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UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 9, 2019, 4:20 p.m.

Stocks stumble on trade-war worries, capping wild week

Stocks stumbled Friday as worries flared yet again that President Donald Trump’s trade war with China may be worsening.


UPDATED: Tue., May 7, 2019, 3:32 p.m.

Hart index sees slight increase in overall stock value of regional companies

The Hart Capital Inland Northwest Index increased by 1.8% during the first quarter of 2019, fueled by gains from PotlatchDeltic Corp. and the banking sector.


Despite e-commerce, some big stores are thriving

The Motley Fool Take Many investors are steering clear of brick-and-mortar retailers, worried about the rise of e-commerce. But while plenty of retailers are struggling, and big names such as …


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 7, 2018, 8:01 p.m.

Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers small-business bill gets Senate OK, heads to President Trump’s desk

The law seeks to incentivize more private investment in small businesses outside of economic centers like New York and Los Angeles. It passed through both chambers of Congress with little …


Coca-Cola investing in sports drink maker BodyArmor

Coca-Cola is buying a minority ownership stake in sports drink maker BodyArmor, for an undisclosed amount, marking the latest move by the world’s biggest beverage maker to diversify its offerings.


New U.S. slap against China: Tighter curbs on tech investment

Already threatened by escalating U.S. taxes on its goods, China is about to find it much harder to invest in U.S. companies or to buy American technology in such cutting-edge …


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 10, 2018, 4:45 p.m.

Fidelity slashes fees as funds battle for investors

The price war among mutual fund companies is hitting a new frontier, to the further benefit of investors. Fidelity says it will soon offer a pair of mutual funds that …


Fine wine as an investment vehicle is yielding ever-bigger money

Buying rare wines is like investing in a startup: You need 10 years of runway to see significant returns. But unlike a startup, an investment in wine is virtually guaranteed.


Buffett says stocks remain best investment option for most

Billionaire Warren Buffett recommends that investors stick with simple stock index funds – not bonds and especially not bitcoins.


Inslee tags county for tax breaks, investment

Seven Clark County communities were dubbed “Opportunity Zones” by the governor’s office Friday, positioning them for more investment – although it is unclear when.


Low-income areas in North Idaho certified for Opportunity Zone investments

The U.S. Treasury Department has certified low-income census tracts as federal “Opportunity Zones” in the cites of Post Falls and Moscow, Idaho, and Benewah, Bonner, Boundary and Shoshone counties.


UPDATED: Mon., March 26, 2018, 1:59 p.m.

Nuns, funds and guns: the firearms debate on Wall Street

Some of Wall Street’s heaviest hitters are stepping into the national debate on guns as investment firms ask firearms makers what they are doing about gun violence.


Exxon says it’ll invest over $50 billion, citing tax cut

Exxon’s CEO says the oil company will invest more than $50 billion over the next five years to expand its business in the U.S.


The Motley Fool: Consider Nike and its strong track record

With its relatively low risk profile and a track record of dividend growth, Nike (NYSE: NKE) is a smart growth stock to consider.


Pot fund’s $250 million target marks weed industry milestone

A private equity fund co-chaired by a former BlackRock Inc. executive is planning to raise $250 million to invest in marijuana businesses in places such as Los Angeles, Las Vegas …


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 19, 2017, 6:19 p.m.

Google parent leads $1B Lyft investment, deepening Uber rift

Google’s parent company is throwing its financial support behind ride-hailing service Lyft, deepening its rift with market leader Uber.


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 18, 2017, 9:29 a.m.

Investor who stole funds sentenced to 9 years in prison

A Bellevue investment adviser was sentenced to nine years in prison and ordered to pay $3.6 million in restitution.


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 18, 2017, 8:23 p.m.

China to limit overseas investments in real estate, sports

China’s government is moving to curb domestic companies’ investments abroad in property, sports, entertainment and other fields, following a series of high-profile, multibillion-dollar acquisitions by Chinese firms.


Motley Fool: Profits from car parts meaning growth

If you’d like to invest in the auto industry but are worried about disruptions from electric vehicles threatening your investments, consider Copart.


UPDATED: Wed., July 19, 2017, 8:19 p.m.

The 401(k) match is back, and it’s getting bigger

Now it seems, the match is roaring back. Many companies are boosting their matches in employee 401(k) plans, according to a report by Vanguard Group, the investment firm with $4.4 …


The Motley Fool: Big-name brands can win even if stores fail

VF Corp. – owner of North Face jackets, Timberland boots, Smartwool socks, Vans shoes and more – is worth considering for your portfolio.


Motley Fool: General Motors deserves test drive

Many investors are anticipating the spread of electric cars and self-driving vehicles and assuming that the traditional automakers are toast. General Motors’ (NYSE: GM) CEO Mary Barra sees it differently.


UPDATED: Thu., June 15, 2017, 7:33 p.m.

This is peak investing: Stocks, bonds and concerns are up

If it feels precarious to have so many investments doing so well, particularly when the economy itself is still growing only modestly, markets are giving few indications of worry.


The Motley Fool: CVS Health has a healthy future

It’s been a tough road recently for shareholders of drugstore giant CVS Health (NYSE: CVS). The company has shown moderate results in its front-of-the-store business (think shampoo, diapers, soap, chips …


The Motley Fool: Apparel giant overcomes forgettable name to deliver unforgettable performance

Some of the best stocks fly under the radar of most investors. V.F. Corp. (NYSE: VFC), with an eminently forgettable name, is one such company.


The Motley Fool: Calling Verizon

Over the trailing 12 months, Verizon has generated more than $28 billion in cash from operations, allowing it to reinvest in its business while leaving plenty left over for its …


The Motley Fool: Skyworks Solutions takes to the skies

Skyworks Solutions is a play on the future of the Internet of Things (IoT).


The Motley Fool: Take a drive with affordable GM

Looking for a stock trading at a discount with a high dividend yield and future catalysts that could boost earnings? General Motors (NYSE: GM) fits the bill.


The Motley Fool: A diversified GlaxoSmithKline is delivering

If you’re looking for a high-yield, low-volatility stock, consider big pharma stalwart GlaxoSmithKline.


The Motley Fool: Dividends and growth with Bristol-Myers

The Motley Fool Take Shares of Bristol-Myers Squibb (NYSE: BMY) were recently down about 30 percent from their all-time high in July. That leaves the stock more attractively priced and …