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TUESDAY, JULY 20, 2010

Did you leave some money behind?

If you used to bank at WaMu, you may have left some cash behind.The Washington Revenue Department says nearly $10 million deposited in Washington Mutual went unclaimed after the Seattle bank failed in 2008.J.P. Morgan Chase received most of WaMu’s accounts, but inactive accounts were…

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MONDAY, JULY 19, 2010

Job vacancy increase first since 2006

More "Help Wanted" signs popped up around Washington this spring, the first increase since the fall of 2006.A Washington Employment Security Department survey indicated employers were looking for 38,732 workers, up 21 percent since fall 2009. The high was 90,000 vacancies in 2006.Almost half the…

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FRIDAY, JULY 16, 2010


Idaho will now tweet job posts

Idaho's Division of Human Resources is posting state government job openings on Twitter.The popular social networking site will enable the state to more quickly communicate job opportunities and let followers quickly alert friends and relatives about openings, Gov. Butch Otter says.“When job opportunities come along…

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Employment picture brightens

The unemployment rate in Spokane County dropped more than half a point in June, and statewide joblessness is back down to where it stood a year ago, state officials said today. Unemployment last month fell to 8.5 percent locally, down from 9.1 percent in May…

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Here's how to get to Valley businesses

A major road construction project in Spokane Valley will shut down the busy intersection of Sprague Avenue and Sullivan Road for what's expected to be three weeks, beginning July 19. Traffic will be re-routed on Broadway, Conklin, Fourth and Adams. It'll be more difficult to…

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TUESDAY, JULY 13, 2010

Index of area stocks down nearly 9 percent

An index of Inland Northwest stocks fell 8.9 percent during the second quarter, but nevertheless outperformed the S&P 500 Index, according to Hart Capital Management.The Spokane investment firm said a rebound in the value of two Spokane banks — Northwest Bancorporation, up 30.5 percent, and…

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MONDAY, JULY 12, 2010

Spokane home sale prices up from May

Home sales in Spokane County dipped slightly in the past month but remain near levels seen a year ago.The average sales price in June was up from May but lower than one year ago, the Spokane Association of Realtors reported today.Closed sales totaled 506 in…

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Sirti website hacked over the weekend 

MODIFIED with new information, updated at 6:00 p.m. July 6:An unknown hacker took advantage of a web vulnerability to redirect the website to an Iranian website over the weekend.The Sirti main page was replaced by a page with Arabic words, a reference to the…

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Hecla to open Wallace office again

Hecla Mining Co. is opening an office in Idaho’s Silver Valley to keep local residents abreast of future expansions at the Lucky Friday Mine and the company’s role in environmental cleanup in the area.U.S. Sen. Mike Crapo will speak at the grand opening of the…

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FRIDAY, JULY 2, 2010

Construction jobs continue to decline

U.S. construction employment fell by 22,000 in June to a seasonally adjusted rate of 5.6 million, the lowest level since August 1996, according to Random Lengths newsletter.Citing the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the newsletter said that the unemployment rate in construction was 20.1 percent…

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Airport director resigns 

Spokane International Airport Director Neal Sealock has submitted his resignation, effective July 21.Sealock, who became director in December 2005 after 31 years in the U.S. Army, said he wants to spend more time with his family, and pursue a doctorate.Dave Brukardt, head of the airport…

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