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Northwest Farm Credit posts increase in earnings

Northwest Farm Credit Services, the Spokane-based agricultural lending cooperative, has reported first-quarter net income of $74.8 million, up from $65.4 million in the year-earlier quarter. The cooperative also posted a 2 percent increase in total capit...

PotlatchDeltic merger lifts Hart Capital composite

Thanks to the merger between Potlatch Corp. and Deltic Timber Corp. that was completed on Feb. 20, t...

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Idaho Central Credit Union to build second facility in Cd’A

Construction is underway on a new, $8.6 million Idaho Central Credit Union office to be located at 1...

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INW financial planners counsel clients to think long term

Maybe you’re retired, or maybe you’re close to retirement, and the stock market, though fluctuat...

State launches online retirement marketplace

Since the launch of the Washington Retirement Marketplace last month, the nation’s first state-ver...

Pension-maximizing options allow income flexibility

Do you have a defined-benefit pension plan? We’re not talking about 401(k)s or 403(b) deferred compensation accounts. We’re talking about an actual life-income pension that gives you a guaranteed income in retirement for the rest of your life. Ofte...

First Interstate Bank to acquire INB

Billings, Mont.-based First Interstate BancSystem Inc., has agreed to acquire Spokane-based Northwest Bancorporation Inc., parent company of Inland Northwest Bank, the companies announced this morning. First Interstate intends to continue operating all...

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Gesa Credit Union set to open fourth Spokane-area office

In response to a growing customer base in Spokane, Gesa Credit Union will open its fourth Spokane-area office next month. The Richland, Wash.-based credit union, celebrating its 65th anniversary this year, has enjoyed steady growth in the Lilac City sinc...

Volatile expectations call for market-risk mitigation

Equities are continuing their recent selloff and prices are showing more volatility. The S&P 500 is dropping close to its February lows—its first major pullback since early 2016. The U.S. economy currently is expanding at an annual rate of about 2.5 pe...

Insurance rider can help fulfill bucket list

Remember that funny movie, “The Bucket List,” with Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman? Great movie, right? If you haven’t seen it, well … put it on your movie “bucket list.” Did you know that some life insurance policies offer what's called a...

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