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UPDATED: Fri., June 7, 2019, 8:20 p.m.

U.S. hiring slows sharply as Trump’s trade war hits jobs

Hiring slowed sharply in May, as companies in industries hardest hit by President Donald Trump’s escalating trade war hesitated to bring on new employees.


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 21, 2018, 5:11 p.m.

A decade-long rally on Wall Street looks like it’s ending

Another day of big losses Friday left the U.S. market with its worst week in more than seven years. All of the major indexes have lost 16 percent to 26 …


Stocks skid to 15-month low after Fed raises rates again

Stocks surrendered a substantial gain after the Federal Reserve raised interest rates again and said it plans to keep raising them next year. Some investors had hoped the Fed would …


Dow sinks 500 points as Britain’s Brexit mess fuels investor angst

U.S. markets deepened their losses Monday as Britain’s political crisis around Brexit clouded investors’ outlook. British Prime Minister Theresa May put off a key parliamentary vote on her country’s exit …


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 4, 2018, 1:42 p.m.

Tech and health stocks slip; Amazon hits $1 trillion

U.S. stocks are opening lower as technology companies take losses.


Born out of the financial crisis, bull market nears record

If stocks don’t drop significantly by the close of trading Wednesday, the bull market that began in March 2009 will have lasted nine years, five months and 13 days, a …


U.S. stocks get a lift from earnings; Berkshire and Tyson rise

U.S. stocks are slightly higher Monday as companies including Tyson Foods and Berkshire Hathaway are rising after their second-quarter reports. Energy companies are moving up with the price of oil. …


Market shift? Big spike in Seattle-area homes for sale slows price growth

For the first time in a decade, the number of homes for sale in the Seattle area is finally starting to rise – and in a big way – as …


UPDATED: Wed., April 11, 2018, 2:38 p.m.

Banks and technology stocks fall; oil rises to 3-year high

Companies including banks and technology and health care firms fell Wednesday after U.S. stocks had surged the day before. Oil prices hit a three-year high after President Donald trump tweeted …


Markets trying to judge level of Powell’s optimism

Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell had a smooth public debut in his new job as head of the nation’s central bank. But investors want to know whether he is really …


UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 12, 2018, 3:22 p.m.

Stocks power higher after a dreadful week; Dow jumps 410

Stocks powered higher Monday, sending the Dow Jones industrial average up 410 points, as the market clawed back more of its massive losses from the previous two weeks.


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 8, 2018, 10:22 p.m.

Stock market plunges again, enters 1st correction in 2 years

Stocks plunged again Thursday, and for the second time in four days the Dow Jones industrial average sank more than 1,000 points.


Then and Now: Washington Market

The Washington Market, built in 1911, was a clothing store before turning over groceries around 1914. Typical of the era, space was leased to a mix of independent dealers selling …


UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 12, 2017, 8:35 a.m.

U.S. stock indexes mostly higher in early trade; oil falls

U.S. stocks edged mostly higher in early trading Tuesday as investors sized up the latest company earnings and deal news. Gains by banks and health care companies outweighed losses among …


Pet stocks beat the market as animal owners open their wallets

The Pet Passion index, a tracker created by Motif Investing that follows pet-related companies, has returned 19 percent over the past year as of Thursday’s stock-market close, sprinting well ahead …


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 10, 2017, 8:16 p.m.

Department store chains see key sales figures fall again

Macy’s, Kohl’s and Dillard’s all said Thursday that a key sales figure fell again in the latest quarter as customers increasingly shop online, at discount stores and elsewhere. Nordstrom, the …


Another milestone for stocks: Most boring market in decades

The last time stocks sailed through such an uneventful first seven months was when a group of burglars was arrested for breaking into the Watergate complex in 1972. Broaden the …


UPDATED: Fri., June 23, 2017, 8:36 p.m.

California startup banks on electric buses

The market for battery-powered electric buses seems ready to rocket. Orders in the U.S. are gaining traction.


Celebrities launch pot brands as California legalizes drug

Country singer Willie Nelson, the children of the late reggae icon Bob Marley and comedian Whoopi Goldberg are just a few of the growing number of celebrities publicly jumping into …


Kitty litter helps Wyoming bentonite past drilling slump, clay

The market for a peculiar type of clay is looking up thanks to improved prospects for oil and gas drilling and to cat owners who use the stuff to soak …


IS suicide bomber kills 36 in Baghdad market

A suicide bomber driving a pickup loaded with explosives struck a bustling market in Baghdad on Monday, killing at least 36 people in an attack claimed by the Islamic State …


UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 19, 2016, 4:08 p.m.

Police: Truck attack that killed 12 in Berlin ‘intentional’

Police said Tuesday that the driver who rammed a truck into a crowded Christmas market in the heart of the German capital, killing at least 12 people and injuring nearly …


Silver ETF investors exit as bear market looms on rate concerns; others drop gold

With traders pricing in near certainty that U.S. borrowing costs will rise next month, silver investors are heading for the exit.


Airstrike hits market in Syria’s Aleppo, killing 15

Activists said the early afternoon strike destroyed several shops in the besieged eastern part of Aleppo, which has been the target of a massive Russian-backed Syrian offensive since the collapse …


Winners selected

Millwood Farmers Market announced winners of annual children’s poster contest


Hart index shows strong growth for Inland NW companies

The Inland Northwest’s publicly traded companies had a strong first quarter.


Housing slowdown hits N. Idaho

Home sales slowed and average sale prices dropped across much of North Idaho during the six months ending in April, compared with the same period a year earlier, new data …