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Stock market rout deepens on virus worries; Dow falls 4%

UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 27, 2020

The Dow Jones Industrial Average tumbled nearly 1,200 points Thursday, deepening a weeklong worldwide rout caused by growing anxiety that the coronavirus will wreak havoc on the global economy. It was the market’s worst one-day drop since 2011.

News >  Spokane

Former wastewater director: Spokane’s nearly $200 million sewer overflow tanks not big enough

Dale Arnold, who served as the wastewater director under Mayor Mary Verner and supported a more expensive plan to reduce pollutants in the Spokane River, said the new regime at City Hall has an opportunity to push for more necessary clean-up. A multimillion dollar project, the largest infrastructure investment in the city’s history, is expected to finish this year when the last tank designed to trap stormwater and sewer runoff becomes operational downtown.
News >  Spokane

Spokane ripe to be regional leader in growth momentum

As Spokane has gained nationwide recognition for its job growth, real estate market, affordability and quality of life – it’s time to think forward for the region, said Alisha Benson, CEO of Greater Spokane Incorporated at the organization’s annual event.
News >  Spokane

FAA requires new defect fixed on 737 Maxes

The Federal Aviation Administration has prepared an airworthiness directive requiring all Boeing 737 Maxes to be inspected for a manufacturing defect the jet maker discovered in December. All Maxes found to have the defect will have to be fixed before they can fly again, although Boeing doesn’t expect this requirement to add further delay to the aircraft’s return to service.
News >  Spokane

COPS Logan launches toy drive for Santa Store

It’s never too early to think about Christmas. At least, that’s the attitude COPS Logan president Michael Carlson has about the annual Santa Store hosted by the local Community Oriented Policing Services shops.
News >  Spokane

Bayer’s chairman to leave after Monsanto purchase turns sour

Bayer Chairman Werner Wenning is leaving the German drugs and chemicals company before his term expires, capping a half-century of dealmaking that culminated in the contentious Monsanto acquisition and a blizzard of lawsuits over its Roundup weedkiller. Wenning, 73, will be succeeded in April by Norbert Winkeljohann, 62, who joined Bayer’s supervisory board in May 2018 just before the Monsanto deal closed. The $63 billion purchase was the brainchild of Wenning and Chief Executive Officer Werner Baumann, who was censured by shareholders at last year’s annual meeting.