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Kmart To Revive ‘Blue Light Special’

Kmart Corp. chairman Donald Perkins, presiding over his first annual meeting, tried to reassure shareholders and employees that recent steps taken by the nation’s No. 3 retailer will turn the …


Seasonal Factors Trim Jobless Rate Job Gains In Farming, Tourism Help Cut State Rate To 6 Percent

Washington’s unemployment rate fell seven-tenths of a percentage point to 6 percent in April, Employment Security Commissioner Vernon Stoner reported Tuesday. “The drop was expected as seasonal activities increased with …


Downtown Redevelopment Pays Big Dividends For Canadian City

Remember property manager and developer Bob Robideaux’s vision a few years ago of a crystal palace bridging the intersection of Main Avenue and Wall Street? The Plaza at Crescent Court, …


New Operators Seek Slice Of Burgeoning North Idaho Pizza Market

Here’s an easy one. Open your telephone book yellow pages to “pizza.” Surprised to see about 40 listings for North Idaho? Don’t be. There’s a reason pizza places are so …


Bunge Corp. Strikes Deal With Cargill

Bunge Corp., one of seven giant grain exporters in the Pacific Northwest, has agreed to sell its Portland export grain terminal to Cargill Inc., the world’s largest exporter. Cargill, the …


Sirti Leads Businesses Out Of Computer Maze New Division Will Help Transfer Information From Paper To Disks

Spokane’s Intercollegiate Research and Technology Institute has added a new division to help area firms make sense of the digital information jungle. The new operation, the Digital Media Services Laboratory, …


Business Leaders Lobby To Tax Themselves Opponents Say Plan Will Help Big Businesses And Drive Away Smaller Ones

A taxing plan used to spruce up downtowns in Seattle, Portland and some 1,000 other cities is the best hope for Spokane’s retail core, business leaders told the City Council …


Microsoft’s Antitrust Headaches Continue Despite Demise Of Intuit Deal

By scuttling its plan to buy Intuit Inc., Microsoft Corp. shed a bothersome antitrust challenge, but the company’s lawyers still have work to do. The world’s leading maker of personal …


Us West Service Standards Sought State Regulators Team Up In Pursuit Of Better Customer Service

Like the irritating buzz of a busy signal, US West’s customer-service woes linger, and utility regulators are not sitting still for it. For the first time, regulators in the 14 …


Business Information Center To Open Here

The Spokane Area Business Information Center, a clearinghouse for helping entrepreneurs and small business people get started, will open downtown May 31. After an afternoon ribbon-cutting ceremony with U.S. Rep. …


Shelby Chairs Inland Northwest Bank

William Shelby will replace William Griffith as chairman of Inland Northwest Bank. Shelby has been a member of the bank’s board as well as vice president of U.R.M. Stores Inc., …


Thrift Insurance Fund Could Go Broke

The government fund that insures deposits at savings and loan banks could go insolvent in less than two years, the chairman of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation said Monday. The …


Montana Grain Group Opposing Bn Merger

The Montana Wheat and Barley Committee says it has filed a protest against Burlington Northern Railroad’s proposed merger with Santa Fe Pacific Railway. The committee said it was prompted by …


The Human Touch Has A Price

I have bad news, and even worse news. First, the bad news: First National Bank of Chicago has announced that effective June 1, it will begin charging customers $3 a …


Friendly Skies Cold War Thaw Opens New Routes For Airlines

Korean Traditional Dancers help celebrate Asiana Airlines’ launch Thursday of services between Seoul and Seattle. Photo by Associated Press


Microsoft, Intuit Accused Of Bad Faith

The Justice Department on Friday accused attorneys for Microsoft Corp. and Intuit Inc. of acting in bad faith and asked a federal judge to extend a trial deadline as a …


Traffic Keeps Rising At Spokane Airport

A three-year trend of rapid growth at Spokane International Airport continued during the month of April. During the month, 224,810 passengers boarded or departed flights at the airport, reflecting a …


Japanese Carmakers Rush To Beat Tariff

Two Japanese automakers rushing to beat the deadline Saturday for a threatened 100 percent tariff on luxury cars diverted New Jersey-bound shipments to Jacksonville to land them a day early. …


Sec Approves New Nasdaq Rules

New rules aimed at improving protections for certain customer orders on the Nasdaq Stock Market won approval Friday from the Securities and Exchange Commission. At issue is the practice of …


Prize Catch Leaves Trail Of Debt Creditors Stuck With Bills After Canadian Firm Lured Here Founders

Sun Farm Foods Inc., a Canadian food processor that was touted three years ago as a catch for the Spokane economy, has instead left a trail of unpaid bills and …


Bankrupt Charity Will Be Liquidated Immediately Judge Converts Chapter 11 Reorganization Into Chapter 7 Liquidation

A bankruptcy judge Friday ordered the immediate liquidation of a fund-raising foundation, one day after federal regulators accused its founder of major fraud and FBI agents searched his $620,000 home. …


County Oks Antique Store In Barn

In/Around Trentwood A woman can continue to operate an antique store in her barn despite a neighbor’s complaints. Spokane County officials granted Penny Simonson a conditional use permit for a …


Testimony Taken On Variance For Adult Club

In/Around Nevada/ Lidgerwood A dozen people - from owners of Tidyman’s and the Lyons movie theaters to parents and police volunteers - testified Tuesday against allowing a variance for an …


Kaiser To Wait Before Resuming Full Production At Nw Smelters Company Won’t Boost Output Until Aluminum Surplus Shrinks

Kaiser Aluminum Corp. will be profitable in 1995, but Pacific Northwest smelters will not return to full production until the surplus of aluminum on the world market shrinks. Those were …


Forecaster Sees Strong Job Growth Spokane County Likely To Add 9,000 Positions During 1995

Nearly 9,000 new jobs will be created in Spokane County this year, driven largely by gains among distributors, retailers and business services, a new economic report predicts. The growth would …


U.S. Automakers Lag Japan In Productivity

The Big Three automakers lag behind the Japanese in productivity at North American plants, but are ahead in profits, according to a survey released Wednesday. U.S. makers have done a …


Hecla Will Reopen Mine Near Juneau

Rising metals prices have prompted Hecla Mining Co. and a partner to begin plans to reopen a silver and gold mine on an Alaskan island. The Greens Creek Mine near …


Vacationers Planning To Splurge Annual Outlook Shows Travelers Expect To Spend 9 Percent More

Vacationers are turning more spendthrift this summer, planning more costly trips and building on last year’s travel resurgence, estimates released Wednesday show. Emboldened by the economic recovery, Americans plan to …


Dollar Gains Vs. Most Currencies

The dollar moved higher Wednesday against most major currencies, after a newspaper report that said the new French president may alter the European monetary system was dismissed by his office …


Wary Investors Drive Dow Lower

Stocks finished mostly lower on Wednesday, as investors sold blue-chip issues in favor of technology names. The Dow Jones average hovered at slightly lower levels for most of the session, …