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Boeing Field neighbors blasted by jet noise

February 28, 2020, 5:30pm Business Briefs

SEATTLE -- Residents near Boeing Field, from Georgetown to the west and as far as Mercer Island to the east, were blitzed with long and extraordinarily loud jet engine noise late Tuesday night. Read story

Port of Kalama to get Lelooska totem pole

February 28, 2020, 5:29pm Business Briefs

KALAMA -- Another Lelooska totem pole will fill the void created when the Port of Kalama took down its 140-foot pole in 2018, but it will be another year before it stands sentinel along the Columbia River. Read story

Oil, gas leases canceled over sage grouse

February 28, 2020, 5:27pm Business Briefs

BOISE, Idaho -- A federal judge has canceled more than $125 million in oil and gas leases on public lands that are home to the declining bird species greater sage grouse, in a ruling that said the Trump administration illegally curtailed public comment. Read story

Amazon tells workers to limit travel due to virus

February 28, 2020, 5:26pm Business Briefs

SEATTLE -- The spread of coronavirus Friday prompted Amazon to tell all of its employees not to travel unless necessary. Read story

Avista Corp. sees Q4 net earnings climb $5 million

February 28, 2020, 6:03am Business

SPOKANE -- Avista Corp. on Wednesday reported a $5 million increase in net earnings for the fourth quarter of 2019 compared to the prior year. Read story

U.S. pending home sales rose 5.2% in January

February 28, 2020, 6:02am Business

WASHINGTON -- There was a 5.2 percent jump in Americans signing contracts to buy homes in January from the previous month as lower mortgage rates and a solid economy are pushing up demand for housing. Read story

Senate OKs $1 billion for small telecom providers

February 28, 2020, 6:01am Business

NEW YORK -- The Senate has passed a bill to provide $1 billion for small telecom providers to replace equipment made by China's Huawei and ZTE, sending the measure to President Donald Trump. Read story

Riverview Bancorp announces stock buybacks

February 28, 2020, 6:00am Business

Vancouver-based Riverview Bancorp Inc., the parent company of Riverview Community Bank, announced Thursday that its board of directors voted to repurchase up to 500,000 of the company's outstanding shares. Read story

U.S. new home sales jump 7.9% in January

February 26, 2020, 4:07pm Business Briefs

WASHINGTON -- U.S. sales of new homes jumped 7.9 percent in January to the fastest pace in more than 12 years, a positive sign for economic growth. Read story

Ecology fines BP Cherry Point Refinery $8,000

February 26, 2020, 4:06pm Business Briefs

BELLINGHAM -- The Washington State Department of Ecology has fined BP Cherry Point Refinery $8,000 for environmental violations, the agency announced. Read story