Spokane Journal of Business

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Market volatility presents opportunity for investors

Retirees and those planning to retire soon may have been shaken by the volatile behavior of the U.S. stock market in recent weeks, but experts here say it’s not time to panic. ...

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ICM Asset Management prevails in arbitration over investor’s claims

A three-person panel of arbitrators has ruled that a long-time Spokane investment company and its owner didn’t breach its fiduciary duties, nor did it commit fraud, as claimed by a Spokane businessman who had invested in the company. ...

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Etailz lands additional $5 million in capital

Spokane Valley-based online retailer etailz Inc. has secured a round of investment funding for the second time this year, says the company CEO Kunal Chopra. The newly raised capital, just more than $5 million, comes from a group of investors ...

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Parting Thoughts with Leo’s Photography’s Bill Robertson

If you grew up in Spokane between 1978 and 2010, Bill Robertson probably took at least one of your school photos. Robertson doesn’t know exactly how many students and teachers he’s photographed over the years, but he’s made each one of them smile. ...

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Preparing for CARES: Businesses line up for Paycheck Protection Program loans

Spokane-area small-business owners are looking into taking advantage of aid offered to them through the CARES Act, says Sheryl McGrath, Spokane-based associate state director of the Washington Small Business Development Center. ...

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State ABLE programs helps disabled people save for future

Washington state has added another tool to its roster to provide financial independence for those with disabilities and is engaged in a statewide push to increase awareness of its new ABLE program. ...

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Around Town

Seattle-based Grand Coulee Building LLC has purchased the 43,900-square-foot retail and residential Grand Coulee Building, at 106 S. Cedar, as an investment. The building has 49 residential units and seven retail spaces. ...

Spokane employers send first wave of layoff notices to state

Over the last few weeks, a half-dozen businesses with employees in Spokane County have filed notices signaling the Washington state Employment Security Department of temporary layoffs of more than 800 workers. ...

Harlan Douglass envisions industrial complex on West Plains

Longtime Spokane real estate developer Harlan Douglass has set his sights on his next big development, a 19-building, 1.52 million-square-foot industrial complex on the West Plains. ...

MultiCare consolidates Rockwood clinics temporarily

MultiCare Health System is consolidating operations temporarily at some of its Rockwood primary-care clinics in order to reduce potential exposure of staff and patients to those who have contracted COVID-19. ...

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