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Sunday 05/31/2015
How much better?
Posted: May 31, 2015

The U.S. economy should get better after a sputtering first quarter, but how much better? It's complicated.

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Fueling farm-state reverberations?
Posted: May 31, 2015

WASHINGTON - The Obama administration's latest plan on ethanol, the corn-based renewable fuel, probably will not have a major effect on pump prices, but could have political reverberations in Iowa and other farm states in the 2016 presidential campaign.

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Bought and paid for
Posted: May 31, 2015

At noon on a recent Wednesday in May, San Francisco's Lazy Bear restaurant began taking reservations for June. Just 45 minutes later, nearly every seat for the entire month was sold out.

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Without a team, there's no work
Posted: May 31, 2015

One day, the body and its parts began to criticize the belly for enjoying a life of idleness and luxury, while they spent all their time working to feed it. So they entered into a conspiracy to cut off the belly's supplies in the future.

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U.S. presses Europeans at meeting to solve Greek crisis
Posted: May 31, 2015

DRESDEN, Germany - Finance ministers from the Group of Seven wealthy democracies heard a sharp call from U.S. Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew to find agreement on more financial help for Greece.

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Report: Health insurer Humana considering a sale
Posted: May 31, 2015

Humana shares soared well beyond all-time high prices Friday afternoon on speculation that the company, one of the nation's biggest health insurers, might be up for sale.

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More fast food on Mullan
Posted: May 31, 2015

A new Jack in the Box will be located at 850 N. Highway 41 in Post Falls at East Mullan Avenue. It will have a 24-hour drive through and a dining room for 70 people, open from 5 a.m. to midnight. Construction will begin June 9, and it will be open in mid-September.

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Saturday 05/30/2015
Movers and shakers
Updated: May 30, 2015 - 12:46 am

Tondee joins Keller Williams Realty

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Friday 05/29/2015
Cellular Connection acquires Phones Plus retailers
Posted: May 29, 2015

The Cellular Connection, the largest Verizon Premium Wireless Retailer in the U.S., announced it has acquired the Phones Plus chain of Verizon Wireless Premium Retailers with 18 stores located across Idaho, Washington, Oregon and Alaska.

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New cancer center to open in Post Falls
Updated: May 29, 2015 - 12:20 am

POST FALLS - Medical Oncology Associates and Spokane CyberKnife and Radiation Oncology Center are partnering with Northwest Specialty Hospital to open a new cancer center in Post Falls.

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Stocks fall slightly; Greece deadline looms
Updated: May 29, 2015 - 12:33 am

NEW YORK - U.S. stocks fell slightly Thursday, following a sell-off in the Chinese market and continued worries about the approaching debt payment deadline for cash-starved Greece.

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Thursday 05/28/2015
Movers and shakers
Posted: May 28, 2015

Clark, Scott join TitleOne as business strategists

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Wednesday 05/27/2015
Movers and shakers
Posted: May 27, 2015

Schuh named to newly restructured National Dealer Advisory Board

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Sunday 05/24/2015
'The Fed can't wait forever'
Posted: May 24, 2015

WASHINGTON - Core consumer prices outside of food and energy posted the biggest increase in April in more than a year, suggesting that an improving U.S. economy is finally starting to lift prices. That could prompt the Federal Reserve to start raising interest rates later this year.

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Starting from Square One
Posted: May 24, 2015

NEW YORK - A $19 million deal between Target and MasterCard to settle lawsuits stemming from the retailer's massive pre-Christmas 2013 data breach has been scrapped, because it failed to get enough support from the affected banks and credit unions.

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Fewer antibiotics, more room to roam
Posted: May 24, 2015

NEW YORK - Wal-Mart's push to get its suppliers to give farm animals fewer antibiotics and more room to roam is expected to have a big impact on the food industry, experts say.

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Construction sales offset ag swoon for Deere & Co.
Posted: May 24, 2015

MOLINE, Ill. (AP) - Solid sales of its construction equipment offset a global agricultural slowdown for Deere, the company said Friday. It also raised its outlook for the year and its shares rose nearly 4 percent Friday.

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Will we embrace rickshaws?
Posted: May 24, 2015

DENVER - They're ubiquitous in Asia, swarming the bustling streets of Bangkok, New Delhi and Beijing.

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HP sells stake in Chinese storage and server unit
Posted: May 24, 2015

NEW YORK - Hewlett-Packard is selling a controlling stake in its China server and storage unit, a move that comes as the Chinese government, apparently worried about U.S. cyberspying, has encouraged the use of local companies.

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Combining forces
Posted: May 24, 2015

TOKYO - Toyota vowed to help pinpoint the cause of a defect in air bags used in more than 50 million vehicles worldwide, saying the auto industry risks losing the trust of car buyers if the problem drags on unresolved.

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Anthony's coming to Riverstone
Posted: May 24, 2015

This week the focus is on Riverstone and downtown Coeur d'Alene as previously vacant locations gain tenants.

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EU embrace of eastern partners turns lukewarm
Posted: May 24, 2015

RIGA, Latvia (AP) - The European Union reaffirmed its partnership with six post-Soviet nations Friday but offered them no new prospects of future membership in the Western bloc at a summit overshadowed by the Ukraine crisis.

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How to take a risk effectively
Posted: May 24, 2015

A few weeks ago, daredevil Nik Wallenda walked untethered atop Orlando's 400-foot-high Ferris wheel - as it was spinning. This is the same guy who traversed a tightrope stretched across the Grand Canyon, Niagara Falls and between two Chicago skyscrapers.

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China manufacturing shrinks for third straight month
Posted: May 24, 2015

HONG KONG - Manufacturing in China shrank for the third straight month in May as demand remained soft, raising the chances of more stimulus to prop up growth in the world's No. 2 economy.

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Friday 05/22/2015
Movers and shakers
Posted: May 22, 2015

Community 1st Bank reports first quarter gains

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Thursday 05/21/2015
Movers and shakers
Posted: May 21, 2015

Jerdon accepts position with Wells Fargo Advisors

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Wednesday 05/20/2015
No work, no pay
Updated: May 20, 2015 - 1:12 am

NEW YORK - For Shannon Henderson, getting a cold or flu could be the difference between putting food on the table and going hungry.

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Sunday 05/17/2015
The new pod
Updated: May 17, 2015 - 1:12 am

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. - The latest version of Google's self-driving car - a pod-like two-seater that needs no gas pedal or steering wheel - will make its debut on public roads this summer, a significant step in the technology giant's mission to have driverless cars available to consumers in the next five years.

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Going deep into the debt industry
Updated: May 17, 2015 - 1:10 am

NEW YORK - When I realized I was paying off six different credit cards and not getting anywhere, I decided to consolidate my debt, like millions of other Americans.

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Production slides 0.3 percent
Updated: May 17, 2015 - 1:13 am

WASHINGTON - A plunge in energy-related drilling and sluggish manufacturing sent U.S. industrial output down for a fifth straight month in April.

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Bombardier to cut 1,750 jobs due to soft demand for business jets
Updated: May 17, 2015 - 1:10 am

MONTREAL (AP) - Bombardier confirmed Thursday it will cut more than 1,750 employees in Canada and Northern Ireland over the coming months to adjust for weak demand for some of its business jets.

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'We're ready for the summer'
Updated: May 17, 2015 - 1:14 am

ATLANTA - Delta Air Lines CEO Richard Anderson leans back in his chair, smiles and explains why he's so happy.

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Foreign ownership of U.S. debt rises
Updated: May 17, 2015 - 1:21 am

WASHINGTON - Foreign holdings of U.S. debt rose in March as China ramped up its purchases and displaced Japan as the leading owner of U.S. Treasury securities.

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Almost 1,500 Blue Bell workers losing jobs after listeria problems
Updated: May 17, 2015 - 1:00 am

HOUSTON - Blue Bell Creameries will lay off more than a third of its workforce following a series of listeria illnesses linked to its ice cream that prompted a nationwide recall of all its products, the Texas company announced Friday.

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Tips for greater confidence
Updated: May 17, 2015 - 1:20 am

A soldier in an ill-equipped revolutionary army lost his rifle, so he went to his group's leader for a replacement.

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Sherman Arms building renovated
Updated: May 17, 2015 - 1:22 am

The Sherman Arms building on the south side of Sherman Avenue midway between Fourth and Fifth streets has been completely renovated on the second and third stories with changes to the first (retail) floor being completed this summer. The structure was built in 1908 as the Elite (pronounced E-Lite) Hotel and later was named the Sherman Arms Motor Inn. The Lucky Monkey and Shapes Salon are on the first floor, and the Innovation Collective is in the basement.

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Ride-hailing service Lyft says Icahn makes $100M investment
Updated: May 17, 2015 - 1:25 am

NEW YORK (AP) - Carl Icahn is joining the parade of investors in startups, hitching a $100 million ride with the ride-hailing service Lyft.

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Friday 05/15/2015
Movers and Shakers
Posted: May 15, 2015

Idaho Independent Bank announces stock buyback

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