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Spokesman Review 05/31/2020 08:40
The time for construction projects is upon us. With the warmer weather and summer storms come roofing construction and roofing scams. This spring, is already receiving reports of shady “free” roof inspections. Homeowners should be on the lookout for these cons. How the scam works. You receive a call or a person shows up at the door claiming to represent a roofing company. According to recent Scam Tracker reports, con artists often use the name of the state, i.e., Minnesota or Texas, plus “Roofing” or “Construction” as their business name. The “roofer” who calls or comes by offers a free inspection. Why, you ask? The person may claim their company is working on a neighbor’s home and is offering inspections to those living nearby. But if you a.
Spokesman Review 05/31/2020 08:40
Shares of Warren Buffett’s company, Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE: BRK.A) (NYSE: BRK.B), were recently trading at levels not seen in years, making them rather attractive for long-term investors. Berkshire Hathaway is a diversified holding company with billions of dollars invested in dozens of stocks (including Apple, Bank of America, Coca-Cola and American Express), along with about $125 billion in cold, hard cash.
Spokesman Review 05/31/2020 08:40
Spokane developer Harlan Douglass is moving forward with plans for a large commerce park adjacent to the Amazon fulfillment center on the West Plains. Earlier this month, the Washington state Department of Ecology received an environmental review for the first phase of the project, which includes construction of two warehouse buildings spanning a total of 176,000 square feet on 12 acres of vacant land at 5010 S. Thomas Mallen Road. Douglass Commerce Park, at full build-out, will consist of 19 commercial warehouse, manufacturing, distribution and office buildings totaling 1.4 million square feet, according to the environmental review. Construction of the project’s first phase is slated to begin in midsummer and be completed by next year.
Spokesman Review 05/31/2020 08:40
Honors. The Providence Orthopedics and Sports Medicine Program at Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center has been designated as a Blue Distinction Center+ for Knee and Hip Replacement by Premera Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association. The national designation recognizes health care providers who deliver quality care, affordable cost, treatment expertise and better patient results. Spokane Neighborhood Action Partners granted its Partner Appreciation Awards to several community members and local businesses, including Caitlin Back of Umpqua Bank for “mission in action,” community volunteers Cassi Vilwock and Jim Vernon for “hidden heroes,” Spokane Resource Center Staff for “value of community,” Coffman Engineers for “value of respect” and BECU.
Spokesman Review 05/31/2020 08:37
Even in boom times, managing your affairs can be a demanding juggling act. Add in the personal and financial upheaval of a global pandemic, and it can seem overwhelming. Little surprise then that, in a recent Nationwide Financial survey of more than 2,000 adults, 3 in 4 people said they’re concerned they won’t be able to meet their financial obligations because of the pandemic. Interestingly, 1 in 4 added they’d recently hired a financial adviser for the first time. That can be a wise move. Here are some tips for finding the right help. If what you want is investment help, check out robo-advisers first. The bear market that hit in mid-February was a destabilizing event. But it was also just “another” bear market – that is a natural part of
Spokesman Review 05/29/2020 17:39
Spokane developer Harlan Douglass is moving forward with plans for a large commerce park adjacent to the Amazon fulfillment center on the West Plains. Earlier this month, the Washington state Department of Ecology received an environmental review for the first phase of the project that includes construction of two warehouse buildings spanning a total of 176,000 square feet on 12 acres of vacant land at 5010 S. Thomas Mallen Road. Douglass Commerce Park, at full build-out, will consist of 19 commercial warehouse, manufacturing, distribution and office buildings spanning 1.4 million square feet, according to the environmental review. Construction of the project’s first phase is slated to begin in mid-summer and be completed by next year.
Spokesman Review 05/28/2020 20:35
For 64 days, Kevin Smith had shut down the Liberty Tree Tavern to comply with government orders. Now he was cleaning and disinfecting and removing stools to cut seating by three-quarters as he prepared to reopen the bar. Plexiglass screens had gone up at the supermarket checkout. His neighbors in Elgin, Texas, were still wearing masks outside, even after it was no longer mandated by the county. He did not think such a response was necessary, he said, and he wanted to push back. “Sorry, no mask allowed,” read the poster taped to the front door of his bar Friday. “Please bare with us thru the ridiculous fearful times.”As statewide coronavirus orders are easing, many stores and restaurants nationwide have taken the opposite route: They have m.
Spokesman Review 05/28/2020 14:45
UPDATES: Adds background, reaction. With AP Photos. U.S. orders for big-ticket factory goods plunged for the second straight month in April as the coronavirus pandemic hammered the economy. AP Photo transref:NYBZ403. WASHINGTON (AP) – U.S. orders for big-ticket factory goods plunged for the second straight month in April as the coronavirus pandemic hammered the economy. The Commerce Department said Thursday that orders for durable goods dropped 17.2% last month after falling 16.6% in March. Excluding orders for transportation equipment, which can be volatile from month to month, durable goods orders fell 7.4%. New orders for cars, trucks and auto parts shrank 52.8%. A category that tracks business investment – orders for nondefense capital go.
Spokesman Review 05/28/2020 14:32
On a day when Boeing announced more than 12,300 jobs cuts in the U.S., with almost 10,000 of those in Washington state, the company also chose to push the button on re-starting 737 Max production. “Today, teams in Renton started to warm up the factory’s central production line,” said Boeing Commercial Airplanes CEO Stan Deal in a message to employees Wednesday afternoon. The Max has been grounded since soon after the deadly crash of an Ethiopian Airlines Max in March 2019, following the crash of a Lion Air Max in Indonesia less than five months earlier, with a combined death toll of 346 people. Boeing’s future business relies upon the rebirth of this troubled airplane, which still has a backlog of more than 3,800 orders. The 737 in its vari.
Spokesman Review 05/28/2020 14:20
CVS Health will try delivering prescriptions with self-driving vehicles in a test that begins next month. The drugstore chain said Thursday that it will partner with the Silicon Valley robotics company Nuro to deliver medicines and other products to customers near a Houston-area store. A CVS spokesman said the prescriptions will routinely be delivered within an hour of being ordered.
Spokesman Review 05/28/2020 14:12
WASHINGTON – The U.S. economy shrank at an even faster pace than initially estimated in the first three months of this year with economists continuing to expect a far worse outcome in the current April-June quarter. The Commerce Department reported Thursday that the gross domestic product, the broadest measure of economic health, fell at an annual rate of 5% in the first quarter, a bigger decline than the 4.8% drop first estimated a month ago. It was the biggest quarterly decline in more than a decade, since an 8.4% fall in the fourth quarter of 2008 during the depths of the financial crisis. The downward revision to first quarter GDP reflected weaker investment by businesses in their inventories which was partially offset by slightly stron.
Spokesman Review 05/28/2020 05:23
The world is in the grip of a pandemic. Folks are working at home, being furloughed. Unemployment offices are swamped with record numbers of applicants. But the Institute for Policy Studies announced this month that between March 18 and April 29, billionaires in the U.S. saw their wealth increase by more than $406 billion. So times are good, actually … depending on how many zeroes you have to the right of the number in your bank account balance. 1. JEFF BEZOS. Bezos – the founder and CEO of Amazon – reportedly lost billions when the stock market crashed in March. But since then, Amazon stock has regained all of its value and then some. How rich is Bezos? Thanks to their divorce settlement, his ex-wife is the 19th richest person in the world.
Spokesman Review 05/27/2020 22:09
WASHINGTON – The Federal Reserve detailed Wednesday what most of the nation is already acutely aware of: Economic activity fell sharply around the country in April and May as measures to combat the spread of the coronavirus outbreak took hold. Drawing on reports from its 12 regions, the Fed noted that consumer spending dropped sharply as mandated closure of many retail establishments remained in place.
Spokesman Review 05/27/2020 16:18
BOSTON – GE is selling its lighting unit to smart home company Savant Systems for an undisclosed amount. General Electric Co. Chairman and CEO H. Lawrence Culp Jr. said in a statement Wednesday that the transaction is part of GE’s ongoing process to be a more focused industrial company. The deal includes a long-term licensing agreement for use of the GE brand. GE Lighting has been around for almost 130 years.
Spokesman Review 05/27/2020 16:12
Soft white. Cash bid. Change. May. 6.00-6.05. unchanged. June. 6.00-6.05. unchanged. Hard red winter (ordinary percent protein). Cash bid. Change. May. 5.57-5.67. up 0.05. Hard red winter (11.5 percent protein). Cash bid. Change. May. 5.87-5.97. up 0.05. June. 5.87-5.97. up 0.05. Dark northern spring (14 percent protein). Cash bid. Change. May. 6.18-6.73. down 0.05. June. 6.23-6.63. down 0.05. Source: USDA Market News, Portland.
Spokesman Review 05/27/2020 16:09
Boeing announced to employees Wednesday a first batch of almost 7,000 involuntary layoffs in the U.S., which added to more than 5,500 voluntary buyouts means it will cut almost 12,300 jobs company-wide. Washington state takes the biggest hit: 9,840 Boeing jobs will be cut before July 31 in a combination of buyouts and involuntary layoffs, the company said. "We have come to the unfortunate moment of having to start involuntary layoffs," CEO Dave Calhoun said in a message to all employees.
Spokesman Review 05/26/2020 02:17
MOSES LAKE – Mitsubishi Aircraft told local employees on Thursday that the company was postponing production of its SpaceJet M100 passenger plane and closing its U.S. operations, according to an email from a company spokesperson. Jeff Dronen, director of strategic communications for Mitsubishi Aircraft, said in an email to the Columbia Basin Herald that the upcoming annual budget for Mitsubishi Heavy Industries – Mitsubishi Aircraft’s parent company – was significantly reduced. Mitsubishi Heavy Industries on May 11 announced a loss of $2.5 billion (263.3 billion Japanese yen) on SpaceJet development in fiscal 2019, more than three times the previous year’s loss.
Spokesman Review 05/26/2020 02:12
The number of working African American business owners in the United States plummeted more than 40% as the coronavirus shut down much of the economy – a far steeper drop than other racial groups experienced, according to an analysis confirming fears the pandemic would deepen inequalities in the business world. Closures and social distancing to slow the virus’s spread have taken a disastrous toll across racial groups, with the total number of active business owners dropping 22% from February to April, based on granular data from the federal government’s employment surveys that was made available last week.

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