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TUESDAY, AUG. 17, 2010

Spokane sees no change in jobless rate

Washington’s private sector picked up 3,100 jobs in July, and the unemployment rate fell for the fourth consecutive month, to 8.9 percent, state officials said this morning. But payrolls overall were down 2,300 in July due to the elimination of an estimated 5,400 government jobs,…

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MONDAY, AUG. 16, 2010

TierPoint's massive new underground tank

The Spokesman-Review and Spokesman.com do a weekly feature, "Here's the Dirt."Today we're more inclined to feature something called "Here's the Gravel."Liberty Lake-based TierPoint, one of the region's strongest-growing tech companies, is adding a third data center building on its property on Mission Avenue. On Monday,…

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Washington reports big jump in e-filing of taxes

Washingtonians may not like filing taxes, but they sure like electronic filing. More than 70 percent of returns are now filed electronically, the Washington State Department of Revenue says.The agency reports that nearly 1.3 million of 1.8 million state tax returns were filed electronically this…

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THURSDAY, AUG. 12, 2010

Mansion sells for $2.8 million

An historic Spokane mansion, and one of the city's largest homes, has sold for $2.8 million.The seller was Spokane Indians and Spokane Chiefs owner Bobby Brett, who with wife Cathy purchased the property at 612 W. Sumner in 1994 for $1.4 million.The buyer's name was…

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WEDNESDAY, AUG. 11, 2010


Tax credit boosted home sales

Second-quarter home sales in Washington jumnped almost 28 percent over 2009 levels as buyers rushed to take advantage of an expiring $8,000 federal income tax credit.But a report released today by the Washington State Real Estate Research Center also showed median prices fell 6.9 percent…

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TUESDAY, AUG. 10, 2010


Rosauers to close Deer Park store

Rosauers Supermarkets Inc. will close its Deer Park store next month, President Jeff Philipps said Tuesday.More shopper travel to Spokane and competition from a nearby Yoke's Fresh Market, coupled with the economy's slowdown, have changed the Deer Park marketplace since Rosauers bought a former Excel…

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Zillow: Spokane home prices slip

Spokane home prices held up better than those for Seattle and Portland during the year ended June 30, according to on-line price tracker Zillow.At $158,900, the median price in Spokane slipped 2.6 percent, compared with 5.9 percent for Seattle and 7.1 percent for Portland, where…

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MONDAY, AUG. 9, 2010

Spokane homes sales slow in July

Spokane County homes sales tumbled in July, but prices slipped only slightly from year-ago levels, according to the Spokane Association of Realtors.A total 347 homes sold during the month, off 36 percent from July 2009 and 31 percent from June, when the last of the…

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Rapid Refill to get a new downtown store

Customers of the Rapid Refill business in downtown Spokane have had to deal with the loss of the one store they had, near Lincoln and Riverside. Owner Stu Zimmerman retired and closed the store in June.Tony Kiepe, who runs two Rapid Refill stores (in Coeur…

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FRIDAY, AUG. 6, 2010

Website shoutout: Chocolate Apothecary

Another in a series of comments/recommendations about area business websites.A recent trip to the Flour Mill, on Spokane's north river bank, led to a pleasant visit to the Chocolate Apothecary. We knew it was there but until last week, we hadn't paid a visit. So…

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Jos. A. Bank moving to the Talbots site?

View Larger MapDriving DirectionsView Bird's Eye Talbots has not said if the women's retail chain will open another Spokane store. It's closing the 706 W. Main location in River Park Square, due to a lease termination. At this point, Talbots officials have responded with silence…

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