Spokane Journal of Business

Special Report

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...

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INB plans growth around customers, community

Inland Northwest Bank CEO Russell Lee says the last few years have brought periods of growth for the...

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STCU to expand physical presence into Tri-Cities

Liberty Lake-based Spokane Teachers Credit Union plans to open one branch in each of the three citie...

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Longtime Spokane law practices merge to form Feltman Ewing

Seasoned Spokane law firms Feltman, Gebhardt, Greer & Zeimantz PS and Ewing Anderson PS merged earli...

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Intellectual property law firm Lee & Hayes projects record revenue

Spurred in part by customer growth in China, as well as securing more work from U.S.-based companies...

Public policy can complicate firing at-will workers

The general rule in Washington is that an employee who isn't subject to an express contract of employment can be terminated at any time, without cause. There are, however, several exceptions to that rule. The terms of an employee handbook or specific tre...

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Legal technician profession gains interest

Some Washington state attorneys and educators say their five-year effort to create a new type of legal professional known as a limited license legal technician is beginning to pay off, with some of the program's first graduates opening their own practices...

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Tax law changes expected to reduce charitable giving

As the end of tax season looms, financial experts both here and nationally are predicting provisions in the new Tax Cuts and Jobs Act could change how taxpayers plan to contribute to charity this year. Most agree the changes are likely to alter taxpayer...

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New hope at the HUB Sports Center

After more than a decade with an uncertain future, the 67,000-square-foot Liberty Lake-based HUB Sports Center is on stronger financial footing than it’s ever been, contends Phil Champlin, the sport venue’s executive director. The Inland Northwest C...

Adviser: Set realistic retirement funding plan

Saving for retirement can be a daunting and intimidating task. Various formulas abound, are everywhere, and readily provided by financial planners, advisers, and websites. They allow you to plug in your information to account for your goals, time left to ...

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