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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...

Women in 40s not reducing rate of mammograms

Women in their 40s continue to undergo routine breast cancer screenings despite national guidelines recommending otherwise, according to new Johns Hopkins University research.In 2009, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) sifted the a...

Gold particles could help ovarian cancer

Positively charged gold nanoparticles are usually toxic to cells, but cancer cells somehow manage to avoid nanoparticle toxicity. Mayo Clinic researchers claim to have found out why and to have determined how to make the nanoparticles effective is...

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