Stories tagged: business
Sun., April 2, 2017
Accounting Dane Lawson has been hired by Dingus, Zarecor & Associates P.L.L.C. as a document production specialist. Lawson has a master’s degree in Health Policy and Administration and two bachelor’s …
UPDATED: Fri., March 31, 2017, 8:31 p.m.
Trump targets trade abuses with executive orders
President Donald Trump signed a pair of executive orders Friday focused on reducing the trade deficit just days before he holds his first meeting with his Chinese counterpart.
Fri., March 31, 2017, 11:58 a.m.
Consumer spending up tiny 0.1 percent in February
U.S. consumers increased their spending at the weakest pace in six months, while the 12-month rise in consumer prices was the largest in nearly five years.
Fri., March 31, 2017, 10:36 a.m.
Judge approves $25 million Trump University settlement
A judge on Friday approved an agreement for President Donald Trump to pay $25 million to settle lawsuits over his now-defunct Trump University, ending nearly seven years of legal battles …
Fri., March 31, 2017, 9:21 a.m.
Pullman-Moscow airport eyes expanding parking
An expanded parking lot at the Pullman-Moscow Regional Airport could open the door for more revenue from rental car businesses.
UPDATED: Fri., March 31, 2017, 8:35 p.m.
Amazon wants Cheerios, Oreos and other brands to bypass Wal-Mart
Amazon has invited some of the world’s biggest brands to its Seattle headquarters in an audacious bid to persuade them that it’s time to start shipping products directly to online …
UPDATED: Fri., March 31, 2017, 9:15 a.m.
Boeing makes billion-dollar bet on the 747 hauling cargo
Boeing has a temporary plan to save the iconic but slow-selling 747 jumbo jetliner: buying its own planes and leasing them to cargo haulers.
Fri., March 31, 2017, 8:26 a.m.
Settle Brexit items, then hold fall talks on Britain’s future, EU leaders say
The European Union on Friday raised the possibility of starting general talks on Britain’s future relationship with the bloc as early as the fall if decisive progress is made on …
Fri., March 31, 2017, 8:23 a.m.
South Africa faces turmoil after firing of finance minister
South Africa faced political and financial turmoil on Friday after President Jacob Zuma fired the finance minister in a Cabinet reshuffle, intensifying a rift in the party that took power …
Fri., March 31, 2017, 5:30 a.m.
Where to wet your whistle as Gonzaga plays in the Final Four
Local sports bars will be opening up as early as 7 a.m. Saturday to usher in fans hoping to catch the Bulldogs earn their first Final Four victory.
UPDATED: Thu., March 30, 2017, 8:38 p.m.
Twitter eases 140-character limit in replies
Twitter has found more creative ways to ease its 140-character limit without officially raising it.
Thu., March 30, 2017, 11:16 a.m.
Final Four opportunity benches Winner’s Circle breakfast for a month
The monthly Winner’s Circle breakfast slated Monday in Coeur d’Alene had to call a timeout because of basketball.
Thu., March 30, 2017, 10:51 a.m.
American Airlines pilot dies after medical episode on flight
An American Airlines pilot died after becoming ill just before his plane landed in Albuquerque.
Thu., March 30, 2017, 9:58 a.m.
Idaho employers to pay the cost of political infighting
Idaho employers will pay millions of dollars more than necessary in unemployment insurance taxes after a bill that was supposed to lower those costs failed on the final day of …
UPDATED: Thu., March 30, 2017, 8:38 p.m.
U.S. economy grew at steady 2.1 percent rate in Q4
The U.S. economy grew at a slightly faster rate in the fourth quarter than earlier estimates, as consumers ramped up spending that’s expected to fuel growth throughout 2017.
Thu., March 30, 2017, 9:19 a.m.
Environmental groups challenge Keystone XL pipeline approval
A coalition of environmental groups is challenging the federal permit for the Keystone XL oil pipeline in court because they say additional environmental scrutiny is needed.
UPDATED: Thu., March 30, 2017, 8:37 p.m.
Applications for unemployment aid fell to 258,000 last week
Fewer Americans sought unemployment benefits last week, evidence that the U.S. job market remains healthy.
Thu., March 30, 2017, 6:45 a.m.
Republicans in Congress just voted to allow ISPs to sell your internet data – what’s that mean for you?
Congress is allowing internet companies to collect and then sell your personal data grabbed from online web browsing.
Thu., March 30, 2017, 5:37 a.m.
Analysis: Internet providers can collect and sell your Web browser history. Here’s what to expect.
After Congress handed President Donald Trump legislation Tuesday that would wipe away landmark privacy protections for Internet users, we received a lot of reader questions about what happens next. The …
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.