday as Nevada became the fifth state with stores selling pot …
UPDATED: Fri., June 30, 2017, 10:09 p.m.
Parking meter enforcement gets tougher in downtown Spokane
Pay attention to where and when you park, because starting Saturday, the city will begin issuing fines for overstaying the maximum amount of time posted on a meter.