Stories tagged: business
UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 8, 2017, 11:01 p.m.
China, U.S. sign another $206.6B in deals during Trump visit
China on Thursday signed business deals it said totaled $253.4 billion with American companies during President Donald Trump’s visit in a tradition aimed at blunting criticism of Beijing’s trade policies.
Thu., Nov. 2, 2017, 11:23 a.m.
City approves plans for two towers overlooking Spokane Falls
A plan to build two 13-story towers on just over 2 acres of land overlooking the Spokane Falls has been approved by the city’s hearing examiner, who said the proposal …
UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 2, 2017, 6:30 a.m.
Spokane Valley City Council forgoes property tax increase for ninth year in a row
For the ninth year in a row, the Spokane Valley City Council is foregoing increasing property taxes by 1 percent, the maximum annual increase allowed by law without a public …
Wed., Nov. 1, 2017, 9:20 a.m.
Survey: U.S. businesses added 235,000 jobs in October
U.S. businesses added a solid 235,000 jobs in October, according to a private survey, partly reflecting a rebound from the previous month when hiring was held back by several hurricanes.
Fri., Oct. 27, 2017, 5 a.m.
Cork problem shelves 2015 Cayuse wines
A world-class Walla Walla Valley winery is withholding release of many of its 2015 products due to a cork problem.
UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 26, 2017, 4:28 p.m.
British diplomat: Brexit will open Washington state, British trade opportunities
The United Kingdom is Washington’s fifth-largest trading partner, buying more than $5 billion worth of goods and services annually. The volume of trade across the Atlantic could strengthen after Brexit, …
Mon., Oct. 23, 2017
Crisis nursery finds new home on East Sprague property
Thanks to a deal closed this month, a space once relegated to shopping carts and grocery aisles will provide future urgent care to youngsters in need.
UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 20, 2017, 10:58 a.m.
UI grads develop safety device to reduce electrocution risk for utility workers
Start-up companies, venture capitalists and local business leaders talked about how the region can support entrepreneurs Thursday at the second annual Triangle Venture Expo in Spokane.
UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 18, 2017, 10:46 a.m.
Women who own businesses find bank loans harder to get
Getting a bank loan is still a struggle for many women who own businesses.
Mon., Oct. 16, 2017, 7:47 p.m.
STCU names Spokane native Ezra Eckhardt as its next president
Spokane native Ezra Eckhardt has been chosen as STCU’s next president and CEO.
UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 12, 2017, 6:04 p.m.
Dodson’s Jewelers finds adaptation, service key to 130 years in business
Dodson’s Jewelers survived the Spokane fire of 1889 and went on to become a retail fixture for generations of local residents. The family owned company is celebrating its 130th anniversary …
Mon., Oct. 9, 2017, 9:21 a.m.
Patrons get their fill on Jollie’s final day of business
Cars packed the parking lot and guests filled the lounge and restaurant at Jollie’s Restaurant and Lounge Sunday afternoon, where Kathy Marsolek has been a patron since 1974, when she …
Sun., Oct. 8, 2017
BBB Tip of the Week: Cybersecurity tips for businesses
Cybersecurity has to be everyone’s job. Owner, manager or staff, you are a crucial part of protecting information.
Tue., Oct. 3, 2017
Parklets get permanent status in Spokane
The City Council voted unanimously to set up a regulatory structure for the miniature, pop-up parks that first sprouted in Spokane in 2015. Businesses will have to pay for a …
Fri., Sept. 29, 2017, 5:17 p.m.
Adidas’s basketball allegations won’t hurt top line, for now
Adidas’s mission to expand its basketball footprint in North America hasn’t made a major difference, so far. That may now be a comfort to the German athletic-goods company as one …
UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 28, 2017, 11:39 a.m.
Flights delayed around globe as booking system fails
Airlines worldwide were forced to delay flights Thursday as a global flight-bookings system operated by Amadeus IT Group suffered what the company called a “network issue.”
UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 27, 2017, 11:15 p.m.
Immigration crackdown could hurt Idaho industries
Idaho’s food and agribusiness industry brought in $1.51 billion in 2011, according to the Idaho Department of Commerce.
UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 26, 2017, 2:46 p.m.
Trump vows to ‘fix the mess’ as U.S. targets North Korea banks
New U.S. sanctions will punish eight North Korean banks and 26 bank workers living abroad, the Trump administration announced Tuesday, in the first use of new sanctioning powers granted by …
Tue., Sept. 26, 2017, 10:46 a.m.
Washington rejects permit for coal-terminal project
The state of Washington has denied a key permit sought by a company that wants to build and operate a large terminal to export coal from Western states to Asia.
Mon., Sept. 25, 2017, 7:41 a.m.
Survey: Economists see no gain from NAFTA renegotiation
Most business economists expect the Trump administration’s efforts to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement will make no difference to the U.S. economy or cause harm.
UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 25, 2017, 11:07 p.m.
Then and Now: Silver Loaf Baking Co.
Spokane was always a wheat town, anchored by its flouring mills, which supplied several large bakeries. One of the larger bakers was Silver Loaf Baking Company, which had a production …
UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 24, 2017, 10:53 p.m.
Microsoft makes a ‘crazy’ bet on fuel cells to feed power-hungry data centers
In an industrial space tucked off a side street in Seattle’s Sodo District, Microsoft is trying to reinvent the data center.
UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 24, 2017, 4:15 p.m.
White House says tax plan to help business, middle class
A proposed tax overhaul set to come out this week from Republicans will offer help for the middle class and businesses, President Donald Trump’s Treasury secretary said.
UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 22, 2017, 9:53 a.m.
Monroe Street business group files $15 million tort claim against city to stop lane reduction
A coalition of business owners on North Monroe on Thursday filed a $15 million tort claim against the city of Spokane, citing “significant revenue losses” during the city’s planned renovation …
Wed., Sept. 20, 2017, 8:38 a.m.
Alexa, what do you see? Amazon said to be working on glasses
Amazon is attempting to develop glasses that pair with Alexa and would allow users to access the voice-activated assistant outside the home, according to a newspaper report.
UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 19, 2017, 11 p.m.
Portland man with high bid for Alaska ferry plans boat hotel
The high bidder for Alaska’s ferry Taku wants to turn the 352-foot vessel into a waterfront hotel and restaurant in Oregon.
Mon., Sept. 18, 2017, 11:22 a.m.
Tech lobbyists join fight over DACA and immigration
Tech industry giants are beginning to mobilize their deep K Street networks to pressure lawmakers as Congress tries to address the legal status of undocumented immigrants who came to the …
Mon., Sept. 18, 2017, 10 a.m.
Amazon to bring another 1,000 jobs to Oregon
Amazon has announced plans for a third Oregon fulfillment center.
Fri., Sept. 15, 2017, 3:32 p.m.
Doubts arise on whether corporate tax cut would boost growth
For President Donald Trump, what’s good for General Motors is great for American workers. Same for Boeing. And AT&T. Not to mention small businesses. Many economists, tax experts and even …
Thu., Sept. 14, 2017, 8:40 a.m.
Employees evacuate after chemical leak at Idaho paper plant
No one was injured after a chemical leak forced evacuations at a paper manufacturing facility in Idaho.