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While greater Spokane Valley transforms, some hope it will keep its identity

While the greater Spokane Valley has transformed from a haven for fruit growers to a mix of manufacturing, service and technology industries over the past century, one attractive quality still …

Getting There: Big changes underway in Kootenai County to keep crowded roads from clogging

Ask Megan Sausser what will be different about Kootenai County in the next seven years, and she will give you a straight answer: “There will be a lot more cars. …

UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 23, 2019

Critics cry foul over moratorium on sewer hookups in Spirit Lake, saying it stymies growth

The economic forces of construction and development that drive many North Idaho communities has come to a halt in Spirit Lake because of a basic public service: the sewers.

Plan to add 415 homes in southwest Spokane raises capacity concerns

A proposal to build 415 homes on undeveloped, forested land in southwest Spokane is making its way through City Hall – and raising concerns about increased traffic – as the …

Why wealth gap has grown despite record-long economic growth

After a full decade of uninterrupted economic growth, the richest Americans now hold a greater share of the nation’s wealth than they did before the Great Recession began in 2007. …

UPDATED: Mon., March 25, 2019

Survey: Business economists see slowdown in growth this year

The nation’s business economists foresee a sharp slowdown in U.S. economic growth over the next two years, in sharp contrast to the Trump administration’s predictions that growth will accelerate this …

UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 8, 2019

Samsung, like Apple, feels sting of slowing global growth

Samsung expects its quarterly operating profit to fall 29 percent compared with last year, potentially unsettling a tech sector already skittish about slowing global economic growth.

UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 29, 2018

U.S. economy grew at a brisk 4.2 percent annual rate last quarter

The U.S. economy grew at a strong 4.2 percent annual rate in the April-June quarter, the best showing in nearly four years, as growth stayed on track to produce its …

UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 4, 2018

Rural Idaho town seeks to benefit from Boise’s booming growth

As Boise braces for more booming growth, rural Idaho has prepared for a very different challenge.

J.M. Smucker’s search for balance, growth goes on

J.M. Smucker is doing just about everything asked of it in trying to find areas of faster growth, while ditching some of the packaged foods that fewer people seemingly want.

Then and Now: Spokane in 1910

1910 was a watershed year for Spokane.

UPDATED: Mon., June 11, 2018

Idaho’s tax revenue growth remains strong

Idaho’s tax revenues continue to grow, driven in part by a strong economy.

Locally owned credit unions mirror national growth

Credit union leaders say a focus on community, technology advancements and a better understanding of how credit unions operate is helping push Spokane-area membership and asset growth, following in the …

Tacoma’s population growing faster than Spokane’s; Spokane Valley nearing 100,000

Spokane prides itself on being the second-largest city in Washington, but that might be a title the Lilac City loses in the next 10 years.

UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 22, 2018

IMF upgrades outlook for global growth for 2017 to 3.7 percent

The International Monetary Fund upgrading its outlook for the world economy, noting surprisingly strong growth in Europe and Asia and predicting that U.S. tax cuts will give the American economy …

U.S. economy grew at solid 3.2 percent rate in third quarter

The U.S. economy grew at a solid 3.2 percent annual rate from July through September, slightly slower than previously estimated but still enough to give the country the best back-to-back …

Oregon increasing reliant on newcomers for population growth

The last time Oregon saw more people leaving than moving into the state was the 1980s, during a decline in the timber industry.

Mayor Tim Burgess unveils growth plan for 27 Seattle neighborhoods

Under a sweeping plan unveiled Thursday by Mayor Tim Burgess, Seattle would encourage more growth in more than two dozen neighborhoods across the city while requiring developers to help the …

Yum Brands sees sales growth, says NFL hasn’t had effect

Yum Brands saw a key sales measure rise at KFC, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell for the third quarter, and said it saw no effect on sales due to declining …

U.S. job growth slows to 156K; unemployment up to 4.4 percent

U.S. job growth slowed in August as employers added 156,000 jobs, though still enough to suggest that most businesses remain confident in an economy now in its ninth year of …

Samuelson: Two-track economy complicates solutions

It’s hard to argue that cuts in corporate taxes will accelerate economic growth if many companies are already suffering losses – and don’t benefit from tax cuts.

Robert J. Samuelson: Beware of economic growth as magic elixir

We can no longer grow our way out of serious conflicts, if we ever could. There isn’t enough money to satisfy all our demands, even at higher rates of economic …

UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 16, 2017

IMF boosts growth forecast for US, cites Trump impact

The International Monetary Fund on Monday raised its forecast for the U.S. economy over the next two years, saying President-elect Donald Trump’s policies should boost economic growth, particularly in 2018. …

Economy grew at strong 3.5 pct. annual rate last quarter

The U.S. economy grew at a 3.5 percent annual rate in the July-September quarter, the fastest pace in two years and more than the government had previously estimated. But the …

U.S. economy grew at 3.2 percent in third quarter

The U.S. economy in the third quarter grew at the fastest pace in two years, with a revised report showing stronger consumer spending than first estimated.

Robert J. Samuelson: U.S. economy on snooze control

The recovery has been a messy mixture of prudence, fear and relief. People anxiously remember the Great Recession. Hardly anyone is happy with the resulting slow growth. Still, we have …

U.S. economy grew at weak 1.2 percent annual rate in second quarter

The weak start to 2016 continued through the spring, with the U.S. economy growing at a surprisingly weak 1.2 percent annual rate in the second quarter, the Commerce Department said …

Herbalife overstated growth, cites database errors

Herbalife, the seller of supplements and weight-loss products currently under federal investigation as a potential pyramid scheme, overstated its worldwide growth in 2015.

Kootenai County comprehensive plan to get another look

A long-running tug-of-war over how Kootenai County controls growth and development is swinging back toward private property interests. The last attempt to update the county’s land use code sparked a …

Tallest Spokane high-rise in works

A Spokane Valley dentist and developer wants to build a 35-story downtown high-rise on the southeast corner of Division Street and Spokane Falls Boulevard. Dr. Phillip Rudy said he has …