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LuLaRoe accused of running a pyramid scheme

By NICOLE BLANCHARD Idaho Statesman LuLaRoe, a popular retailer of leggings, dresses and tops, has amassed thousands of devotees in the five years since its inception. Now it is the subject of a class-action lawsuit accusing the company of being a pyramid scheme, according to Yahoo. The […]

Cybersecurity risks on social media

By EMILY VALLA Better Business Bureau Think about your Facebook page, or Instagram, or LinkedIn, or whatever social media you find yourself on most often. Perhaps you don’t use social media, but do you have a spouse, child, relative or friend who does? There is a good […]

IF team qualifies for USTA nationals

An Idaho Falls men’s 55 and over 6.0 tennis team qualified for the United States Tennis Association national finals tournament, scheduled for Oct. 27-29 in Orlando, Fla. The Idaho Falls “Old Racketeers won a competitive six-state sectional tournament Sept. 22-23 in Denver. The Idaho Falls team opens […]

Local business news in brief

Estate planning expert to give presentation Wednesday Idaho Falls attorney and estate expert Steve Wright will present a 90-minute interactive opportunity to learn how to avoid the pitfalls and landmines of estate planning at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Hilton Garden Inn. Wright heads the Eastern Idaho […]

Column: How to break the yo-yo debtor cycle

By LIZ WESTON NerdWallet Americans’ debt loads, like our waistlines, tend to expand as we approach middle age and then gradually diminish as we get older. Some people, though, are yo-yo debtors, fighting an ongoing up-and-down battle with debt. They pay it off, or come close, only […]

Protect personal info when browsing

By EMILY VALLA Better Business Bureau With recent data breaches making headlines, it’s more important than ever to take proper steps to secure personal data. While data breaches seem to be a matter of “when” and not “if” you are involved in one, you can at least […]

W.H. plans order to expand health care options

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House is finalizing an executive order that would expand health plans offered by associations to allow individuals to pool together and buy insurance outside their states, a unilateral move that follows failed efforts by Congress to overhaul the health care system. President […]

Be wary of fraudulent pet listings

By EMILY VALLA Better Business Bureau Better Business Bureau is warning that an international scheme to sell non-existent puppies and other pets to unsuspecting consumers may be significantly more organized and widespread than generally believed. In the new report Puppy Scams: How Fake Online Pet Sellers Steal […]

SpringHill Suites by Marriott holds ribbon cutting

By JEFF ROBINSON A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held Monday in conjunction with the grand opening of a new SpringHill Suites by Marriott in Idaho Falls. Woodbury Corporation, a full-service real estate development and management company, along with its partner the Walker family, developed the hotel at […]

Google drops ‘first click free,’ loathed by many publishers

NEW YORK (AP) — Google will try to help newspapers and other publishers boost subscriptions by ending a decade-old policy that required them to provide a limited amount of free content before people were asked to pay for it. The “first click free” policy at the world’s […]

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