Spokane Journal of Business

Special Report

WSU researchers say nanotechnology may fight inflammatory diseases

WSU – A study led by researchers at Washington State University has uncovered a potential new treatment approach for diseases associated with inflammation, including sepsis, stroke, rheumatoid arthritis, acute lung injury, and atherosclerosis. ...

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SECURE Act takes down the stretch

The new federal SECURE Act makes it harder to sock away generational wealth on a tax-deferred basis, which creates the need to plan more carefully when giving or receiving an inheritance. ...

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Study: Women face higher retirement hurdles

A lack of preparedness early in life is placing women — particularly married women — at a higher risk of falling short in retirement, says a new study by the Boston College Center for Retirement Research. ...

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Change in direction at Fairwinds follows trend

With its own liquor license and a full bar for residents and their family members in the evenings, the Fairwinds-Spokane retirement home is adjusting to the changing lifestyle of senior living. ...

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Designing the future requires cash-flow planning

Imagine building a house without blueprints or having any construction experience. The outcome is going to be unfortunate, if not downright dangerous. The same is true about financial planning. Unless we don’t care what happens, we all ought to have a ...

Expansion on the Horizon: Spokane, Boise credit unions to combine

With a continued desire to meet the changing appetites of the marketplace, officials at Spokane Valley-based Horizon Credit Union and Boise-based Icon Credit Union say 2020 is a good time to merge fully. ...

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Spokane ranked highly for female entrepreneurs

As a fast-growing city, Spokane provides a rich environment for small business growth, particularly for women and minority-owned businesses. With over 11,500 women-owned businesses in Spokane County, the Lilac City ...

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Global Credit Union evolves, expands new digital offerings

In an increasingly digital world, financial institutions continue to seek new technology that could help them to offer services and communicate with members. For Spokane-based Global Credit Union, that means making sure members can receive information ...

SECURE Act to affect most who save for retirement (finance)

Sometimes, pieces of legislation pass that many recognize by name but know nothing about. They then go about their day assuming it doesn’t affect them. The SECURE Act isn’t one you want to turn a blind eye to, as it likely could affect you. ...

Credit unions seeks deeper member connections

An informational effort reaching Pacific Northwest states this month looks to deepen the relationship between credit unions and the communities they serve. ...

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