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Booming sales for Woodward’s ‘Fear,’ Trump presidency book

Bob Woodward’s “Fear” is spreading quickly.


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 11, 2018, 12:06 p.m.

Escalation in Spokane County home prices shows signs of slowing

The average price for homes with sales closing in August was $260,800 – nearly unchanged from $259,300 in July, and down from a peak of $268,830 in June, according to …


Best Buy quarterly sales jump, but outlook weighs on shares

Best Buy Co. saw the biggest quarterly sales growth at established stores in 15 years, helping push revenue and profit beyond Wall Street expectations.


With minuscule drop, ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ is No. 1 again

The opening weekend for “Crazy Rich Asians” was historic. Its second weekend was even more impressive.


Walmart sees sales rise at stores and online, raises outlook

Walmart raised its financial outlook for the year after beating Wall Street’s expectations for the quarter and seeing the strongest growth in more than a decade in sales at established …


Macy’s investors not buying Macy’s sales rebound

Macy’s raised its annual profit forecast as the department store reported an unexpected increase in a key sales measure.


UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 12, 2018, 6:36 p.m.

’The Meg’ chomps $44.5M, ‘BlacKkKlansman’ opens strong

Adding to Hollywood’s sizzling summer, the shark thriller “The Meg” opened well above expectations with an estimated $44.5 million in ticket sales, while Spike Lee had his best debut in …


‘Mission: Impossible’ bests Winnie-the-Pooh at box office

Tom Cruise sped past Winnie-the-Pooh at the box office to lead all films for the second straight week with an estimated $35 million in ticket sales for “Mission Impossible: Fallout.”


‘Mission: Impossible – Fallout’ shoots to No. 1

After six movies, 22 years, countless bruises and a broken ankle, Tom Cruise’s death-defying “Mission: Impossible” stunts continue to pay off at the box office.


As Harley looks abroad to juice sales, tariffs hit home

With sales stagnant at home, Harley-Davidson has looked increasingly overseas for buyers of its iconic motorcycles.


PepsiCo’s beverage sales dip, but snack sales increase

PepsiCo’s beverage sales are still struggling as the company tries to adjust to Americans’ changing drinking habits.


UPDATED: Wed., June 20, 2018, 7:50 p.m.

Are sugar worries weighing on Frappuccino sales?

Frappuccino sales are struggling, and concerns about how much sugar the slushy drinks contain may be among the reasons.


Will the same budtender be there next time? New cannabis jobs report says maybe not

Those involved in the retail side of Washington and Colorado cannabis sales don’t tend to stick around very long, according to the latest data from the Seattle-based cannabis software/data company …


U.S. retail sales rebounded a solid 0.6 pct. in March

U.S. consumers bounced back in March and bought more cars, furniture and appliances after three months of declining retail sales.


Retailers hope for certainty as Supreme Court hears tax case

Retailers are hoping for a resolution this year from the Supreme Court, which hears arguments Tuesday in a decades-old dispute: Whether companies must collect sales tax on items sold in …


Spokane area home prices continue ascent

Average home prices in the Spokane area continue to rise, reflecting demand for homes and a declining inventory.


Spielberg’s ‘Ready Player One’ tops holiday box office

Steven Spielberg has found his way back to the top of the box office with the action-adventure “Ready Player One,” while Tyler Perry has scored again with “Acrimony.”


Citigroup puts restrictions on gun sales

Citigroup put new restrictions on firearm sales by its business customers, the company said Thursday, making it the first bank to announce changes to its policies in the wake of …


UPDATED: Sun., March 11, 2018, 4:49 p.m.

‘Black Panther,’ 4 weeks in, tops ‘A Wrinkle in Time’

T’Challa still rules the box office four weeks in, even with the fresh rivalry of another Walt Disney Studios release in “A Wrinkle in Time.”


UPDATED: Fri., March 2, 2018, 1:11 p.m.

J.C. Penney says it has cut jobs, offers muted outlook

Department store chain J.C. Penney says it has cut more than 300 jobs and reported disappointing sales at established stores for the quarter that includes the holiday season. It also …


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 28, 2018, 3:49 p.m.

Dick’s ends sales of assault-style rifles in stores

Dick’s Sporting Goods, a major U.S. retailer, will immediately halt sales of assault-style rifles and high-capacity magazines at all of its stores and ban the sale of all guns to …


UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 25, 2018, 4:17 p.m.

Second weekend for ‘Black Panther’ is one of the best ever

“Black Panther” scored one of the best second weekends ever with an estimated $108 million in ticket sales, putting it on track to rank among the highest-grossing blockbusters ever.


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 14, 2018, 3:54 p.m.

U.S. inflation pressures raising expectations for interest rate hikes

Inflation pressures appear to be building in the U.S. economy, a prospect that is heightening anxiety about potentially higher borrowing rates that could slow economic growth.


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 1, 2018, 5:07 p.m.

Average auto prices rise 4 percent – an early sign of inflation

Auto sales were strong in January, with average prices up 4 percent – an early sign of an inflationary economy.


National survey finds sales up for companies, and so are wages

Sales and profits picked up for companies at the end of last year, and more say they’re paying their workers higher wages and salaries in the latest signs that the …


10 under $10: Take in a violin master class with Mira Wang

1. Violin Master Class with Mira Wang 3-5 p.m., Friday, Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox, 1001 W. Sprague Ave. Chinese violinist Mira Wang will perform the U.S. premiere of …


‘Jumanji’ tops ‘The Post,’ ‘The Commuter’ at MLK box office

Meryl Streep, Liam Neeson, Taraji P. Henson and Paddington Bear and all rushed into movie theaters over Martin Luther King Jr. weekend, but “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle” still roared …


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 10, 2018, 4:11 p.m.

Sears raises $100 million in new financing, weighs $200M in cost cuts

Sears has secured more financing, and is considering more cost cutting, as the beleaguered retailer reported a big sales drop during the critical holiday season.


UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 8, 2018, 11:36 p.m.

Kohl’s joins holiday party; department stores show staying power

Kohl’s put up strong sales numbers throughout November and December, joining other traditional department stores in a much needed holiday rally.


Should police sell guns? Some chiefs say no

The Smith & Wesson 9 mm that Juhl used to kill himself in Yakima in 2014 was familiar to law enforcement: The Washington State Patrol had seized it years earlier …