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Purchasing agents pay heed to fraudulent orders

By EMILY VALLA Better Business Bureau Fraudsters are always looking for creative ways to get money from individuals, and business owners can often be a target. Better Business Bureau is warning the business community to watch for scams involving fake purchase orders. Here’s how it works: The […]

Risch honors Fin Fun

By BRYAN CLARK Sen. Jim Risch honored Idaho Falls small business Fin Fun Mermaid on Aug. 29, presenting the company with a piece of the congressional record, the official record of the proceedings of the U.S. House and Senate. The company produces mermaid swimsuits and fin […]

Preleasing begins for apartment complex

By JOHNATHAN HOGAN Preleasing has begun for a new apartment complex set to open in November at 246 N. Curlew Drive in Ammon. The complex, known as The Residences at First Street, is owned by Kartchner Inc., a Kartchner news release said. It will include 288 […]

‘Claiming now’ may cost you money later

By EMILY VALLA Do you ever sift through your pile of junk mail hoping to find something exciting? If you’re like me, it hardly ever happens. Between bills and credit card offers, and the number of fake letters coming through the mail, I’m afraid to even look. […]

Bank of Idaho Endowment Fund benefits higher ed

By JEFF ROBINSON Bank of Idaho established the Bank of Idaho Endowment Fund Benefiting Higher Education earlier this year. On Thursday, the Bank of Idaho will further its support with a check presentation to establish a scholarship endowment with the College of Eastern Idaho Foundation, a […]

Shopping by voice on a device could cost you

By ANICK JESDANUN AP Technology Writer NEW YORK — In the name of convenience, Amazon and Walmart are pushing people to shop by just talking to a digital assistant. Shopping by voice means giving orders to the Alexa assistant on Amazon’s Echo speaker and other devices, even […]

The 3 biggest money decisions you’ll ever make

By LIZ WESTON NerdWallet Some factors that influence your financial success are beyond your control. Older people tend to be richer than younger people. White U.S. households, on average, have many times the wealth of black or Hispanic households. Those born into the top or bottom of […]

General guidelines of the ‘cooling off’ rule

By EMILY VALLA Better Business Bureau With summertime sunshine comes endless entertainment and loads of family fun, including plenty of fairs to attend. The annual events are filled with amusement rides, carnival games and deep fried everything; there is so much to do and see. After funnel […]

China’s Great Wall considers bid for Jeep unit

By JOE McDONALD AP Business Online: Great Wall Motors Co.: Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV: BEIJING — Chinese SUV maker Great Wall Motors is considering making a bid to buy Fiat Chrysler’s Jeep unit, spokespeople for the company said Monday, in a possible ambitious new step […]

Idaho woman loses money to a Government Grant Scam

By EMILY VALLA Better Business Bureau What could you do with an extra $9,000? What if you didn’t have to do a thing to get the money? That’s the hook for a common con nicknamed the “Government Grant Scam.” This scam has victims believing they have been […]

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