Spokane Journal of Business

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Apartments planned at Sunset Hill restaurant site

The Fiesta Charra restaurant, located on Sunset Hill in west Spokane, is being demolished and replaced with a three-story apartment building. Rustle Project LLC, the company behind the Rustle Apartments project, is governed by Mike Schneider...

Fire damaged warehouse scheduled for demolition

The fire-damaged, 30,000-square-foot former S&P Meats warehouse in East Spokane is being demolished. ...

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Railway Storage to add four buildings in Spokane Valley

Railway Storage LLC has started work on the construction of four new buildings and paved outside parking at its facility at 4210 N. Progress Road, in Spokane Valley, says co-owner Mike Thew. According to permit information on file with the city of ...

Medical office spaces to undergo upgrades

Interior remodel projects are underway or planned at two medical buildings with work valued at a combined $110,000, according to information in separate permit applications submitted to the city of Spokane....

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Misery Index regains relevance

Fifty years ago, the U.S. economy was facing a combination of high inflation and unemployment, which brought about the creation of the misery index. Used to help measure general economic distress felt by the average citizen, the misery index originally ...

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Young Spokane fintech Haploos goes public (sector)

Spokane-based fintech company Haploos Inc. has received clearances from three federal government departments that company CEO Josh Arritola hopes will open up new markets for its virtual credit card. This spring, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban ...

Earnings fall at many banks with Spokane presence

More than half of the banks with a presence in the Spokane area report a decrease in earnings for the second quarter of this year. Of 13 institutions with readily available earnings reports that have at least one branch in Spokane County, eight saw second...

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Gold loses luster as hedge against market dip, inflation

It’s no fun paying up for essential goods and services, but what’s mostly overlooked is the fact that many people will buy them regardless of price. So they may be suffering from inflation, but by paying much higher prices for discretionary purchases,...

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Some small businesses sell to locals, continue legacies

Selling a business is a major component of a retirement strategy recently for some Spokane-area business owners, who are also happy that the new ownership has remained local and retained their employees, in some cases. ...

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Ecological options emerge for end of life

Funeral industry workers here say alternative burial methods are slowly gaining acceptance among Spokanites, while cremation continues to be the most popular overall option. ...

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