Stories tagged: business
UPDATED: Wed., July 5, 2017, 8:26 a.m.
Mueller probe could draw focus to Russian crime operations
The U.S. government has long warned that Russian organized crime posed a threat to democratic institutions, including “criminally linked oligarchs” who might collude with the Russian government to undermine business …
Mon., July 3, 2017, 8:52 a.m.
Reports: Microsoft set to announce thousands of layoffs as it focuses on cloud software
Worldwide layoffs are reportedly about to hit Microsoft.
UPDATED: Sat., July 1, 2017, 11:04 p.m.
Tourists, locals buy Nevada’s legal recreational marijuana
Cheers and long lines of tourists and locals alike greeted the first day of sales of recreational marijuana on Saturday as Nevada became the fifth state with stores selling pot …
UPDATED: Fri., June 30, 2017, 10:09 p.m.
Parking meter enforcement gets tougher in downtown Spokane
Pay attention to where and when you park, because starting Saturday, the city will begin issuing fines for overstaying the maximum amount of time posted on a meter.
UPDATED: Thu., June 29, 2017, 2:41 p.m.
Harsh winter results in reduced Idaho wine grape crop
This year’s Idaho grape crop harvest is expected to be down significantly as a result of a bitter cold winter in the heart of Idaho wine country.
Thu., June 29, 2017, 9:11 a.m.
U.S. economic growth in Q1 upgraded to 1.4 percent
The U.S. economy got off to a lackluster start during the first three months of 2017, though it enjoyed more momentum than earlier estimates indicated.
Thu., June 29, 2017, 9:04 a.m.
Wheat virus reaching epidemic levels in Nebraska Panhandle
A wheat virus outbreak has reached epidemic levels and has been damaging fields and yields in the southern Nebraska Panhandle, authorities said.
Wed., June 28, 2017, noon
Bike rental store owners say electric models provide exercise option that’s physically less challenging
A new business in Mead offers adults the fun and freedom they remember from childhood bike rides, with a little help on the pedal power. Brothers Joseph and Rob Welk …
Wed., June 28, 2017, 6:35 a.m.
China frees three activists who probed Ivanka Trump supplier
Chinese authorities have released on bail three activists who had been detained after investigating labor conditions at a factory that produced shoes for Ivanka Trump and other brands.
UPDATED: Tue., June 27, 2017, 2:55 p.m.
New cyberattack wallops Europe; spreads more slowly in U.S.
A new and highly virulent outbreak of data-scrambling software caused disruption across the world Tuesday. Following a similar attack in May , the fresh assault paralyzed some hospitals, government offices …
Mon., June 26, 2017, 11:18 a.m.
Alaska Air offers charter flight for solar eclipse viewing
Alaska Airlines is offering a charter flight over the Pacific Ocean this Aug. 21 that will allow select passengers to view the astronomical event from the sky.
Mon., June 26, 2017, 8:29 a.m.
Trump’s Indonesian business partner slapped with travel ban
Authorities in Indonesia have issued a travel ban against the Indonesian business partner of President Donald Trump after he was accused of threatening a deputy attorney general, officials said Monday.
Sun., June 25, 2017
Pot ordinance tweak was fair play
Letting the denial stand could invite other businesses to suddenly become kid-oriented to block the opening of a pot shop.
Fri., June 23, 2017, 5 a.m.
Despite changes, Hoopfest expected to get downtown business booming
With more than 250,000 people and an estimated $46 million in economic impact, it’s easy to make the case that Hoopfest is good for downtown Spokane businesses. But what is …
Thu., June 22, 2017, 11:52 a.m.
Democratic senators urge President Trump to study Russia’s capability to hack power grid
On Thursday, 19 Democratic senators sent President Donald Trump a letter urging him to direct the Energy Department to conduct an analysis of Russia’s capability to hack into and disrupt …
Tue., June 20, 2017, 2:08 p.m.
Trump’s pick for No. 2 Pentagon job faces tough questions during confirmation hearing
President Donald Trump’s choice to take the No. 2 job at the Pentagon had a rocky confirmation hearing Tuesday, with Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman John McCain, R-Ariz., at one …
UPDATED: Tue., June 20, 2017, 2:35 p.m.
It’s so hot in Phoenix that airplanes can’t fly
Dozens of flights have been delayed and canceled out of Phoenix Sky Harbor on Tuesday as the city – and much of the region – withers under another day of …
Tue., June 20, 2017, 8:42 a.m.
Carla Fendi, philanthropist and fashion force, dies at 79
Carla Fendi, one of the five sisters who transformed the family leather goods business into a global luxury fashion house long known for its furs, has died following a long …
UPDATED: Tue., June 20, 2017, 7:27 a.m.
Flynn didn’t disclose role in Saudi deal with Russians, congressional letter says
Former national security adviser Michael Flynn appears to have failed to report a 2015 trip to Saudi Arabia on behalf of a U.S./Russia business plan to build nuclear reactors, according …
UPDATED: Mon., June 19, 2017, 2:14 p.m.
Health insurers propose average 22.3% rate increase in Washington
State officials say that health insurers have proposed rate changes for next year that have an average increase of about 22.3 percent.
UPDATED: Mon., June 19, 2017, 6:38 p.m.
Google intensifies campaign against online extremism
Google is intensifying its campaign against online extremism, saying it will put more resources toward identifying and removing videos related to terrorism and hate groups.
UPDATED: Mon., June 19, 2017, 2:55 p.m.
Boeing launches MAX 10 at Paris Air Show
Boeing launched the new 737 MAX 10 on the opening day of the Paris Air Show, reporting that it has 240 orders and commitments to announce this week.
Mon., June 19, 2017, 8:54 a.m.
Big names descend on White House for Trump’s technology summit
Executives from many of the world’s largest technology companies will gather Monday at the White House to meet with President Donald Trump and his senior advisers during a summit aimed …
Sat., June 17, 2017, 2:50 p.m.
Can Amazon persuade enough people to buy fresh food online?
If a $13.7 billion deal for Whole Foods goes through, Amazon gets the advantage of using the stores as mini-distribution hubs to deliver items to customers. But online delivery of …
UPDATED: Fri., June 16, 2017, 8:23 p.m.
Marijuana sales up slightly in Spokane County in May
A second retail pot shop opened in downtown Spokane last month, contributing to a modest sales increase over a slow April. Thirty-one retailers reported $7.9 million in sales before taxes …
UPDATED: Thu., June 15, 2017, 6:27 p.m.
Nike to slash 1,400 jobs, cut sneaker styles in shakeup
Nike wants to be more nimble on its feet. The sneaker maker said Thursday that it plans to sell more shoes directly to customers online as part of a restructuring …
Thu., June 15, 2017, 8:57 a.m.
Airbnb leasing enough office space in downtown Seattle for 300 workers
Airbnb is expanding in Seattle in a big way – moving out of temporary office space to a downtown building with enough space for 300 employees.
Thu., June 15, 2017, 8:45 a.m.
U.S. factory output fell 0.4 pct. in May as car sales slump
U.S. factory output fell last month as manufacturers cranked out fewer cars, computers and semiconductors, a sign that economic growth remains sluggish.
Thu., June 15, 2017, 8:43 a.m.
Skittles ditches rainbow to give LGBT pride ‘center stage’
Skittles has temporarily ditched its rainbow theme in favor of an all-white look in the United Kingdom and Germany in order to give LGBT pride celebrations “center stage.”
Wed., June 14, 2017, 10:50 a.m.
Northwest hop acreage estimated to increase by 6 percent
Washington, Oregon and Idaho are on pace to set another record in hop acreage, but reports indicate supply is catching up to demand.