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  • Amazon profit triples

    Amazon.com Inc.’s second-quarter profit more than tripled, boosted by strong sales of books, music and electronics worldwide. The Web retailer’s stock soared 11.3 percent in after-hours trading. Earnings for the …


  • Bert Caldwell: Sterling, feds are getting reacquainted

    Les Weatherhead and Carol Friend saw each other for the first time in 17 years Thursday morning. The pleasantries were brief. Weatherhead, as attorney for Sterling Financial Corp., was questioning …


  • Sterling says U.S. owes it millions

    Sterling Financial Corp. says the United States owes it $63 million for breaching contracts dating back to the savings and loan debacle of the 1980s. The U.S. Justice Department says …


  • Sterling seeks millions from feds

    A trial to determine if the United States owes Sterling Financial Corp. perhaps more than $90 million begins 9:30 a.m. Monday in the historic courtroom on the third floor of …


  • Sterling Financial earns $22.9 million

    Sterling Financial Corp., the parent company of Sterling Savings Bank, announced on Monday that the company earned $22.9 million for the first quarter of 2007. Sterling’s earnings amounted to 50 …


  • Sterling branches out again

    Sterling Financial Corp. announced plans Wednesday to buy a Northern California bank in a roughly $196.2 million deal, the latest in a series of acquisitions by the Spokane-based bank holding …


  • Sterling is fighting for principal – and principle

    A U.S. Court of Federal Claims judge will journey to Spokane in June to preside over a trial pitting Sterling Financial Corp. against the United States of America. By the …


  • Sterling sues ex-CEO of FirstBank NW

    Sterling Financial Corp. is suing the former CEO of a bank it acquired last spring, accusing the man of securities fraud and violating a non-competitive agreement. Spokane-based Sterling claims that …


  • It’s a bullish time for banks

    Area bankers say their businesses performed even better than they’d expected last year and are optimistic 2007 will turn into another good year. “I’m still very bullish on the economies …


  • Bert Caldwell: CEO Jones reflects on a Banner year

    D. Michael Jones has seen Spokane and Spokane banking coming and going. Coming when he returned to Spokane 33 years ago to join Washington Bancshares Inc., the forerunner of Old …


  • Acquisition boosts Sterling Financial

    SEATTLE — With its planned acquisition of Golf Savings Bank in Lynnwood, Spokane’s Sterling Financial could vie to become the second-largest financial institution based in Washington. The combined company would …