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  • THURSDAY, JULY 30, 2015

    Spokane teens get lesson in finance

    Teenagers have many tricky issues to navigate as they grow up – their individual identity, school, relationships and family. One thing few of them think about is their relationship to …


  • TUESDAY, AUG. 6, 2013, 1:04 P.M.

    Obama pitches mortgage overhaul as housing rallies

    PHOENIX (AP) — President Barack Obama says taxpayers can no longer be on the hook for bad decisions by mortgage lenders. Obama says owning a home is supposed to fulfill …


  • TUESDAY, MARCH 19, 2013, 12:24 P.M.

    Cypriot lawmakers reject deposits seizure bill

    NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Cypriot lawmakers on Tuesday rejected a critical draft bill that would have seized part of people’s bank deposits in order to qualify for a vital international …


  • WEDNESDAY, DEC. 12, 2012, 2:22 P.M.

    Joe Allbritton, 87, DC media, banking giant dies

    McLEAN, Va. (AP) — Joe L. Allbritton, who became one of Washington’s most influential men through a media conglomerate of newspapers and television stations and a financial empire that once …


  • TUESDAY, DEC. 11, 2012, 12:24 A.M.

    HSBC to pay $1.9B to settle money-laundering case

    LONDON (AP) — HSBC avoided a legal battle that could further savage its reputation and undermine confidence in the global banking system by agreeing Tuesday to pay $1.9 billion to …


  • MONDAY, DEC. 10, 2012, 12:10 A.M.

    Court date in NY hotel maid’s suit vs Strauss-Kahn

    NEW YORK (AP) — The outcome of a New York City hotel housekeeper’s sexual assault lawsuit against former International Monetary Fund leader Dominique Strauss-Kahn may soon be decided in court. …


  • SUNDAY, DEC. 9, 2012, 11:31 P.M.

    Court date in NY hotel maid’s suit vs Strauss-Kahn

    NEW YORK (AP) — The outcome of a New York City hotel housekeeper’s sexual assault lawsuit against former International Monetary Fund leader Dominique Strauss-Kahn may soon be settled in court. …


  • MONDAY, NOV. 26, 2012, 10:23 A.M.

    Ex-financier free on bail in insider trading case

    NEW YORK (AP) — A former hedge fund portfolio manager accused of enabling a quarter of a billion dollars in profits by passing along inside information in one of the …


  • MONDAY, NOV. 26, 2012, 12:01 A.M.

    NY court date Mon. in massive insider trading case

    NEW YORK (AP) — A former hedge fund portfolio manager charged in one of the biggest insider trading cases in history was due in a New York federal court after …


  • SUNDAY, NOV. 25, 2012, 11:19 P.M.

    NY court date Mon. in massive insider trading case

    NEW YORK (AP) — A former hedge fund portfolio manager charged in one of history’s biggest insider trading cases is set to appear in a New York federal court. Mathew …


  • WEDNESDAY, NOV. 21, 2012

    Spokane County unemployment rate lowest since 2008

    Spokane County’s unemployment rate fell to 7.6 percent in October, the lowest since December 2008. A year ago, Spokane’s unemployment rate was 8.3 percent. It was 8 percent in September.


  • TUESDAY, NOV. 20, 2012, 11:42 P.M.

    Expert sees a gathering storm for top fund manager

    NEW YORK (AP) — A financial law expert says prosecutors may be setting their sights higher than the former hedge fund portfolio manager they say helped orchestrate one of the …


  • SATURDAY, NOV. 17, 2012, 5:26 A.M.

    J.C. Penney CEO tries to change the way we shop

    NEW YORK (AP) — J.C. Penney CEO Ron Johnson seems unfazed that the department store chain’s mounting losses and sales declines have led to growing criticism of his plan to …


  • THURSDAY, NOV. 15, 2012, 11:42 A.M.

    More American workers to pick their insurance

    For some American workers, picking the right health insurance is becoming more like hunting for the perfect business suit: It takes some shopping around to find a good fit and …


  • WEDNESDAY, NOV. 7, 2012, 1:52 A.M.

    Hearing set for Calif. man behind anti-Muslim film

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Prosecutors could provide more details Wednesday about the California man behind an anti-Muslim film that roiled the Middle East in a case where he’s accused of …


  • WEDNESDAY, OCT. 24, 2012, 11:36 P.M.

    Ex-Goldman exec’s 2-year sentence draws scrutiny

    NEW YORK (AP) — A man who was once one of the nation’s most respected business executives has received a two-year sentence for insider trading, leading some legal experts to …


  • WEDNESDAY, OCT. 24, 2012, 1:30 P.M.

    Ex-Goldman exec given 2 years for inside trades

    NEW YORK (AP) — A former Goldman Sachs and Procter & Gamble Co. board member was sentenced to two years in prison Wednesday, culminating a spectacular fall from grace for …


  • WEDNESDAY, OCT. 24, 2012, 12:09 A.M.

    Ex-Goldman executive awaits sentence from NY court

    NEW YORK (AP) — A former Goldman Sachs and Procter & Gamble Co. board member convicted of insider trading will serve up to 10 years in prison if the government …


  • TUESDAY, OCT. 23, 2012, 11:27 P.M.

    Ex-Goldman executive awaits sentence from NY court

    NEW YORK (AP) — A former Goldman Sachs and Procter & Gamble Co. board member convicted of insider trading is about to learn whether prison or community service is his …


  • FRIDAY, OCT. 19, 2012, 10:23 P.M.

    Bangladesh probing background of NY terror suspect

    DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Police say they are investigating whether a Bangladeshi man charged with trying to blow up the Federal Reserve building in New York had connections with radical …


  • FRIDAY, OCT. 19, 2012, 12:25 A.M.

    Conflicting images emerge of NY terror suspect

    NEW YORK (AP) — At the Missouri college where Quazi Mohammad Rezwanul Ahsan Nafis enrolled, a classmate said he often remarked that true Muslims don’t believe in violence. That image …


  • THURSDAY, OCT. 18, 2012, 5:51 A.M.

    AP source: Obama was considered potential target

    NEW YORK (AP) — A Bangladeshi man snared in an FBI terror sting considered targeting President Barack Obama and the New York City Stock Exchange before settling on a car …


  • WEDNESDAY, OCT. 17, 2012, 4:54 P.M.

    Man held in NYC plot to blow up Federal Reserve

    NEW YORK (AP) — A Bangladeshi man who came to the United States to wage jihad was arrested in an elaborate FBI sting on Wednesday after attempting to blow up …


  • WEDNESDAY, OCT. 17, 2012, 1:31 P.M.

    Feds: 1 arrested in plot to attack Federal Reserve

    NEW YORK (AP) — A Bangladeshi man who came to the United States to wage jihad was arrested in an elaborate FBI sting on Wednesday after attempting to blow up …


  • WEDNESDAY, OCT. 10, 2012, 5:14 P.M.

    Calif. man behind film denies probation violations

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The California man behind the anti-Muslim film that sparked violence in the Middle East denied Wednesday that he violated terms of his probation for a 2010 …


  • WEDNESDAY, OCT. 10, 2012, 1:54 P.M.

    Calif. man behind film denies probation violation

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A California man who was behind an anti-Muslim film that sparked violence in the Middle East denied on Wednesday he violated his probation stemming from a …


  • WEDNESDAY, OCT. 10, 2012, 12:54 A.M.

    Man behind anti-Muslim film to appear in court

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A California man with many aliases who was behind an anti-Muslim film that sparked violence in the Middle East is expected to be asked by a …


  • FRIDAY, OCT. 5, 2012, 12:02 A.M.

    Broadway producer says he was fraud victim

    NEW YORK (AP) — The psychological thriller “Rebecca” was a hit for author Daphne du Maurier and filmmaker Alfred Hitchcock. Leave it to Broadway to one-up the master of suspense. …


  • TUESDAY, OCT. 2, 2012, 9:37 A.M.

    Court: Can gov’t be sued for credit card mistakes?

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Tuesday pondered whether it should allow the federal government to face millions of dollars in class-action lawsuits for violating identity theft protection laws …


  • FRIDAY, SEPT. 28, 2012, 11:01 A.M.

    Baltimore police uncover 1951 Renoir theft report

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Police have located a 60-year-old theft report from the day a Renoir painting disappeared from the Baltimore Museum of Art that matches the description of an artwork …


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