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Tuesday, October 15, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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‘Venom’ sets October record with $80M; ‘Star Is Born’ soars

In a weekend of perfect counterprogramming for Hollywood, the comic-book movie “Venom” shrugged off bad reviews to shatter the October box-office record with an $80 million debut, while Bradley Cooper’s …


U.S. job openings slip in October, but hiring increased

U.S. employers posted slightly fewer job openings in October than the previous month, but the number of people being hired improved.


U.S. consumer borrowing up $20.5 billion in October

American consumers increased their borrowing by $20.5 billion in October. It was the biggest gain in 11 months and reflected strong increases in the use of credit cards and in …


U.S. construction spending up a strong 1.4 percent in October

U.S. construction spending surged 1.4 percent in October, the best gain in five months, with all major categories of building posting gains.


Consumer spending rose solid 0.3 percent in October

Consumers boosted their spending a solid 0.3 percent in October, while their incomes grew 0.4 percent. Both were healthy gains indicating the all-important holiday shopping season was getting off to …


U.S. pending home sales surged 3.5 percent in October

More people signed contracts in October to buy homes, ending three straight months of declines.


Consumer confidence rises, hits highest level since 2000

The Conference Board said Tuesday that its consumer confidence index for the U.S. hit 129.5 this month, up from 126.2 in October and highest since November 2000.


U.S. new-home sales jumped 6.2 percent in October

Americans bought new homes in October at the fastest pace in a decade – a 6.2 percent monthly increase that reflects both the underlying strength of the economy and the …


Montana’s jobless rate remains at 3.9 percent in October

Montana’s unemployment rate remained at 3.9 percent in October, maintaining the level it has been for most of this year.


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 17, 2017, 7:49 p.m.

U.S. home construction reaches strongest pace in a year

Construction of new homes climbed 13.7 percent in October, the biggest jump in a year as builders broke ground on more apartments and single-family houses.


U.S. consumer prices barely up in October

U.S. consumer prices edged up a slight 0.1 percent in October, the smallest gain in three months as energy prices retreated.


U.S. budget deficit up sharply to $63.2 billion in October

The federal government began its new budget year with an October deficit of $63.2 billion, up sharply from a year ago.


Truck, SUV, rental car sales push October auto sales higher

Fueled by increased demand from rental car companies, strong truck and SUV sales, and recovery from hurricanes in Florida and Texas, U.S. monthly auto sales appear to have posted a …


Bowe Bergdahl scheduled for trial in October

Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl is scheduled for trial in October on charges that he endangered comrades by walking off his post in Afghanistan, according to a new timetable set Friday …


October already one of rainiest on record in Spokane

October is barely past the halfway point and already Spokane has seen one of the rainiest Octobers on record


Weathercatch: The calendar’s most fickle month – October

Remember the first two days of October? Brilliantly sunny and warm, with fiery-colored leaves on trees. Suddenly, a switch got flipped, bringing episodes of rain and a chilly wind that …


Starbucks to increase base pay of workers in October

NEW YORK – Starbucks is boosting the base pay of all employees and store managers at U.S. company-run stores by 5 percent or more. In a letter sent to workers …


Season’s first snow falling around region

National Weather Service forecasters are sticking with a prediction of snow today as a warm front off of the Pacific Ocean glides over colder air at ground level.


Dry northerly flow today may set up snow for Thursday

A crisp cold morning today is setting the stage for wintry conditions when the next in a series of Pacific storms moves into the region on Thursday.


Chance of snow showers slight for today

The chance of rain or snow showers today appears slim, but a greater chance of wintry weather arrives on Thursday with the next Pacific storm system, forecasters said this morning.


Rain creating traffic hazards

Moderate rainfall today is creating traffic hazards as storm drains, partly blocked by fall foliage in some cases, are having trouble keeping up with all the water.


Cloudy today, rain Friday, nicer Saturday

Cloudy and cool weather today will follow Wednesday’s rainfall, but forecasters are predicting more rain on Friday and again later on Sunday.


Rain to fall through tonight

Light rain is reaching Spokane area and should continue into the evening as a Pacific frontal system brings the next in a series of rainstorms to the Inland Northwest.


Fog cuts visibility this morning

A dense fog advisory was issued this morning by the National Weather Service for reduced visibilities on the higher bench and plateau elevations of the Inland Northwest.