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Challenges of small businesses highlighted

By JEREMY JOHNSON Better Business Bureau In honor of National Small Business Week, Better Business Bureau Northwest + Pacific is showing its support for these great companies and putting a spotlight on the challenges they face. More than half of the American workforce is employed by a […]

Officals return from business outreach in Japan

By MARC BASHAM mbasham@postregister.com A delegation of business representatives from eastern Idaho recently returned from a weeklong trip to Japan. At the invitation of Sakae Castings CEO Takashi Suzuki, the delegation toured several cities throughout Japan and discussed potential future business interests in the region. Jan Rogers, […]

Teachers’ summer job brings many rewards

By MARC BASHAM mbasham@postregister.com For some educators, the summer months can become a bit drawn out. But one Idaho Falls couple has found what they believe is the perfect summer job to break the monotony, while also giving back to the community. Two years ago, area teachers […]

How not to run out of money in retirement

By LIZ WESTON NerdWallet Americans aren’t terrific at saving for retirement. Many are even worse when it comes to figuring out how much to spend once they get there. An actuary who’s studied the issue for three decades recently proposed a relatively straightforward strategy that can help. […]

INL finalist for cybersecurity award

By MARC BASHAM mbasham@postregister.com Idaho National Laboratory has received yet another distinction in the cybersecurity field. INL was a finalist for two 2018 SC Awards, recognizing exceptional information technology security. INL was recognized in the categories of Best IT Security-related Training Program and Best Security Team. The […]

After Facebook scrutiny, is Google next?

By RYAN NAKASHIMA and MATT O’BRIEN AP Technology Writers MENLO PARK, Calif. — Facebook has taken the lion’s share of scrutiny from Congress and the media about data-handling practices that allow savvy marketers and political agents to target specific audiences, but it’s far from alone. YouTube, Google […]

Idaho sees job results after attracting firearms industry

ASSOCIATED PRESS BOISE — Employment in the firearms industry in Idaho has grown in recent years following a state initiative a decade ago, officials said. While the state’s efforts to attract the industry have proved successful, gun and ammunition makers said business slowed last year, the Idaho […]

BBB: Homeowners must be vigilant of contractor scams

BY JEREMY JOHNSON Better Business Bureau With the recent storm that pelted Idaho Falls, many homeowners are working to get their homes, fences and cars repaired. Unfortunately, this process can be stressful and knowing who to choose to make your repairs can be difficult. After a damaging […]

Goodwill moving into 17th Street location

By MARC BASHAM mbasham@postregister.com Idaho Falls will soon be home to the region’s newest large-scale second-hand store. Easter Seals-Goodwill Industries has begun renovations at 540 E. 17th St. The company leased the 21,560-square-foot former Hastings storefront earlier this year, and will feature approximately 12,000 square feet of […]

Healthcare Summit examines patient-centered care

POST REGISTER The fourth annual Idaho Healthcare Summit will feature two days of seeking solutions to some of Idaho’s most pressing health care issues. Set for May 17-18 at the Boise Centre, the Healthcare Summit is focused on demystifying Idaho’s complex health care problems and establishing ways […]

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