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Volatile stock market spooking some older workers, retirees

The recent turbulence in the U.S. stock markets is spooking some older workers and retirees, a group that was hit particularly hard during the most recent financial crisis.


Preparing the airport for takeoff: Tony Bean coordinated the $142.5 million effort to update Pullman-Moscow Regional Airport runway

When Tony Bean arrived in Pullman in 2011, the future of the airport was uncertain. Backed by his board, Bean has procured about $131 million in federal dollars to realign …


Nissan chair Ghosn arrested in probe of financial misconduct

Nissan Motor’s chairman Carlos Ghosn has been arrested and will be dismissed for alleged under-reporting of his income and misuse of company funds, the company said Monday.


Then and Now: Falls City Building

Businessman W.G. Willis bought the southwest corner of Post Street and Riverside Avenue from pioneer land developers A.M. Cannon and J.J. Browne in 1886. He began building the three-story Falls …


UPDATED: Sun., Nov. 18, 2018, 9:08 p.m.

Watch geeks drive booming trade in preowned pieces

Govberg, in the watch business for 35 years, and Theo&Harris, founded only three years ago, are part of the thriving preowned luxury watch business. Along with dozens of other companies, …


NerdWallet: Having ‘The Talk’ about college costs with your teen

Sometime after telling your kids about “the birds and the bees,” but before you hand over the family car keys, financial advisers recommend having the talk with your teen about …


The Dirt: Townhouse development planned near Spokane’s Mission Park

A three-story townhouse with six large units will be built in Spokane’s Logan neighborhood near Mission Park, according to permits issued by the city.


Ferris grad Andy McCune named to Forbes list of 30 under 30

Andy McCune, a 2014 Ferris High School graduate, was named to Forbes Magazine’s list of “30 under 30,” which recognizes young entrepreneurs.


New U.S.-Mexico-Canada trade deal could open up B.C. grocery stores to Washington wine sales

The proposed U.S.-Mexico-Canada Trade Agreement could open up British Columbia grocery stores to sales of Washington wines by November 2019.


Motley Fool: Growing pains, big dividend

IBM is a perfect example of a well-respected company undergoing what many hope is a temporary rough patch.


BBB Tip of the Week: Torch Award Winner 2018 is 16 Cents, 3 Shoes and 5 Socks

Better Business Bureau Northwest and Pacific is proud to announce 16 Cents, 3 Shoes and 5 socks as the recipient of the 2018 Torch Award for Ethics for Eastern Washington …


Business Beat

Construction Lee Campbell of Camco Construction has been named the Spokane Home Builders Association’s 2018 Hall of Fame Inductee. Campbell started a construction business in 1977 that incorporated with Camco …


Sears gets court OK to pursue sale of its best stores

Sears Holdings Corp. can begin trying to sell its best-performing stores after receiving court approval last week for its plans to auction off assets.


Week Ahead

Conventions Annual Northwest Bigfoot Battle - USA Wrestling, through Sunday, Spokane Convention Center, 2,000 attendees.


Townhouse development planned near Spokane’s Mission Park

A three-story townhouse with six large units will be built in Spokane’s Logan neighborhood near Mission Park, according to permits issued by the city.


Spokane Federal Credit Union to expand into Spokane Valley

The credit union has filed plans with the city to build its first Valley branch at 13105 E. Sprague Ave. The location will include a cafe and 19 parking spaces.


Coeur d’Alene Casino undergoing renovation

More than 68,000 square feet of gaming and event space is being redone, with work expected to be completed in March. Construction began last month.


Microsoft reports modest increases in workforce diversity

Microsoft showed a small increase in the proportion of women in its employee ranks, rising 1.1 percentage points to 26.6 percent, from 25.5 percent last year.


Beloved toy store FAO Schwarz makes its comeback

For more than 150 years, FAO Schwarz was known in New York City for its classy and sometimes extravagantly expensive toys.


UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 19, 2018, 10:44 a.m.

New parking garage in downtown Coeur d’Alene opens Tuesday

A new parking garage in downtown Coeur d’Alene opens Tuesday, providing about 350 paid parking spaces.


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 16, 2018, 5:31 p.m.

Boeing hit with what may be first U.S. suit over Lion Air

Boeing Co. has been sued in what may be the first U.S. claim tied to the crash of Lion Air Flight 610, which dove into the Java Sea after taking …


Volkswagon wants to storm car market with cheaper electric model

Volkswagen intends to invest $50 billion in the electric and autonomous car technologies expected to reshape the industry – and said it would make battery-powered vehicles more accessible to mass-market …


With proposed commerce park, developer hopes to give economic boost to Hillyard Neighborhood

Spokane developer Larry Stone is aiming to replicate the success of the Playfair Commerce Park with plans to build a second industrial park in northeast Spokane.


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 15, 2018, 7:54 p.m.

After HQ2 decision, Amazon plans suggest expansion, and then a big hiring slowdown

With Amazon’s gaze shifting to the East Coast, Seattle is in for something different.


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 15, 2018, 5:17 p.m.

FAA evaluates a potential design flaw on Boeing’s 737 MAX after Lion Air crash

Analysts, including former Boeing flight controls experts, are concerned that a new automated flight control system on Boeing’s 737 MAX may be flawed and that the way it changed the …


After 131 years, Dodson’s Jewelry – Spokane’s longest-running retail business – is closing

The story of Dodson’s Jewelry spans well over a century. But after 131 years of family ownership, the story of the oldest retail store in Spokane is coming to an …


Around the Corner: Soap-making supply store to open Friday in Spokane

Soap-making supply store to open Friday Essential Soap & Supply will mark its opening on Friday.


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 14, 2018, 7:13 p.m.

Are you a minority borrower? You might want to think twice about using an online lender.

It’s not just bank loan officers with racial biases who discriminate against black and Latino borrowers. Computer algorithms do, too.


Banks, insurers pull stocks lower; Oil snaps 12-day skid

An early rally drove major indexes sharply higher but was gone by midday, leaving the market headed lower for the rest of the day.


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 14, 2018, 7:10 p.m.

Ford, Walmart test self-driving grocery delivery service

Ford and Walmart are teaming up to test a self-driving grocery delivery service.