Spokane Journal of Business

Special Report

Investment returns linked more to policy than party

In a recently completed study, the authors of several widely-recognized articles on politics and investment returns challenge conventional wisdom regarding the association between such returns and political election results. Robert R. Johnson, a...

'Low-income' credit unions rise in number, NCUA says

A National Credit Union Administration initiative has resulted in a jump in the number of credit unions to obtain the federal agency's low-income designation, which is based on the income levels of a majority of those credit unions' members. Two...

Angel investment market continues recovery, study says

The angel investor market in the first two quarters of this year showed signs of steady recovery since a downturn in the second half of 2008 and the first half of 2009, with total investments at $9.2 billion, an increase of 3.1 percent over the in...

Sustainable investment effort gains traction, some say

Sustainable investment effort gains traction, some say

For two years, Dan Grady funded Winfiniti Inc. himself and with the help of friends and family.For the next phase of development for the startup that makes building-efficiency management software, Winfiniti sought and got help from a new friend,...

Global plans rebranding, operational changes next year

Global plans rebranding, operational changes next year

Global Credit Union, the Spokane-based financial institution, is preparing to undergo a sizable rebranding effort starting next year, says President and CEO Jack Fallis. "I think we've come up with a recipe for success," says Fallis, who has top...

'Beer Money' brews finance basics

'Beer Money' brews finance basics

Darin Hayes, a Coeur d'Alene-based D.A. Davidson & Co. financial consultant, has had more than a few informal conversations over beers with friends about basic concepts of personal finance and investing.A fan of specialty brews, Hayes says he to...

Banking  on the move

Banking on the move

Seeing growing demand for mobile banking services, several financial institutions here are enhancing their online services and developing mobile-dedicated web applications so customers can more easily conduct their banking via their Bank, Spokane a...

Psoriasis antibody shown to ease Crohn's Disease effects

Ustekinumab, an antibody proven to treat the skin condition psoriasis, has now shown positive results in decreasing the debilitating effects of Crohn's Disease, say researchers at the University of California San Diego School of Medicine.The in...

Seattle researchers, others look at genetics, diabetes

Scientists around the world have been working for decades to find better treatments, cures, and potentially preventions for Type 1 diabetes. Assisted by a new $4.3 million grant from the National Institutes of Health, researchers from two Seattle...

Childhood cancer organization here grows, shifts focus

Childhood cancer organization here grows, shifts focus

When Mary Anne Ruddis lost her 9-year-old daughter to leukemia in 1994, she says she did everything she was told not to do, including moving from California to Spokane. Five years later, when her 12-year-old son died from a brain tumor, she says...

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