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Mid-market managers expect their companies to grow

After sustained economic turmoil, mid-market executives have a stronger footing and are taking the necessary steps to make the sector an engine for growth in the next year, according to results of a survey published in late April by New York-based...

Auto sales projection increased

After reviewing first-quarter auto sales and macroeconomic trends, Edmunds.com Inc., the Santa Monica, Calif.-based automotive website, is raising its auto sales forecast to 15.5 million for 2013. The industry hasn't achieved that level of and...

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Retail market here maintains steady climb upward

Retail sales here are showing signs of recovery so far this year, with many seeing sales continue to climb after solid end-of-year figures for 2012, Spokane retailers and market experts say.Bryn West, general manager for River Park Square, says...

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Jobs to continue to grow

The number of jobs in Spokane County has trended upward during the second half of 2012 and so far this year, with a net gain of more than 3,000 new jobs, labor observers say."We've seen significant gains of people employed; it's mostly jobs," of...

Aerial wildfire douser starts working on aircraft at SIA

Aero-Flite Inc., a Kingman, Ariz.-based company that's providing the U.S. Forest Service with next-generation air tankers for wildfire suppression, has based some employees at Spokane International Airport and expects to move other activity there a...

Airlines notch second-best year in performance review

Airline performance in 2012 was the second highest in the 23 years that researchers with Wichita State University and Purdue University have tracked the industry. The performance of the nation's leading carriers last year was nearly identical to...

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Space Screw sets sights higher

Sales and production at Space Screw Inc., a small North Idaho aerospace machining concern, have returned to near prerecession heights, and the company's new owner and general manager says he aims to double the company's current production and raise...

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Parker Aerospace builds upon SprayCool legacy

Cleveland-based Parker Aerospace's Liberty Lake facility is showing a slight uptick in hiring this year, the first such increase since the company bought the assets of SprayCool Data Systems Inc. in 2010, says business development manager Dan out a...

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As obesity, diabetes rise, perinatal services grow here

Due partly to the rising prevalence of obesity and diabetes, the Spokane area is seeing growth in perinatal, or maternal-fetal medicine, services, which strive to ensure the best possible outcomes in high-risk pregnancies.A maternal-fetal at a &...

Pelvic prolapse procedure's success rate found lacking

The initial success rates of the most durable surgery for a common condition in women declines over the long term, according to data published recently in the Journal of the American Medical Association.The procedure, abdominal sacrocolpopexy, a...

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