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Paying off burdensome debt before you retire

Spokane-area financial experts say a vast majority of retirees and pre-retirees are increasingly facing retirement with sizable amounts of debt—even student loan debt. ...

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A wealth of growth in Washington Trust unit

The wealth management and advisory services department of Spokane-based Washington Trust Bank has been experiencing asset and revenue growth of close to 10 percent a year for the last ten years, says Rob Blume, managing director and senior vice president ...

FSC Financial Group to rebrand at start of 2015

FSC Financial Group, an independent financial advising and wealth management firm founded here by Fred S. Cox III and Steve Gray in 1991 and that added a third adviser early this year, says it plans to change its name on Jan. 1 to Premier Partners Wealth ...

In the stock market, current trend is our friend

It was a day on which very little else seemed to happen, but 20 years ago, Dec. 8, 1994, we had the start of the huge bull market run that lasted until 2001. ...

Asset-management firm here wins another honor

Palouse Capital Management Inc., of Spokane, says its Large Cap Value Strategy has earned recognition as a top performer in the PSN Top Guns list, a quarterly ranking of investment managers that’s used by institutional asset managers and investors natio...

Increase your odds of successfully selling your business

The majority of business owners plan on using the proceeds from the sale of their business to fund their retirement. However, the 2013 State of Owner Readiness Survey revealed that more than 80 percent of business owners have no formal transition plan. ...

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RevolutionAR looks to reform training practices

Liberty Lake startup RevolutionAR Inc. is launching an employee training product, using a technology called augmented reality, with possible implications for how companies conduct safety training. ...

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Guide to help employers get workers back on the job

A Washington State University Spokane nursing professor has published a guide to help employers and employees with job-related injuries get back to work, using a $138,000 grant from the state’s Safety & Health Investment Projects (SHIP) Grant Program....

National Safety Council renews alliance with OSHA

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration and National Safety Council have renewed their alliance to work together to protect the health and safety of workers and to understand the rights of workers and responsibilities of employers under the Oc...

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DCI Engineers eyes growth in 2015

Working on projects such as the Spokane Convention Center expansion and the Grand Hotel Spokane, Seattle-based DCI Engineers will bring in revenue this year of $27 million companywide, and the company is poised to see 10 to 15 percent in growth in 2015, s...

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