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TUESDAY, NOV. 22, 2011

Bank profits rise

Banks netted a $35.3 billion profit during the third quarter of this year, the FDIC noted today. Better loans and fewer losses from struggling borrowers helped the commercial banks and savings institutions insured by the FDIC. The third-quarter profits were an $11.5 billion improvement over…

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THURSDAY, NOV. 3, 2011

Northwest Farm Credit reports 3Q profit

Northwest Farm Credit Services, the Northwest’s largest farm lending cooperative, reported a $45.8 million third quarter profit. Good crop yields and high prices continued to make agriculture a bright spot in an otherwise dull economy. The results compared to a $41 million profit for the…

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TUESDAY, NOV. 1, 2011

Rypien Foundation gives $3 million to Sacred Heart

The Rypien Foundation is giving $3 million to help establish a children’s emergency room within Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center’s emergency department expansion. The $18.6 million project will add 24,000 square feet. It serves about 80,000 people a year. Sacred Heart officials held a groundbreaking…

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AmericanWest agrees to buy Seattle bank

AmericanWest Bank plans to buy a Seattle-based bank for $7.2 million in a move that gives the Spokane institution a larger footprint in Western Washington. Viking Bank has seven branches, assets valued at $406 million and deposits totaling $379 million. The agreement still requires federal…

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TUESDAY, FEB. 8, 2011


Avista seeks 13 percent rate hike

Avista is seeking to raise the price of electricity and natural gas through a series of rate filings.For the average Avista ratepayer in Eastern Washington, the request amounts to adding $10.62 to a homeowner’s monthly electric bill and another $4 a month for natural gas.…

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John Stucke
John Stucke joined The Spokesman-Review in 2000. As Metro Editor, he directs local news coverage and oversees newsroom reporters. He has reported on business, health care, bankruptcy and agriculture for the paper.

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