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HBO channels, now controlled by AT&T, are yanked off Dish Network

Dish Network customers, including those who subscribe to SlingTV, have lost access to HBO channels and Cinemax – months after AT&T gained control of HBO’s parent company – in the …


Amazon’s new goal: Teach 10 million kids a year to code

Amazon said it will pay for summer camps, teacher training and other initiatives to benefit children and young adults from low-income families who might not have learned to code otherwise.


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 1, 2018, 4:05 p.m.

Google employees walk out to protest treatment of women

Carrying signs with messages such as “Don’t be evil,” several hundred Google employees around the world briefly walked off the job Thursday in a protest against what they said is …


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 1, 2018, 1:56 p.m.

U.S. construction spending flat in September

Spending on U.S. construction projects was essentially unchanged in September, the weakest showing since June, as an increase in home construction was offset by a slide in spending on government …


National Furniture closing after 58 years

While owner Mark Barnes said he underestimated what the growth of internet sales in the furniture industry would mean for the business, he doesn’t regret his years spent in the …


Lime pulls some electric scooters from 3 California markets, citing fire danger

Lime has pulled about 2,000 of its electric rental scooters from the streets of Los Angeles, San Diego and Lake Tahoe, saying a battery defect in one model could cause …


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 31, 2018, 7:15 p.m.

U.S. stocks rally again, but finish October with steep losses

Stocks climbed for the second day in a row Wednesday at the end of a brutal month for the global market. Investors applauded strong quarterly results from companies that included …


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 31, 2018, 7:13 p.m.

Former GSI employee to lead statewide focus on growing Washington’s aerospace industry

Robin Toth helped Eastern Washington’s aerospace manufacturing industry grow through her job at Greater Spokane Incorporated.


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 31, 2018, 4:35 p.m.

U.S. companies hiring at robust pace; wages rise faster

U.S. companies added jobs in October at the healthiest pace in eight months, and wages rose by the most in a decade, the latest evidence of the durable strength of …


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 31, 2018, 7:14 p.m.

GM offers buyouts to 18K salaried workers in North America

General Motors will attempt to cut costs by offering buyouts to about 18,000 white-collar workers in North America.


Rising prices, margins drive GM’s third quarter

Shares of General Motors rose more than 6 percent Wednesday morning after the company posted a $2.5 billion third-quarter profit that blew away Wall Street estimates.


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 30, 2018, 5:40 p.m.

Contract manufacturer Key Tronic reports improved earnings

Key Tronic Corp. reported improved earnings Tuesday for the quarter that ended Sept. 29, which is the first quarter in the company’s 2019 fiscal year.


Hart index sees third-quarter slip in regional companies value

Despite strong gains by Clearwater Paper Corp. and Itron Inc., the Hart Capital Inland Northwest Index fell by 3.6 percent during the third quarter.


Ben & Jerry’s new anti-Trump joke reveals America’s deep divide – over pecans

Ben & Jerry’s has a new flavor of ice cream, “Pecan Resist,” that calls on people to resist the Trump administration. The campaign has caused controversy, not just for its …


UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 29, 2018, 4:59 p.m.

People are keeping their smartphones longer, report says

People are holding on to their aging smartphones longer, squeezing out a few more months of use before trading them in, a report indicates.


UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 29, 2018, 4:56 p.m.

Google to give away $25 million to fund humane AI projects

Google will give away $25 million to projects that propose ways to use the artificial intelligence of computers to help create a more humane society.


Stocks tumble again on report U.S. plans more tariffs

U.S. stocks fell, with the S&P 500 flirting with a correction as technology shares tumbled after a report the Trump administration was set to press its trade war with China. …


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 30, 2018, 6:23 p.m.

Ghost of Christmas past, Halloween present: Spirit Halloween finds temporary home in vacant R Us locations

The former Babies R Us location at 6104 N. Division St. is functioning as Spirit Halloween. The former Toys R Us at 15505 E Broadway Ave. is also serving as …


UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 29, 2018, 3:04 p.m.

Blind customers sue Walmart, saying self-serve checkouts violate ADA

Three blind Maryland residents and the National Federation of the Blind have sued Walmart, alleging the company violates the Americans with Disabilities Act because its self-checkout kiosks are not fully …


Einstein Bros. Bagels closes Spokane locations

Two Einstein Bros. Bagels establishments in Spokane have shuttered after more than four years of service.


IBM pursues Amazon into cloud with $33 billion Red Hat takeover

IBM’s $33 billion purchase of Red Hat – the world’s second-largest technology deal ever – is aimed at catapulting the company into the ranks of the top cloud software competitors. …


PotlatchDeltic reports higher 3Q income

PotlatchDeltic Corp. reported higher third-quarter income of $60.3 million on Monday, reflecting the merger of Potlatch and Deltic earlier this year.


Walmart’s warehouse chain tries to get high-tech with test store

Warehouse clubs, purveyors of off-price denim and massive tubs of mayonnaise, aren’t usually on the cutting edge of retail. Walmart’s Sam’s Club wants to prove otherwise.


UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 29, 2018, 4:23 p.m.

Space industry scrambles for workers, but can’t hire foreigners

Since the International Traffic in Arms Regulation was enacted in 1976, classifying spacecraft and rockets as military technology, international students have been unable to get jobs in the field. Only …


Elon Musk: Tweet that cost $20 million was ‘worth it’

Elon Musk, Tesla’s chief executive and author of one of the world’s most expensive weed jokes, has said a tweet that got him sued by the Securities and Exchange Commission …


IBM set to acquire North Carolina-based Red Hat in $34B deal

IBM announced Sunday it will acquire North Carolina-based open-source software company Red Hat in a $34 billion stock deal that the technology and consulting giant’s chief executive says will advance …


UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 28, 2018, 9:22 p.m.

U.S. shoppers may pay a high price for America’s reliance on China’s products

U.S. companies are scrambling to line up factories and suppliers outside of China as the trade war hikes the cost of importing everything from furniture to toilet paper. But for …


UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 28, 2018, 9:53 p.m.

Warby Parker is coming to a suburban mall near you

Stiffening competition, surging online advertising costs and cheap mall space have prompted so-called digital natives like Warby Parker, Bonobos and Casper to embrace what they call “offline” in a big …


The Dirt: Proposed apartment complex overlooks Indian Canyon Golf Course

A large complex of apartment units will be built on the western edge of Spokane, just south of the Indian Canyon Golf Course, according to permits issued by the city


Tom Kelly:

Most real estate investors are familiar with tax-deferred exchanges. This practice allows the seller of an investment property to defer the gain on a sale by purchasing property of equal …