Stories tagged: business
Tue., March 21, 2017, 8:38 a.m.
Google opens ‘shortcuts’ to information, tools on phones
Google wants to make it easier for you to find answers and recommendations on smartphones without having to think about what to ask its search engine.
Tue., March 21, 2017, 8:32 a.m.
U.S. current account deficit narrows in fourth quarter
The deficit in the broadest measure of U.S. trade shrank in the final three months of 2016 but the gap for the full year rose to the highest level in …
Tue., March 21, 2017, 8:30 a.m.
U.K. cost of living keeps rising due to Brexit impact
Britain says the consumer price inflation rate rose to 2.3 percent in February, from 1.8 percent the month before, as the pound’s drop since Britain’s vote to leave the European …
UPDATED: Tue., March 21, 2017, 10:40 a.m.
Apple updating iPad, cutting price
Apple is updating its iPad Air, now just called iPad, and shaving $70 off the price.
UPDATED: Tue., March 21, 2017, 8:38 a.m.
Avista seeks proposals for a second solar energy project
Avista Corp. is considering a second solar project to meet customer demand for renewable energy.
UPDATED: Mon., March 20, 2017, 2:17 p.m.
Inside Amazon’s battle to break into the $800 billion grocery market
After spending several months analyzing the online retailer’s grocery-shipping hubs back in 2014, that’s exactly how a mechanical engineering student described its approach to selling bananas.
Mon., March 20, 2017, 8:57 a.m.
Amazon planning third data complex near Hermiston
Amazon is proposing to build a third data complex west of Hermiston consisting of four data centers.
UPDATED: Mon., March 20, 2017, 10:52 a.m.
Albertsons said to weigh merger with organic grocer Sprouts
Albertsons Cos., the grocery-chain operator backed by Cerberus Capital Management, has held preliminary talks to merge with Sprouts Farmers Market Inc., people with knowledge of the matter said.
Mon., March 20, 2017, 7:47 a.m.
Uber president is the latest top executive to depart company after months of scandal
Two prominent executives, including the president who joined Uber just six months ago, are leaving the company, another sign of tumult as the ride-hailing service continues to grapple with months …
Sun., March 19, 2017, 5 a.m.
Front & Center: The long and fulfilling days of Addison Pemberton, president of Liberty Lake manufacturer Scanivalve
Addison Pemberton keeps one foot firmly in the future, the other planted in the past. By day he is president and co-owner of Scanivalve, a Liberty Lake manufacturer of sophisticated …
UPDATED: Sat., March 18, 2017, 7:52 p.m.
New rifts emerge as Trump administration rejects free trade statement at G-20 meeting
The Trump administration on Saturday rejected a statement from other leading economies that warned against the perils of trade protectionism, the latest sign of how the administration’s more combative approach …
UPDATED: Fri., March 17, 2017, 10:52 p.m.
Spokane juice company fined $154,000 by L&I for three ammonia leaks endangering workers and neighbors last year
Johanna Beverage Co. fined $154,000 by L&I for three ammonia leaks endangering workers and neighbors last year.
Wed., March 15, 2017, 7:49 p.m.
BBB warns of March Madness scams
Whether you’re looking for tickets to root on the Gonzaga Bulldogs, Oregon Ducks or another favorite team, be on the defense for ticket scammers.
Sun., March 12, 2017, midnight
Conventions 44th Annual Placement Conference – National Student Exchange, through Sunday, Hotel RL Spokane at the Park, 230 attendees.
UPDATED: Sat., March 11, 2017, 4:01 p.m.
A World without Wi-Fi looks possible as unlimited plans rise
With every major U.S. wireless carrier now offering unlimited data plans, consumers don’t need to log on to a Wi-Fi network to avoid costly overage charges anymore. That’s a critical …
Sat., March 11, 2017, 1:58 p.m.
Women now rule banking in Thailand
As one of four presidents at Thailand’s biggest lender, Kasikornbank, Kattiya Indaravijaya often conducts interviews for senior positions. The job candidates are impressive. And almost always, they’re women.
UPDATED: Fri., March 10, 2017, 5 p.m.
Duane Jacklin, Post Falls businessman and philanthropist, dies
Duane Jacklin, a Post Falls businessman and philanthropist, has died. He was part of an agribusiness family with deep roots in North Idaho.
Thu., March 9, 2017, 7:08 p.m.
Seattle landlords sue over ‘first-come, first served’
Some Seattle landlords are suing over the city’s new policy requiring them to choose among qualified renters on a first-come, first-served basis.
Wed., March 8, 2017, 2:08 p.m.
Spokane County marijuana sales up slightly in February, amid potential federal action
Sales at marijuana retailers in the county were up 2.8 percent last month over January, but that’s a more modest increase compared to two-month differences in years past. Sales numbers …
Tue., March 7, 2017, 11:09 a.m.
Portland to investigate Uber scheme to thwart regulators
Officials in Portland called for an investigation into whether Uber used software to identify and reject hails from city code enforcers.
Tue., March 7, 2017, 7:52 a.m.
Women’s March organizers proposing ‘A Day Without a Woman’
Organizers of January’s Women’s March are calling for women to take the day off Wednesday and encouraged not to spend money to highlight women’s role in society.
Fri., March 3, 2017, 2:50 p.m.
Report: Montana high-tech companies growing faster
A new University of Montana report says high-tech companies in the state are growing at rates seven times faster than the statewide economy.
Fri., March 3, 2017, 7:38 a.m.
Mercedes recalls 354,000 vehicles; starter part can overheat
Mercedes is recalling about 354,000 cars and SUVs in the U.S. because a starter part can overheat and cause a fire.
Fri., March 3, 2017, 6 a.m.
Big Avista project across the railroad tracks from WSU Spokane would spur change in maligned neighborhood
Plans are emerging for a major redevelopment project across the railroad tracks from the WSU Spokane campus.
Thu., March 2, 2017, 3:54 p.m.
Farms, orchards should warn neighbors before they spray chemicals, report says
With pesticide drift and the associated health risks on the rise in Washington, a new report is again calling for requirements that farms and orchards notify neighbors before spraying chemicals.
Thu., March 2, 2017, 3:51 p.m.
Grocery group must pay $1.1 million in legal fees in campaign finance case
A Thurston County Superior Court judge has ordered Grocery Manufacturers Association to pay $1.1 million in legal fees after it violated state campaign finance disclosure laws.
Thu., March 2, 2017, 10:42 a.m.
Greece targets the space race as well as innovative startups
Nikos Pappas, Greece’s Minister of Digital Policy, Telecommunications and Media, is serious about going into space.
Thu., March 2, 2017, 8:05 a.m.
U.S. jobless claims drop to lowest level since 1973
Just 223,000 Americans applied for unemployment benefits last week, fewest in nearly 44 years.
UPDATED: Wed., March 1, 2017, 10:35 p.m.
Feds accuse leader of Spokane’s Associated Industries of bilking $3 million from trust fund
Federal regulators accuse a pair of Spokane business leaders of secretly transferring $3 million from a trust fund set up to lower health insurance costs for 800 local businesses to …
Wed., March 1, 2017, 2:12 p.m.
Bill to fix rural water rights passed by state Senate
SEATTLE – Restrictions on building created last year by the state Supreme Court would be reduced under a bill approved this week by the Washington Senate. The state Senate has …