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Movement specialist touts deep breathing to beat stress

Movement specialist touts deep breathing to beat stress

Spokane-based movement specialist and Pilates instructor Larkin Barnett say she wants to share with as many people as she can her beliefs about the health benefits that can be attained just by paying more attention to one's breathing.Barnett, on...

Wells Fargo survey: 80 is new retirement age for many

The concept of a retirement age is going the way of the typewriter, another 20th century relic that has been made irrelevant by changing circumstances. Many middle-class Americans now expect to work until they have saved enough to afford to to the...

Trust is big issue when passing on wealth, survey finds

When it comes to passing on wealth, nearly one-quarter of U.S.-based high- net-worth individuals don't trust their children or stepchildren to protect their inheritance, according to the latest report in the Barclays Wealth Insights series. more of...

Some small-business owners setting up pensions

Some small-business owners setting up pensions

Despite the trend among medium-sized and large companies to halt their defined-benefit pension plans, certain small businesses are finding advantages in setting them up, some retirement-plan consultants here say.Mike Furrer, an independent to of...

Retirees feel more secure financially

American retirees are feeling more financially secure than they did in 2009, but fewer have estimated how long their assets will last into retirement, a new study indicates.The study, titled "The Financial Recovery for Retirees Continues," was a...

For two years, it may be good to give

For two years, it may be good to give

Despite talk at the national level of taxing the richest 1 percent of Americans more aggressively, current federal gift-tax and estate-tax laws are favorable to high-net-worth individuals, Spokane-area estate planning professionals say. At the a...

Residential architects see slight improvements

h few extras persist in home-design trends, but they are becoming less dominant as the housing market indicates the beginning of a thaw, according to a recent survey by the American Institute of Architects.There are indications that the falling...

Survey finds much of U.S. isn't prepared for floods

Even as the nation experiences a rash of record-breaking storms and floods, a new America THINKS survey from HNTB Corp. shows the public remains unprepared for either, the Kansas City, Mo.-based company says."Historically, we do a lot better job...

Architects research why solar energy is uncommon

Solar energy can be harnessed to both heat and power buildings, so why isn't it specified more often in building design? Seeking to answer that question is the International Energy Agency's Solar Heating and Cooling Program's Task 41: Solar and...

The need for LEED

The need for LEED

Professionals in the Inland Northwest architecture and engineering fields say industry awareness of the national Leadership in Engineering and Environmental Design certification program has grown significantly in the last several years and that it...

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