Stories tagged: business
Mon., June 5, 2017, 7:34 a.m.
U.S. factory orders slipped in April, investment weak
Orders to U.S. factories fell in April for the first time in five months amid declining demand for heavy machinery, iron and steel, and commercial airplanes. A key category that …
Sun., June 4, 2017, 4:36 p.m.
Montana worker shortage starts to pinch state’s employers
When Denice Harris started working at AAA, she had to wear nylons and men were required to wear ties. Now struggling to recruit employees, AAA is doing everything from allowing …
UPDATED: Fri., June 2, 2017, 12:09 p.m.
Some cities, states help minorities enter marijuana industry
Andre Shavers was sentenced to five years on felony probation after authorities burst into the house where he was living in one of Oakland’s most heavily policed neighborhoods and found …
UPDATED: Wed., May 31, 2017, 9:48 p.m.
Canada’s defense minister threatens Boeing deal in speech
Canada’s defense minister is repeating a threat to cancel the purchase of 18 fighter jets from Boeing Co. because of the company’s trade complaint against Canadian plane maker Bombardier.
Wed., May 31, 2017, 1:37 p.m.
Oregon livestock company wins trade secrets dispute
An Oregon livestock nutrition company has won its lawsuit against a former employee it accused of stealing trade secrets.
Wed., May 31, 2017, 8:45 a.m.
McDonald’s rolls out delivery to New York in bid to renew growth
McDonald’s will expand delivery service to 1,000 more U.S. restaurants this week, including locations in the New York area, part of a gambit that the 77-year-old chain can find a …
Wed., May 31, 2017, 8:23 a.m.
Eurozone inflation falls to lowest level this year
Inflation across the 19-country eurozone has fallen to its lowest level this year, official figures showed Wednesday, in a development that may temper speculation that the European Central Bank will …
Sat., May 27, 2017, 5:30 a.m.
Plans for new northside Costco include Highway 2 roundabout
Costco is moving forward quickly with its plans to construct a new, 167,000 square foot retail warehouse near the site of the former Kaiser Aluminum smelter near Mead. Those plans …
Sat., May 20, 2017, noon
Liz Weston: How to ruin your finances fast
Some financial disasters are a long time in the making. It typically takes years of unfortunate choices – minimum credit card payments, forgone savings opportunities – to create suffocating debt …
UPDATED: Fri., May 19, 2017, 9:32 p.m.
Trump attorney didn’t want him to sign financial disclosure to prove it was true
President Donald Trump’s attorneys initially wanted him to submit an updated financial disclosure without certifying the information as true, according to correspondence with the Office of Government Ethics.
Fri., May 19, 2017, 10:35 a.m.
Wildwood Grilling of Sandpoint embarking on a $2 million capital expansion
Wildwood Grilling of Sandpoint is embarking on a $2 million capital expansion that will create 21 new jobs.
Mon., May 15, 2017
Craft Beer Week: Spokane’s local breweries hit their stride
Brewers and beer aficionados in town say Spokane’s beer scene is growing up, and branching out, a testament to the region’s growing craft beer scene. The pace of new breweries …
Fri., May 12, 2017, 11:54 a.m.
Airbnb looks to Latin America, now its fastest-growing market
As Airbnb Inc. turns its attention to Latin America, the often-combative company is taking an unusual approach. It’s giving local governments what they want.
UPDATED: Fri., May 12, 2017, 10:10 p.m.
Idaho asks appeals court to uphold ban on spying at farms
Idaho is asking a federal appeals court to reinstate a statewide ban on spying at farms, dairies and slaughterhouses after a lower court judge sided with animal rights activists who …
Fri., May 12, 2017, 10:50 a.m.
Startup targets the TI calculators your kid lugs to class
Silicon Valley startup Desmos Inc. is going after one of the oldest names in technology, Texas Instruments Inc., in an area not normally associated with cutting-edge innovation: handheld calculators.
Fri., May 12, 2017, 8:35 a.m.
Spain says several firms hit by cyberattacks
The government says several Spanish companies have been targeted in ransomware cyberattacks.
Wed., May 10, 2017, 10:49 a.m.
Oregon county voting whether to block liquefied natural gas project
Voters in Oregon’s Coos County are considering a May ballot measure that would block the Jordan Cove liquefied natural gas project.
UPDATED: Mon., May 8, 2017, 6:04 p.m.
Hecla reports higher 1Q earnings despite ongoing strike at the Lucky Friday Mine
Higher silver prices helped Hecla Mining Co. turn a first quarter profit despite an ongoing strike at the Lucky Friday Mine.
Sun., May 7, 2017, 8 a.m.
Why Wall Street can’t stop talking about its favorite show
The hedge fund industry is a secretive world led by tight-lipped titans who make more than $1 billion a year. It shouldn’t enjoy having its quirky habits probed on television. …
Wed., May 3, 2017, 12:59 p.m.
Motel 6 in Oregon stops hosting guests from its own county
A Motel 6 in Oregon has decided to stop hosting people who live within the county it’s located.
Wed., May 3, 2017, 8:17 a.m.
House GOP blocks Dem efforts to protect consumer watchdog
House Republicans on Wednesday blocked Democratic efforts to preserve the independence of a consumer watchdog created after the 2008 economic meltdown as the GOP pressed ahead with an overhaul of …
Wed., May 3, 2017, 7:48 a.m.
U.S. services firms grow faster in April
U.S. services companies expanded at a faster pace in April, which is good news for the overall American economy.
UPDATED: Tue., May 2, 2017, 5:49 p.m.
Spokane to get tougher on downtown parking meter limits starting July 1
Enforcement of existing laws that place limits on how long a particular motorist can stay on a certain city block will start July 1. Until then, violators will receive notices …
Fri., April 28, 2017, 12:50 p.m.
Orchard owners look to robots as labor shortage worsens
Harvesting Washington state’s vast fruit orchards each year requires thousands of farmworkers, and many of them work illegally in the United States. That system eventually could change dramatically as at …
UPDATED: Fri., April 28, 2017, 8:31 p.m.
Review: Coal terminal would boost pollution, safety issues
A new environmental study says a coal-export terminal proposed in southwest Washington would have major impacts on local communities, access to tribal fishing sites and rail safety.
UPDATED: Fri., April 28, 2017, 2:42 p.m.
Experts: Long road ahead for Trump offshore drilling order
President Donald Trump has signed an executive order that could open large parts of the Pacific, Arctic and Atlantic oceans to new oil and gas drilling, creating yet another clash …
UPDATED: Fri., April 28, 2017, 4:49 p.m.
Appeals court upholds decision to block Anthem bid for Cigna
A federal appeals court on Friday left in place a decision blocking Blue Cross-Blue Shield insurer Anthem’s bid to buy rival Cigna, saying that a bigger company is not better …
Thu., April 27, 2017, 8:52 a.m.
New Oregon business taxes? Panel explores ideas
Leaders in the Oregon Legislature are forming a temporary, bipartisan committee that’ll spend the next several weeks hashing out a business tax-overhaul plan that may go to voters for final …
Thu., April 27, 2017, 8:06 a.m.
Micron Technology hires SanDisk co-founder to lead company
Micron Technology says it has hired the co-founder of SanDisk to be the company’s new chief executive officer and president.
UPDATED: Wed., April 26, 2017, 9:56 p.m.
Trump orders review of national monuments
President Donald Trump signed an executive order Wednesday instructing Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke to review any national monument created since Jan. 1, 1996, that spans at least 100,000 acres in …