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High-definition, dynamic signage at Spokane International Airport showcases region’s offerings

Travelers passing through Spokane International Airport are being greeted with high-definition animated scenes of Spokane and Coeur d’Alene in terminals and ticket counters.


South Hill to gain 12-unit apartment complex

South Hill Heights, 2772 E. 31st Ave., will occupy a half-acre lot just west of Regal Street that is currently vacant. The project is valued at $1.3 million.


Spokane Community College parking lot expansion to add 400 spaces

Spokane Community College is spending $706,450 to expand an existing parking lot due east of the Walter S. Johnson Sports Center, according to city permit data.


48-unit housing complex to be built in Hillyard

The project at 2830 E. Francis Ave. will include a three-story main building and five two-story duplexes. In all, there will be 25 two-bedroom units and 23 three-bedroom units. It …


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 22, 2019, 8:51 p.m.

Annual adjustment would raise gas, electric rates for Avista’s Washington customers

The Spokane-based utility has filed requests with the Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission for rate adjustments based on lower levels of customer usage in 2018 related to a warmer than …


Peppa Pig to get new owner: GI Joe maker Hasbro

The maker of Monopoly and GI Joe will pay about $4 billion to buy Entertainment One Ltd., a British entertainment company that produces “Peppa Pig,” ““PJ Masks” and other animated …


Overstock CEO resigns after ‘Deep State’ comments roil stock

The CEO of Overstock.com has resigned, saying he’d become “far too controversial” to helm the e-commerce company known for selling discounted sofas and jewelry.


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 22, 2019, 8:51 p.m.

Leather wallets, loose change pose danger for new Apple Card

Apple tried to make the


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 22, 2019, 7:42 p.m.

Major carriers, state AGs will work to combat robocalls

AT&T Inc., Verizon Communications Inc. and 10 other large phone companies have struck an agreement with 51 attorneys general to enact technology to block robocalls before they reach consumers.


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 21, 2019, 8:24 p.m.

Amazon’s strategy to win over congressional critics: Tours of its giant warehouses

From the White House to the campaign trail for the Democratic presidential nomination, politicians have found a popular punching bag in Amazon, accusing the retail giant of paying subsistence wages …


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 21, 2019, 7:59 p.m.

China’s warning to global CEOs: Toe the party line on Hong Kong

As anti-government protests in Hong Kong intensified this month, KPMG issued a directive to its employees in the city: Don’t speak on behalf of the company in public. It went …


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 21, 2019, 5:39 p.m.

U.S. home sales rose 2.5% in July, aided by low mortgage rates

U.S. home sales increased 2.5% in July, a sign that lower mortgage rates have produced a spurt of home-buying.


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 21, 2019, 11:50 a.m.

Solid earnings from major U.S. retailers drive stocks higher

U.S. stocks marched broadly higher in midday trading Wednesday as investors welcomed a batch of strong earnings reports from several big retailers.


Investigation of reporter’s weekend inquiries stokes ire

Journalists are defending a small Oregon newspaper after a county attorney asked the sheriff to investigate whether a reporter broke the law by trying to get comments from a government …


U.S. has 501,000 fewer jobs than first reported

The U.S. job market isn’t quite as strong as originally believed – with revised figures showing that the economy had 501,000 fewer total jobs this March than initially reported.


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 20, 2019, 5:57 p.m.

Department stores make room for used fashion

As department stores watch their customers flock to secondhand stores, some are trying to bring them back by partnering with online resale sites.


Nike signs merchandising agreement with New York City

Sneaker giant Nike will sell New York City-branded merchandise under a two-year licensing agreement.


Monopoly maker Hasbro to cut plastic use in toy packaging

The toy maker said Tuesday that all its packaging for new products will be mostly plastic free by the end of 2022. It plans to stop using plastic bags, elastic …


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 20, 2019, 2:40 p.m.

Spokane County’s unemployment rate increases slightly in July to 5.6%

Spokane County’s unemployment rate increased slightly in July over the prior month because of a seasonal drop in education and firefighting jobs.


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 20, 2019, 2:19 p.m.

Boeing will hire hundreds at Moses Lake

Boeing said Tuesday it will begin hiring a few hundred temporary employees at Moses Lake to work on the grounded 737 Max fleet and prepare the planes for return to …


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 20, 2019, 4:11 p.m.

U.S. airlines expect record crowds over Labor Day weekend

Airlines expect record crowds over the week-long Labor Day period, continuing a rise in travel that has boosted the airlines’ profits all year.


Apple targets Apple TV+ launch in November, weighs $9.99 price after free trial

The company will introduce a small selection of shows and then expand its catalog more frequently over several months, people familiar with the matter said. A free trial is likely …


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 20, 2019, 4:35 p.m.

Eddie Bauer to shut down its Midwest call center, send jobs overseas

In yet another example of a beloved Northwest retailer trying to turn itself around, Eddie Bauer will shutter a call center near Columbus, Ohio, and eliminate 111 jobs there in …


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 20, 2019, 5:02 p.m.

Major U.S. stock indexes finish lower, snapping a 3-day rally

Stocks fell broadly on Wall Street Tuesday after another slide in bond yields and a mixed batch of corporate earnings weighed on the market.


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 20, 2019, 4:26 p.m.

Facebook rolls out tool to block off-Facebook data gathering

Facebook is launching a long-promised tool that lets you block the social network from gathering information about you on outside websites and apps.


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 21, 2019, 7:57 p.m.

A ‘pivotal year’: New Nordstrom NYC Flagship store part of a huge bet on the the company’s future

In just over two months, Nordstrom executives and other luminaries will descend on midtown Manhattan to christen one of the largest, most ambitious projects in the company’s 118-year history – …


UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 19, 2019, 4:33 p.m.

CEO pay in last four decades grew 940.3% while average worker up 11.9%

CEO pay in the past four decades has grown 940.3% while the pay of an average worker increased 11.9% over the same time period.


UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 19, 2019, 5:04 p.m.

Target to replace Archer Farms, Simply Balanced with new flagship food brand

Target is making its biggest play in grocery in years with the launch of a new flagship private-label food brand that will completely replace Target’s Archer Farms and Simply Balanced …


Union wins first step against Boeing over fired workers

A union will get to press its claims that Boeing illegally fired workers at a plant in South Carolina because they backed the union.


UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 19, 2019, 3:41 p.m.

Top U.S. CEOs rethink the meaning of shareholder value

A new principles on the role of a corporation released Monday implies a foundational shift, putting shareholders on more equal footing with others that have an interest in a corporation …