Stories tagged: business
Thu., March 23, 2017, 10:59 a.m.
Whatcom County extends moratorium on crude oil exports
The Whatcom County Council has extended for six months a moratorium on shipments of unrefined fossil fuels out of the Cherry Point area.
Thu., March 23, 2017, 7:58 a.m.
Applications for jobless aid rise to still-low 258,000
More people sought U.S. unemployment benefits last week, but applications are still at a low level that points to a healthy job market.
Thu., March 23, 2017, 7:40 a.m.
Average 30-year mortgage rate slips to 4.23 percent
Long-term U.S. mortgage rates slid this week from their highest levels of 2017.
Wed., March 22, 2017, 9:08 p.m.
Alaska Airlines to drop Virgin America name and logo
Alaska Airlines says as part of their merger with Virgin America they will drop the Virgin America name and logo.
UPDATED: Thu., March 23, 2017, 8:58 a.m.
Miners, Hecla remain at impasse over working conditions at Lucky Friday Mine
Union and management at the Lucky Friday Mine remain far apart on a variety of issues, most of which are unrelated to pay. The underground silver mine in Mullan, Idaho, …
Wed., March 22, 2017, 7:59 a.m.
Google Maps already tracks you; now other people can, too
Google Maps users will soon be able to broadcast their movements to friends and family via the app – the latest test of how much privacy people are willing to …
Wed., March 22, 2017, 7:55 a.m.
Labor nominee says he won’t let politics influence hiring
President Donald Trump’s nominee to lead the Labor Department says he won’t allow potential political pressure from the administration to influence his hiring decisions.
Wed., March 22, 2017, 7:51 a.m.
U.S. home sales slowed in February after January surge
Americans retreated from buying existing homes in February, a pullback after sales in January had surged to the fastest pace in a decade. But over the past 12 months, sales …
UPDATED: Tue., March 21, 2017, 9:28 p.m.
Rare poll finds Cuban citizens favor better U.S. relations
A rare poll of Cuban public opinion has found that most of the island’s citizens approve of normal relations with the United States and large majorities want more tourists to …
Tue., March 21, 2017, 10:46 a.m.
Seattle City Council votes to create renters commission
The Seattle City Council has approved the creation of a renters commission as the city deals with skyrocketing rents.
Tue., March 21, 2017, 8:45 a.m.
Cambodia halts export of human breast milk
Cambodia has suspended the export of human breast milk, a business pioneered last year by a former Mormon missionary.
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
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 …