Stories tagged: business
Thu., March 30, 2017, 5 a.m.
Zags put Spokane in the national spotlight as ESPN crew will film fans and the city
As the Zags prepare for the Final Four tip off Saturday, Spokane is gearing up for its own prime time moment. An ESPN crew will spend up to four days …
UPDATED: Wed., March 29, 2017, 8:34 p.m.
Spokane County’s unemployment at 6.8 percent in February
Spokane County’s unemployment rate was 6.8 percent in February, a good number for a month that typically has a high jobless rate.
UPDATED: Wed., March 29, 2017, 8:56 p.m.
Windows update will bring 3-D, game tools and doodling
A major update to Microsoft’s Windows 10 system will start reaching consumers and businesses on April 11, offering 3-D drawing tools, game-broadcasting capabilities and better ways to manage your web …
UPDATED: Wed., March 29, 2017, 4:43 p.m.
Westinghouse files for bankruptcy
Westinghouse, one of the most storied names in the nuclear energy business, filed for bankruptcy on Wednesday, dealing a blow to the future of the nuclear power industry and leaving …
UPDATED: Wed., March 29, 2017, 4:39 p.m.
Contracts to buy US homes hit highest level since April
More Americans signed contracts to buy homes last month as warm weather and rising confidence appeared to encourage consumers to look for houses.
UPDATED: Wed., March 29, 2017, 4:36 p.m.
FDA approves 1st drug for aggressive multiple sclerosis
U.S. regulators have approved the first drug for an aggressive kind of multiple sclerosis that steadily reduces coordination and the ability to walk.
UPDATED: Wed., March 29, 2017, 4:44 p.m.
Domino’s will begin using robots to deliver pizzas in Europe
Starship Technologies, the London-based company that has created six-wheeled self-driving delivery robots, will begin taking customers Domino’s pizzas in Germany and the Netherlands.
UPDATED: Wed., March 29, 2017, 8:58 p.m.
Samsung’s Galaxy S8 phone aims to dispel the Note 7 debacle
Samsung seems to be playing it safe with its first major smartphone since the embarrassing recall of its fire-prone Note 7.
Wed., March 29, 2017, 8:14 a.m.
Ford recalls 440K vehicles for fire risk, door latch trouble
Ford is recalling more than 570,000 vehicles in North America and Europe to fix separate problems that can cause engine fires and doors to fly open unexpectedly.
UPDATED: Tue., March 28, 2017, 7:35 p.m.
Wells Fargo to pay $110 million to settle fake account suit
Wells Fargo has agreed to pay $110 million to settle a class-action lawsuit over up to 2 million accounts its employees opened for customers without getting their permission, the bank …
Tue., March 28, 2017, 3:11 p.m.
Amazon buys Souq.com with Middle East e-commerce set for takeoff
Amazon.com has agreed to buy Dubai-based online retailer Souq.com, betting that e-commerce in the Middle East is poised to take off.
UPDATED: Tue., March 28, 2017, 7:30 p.m.
Selling water: Coke, Pepsi look to make water rain money
As bottled water surges in popularity, Coke, Pepsi and other companies are using celebrity endorsements, stylish packaging and fancy filtration processes like “reverse osmosis” to sell people on expanding variations …
Tue., March 28, 2017, 10:40 a.m.
Dutch Bros. moving headquarters to downtown Grants Pass
Dutch Bros. Coffee plans to move its headquarters to downtown Grants Pass. To make it happen, the drive-through coffee chain just bought the downtown branch of Washington Federal bank.
Tue., March 28, 2017, 9:28 a.m.
Amazon tests grocery pickup service in Seattle
Amazon is testing a grocery pickup service in Seattle. The AmazonFresh Pickup service is currently open only to Amazon employees. Eventually, members of Amazon’s $99-a-year Prime loyalty program will be …
Tue., March 28, 2017, 9:26 a.m.
Amazon buys Mideast’s Souq.com after $800 million counteroffer
Amazon purchased the Middle East’s biggest online retailer Souq.com on Tuesday for an undisclosed amount, a day after a state-backed firm disclosed an $800 million counteroffer.
Tue., March 28, 2017, 8:52 a.m.
Ford investing $1.2B in 3 Michigan plants, adding 130 jobs
Ford Motor Co. is investing $1.2 billion in three Michigan facilities, including an engine plant where it plans to add 130 jobs.
Tue., March 28, 2017, 8:19 a.m.
U.S. home prices rose in January by most in more than 2 years
U.S. home prices jumped in January from a year earlier at the fastest pace in nearly 2
UPDATED: Mon., March 27, 2017, 7:08 p.m.
Company places oil in Dakota Access pipeline
The Dakota Access pipeline developer said Monday that it has placed oil in the pipeline under a Missouri River reservoir in North Dakota and that it’s preparing to put the …
UPDATED: Mon., March 27, 2017, 3:28 p.m.
Kushner to lead overhaul initiative
President Donald Trump plans to unveil a new White House office on Monday with sweeping authority to overhaul the federal bureaucracy and fulfill key campaign promises – such as reforming …
UPDATED: Mon., March 27, 2017, 8:27 p.m.
Spokane’s second climbing gym set to open Tuesday
Spokane’s second climbing gym, the Bloc Yard Bouldering Gym, will open 10 a.m. Tuesday.
UPDATED: Mon., March 27, 2017, 8:58 p.m.
‘Fearless Girl’ statue can stay at Wall Street through Feb. 2018, NYC mayor says
Mayor Bill de Blasio has decided that the globally popular statue of a young girl staring down Wall Street’s famous “Charging Bull” will remain in place through February 2018.
Mon., March 27, 2017, 9:15 a.m.
Supreme Court won’t restore $7.25B swipe fees settlement
The Supreme Court will not restore a $7.25 billion settlement between merchants and Visa Inc. and MasterCard Inc. over credit card transaction fees.
UPDATED: Mon., March 27, 2017, 8:27 p.m.
‘Bathroom bill’ to cost North Carolina $3.76 bill, study shows
Despite Republican assurances that North Carolina’s “bathroom bill” isn’t hurting the economy, the law limiting LGBT protections will cost the state more than $3.76 billion in lost business over a …
Mon., March 27, 2017, 8:43 a.m.
Stocks sink as ‘Trump trade’ flips into reverse
Stocks around the world sank Monday on worries that the Trump White House may not be able to help businesses as much as once thought. Many of the trends that …
Mon., March 27, 2017, 8:31 a.m.
United Airlines: Customers ‘welcome’ to wear leggings
United Airlines says regular-paying flyers are welcome to wear leggings aboard its flights, even though two teenage girls were barred by a gate agent from boarding a flight from Denver …
Sun., March 26, 2017, 6 a.m.
Disney CEO Robert Iger extends his contract as search for a successor continues
Walt Disney Co. Chairman and Chief Executive Robert Iger has extended his contract by one year as the company’s board of directors continues to search for his replacement.
Fri., March 24, 2017, 3:55 p.m.
Idaho’s February unemployment remains unchanged at 3.6 percent
Idaho’s unemployment rate held steady at 3.6 percent in February. Both the number of job seekers and the number of positions available grew.
Fri., March 24, 2017, 2:50 p.m.
Comcast said to gain rights to offer online TV nationwide
Comcast has acquired rights from cable network owners to offer their channels nationwide, according to people familiar with the negotiations, giving the biggest U.S. cable operator a backup plan if …
Fri., March 24, 2017, 2:41 p.m.
Time said to move closer to sale for more than $20 a share
Time Inc. is moving closer to a sale that could value the magazine publisher at more than $20 a share, according to people familiar with the process.
UPDATED: Fri., March 24, 2017, 4:39 p.m.
Mnuchin says administration tax plan coming soon
President Donald Trump and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Friday that the administration will now focus on gaining congressional approval for a sweeping tax overhaul plan.