Spokane Journal of Business

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Bankruptcy filings rise again

Bankruptcy filings in Eastern Washington rose again in 1998, to a record high, and bankruptcy observers say theres no signs that the increases will end anytime soon.Businesses and individuals filed 7,795 petitions seeking protection from in in...

Telect starts division for audio-visual gear

Telect Inc., the big Liberty Lake-based maker of telecommunications equipment, has launched a new division to serve the broadcast industry and industrial customers, as well as the relatively new and fast-expanding market of home automation and has...

Doctors take a glance at single-payer system

When a resolution calling for formation of a task force to study a single-payer health-care system surfaced at the 1998 annual meeting of the Washington State Medical Association, many felt it would be promptly rejected.Instead, the body, the of...

Fairchild set to adopt electronic contracting

Fairchild Air Force Base has resolved to convert completely to electronic contracting this year and figures to save thousands of dollars annually by doing so.By the end of fiscal year 1999, which ends Sept. 30 for the U.S. Air Force, Fairchild a...

Plans submitted for Rite Aid, retail space

Rite Aid Corp., a Camp Hill, Pa.-based drug-store chain, appears to be preparing to open its 14th store here near the northwest corner of Division Street and Francis Avenue on Spokanes North Side.County building records indicate that want to a...

J-U-B Engineers spins off its Web-design operation

J-U-B Engineers Inc., a large, Boise-based civil engineering firm that has offices in Coeur dAlene and Spokane, has spun off its Web-design operations into a separate, Coeur dAlene-based company called Civic Mind Media Inc.Civic Mind Media a...

Work to start in March on Indian Trail center

The first phase of Sundance Plaza, a proposed 300,000-square-foot retail center along Indian Trail Road on Spokanes North Side, is scheduled to start coming out of the ground in March.That $8 million phase, which will involve construction of a...

XN Technologies starts subsidiary in England

XN Technologies Inc., of Cheney has opened a subsidiary based in York, England, in hopes of increasing its presence throughout Europe.The subsidiary, called XN Technologies Ltd., provides sales and customer-support services to the companys and...

Number of foreclosures tops 1,000 during 2000

The number of foreclosure actions filed in Spokane County last year jumped for the fifth straight year and hit 1,000 for the first timewell above the last documented peak of 853 foreclosures recorded in 1988.Meanwhile, across the border, saw a...

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