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UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 18, 2018, 4:32 p.m.

Starbucks selling stores, closing office in Europe

Starbucks is restructuring its European operations after several years of slowing sales.


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 11, 2018, 6:28 p.m.

Missoula Independent ceases operations

Early Tuesday morning, Missoula Independent staffers came to their doors only to find them locked and a sign taped to the glass: The Independent has closed its office and ceased …


‘Big blow’ marks end for Seattle glass studio set to make way for apartments

Seattle’s growth is driving glass artist Martin Blank from his South Lake Union hot shop. But before shutting it down, he brought his friends together to make one last sculpture.


UPDATED: Tue., May 29, 2018, 5:39 p.m.

Starbucks starts closing stores for anti-bias training

Starbucks, mocked three years ago for suggesting employees discuss racial issues with customers, asked workers Tuesday to talk about race with each other.


Subway plans 500 U.S. store closings amid global growth

Subway Restaurants, the world’s most ubiquitous dining chain, will continue closing U.S. stores as it expands internationally.


UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 26, 2018, 9:05 p.m.

West Virginia teachers to continue strike Tuesday

Thousands of striking schoolteachers who have shut down West Virginia classrooms for days are demanding a face-to-face meeting with the governor and legislative leaders on their pay grievances, a union …


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 14, 2018, 10:45 p.m.

Vandervert Construction statement says $14 million in losses on hotel projects led to its closure

Vandervert Construction lost more than $14 million on a string of hotel projects across the Northwest, which pushed the Spokane-based general contractor into receivership, company officials said.


Fred Meyer Jewelers at Valley mall to close

The Fred Meyer Jewelers store at the Spokane Valley Mall is closing later at the end of the business day Saturday.


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 4, 2018, 4:04 p.m.

CdA location among 100 additional stores slated for closing by Sears

Sears Holdings Corp. will be closing over 100 more stores as the struggling department store chain tries to turn around its business.


UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 18, 2017, 1:46 p.m.

Toys R Us reportedly may close at least 100 stores

Toys R Us, which filed for bankruptcy in September, is considering closing at least 100 U.S. stores in the face of weak holiday sales, according to people with knowledge of …


Camas paper mill to partially close, cut up to 300 jobs

The paper mill in the southwest Washington city of Camas is cutting up to 300 jobs.


Walgreens to shutter 600 stores as part of Rite Aid deal

Walgreens plans to close about 600 drugstores as it completes a $4.38 billion deal to buy nearly 2,000 from rival Rite Aid.


Roller Valley to reopen after purchase by local company

Roman Oberemok looked at the old roller rink inside and out, and he saw possibilities.


Oregon mill closing after 128 years in business

The West Linn Paper Company is shutting down after more than 100 years in business.


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 …


Top U.S. diplomat says closing Embassy in Cuba ‘under review’

The Trump administration is considering closing down the recently reopened U.S. Embassy in Havana following a string of unexplained incidents harming the health of American diplomats in Cuba, Secretary of …


Cambodia Daily to close in media crackdown

One of Cambodia’s main English-language newspapers, the Cambodia Daily, announced that it would close Monday after a dispute with the government over taxes.


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 18, 2017, 8:24 p.m.

Vintage Rabbit closing; owner blames planned North Monroe Street project work

Jan Richart, who owns the Vintage Rabbit Antique Mall, lays blame for her business’s closure squarely with the city and the planned renovation of Monroe between Northwest Boulevard and the …


Washington mushroom farm to close; 65 workers to lose jobs

About 65 people will lose their jobs at a mushroom farm in northwestern Washington.


UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 14, 2017, 7:59 p.m.

Ringling Bros. circus to close after 146 years

After 146 years, the curtain is coming down on “The Greatest Show on Earth.” The owner of the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus told the Associated Press that …


Rail Workers Saying Sad Farewell To Yard

About nine months ago, workers at Union Pacific Railroad’s heavy freight car repair shop here adopted a black-and-gray striped cat as their mascot. It never left until Wednesday, when freight …


Most Ernst Stores To Close Sunday

Ernst Home Center Inc. says today and Sunday will mark the final weekend of the company’s liquidation. Some stores are already closed and most will be closed after Sunday. All …


Rosauers To Convert Store To New Format

Rosauers Supermarkets will close one of its Spokane Valley stores on Tuesday and convert it to the second in a chain of all-natural and organic food markets. The 35,000-square-foot store …


Lamonts To Close Store At U-City

Lamonts Apparel Inc. announced on Thursday that it will close its University City Shopping Center store as part of an effort to emerge from bankruptcy. The U-City store opened in …


Pabst To Close Historic Plant Decision Ends Blue Ribbon Beer’s 150-Year Presence In Milwaukee

Pabst Brewing Co. said Thursday it will shut down its plant and lay off 250 workers, ending 150 years of the Blue Ribbon beer in the city that once dominated …


It’s Been Sweet Baker’s Retirement Leaves A Hole For Doughnut Lovers

1. It’s the end of the roll for Strick’s. Howard Strick takes a break from making cinnamon rolls to kiss his daughter, Karen Torkelson, Tuesday. They’re closing the family doughnut …


Kitchen Shop Quitting Business

The Kitchen Shop, located in downtown Spokane’s skywalk system, is going out of business after almost six years. Owner Sheryl McCandless blames a sour economy, a depressed downtown retail core …


Bekins Curtails Spokane Operations

Bekins Northwest, one of the oldest moving companies in Spokane, Monday closed its moving operations here. The change throws 16 full- and part-time employees out of work.


Poor Circulation Sinks Alternative Newspaper

InfoMatin, a USA Today-style newspaper that targeted readers turned off by the traditional press, will shut down Monday after two years in print. The announcement Friday was yet another sign …