Stories tagged: growth
Mon., June 18, 2018
Then and Now: Spokane in 1910
1910 was a watershed year for Spokane.
UPDATED: Mon., June 11, 2018, 11:37 a.m.
Idaho’s tax revenue growth remains strong
Idaho’s tax revenues continue to grow, driven in part by a strong economy.
Sat., June 2, 2018, 6 a.m.
Locally owned credit unions mirror national growth
Credit union leaders say a focus on community, technology advancements and a better understanding of how credit unions operate is helping push Spokane-area membership and asset growth, following in the …
Wed., May 30, 2018, 5:30 a.m.
Tacoma’s population growing faster than Spokane’s; Spokane Valley nearing 100,000
Spokane prides itself on being the second-largest city in Washington, but that might be a title the Lilac City loses in the next 10 years.
UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 22, 2018, 6:21 p.m.
IMF upgrades outlook for global growth for 2017 to 3.7 percent
The International Monetary Fund upgrading its outlook for the world economy, noting surprisingly strong growth in Europe and Asia and predicting that U.S. tax cuts will give the American economy …
Thu., Dec. 21, 2017, 10:08 a.m.
U.S. economy grew at solid 3.2 percent rate in third quarter
The U.S. economy grew at a solid 3.2 percent annual rate from July through September, slightly slower than previously estimated but still enough to give the country the best back-to-back …
Mon., Dec. 18, 2017, 10:23 a.m.
Oregon increasing reliant on newcomers for population growth
The last time Oregon saw more people leaving than moving into the state was the 1980s, during a decline in the timber industry.
Sat., Nov. 11, 2017, 9:57 a.m.
Mayor Tim Burgess unveils growth plan for 27 Seattle neighborhoods
Under a sweeping plan unveiled Thursday by Mayor Tim Burgess, Seattle would encourage more growth in more than two dozen neighborhoods across the city while requiring developers to help the …
Thu., Nov. 2, 2017, 10:39 a.m.
Yum Brands sees sales growth, says NFL hasn’t had effect
Yum Brands saw a key sales measure rise at KFC, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell for the third quarter, and said it saw no effect on sales due to declining …
Fri., Sept. 1, 2017, 10:07 a.m.
U.S. job growth slows to 156K; unemployment up to 4.4 percent
U.S. job growth slowed in August as employers added 156,000 jobs, though still enough to suggest that most businesses remain confident in an economy now in its ninth year of …
Tue., Aug. 15, 2017
Samuelson: Two-track economy complicates solutions
It’s hard to argue that cuts in corporate taxes will accelerate economic growth if many companies are already suffering losses – and don’t benefit from tax cuts.
Tue., Aug. 8, 2017
Robert J. Samuelson: Beware of economic growth as magic elixir
We can no longer grow our way out of serious conflicts, if we ever could. There isn’t enough money to satisfy all our demands, even at higher rates of economic …
UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 16, 2017, 6:14 p.m.
IMF boosts growth forecast for US, cites Trump impact
The International Monetary Fund on Monday raised its forecast for the U.S. economy over the next two years, saying President-elect Donald Trump’s policies should boost economic growth, particularly in 2018. …
Thu., Dec. 22, 2016, 9:15 a.m.
Economy grew at strong 3.5 pct. annual rate last quarter
The U.S. economy grew at a 3.5 percent annual rate in the July-September quarter, the fastest pace in two years and more than the government had previously estimated. But the …
Tue., Nov. 29, 2016, 9:16 a.m.
U.S. economy grew at 3.2 percent in third quarter
The U.S. economy in the third quarter grew at the fastest pace in two years, with a revised report showing stronger consumer spending than first estimated.
Tue., Aug. 30, 2016
Robert J. Samuelson: U.S. economy on snooze control
The recovery has been a messy mixture of prudence, fear and relief. People anxiously remember the Great Recession. Hardly anyone is happy with the resulting slow growth. Still, we have …
Fri., July 29, 2016, 10:46 a.m.
U.S. economy grew at weak 1.2 percent annual rate in second quarter
The weak start to 2016 continued through the spring, with the U.S. economy growing at a surprisingly weak 1.2 percent annual rate in the second quarter, the Commerce Department said …
Thu., March 3, 2016, 8:02 a.m.
Herbalife overstated growth, cites database errors
Herbalife, the seller of supplements and weight-loss products currently under federal investigation as a potential pyramid scheme, overstated its worldwide growth in 2015.
Tue., Feb. 24, 2015
Kootenai County comprehensive plan to get another look
A long-running tug-of-war over how Kootenai County controls growth and development is swinging back toward private property interests. The last attempt to update the county’s land use code sparked a …
Fri., Nov. 7, 2014
Tallest Spokane high-rise in works
A Spokane Valley dentist and developer wants to build a 35-story downtown high-rise on the southeast corner of Division Street and Spokane Falls Boulevard. Dr. Phillip Rudy said he has …
Wed., Aug. 13, 2014
Spokane gets grip on growth with water plan
The city of Spokane has found a way to block development at its borders, even if that growth takes place within the urban growth boundary. The shift in power from …
Fri., May 23, 2014
Shawn Vestal: County permit ‘clerical mishap’ raises eyebrows
OK, just to be clear: Two Spokane County planning officials pleaded the Fifth Amendment – you know, the one where you can’t be compelled to give criminal evidence against yourself …
Wed., April 16, 2014
Shawn Vestal: Commissioner’s records request adds fuel to flare-up over planning
Public records laws are important tools for citizens to use in the battle against government secrecy and power. Anyone who has ever used them is familiar with occasional stonewalling and …
Wed., April 2, 2014
Shawn Vestal: Mayor’s veto certainly averts one uncertainty
Whew. Uncertainty averted. Maybe. Probably.
Wed., March 19, 2014
Shawn Vestal: Spokane County commissioners get taste of own medicine
The papal Spokane County Commission – which issues edicts and sends messages – is on the receiving end of a message, for once. The Spokane City Council took a big, …
Tue., Aug. 27, 2013, 7:45 a.m.
U.S. consumer confidence rises in August
Americans’ confidence in the economy inched closer to a 5 ½-year high on growing optimism that hiring and wages could pick up in coming months.
Wed., July 31, 2013, 9:15 a.m.
US economy grew at sluggish 1.7 percent pace
WASHINGTON — The U.S. economy grew from April through June at an annual rate of 1.7 percent — a sluggish pace but stronger than in the previous quarter. Businesses spent …
Sat., July 27, 2013
County offers to split new tax revenue with cities
Spokane County commissioners have made an offer they hope the city of Spokane can’t refuse: to split new revenue from development of the West Plains. The county and Spokane International …
Sat., May 23, 2009
Sides line up for growth-plan debate
A battle appears to be brewing over Kootenai County’s comprehensive plan, the document that will guide growth for the foreseeable future. Some in the development and planning industry criticize the …
Fri., Aug. 29, 2008
Couple take flip approach to home sale
It was supposed to be their dream home. Chuck and Barb Rathbun bought the blue, three-bedroom, modern rancher on Five Mile Prairie last year with plans to downsize and retire …