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Saturday, October 19, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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Signs point to economic recovery

Is there any reason for hope in this gloomy summer for the economy? A certain fatalism – that a double-dip recession is inevitable – has crept into a lot of …


Credit scores sink, compounding slow recovery

NEW YORK – The credit scores of millions more Americans are sinking to new lows. Figures provided by FICO Inc. show that 25.5 percent of consumers – nearly 43.4 million …


Stocks extend plunge on concerns about Greece

The stock market had one of its most turbulent days in history as the Dow Jones industrials dropped almost 1,000 points in less than half an hour on fears that …


Cardholders encounter unexpected credit hurdles

Al Anderson had his credit card for a decade or more. He paid his bills on time. He rarely carried a balance. He thought he was a good customer. Then, …


Fed says banks still being tight with credit

WASHINGTON – Many banks have made it harder for borrowers to obtain all kinds of loans over the past three months despite a $700 billion federal bailout program and a …


Newspaper buildings for sale, but who’s buying?

NEW YORK — With revenue plunging as readers and advertisers flee to the Web, many newspaper companies have turned to selling off their buildings to raise money or save on …


Home builders tour draws all sorts

Buddy and Lauri Aguiar had visited more than a dozen homes when they parked their Lexus SUV in front of a $745,000 townhouse on the hills overlooking Spokane Valley. The …


Bill would add 10 percent to credit for working poor

OLYMPIA – As Congress debates an economic stimulus plan that could land an $800 to $1,600 check in your mailbox, state lawmakers are pitching their own plan to put a …


‘Blocking’ Trips Unaware Card Holders Practice Allows Hotels, Car Rental Outlets And Others To Reserve A Piece Of Your Credit Line

You’re sitting across the dinner table from a business contact or hot date. You casually hand the waiter your credit card. A moment later, he returns with that poker-faced expression …