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Idaho business leaders weigh Trump agenda

By ZACH KYLE and AUDREY DUTTON Idaho Statesman Norco President Ned Pontious said he didn’t think Trump had a chance but voted for him in hopes that “a proven CEO” could speed the nation’s tepid economic growth. He and Jim Kissler, the CEO of the Boise company, […]

State program to increase local apprenticeships

By TORREY MORTENSON By TORREY MORTENSON Mortenson is a freelance journalist at Rate this article:  Select ratingGive it 1/5Give it 2/5Give it 3/5Give it 4/5Give it 5/5 No votes yet Source: Business

Web domains often overlooked by businesses

By EMILY VALLA Better Business Bureau If you run a business or have a personal website, you probably own at least one website domain. The Better Business Bureau is sounding the alarm on a con that fools domain owners into paying or sharing personal information in order […]

City Bagel and Bakery receives warm welcome

By TAYLOR CARPENTER Editor’s note: This article has been updated to include the business’s address. There is a new place in town to grab a quick bagel or baked good, and it’s been a year in the making. City Bagel and Bakery opened in downtown Idaho […]

Protecting personal information key for businesses, too

By EMILY VALLA Better Business Bureau Think of all the places your personal information is stored. Not just physically at your home, but the online accounts, the businesses you work with, your employer, your doctor. The list is long. With data breaches becoming all too common, we […]

Moffat Thomas presents on ‘angel investments’

By TORREY MORTENSON Law firm Moffatt Thomas will co-host an event with the Boise Angel Alliance for entrepreneurs and investors in eastern Idaho who are interested in angel investing. The presentation is at 4 p.m. Wednesday at KeyBank’s Broadway branch. The event opens with an entrepreneur […]

Retirement just a dream for some low-wage workers

CHICAGO (AP) — It was a striking image. A photo of an 89-year-old man hunched over, struggling to push his cart with frozen treats. Fidencio Sanchez works long hours every day selling the treats because he couldn’t afford to retire. The photo and his story went viral […]

Fall River Electric places consolidation on hold

By TORREY MORTENSON The boards of directors for Fall River Rural Electric Cooperative and Wyoming-based Lower Valley Energy have put consolidation talks on hold. Fall River Electric announced in June that it was considering consolidating with another cooperative. After several months of study and discussion, both […]

‘Free’ government grants should be just that

By EMILY VALLA Better Business Bureau A few days ago, an Idaho man got a request on social media from his “sister.” The name and picture were correct. Thinking it was just a new account, the man accepted.  Soon after, his sister asked if he’d heard the […]

Liz Weston: A president can’t fix your finances

Presidential candidates always promise economic improvements that are beyond their power to deliver. Any measures that actually could create more jobs, raise wages or lower tax burdens require the cooperation of Congress or business cycles or both. Even if a president could lead us to the promised […]

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