Stories tagged: costs
UPDATED: Wed., April 10, 2019
Despite a business environment that is increasingly hostile to physical retailers, REI is delivering impressive results.
Fri., March 22, 2019
Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds said Friday that recent flooding in the state has caused an estimated $1.6 billion in damage, pushing the total costs from the devastating Midwest flooding to …
UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 29, 2019
The new federal rule requires health care providers to post prices for their procedures in spreadsheet form, part of an effort the Trump administration says is intended to improve transparency …
UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 15, 2019
Walgreens Boots Alliance is teaming with Microsoft to design “digital health corners” for its stores as both companies battle an ever-expanding Amazon.com.
UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 4, 2019
Hospitals across the country rang in the New Year with a federal mandate to reveal their once-secret master price lists, although it’s unclear whether the new requirement will assist many …
UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 4, 2018
When the Christmas lights go out, you can recycle them, beginning a trans-Pacific journey that’s poised to get more expensive thanks to the U.S.-China trade war.
UPDATED: Mon., June 4, 2018
Medicare recipients filled fewer prescriptions for pricey brand-name drugs – but spent more on such meds anyway, says a government report released Monday. It blames rising manufacturer prices for squeezing …
UPDATED: Mon., April 30, 2018
One of Idaho’s largest counties is seeing the cost and caseload of medical care for people without health insurance increase during the first few months of 2018.
Sat., April 28, 2018
Kenneth Sax, president of the Spokane Association of Realtors and designated broker at Keller Williams Realty, said it’s important for first-time home sellers to understand if they are in a …
UPDATED: Thu., April 12, 2018
Officials say the cost of plowing Montana roads has been higher than average and is continuing to rise as winter weather persists.
Thu., Jan. 4, 2018
With the new policy, a levy of 5 percent will be charged on most goods and services in Saudi Arabia, driving up the costs for Muslims going on the pilgrimage …
Sun., Aug. 27, 2017
In his 24 years as metro Phoenix’s sheriff, Joe Arpaio survived scandals and dodged investigations that would easily have sunk the careers of many politicians.
Tue., July 25, 2017
What we want as individuals (unlimited care) may not be good for the larger society (overspending on health care).
UPDATED: Mon., July 17, 2017
Netflix is pulling in new viewers and award nominations in droves, but the online video service still faces a long-term problem: Its acclaimed programming line-up is costing far more money …
Fri., Dec. 2, 2016
The nation’s health care tab grew at the fastest rate in eight years in 2015, driven by the coverage expansion in President Barack Obama’s law and by costly prescription drugs, …
Thu., Sept. 22, 2016
A small fee would be palatable if combined with other ideas for cutting costs of public disclosure and expanding access to information.
Sun., Feb. 1, 2009
It’s easy to feel that health care decisions are out of your control. Doctors order tests and prescribe drugs. Follow-up appointments are scheduled automatically. The default position for health-care providers …
Thu., July 17, 2008
The Valley View wildfire neared 100 percent containment Wednesday as state authorities prepared to hand command of the 1,000-acre blaze over to local officials by this morning. Hundreds of fire …
Thu., Dec. 12, 1996
Kootenai County home sales dropped sharply in November, suggesting a mild slowdown in the pace of the local real estate market. Home sales fell 31 percent compared to November 1995, …
Sat., May 4, 1996
Home sales in Spokane County sped up in April, outpacing March and topping last April by more than 20 percent. The Spokane Association of Realtor’s Multiple Listing Service reported 473 …
Fri., Nov. 10, 1995
The Tri-Cities posted the worst decline in home prices in the nation in the third quarter, according to the National Association of Realtors. As recently as late 1993, the TriCities …