Stories tagged: services
UPDATED: Wed., March 4, 2020
Services companies grew at a faster pace in February than the previous month, an indication that the economy was still expanding immediately after the first cases of the coronavirus were …
Sat., Dec. 21, 2019
‘We need each other more than we pretend’: Data contradicts sense of geographic imbalance in state taxes, services
Based on some calculations, Spokane residents get more from the state General Fund – but less from the Transportation Fund – than they send Olympia in taxes. But the formulas …
Fri., Dec. 20, 2019
Treehouse, a program that pairs youth in the foster care system with supportive coordinators, will expand its services in the new year after a $500,000 donation from the Bill & …
UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 4, 2019
Growth in the U.S. service sector slowed in November with service companies complaining about higher tariffs from various trade battles and the inability to find enough qualified workers.
Thu., Oct. 3, 2019
Growth in the U.S. economy’s vast services sector slowed sharply in September to its lowest point in three years, suggesting that the Trump administration’s trade conflicts and rising uncertainty are …
Wed., Aug. 14, 2019
Everyone agrees we need affordable housing and services for the poor. Everyone has, they assure everyone else, a heart for the suffering among us. And everyone concludes, over and over …
Mon., Aug. 5, 2019
The pace of expansion for U.S. services companies fell to its slowest pace in nearly three years, as gauges of business activity and new orders weakened.
UPDATED: Mon., June 3, 2019
Apple executives previewed a large set of privacy and speed-focused changes to the company’s phone and computer software Monday, some intended to help it diversify to offset eroding sales of …
Tue., Feb. 5, 2019
U.S. service companies grew in January at the slowest pace in six months, amid concern over the impact of the partial government shutdown on the economy.
UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 4, 2018
Soldiers, citizens in wheelchairs and long lines of others on foot wound through the hushed Capitol Rotunda on Tuesday to view George H.W. Bush’s casket and remember a president whose …
Tue., Feb. 27, 2018
When the world shifted from personal computers to smartphones, websites had to slim down to work on smaller screens and slower wireless connections. A similar shift to voice-centric services is …
Mon., Feb. 5, 2018
The U.S. services sector boomed in January, registering the best performance since 2005 and delivering more evidence of American economic strength.
Sat., Oct. 28, 2017
The Garfield County sheriff and police chiefs worry that many immigrants will be victimized and never turn to law enforcement for help out of fear that they’ll be deported. That …
Mon., Oct. 23, 2017
More and more these days, when paramedics in Fairfax, Virginia, respond to emergency calls, they find an older person who has fallen, broken a bone or suffered a heart attack.
UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 4, 2017
The gains point to a potentially faster economic growth – which could help to spur more hiring and stronger pay raises. The
Thu., July 6, 2017
U.S. service companies expanded at a faster pace last month, pushed up by slightly better sales and a pickup in new orders.
Wed., May 3, 2017
U.S. services companies expanded at a faster pace in April, which is good news for the overall American economy.
Sat., April 15, 2017
With the number of commercial drones expected to soar into the millions in the next few years, operators whose unmanned aircraft malfunction or crash will be looking for places to …
Mon., March 13, 2017
9-1-1 callers with medical problems that are not emergencies are being referred to driver services other than ambulances, and taken to urgent care centers rather than emergency rooms, under a …
Wed., Dec. 28, 2016
Businesses, nonprofits and government agencies are teaming up to host a “one-stop shop” for Spokane’s poor and homeless people.