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Tips to protect your personal data from thieves

By EMILY VALLA Better Business Bureau If your Social Security number has been compromised, your chances of dealing with tax fraud jump significantly. And with the major data breaches that have occurred in 2017, many of us find ourselves in this situation. Better Business Bureau is partnering […]

Post Register to expand business news coverage

By JEFF ROBINSON Since we launched the Business Register page nearly five years ago, we have featured hundreds if not thousands of businesses, awards, announcements and business people in the Shoptalk column and in People In Business. While I haven’t gone all the way back to […]

Meredith buying Time Inc. for $1.8 billion

NEW YORK (AP) — Magazine and broadcasting company Meredith is buying magazine publisher Time for about $1.8 billion to bulk up on readers as the publishing industry navigates the difficult transition to digital from print. Iowa-based Meredith Corp. owns 17 TV stations that reach 12 million U.S. […]

Study finds Idaho’s taxes are the lowest in the region

BOISE (AP) — A new state study shows Idaho’s overall taxes are the lowest in the region and rank 48th in the nation. The Spokesman-Review reports the annual Tax Burden Study, which the Idaho State Tax Commission has prepared each year since the 1970s, shows that Idaho’s […]

Stores offer Cyber Monday deals

NEW YORK (AP) — After offering online deals for days, retailers are rolling out even more promotions for Cyber Monday, hoping to keep people buying stuff on their smartphones or computers. Shoppers are expected to spend $6.6 billion on Cyber Monday, up more than 16 percent from […]

In-store shopping still matters this holiday season

By KELLI HOLLINGER Texas A&M University In-person shopping remains popular. It surprises most millennials to learn that only about 10 percent of all retail purchases are actually made online. Each semester, when I ask hundreds of undergraduate business students to estimate, they consistently guess that between a […]

Contractor Condos offers large shop units for rent

By JEFF ROBINSON ​Casey Jackman has opened Contractor Condos at the intersection of Burggraf Way and Heritage Lane at the southern end of Idaho Falls. Jackman is finishing completion on six 20-foot by 40-foot units with another five to be built in the spring. Each of […]

Target sees highly competitive holiday on the way

By ANNE D’INNOCENZIO AP Retail Writer NEW YORK — A cautious outlook on the crucial holiday season overshadowed progress Target made in bringing more customers to its stores, pulling its shares down sharply. The shares of other retailers fell as well, even though overall economic figures show […]

Honda recalls 900,000 Odyssey minivans Saturday

NEW YORK (AP) — Honda is recalling about 900,000 of its Odyssey minivans because the second-row seats may tip forward if not properly latched. The recall announced Saturday covers vehicles from the 2011-17 model years. About 800,000 of the affected minivans were sold in the United States. […]

Phone companies get new tools to block spam calls

By TALI ARBEL AP Technology Writer NEW YORK — Phone companies will have greater authority to block unwanted calls from reaching customers as regulators adopted new rules to combat automated messages known as robocalls. Rules adopted Thursday by the Federal Communications Commission represent the latest tools against […]

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