Spokane Journal of Business

Special Report

Blood plasma collector eyes location on North Monroe

Boca Raton, Fla.-based CSL Plasma Inc. plans to open a new blood-plasma collection center on north Monroe Street after it completes a $1.2 million renovation project there, according to predevelopment documents filed with the city of Spokane.The...

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Spokane dentist plans move to new South Hill building

A Spokane dentist plans to move his practice into a portion of a new $900,000 medical office building planned on the South Hill, says a member of the ownership group that's developing the project.The practice, Richard G. Witter DDS PLLC, which a...

Study links popular diet to memory

A University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) study suggests that the Mediterranean diet, which urges consuming foods that contain omega-3 fatty acids found in fish, chicken, and salad dressing, and avoiding saturated fats, meat, and dairy foods, may...

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School-based health centers eyed

Sunset Health Center, a school-based pilot program in Airway Heights aimed at providing onsite health care to children, is touted to be the first of its type in Spokane County, but the organization that arranged initial funding for it hopes there a...

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Sacred Heart employs bedside robot

A neurologist in Spokane instantly can be at the hospital bedside of a stroke patient 35 miles away, thanks to a remote robot, when minutes count for saving lives or increasing chances of recovery without permanent disabilities.Providence Sacred...

More people taking loans from 401(k)s, study finds

Through an analysis of participants enrolled in Wells Fargo-administered defined contribution plans, the bank says it found that 28 percent more people took out loans from their 401(k) accounts in the fourth quarter of 2012 than in the year-earlier...

Using 'key employee' insurance to protect your business

One way to use life insurance in the business scene is in the area of "key employee" protection. It's a strategy under which an employer takes out a life insurance policy on a key employee so the business is protected financially, should something...

Inland Northwest M&A activity is likely to increase

As the country continues to emerge from the Great Recession of 2008 to 2010, we're seeing a promising resurgence in the merger-and-acquisition market in the United States. The gradual improvement in the economy, together with increased stock and...

Offering ways for investors to improve financial literacy

TD Ameritrade, Inc., the broker-dealer subsidiary of TD Ameritrade Holding Corp., is celebrating the 10th anniversary of Financial Literacy Month by offering 10 tips to encourage investors to take time to improve their financial knowledge.Its a...

Study: Workers more optimistic about nation's outlook

More American workers feel secure about the country's overall economic outlook, judging by new research from the Principal Financial Well-Being Index.More than a third of workers (35 percent) who took part in the survey described their economic...

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