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Office Hours archive for Jan. 1, 2010

TUESDAY, SEPT. 7, 2010


FRIDAY, SEPT. 3, 2010



Idaho jobless increases

Idaho's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate rose to 8.9 percent in August, the one-tenth of a percent increase from July the first since a two-tenths rise in February, the state Department of Labor said today.Total employment fell to 688,700 from 690,100 in July. Unemployment rose to...

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THURSDAY, SEPT. 2, 2010


WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 1, 2010

Itron, Cisco form smart grid alliance

Itron Inc. will license an Internet protocol developed by Cisco to create what the companies said today will be a more reliable and secure smart grid.Itron, the Liberty Lake-based company that has developed and sold automated metering systems for more than 30 years, will incorporate...

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TUESDAY, AUG. 31, 2010


MONDAY, AUG. 30, 2010


New Sterling chairman paid $1.5 million

New Sterling Financial Corp. Chairman Les Biller was paid $1.5 million to accept the position, and will receive a total $4.5 million by Dec. 31, 2012, unless he resigns.Biller's compensation was listed in a Monday filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. The filing...

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FRIDAY, AUG. 27, 2010


Numerica assets reach $1 billion

Numerica Credit Union assets have reached $1 billion, Chief Executive Officer Dennis Cutter said Friday.He said the Spokane-based credit union reached the benchmark because of internal growth, and the merger with the School Employees Federal Credit Union of Richland in May.The merger also helped lift...

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THURSDAY, AUG. 26, 2010


Sterling completes recapitalization

Sterling Financial Corp. has completed the $730 million recapitalization plan announced last week.The money from a mixture of institutional and individual investors will bring the parent of Sterling Savings Bank back into compliance with regulatory capital requirements, Chief Executive Officer Greg Seibly said.Sterling reserves had...

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Kendall Yards building Monroe access

Residents of Kendall Yards may have direct access to Monroe Street by the end of the year, weather-permitting, Wayne Frost said today.The vice president of Greenstone Corp.’s commercial division said Ide Ave., which connects with Monroe just north of the Spokane River bridge, will be...

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WEDNESDAY, AUG. 25, 2010


TUESDAY, AUG. 24, 2010

Inside the secret world of Trader Joe's 

You may think we're on vacation here at OfficeHours central, but no. We do work a full shift, even in August.We continue pondering the puzzle that is Trader Joe's, which like Apple, ranks among the most secretive operations on the planet. Many folks in Spokane...

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MONDAY, AUG. 23, 2010



Idaho bars Apply 2 Save owner

Derek Oberholtzer will never again operate a mortgage-modification business, or any other credit-counseling service, in Idaho.Idaho Attorney General Lawrence Wasden Monday announced that the owner of Coeur d'Alene-base Apply 2 Save, which closed last year, has consented to a settlement that will deny him a...

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