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UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 22, 2018, 5:20 p.m.

For many young investors, the stock market’s only gone up

The U.S. stock market has been on the upswing for nine and a half years, during which a cohort of younger investors has never dealt with a 20 percent drop …


Spokane’s increasingly worst-kept secret: It’s a great place to live and work

Millennials are moving to Spokane for its affordability, vibrant social scene and and welcoming business climate.


They don’t own homes. They don’t have kids. Why millennials are plant addicts

Sales of flowers, seeds and potted plants have increased since 2016, according to the U.S. Department of Commerce. The recent surge coincides with the fact that some millennials, defined by …


When it comes to tipping for service, millennials are cheapest

U.S. millennials are quick to whip out their wallets for pricey avocado toast and craft beer. But when it comes to rewarding the waiters and bartenders who serve them, those …


UPDATED: Wed., May 23, 2018, 10:06 a.m.

Chinese middle class could be boon for Washington ranchers

The prices that small-operation ranchers in Washington get for their cattle is tied to the global economy, making it about as hard to predict as the prairie rain.


Millennial buyers are finally making a move into housing

Last year millennials accounted for 36 percent of U.S. home buys – more than any other age group according to the National Association of Realtors. Baby boomer buyers were a …


Booming Costco courts millennials with online and delivery, but stores still rule

Will a new generation of shoppers accustomed to online buying and home delivery join their parents in Costco’s cavernous aisles?


William H. Frey: Millennials can make America whole

By example and as advocates, millennials of all racial backgrounds will undoubtedly continue to make the case that investing in a more inclusive, younger America is essential to the nation’s …


Outdoor gear sales slip as millennials drive shift in habits

Sales of outdoor equipment are slipping as millennials drive changes in U.S. consumer habits by favoring clothes and sporting goods that are less specialized and more versatile, analysts say.


UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 25, 2017, 9:04 p.m.

Las Vegas looks outside the casinos to draw in millennials

Casinos in Las Vegas are upping the ante in their pursuit of coveted millennial visitors with new attractions designed to wow them, provide them Instagram-worthy moments and maybe even get …


What’s more important to young people than cool perks or a fancy office? Growth

The way people think about structuring a career is changing. In most cases, it no longer makes sense to join a company as a 20-something and stay until retirement.


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 29, 2017, 4:13 p.m.

Walmart armors up for food fight with Amazon

Walmart’s Jet.com will launch a higher-end grocery line targeting millennials, just over a year after Walmart spent more than $3 billion for the fast-growing online retailer amid more intense competition …


Hard Rock counters Red Lion branding claims

Hard Rock International will contest a lawsuit filed against it by Red Lion Hotels’ parent company claiming it copied plans for branding aimed at millennials. RLH Corp.’s claims are without …


The U.S. card rewards war helping credit beat debit

So what’s card companies’ strategy for getting you to use the credit card? Temptation. Issuers have loaded up their high-end credit cards with travel perks and other rewards.


Millennials are buying homes and don’t want handouts, thank you very much

In defense of millennials, a new Bankrate survey shows the generation has the will, and National Board of Realtors data show they have the wallet (or at least the mortgages).


Millennial independence? Young people living at home up 30 percent in past decade

If you’re a parent wondering when your children, well into their late 20s, are finally going to fly from the nest, you might want to settle in. A report released …


For millennials ready to buy a home, the pickings are slim

For years, millennials looked at owning a home as a distant fantasy. Student debt and a weak job market seemed to conspire to keep this generation stuck in their parents’ …


Millennials take aim at hunting, shooting

They’re “indoorsmen” quick with a hash-tag quip and safely anonymous snark, demanding instant gratification, high pay and comfortable lifestyle.


Analysis: Millennials don’t like Trump, but he has successfully warped their view of ‘fake news’

President Donald Trump’s approval rating among 18- to 29-year-olds stands at 32 percent, according to a poll published Tuesday by the Harvard Institute of Politics – 10 points lower than …


Decade-by-decade: What to do now to retire better

Whether age 23 or 57, it’s never too early or too late to take steps toward a better retirement, say Spokane financial planners. Depending on your decade of life, you …


UPDATED: Wed., April 19, 2017, 10:32 a.m.

Deaths of despair: Millennials turn to drugs, suicide in unforgiving job market

Ryan Johnson was 22 when he succumbed to a heroin addiction that had intensified as the Erie, Pennsylvania, high school graduate grew disillusioned with his future. His mother found him …


UPDATED: Sun., April 16, 2017, 10:50 p.m.

Know Spokane: Number of young people coming to the city hasn’t changed, but fewer are leaving

Some say that young people are moving back to the city, but is that actually true? The short answer: probably not. What does appear to be changing is that fewer …


Would you buy a new car online? Lynk & Co is betting on it

If millennials prefer to make most purchases online, why not let them buy cars online? And if they’re used to getting a new phone every year or two, why not …


Ride-sharing services give some millennials a reason to own cars

Services like Uber and Lyft have long been pitched as a replacement for car ownership.


Nearly half of local millennials consider moving as Seattle-area home costs soar again

Big housing-cost increases are taking a heavy toll on millennials throughout the Seattle area, which has retained its title as the hottest housing market in the country. A new poll …


Millennials are falling behind their boomer parents

Baby Boomers: your millennial children are worse off than you. With a median household income of $40,581, millennials earn 20 percent less than boomers did at the same stage of …


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 13, 2017, 11:42 a.m.

Three ways it’s becoming harder for millennials to buy homes

Young people can face a lot of challenges when it comes to buying their first home – and that list may be growing. A house can seem far-fetched for someone …


Ending the year with unused vacation days? You’re not alone

If you’re leaving vacation days on the table this year, you’re not alone.


Millennials help push coffee consumption to record levels

Coffee demand is growing, thanks to increasing consumption by millennials. Millennials, a demographic between ages 19 and 34, are pushing U.S. demand to historic records, according to Bloomberg. Because the …


Millennials learn about nation, themselves on cross-country trip

Tapping into a yearning among young people for better ways of learning and communicating, a former financial analyst left his Wall Street job to start the Millennial Trains Project. Now …