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New year might not be as good for finance sector

Financial experts here say that growth began to flatten in 2019, and they expect further slowing -- though not necessarily a recession -- in 2020. Tim Vorpahl, president and founder of Spokane-based Vorpahl Wing Securities Inc., says 2019 was a ...

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New best interest rule for investment brokers draws concerns

The Securities and Exchange Commission adopted a new rule that went into effect Sept. 10 ...

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Financial Trex targets Generation X, millennial clients

Though it wasn’t her intention at the start, a Spokane-based financial planner says her young firm...

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Self-employed professionals see more retirement flexibility

With Spokane’s booming entrepreneurial ecosystem, more people are stepping away from the tradition...

Canopy Credit Union to host Ladder Coffee

Canopy Credit Union will open a 1,200-square-foot Ladder Coffee Roasters store this month in its...

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Selkirk envisions $80 million Papillon Towers on North Bank

Spokane-based development company Selkirk Development LLC has set its sights on a new, two-tower project that founder and CEO Sheldon Jackson hopes will set a new standard for development in Spokane. ...

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Financing restrictions eased for condo buyers

Recent changes to the Federal Housing Administration’s condominium financing guidelines will make buying a condominium cheaper and such homeownership more accessible, says Darin Watkins, governmental affairs director for the Spokane Association ...

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Financial institutions, customers endure trade disputes

As trade disputes between the U.S. and some foreign nations persist, a couple of financial institutions here say they and their customers are weathering the storm. ...

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Credit union growth shown to outpace banks

Founded in 1934, it took Spokane Teachers Credit Union until 2008 to secure $1 billion in assets under management. By 2014, STCU topped $2 billion in assets. Then, earlier this year, the Liberty Lake-based credit union topped the $3 ...

Inland Northwest Composite tops $11 billion

Hart Capital Management Inc., a Spokane-based financial advising company, says the composite value of the region’s seven publicly traded companies rose to $11.1 billion in the third quarter, the first time this year the composite has topped $11 billion....

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