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Tips on how to avoid a festival fake-out

By EMILY VALLA Better Business Bureau When guests arrived at Fyre Festival recently, they were shocked to find an angry crowd instead of a luxury music festival. Unfortunately, Fyre isn’t the only festival that has failed to live up to its promise. In Idaho, BBB investigated a […]

Donor gifts Madison Memorial with a CuddleCot

By JEFF ROBINSON A donor has gifted Madison Memorial Hospital’s family maternity center with a CuddleCot. The presentation was made Monday afternoon, a hospital news release said. The donor chose to raise funds for the specialized equipment and give it to the hospital after learning about […]

US jobs data show some scars from recession finally healing

By CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER AP Economics Writer WASHINGTON — A burst of hiring in April provided reassurance for the U.S. economy after a slow start to the year: Job growth returned to a healthy pace. Unemployment hit a decade low. And the number of part-time workers who […]

Older-worker rate highest since 1962

By STAN CHOE AP Business Writer AP Business Writer NEW YORK — Retire by your mid-60s? How 1960s. More Americans age 65 and over are still punching the clock, and the last time the percentage was this high was when John F. Kennedy was in the White […]

Utah sales tax revenue soars after deal with

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The state of Utah has seen its sales tax revenue skyrocket since the online retail giant agreed to collect taxes on purchases in the Beehive state. The Salt Lake Tribune reports that the Utah Tax Commission recorded $195 million in taxable […]

Ways to protect passwords from hackers

By EMILY VALLA Better Business Bureau Think of all the things you do online: email, social media, bank, shop, work, manage utilities, use cloud storage, the list goes on. And for every one of those activities, I bet you have at least one, if not many, accounts […]

Chubbuck joins REDI economic development group

By JEFF ROBINSON The city of Chubbuck is joining Regional Economic Development for Eastern Idaho, a city news release said. The move is an about-face from the city’s stance in November 2014 when Mayor Kevin England was one of five elected Bannock County officials to sign […]

Facebook gearing up to fight political propaganda

By BARBARA ORTUTAY AP Technology Writer NEW YORK — Facebook is acknowledging that governments or other malicious non-state actors are using its social network to influence political sentiment in ways that could affect national elections. It’s a long way from CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s assertion back in November […]

Economy grew at weakest pace in 3 years

By MARTIN CRUTSINGER AP Economics Writer AP Economics Writer WASHINGTON — The U.S. economy turned in the weakest performance in three years in the January-March quarter as consumers sharply slowed their spending. The result fell far short of President Donald Trump’s ambitious growth targets and underscores the […]

King’s manager donates toy chest to cancer center

By LINDSEY JOHNSON Kids who regularly visited King’s Variety Stores in eastern Idaho would likely remember the large brown treasure chests that held toys and stuffed animals. The chests served as a decoration, but were never for sale. When the M.H. King Company closed all 21 […]

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