Spokane Journal of Business

Special Report

Going to dentist, working out, or prepping for future?

Americans who are actively planning for retirement are more likely to visit the dentist or exercise regularly this year than spend time on their investments or retirement planning, according to the findings of a retirement survey.More than eight...

Parents' good examples help guide financial literacy

A new study finds that Americans whose parents set good financial examples are more likely to be among the 62 percent of Americans who have a financial plan and feel confident in their financial future.The first results of the Psychology of this...

Many factors go into deciding when to sell company

Much has been written about the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 and its impact on average wage earners. But for business owners nearing retirement, the issues are far more complicated. Tax rates are up, the pace of mergers and acquisitions is...

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Charitable events might grow with economy, some say

Inland Northwest nonprofits say the number of fundraising events could be on the rise this year after some charities had to cancel or downsize events in recent years.Jennifer Evans, owner of Spokane-based Encore Events & Presentations, says, to...

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Investment brokerage gears for growth

Tom Guthrie has been in the investment brokerage business for almost two decades, and says he's hopeful the roughly year-old Spokane branch of Seattle-based brokerage company McAdams Wright Ragen Inc. will continue to grow here on the heels of into...

CFA Society dinner set for tonight

The CFA Society of Spokane, an organization of financial analysts, portfolio managers, and other investment professionals, is bringing two prominent investment strategists as keynote speakers for its 19th Annual Economic Forecast Dinner meeting at...

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Raising the bar at the YMCA

The YMCA of the Inland Northwest relies on donations to provide community services regardless of a person's ability to pay, and because of increasing need, the nonprofit has raised its fundraising goal this year by nearly 10 percent, its top annual...

Study says thigh fat slows seniors, leads to health risks

A new study from Winston-Salem, N.C.-based Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center shows that an increase in fat throughout the thigh is predictive of mobility loss in otherwise healthy older adults.Lead author Kristen Beavers and colleagues at Wake...

Researchers claim to find new Alzheimer's indicator

New findings by Columbia University researchers suggest that along with amyloid deposits, something called white matter hyperintensities, or WMHs, might be a second necessary factor for the development of Alzheimer's disease.Most current to on a...

Expert says people over 60 should get shingles vaccine

Terry D. Connell knows a lot about the immune system: He's a University at Buffalo, N.Y., professor in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology in the School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences who conducts research on new vaccines for such as...

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