Spokane Journal of Business

Special Report


Guidance on Washington’s Capital Gains Tax

Spokane financial advisers and accountants say they’re somewhat surprised the Washington state Supreme Court upheld the state’s new tax on certain capital gains, and they’re renewing efforts to examine its effects on high-net worth clients, sales ...


SECURE Act 2.0 focuses on US small business

With over 90 changes, the SECURE Act 2.0 of 2022 aims to entice small businesses to build upon the original Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement Act passed in 2019 to help Americans save more for retirement. ...


Recent bank stress is far different from 2008 financial crisis

The wave of rolling crises the world experienced 15 years ago amid what would come to be known as the global financial crisis stands in marked contrast to that being experienced today in U.S. banking. We reflect on the shotgun weddings of JP Morgan ...

Cd’A-founded Idaho Trust sees steady growth

Operating out of its original branch in downtown Coeur d’Alene for nearly three decades, Idaho Trust Bank has seen robust growth with a mix of traditional banking and wealth-management services. Idaho Trust co-founder and CEO Tom Prohaska says ...


Markets show signs of resilience so far this year

After a brutal 2022 across most asset classes, many investors probably felt “cursed,” and as we entered 2023, there was no shortage of doomsday scenarios being espoused. And yet, risk markets year-to-date have proven to be resilient despite a still ...


New rental laws to change some legal practices

New ordinances passed by the Spokane City Council are intended to pave the way for safer housing for renters, but some lawyers here disagree about what kind of impacts the new rules will have on their legal practices....

Noncompete agreements have varying support

At the start of the year, the Federal Trade Commission proposed a rule that would ban employers from imposing noncompete clauses, a practice it claims suppresses wages, hampers innovation, and blocks entrepreneurs from starting new businesses....


Cookie Crunch: Girl Scouts council here sets goal to sell 1 million boxes despite supply-chain disruption

The Girl Scouts of Eastern Washington & Northern Idaho council has been building its annual cookie sales, cresting 1 million boxes of Girl Scout Cookies sold for the first time in 2022 and keeping that goal amid a national cookie shortage. ...


Cancer Care Fund’s fundraising goes into full swing

At 8 years old, Mason Diamond, of Spokane, was like a lot of kids. The active youngster loved playing sports, hanging out with friends, and spending time with his doting parents and carefree siblings. But Mason’s world took a daunting turn on Sept. 3...


Some tactics can reduce liabilities for passing wealth

When it comes to gifting assets to future generations, many families are rightfully concerned about the potential tax effect. In other words, how and when should they pass down their assets to ensure that the greatest amount possible actually gets to ...

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