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Insider Q&A: Medical information is big business

By MATTHEW PERRONE AP Health Writer How much are your old prescriptions worth? Maybe not much to you. But for some companies, your medications, test results and hospital records are the building blocks of a multinational business. They collect millions of data points every day, analyze them […]

Card skimmers hit Idaho ATMs

By EMILY VALLA Better Business Bureau Many Idahoans are checking their bank statements after card skimmers were found on ATMs at two banks this week. This crime typically happens via card skimmers, portable devices that capture card information when you insert or swipe your card in a […]

Column: How 3 people changed their financial lives

By LIZ WESTON NerdWallet Related links NerdWallet: How to pay off debt https://nerd.me/2hm5A0v Money Boss website: http://moneyboss.com/ DebtFreeAfterThree.com: http://www.debtfreeafterthree.com/ Lauren Greutman’s moment of truth dawned when she sneaked $600 worth of clothes into her closet. She didn’t want her husband to see what she had bought — […]

What 2017 may mean for your personal finances

By SARAH SKIDMORE SELL AP Personal Finance Writer It’s been a tumultuous 2016 — both financially and politically. The year may have left some people wondering, what’s next? And, how will it affect me? Lacking a crystal ball, we asked a few economic experts what they think […]

Obama helped bring back economy, restless voters chose Trump

By JOSH BOAK AP Economics Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — Barack Obama’s first job as president: Piece together the shards of a shattered U.S. economy. It wasn’t smooth and it wasn’t fast, but Obama ultimately succeeded. The president will leave behind an economy far stronger than the one […]

Rocky Mountain Power customers see rate decrease

By TORREY MORTENSON news@postregister.com After updating and analyzing its net power costs to show adjustments related to lower prices and customer usage, Rocky Mountain Power has revised the rates for Idaho customers down .4 percent. The rate adjustment will take effect in January, an Idaho Public Utilities […]

Things to consider following Yahoo breach

By EMILY VALLA Better Business Bureau “We believe an unauthorized third party, in August 2013, stole data associated with more than one billion user accounts.” I can only imagine the way Yahoo’s Chief Information Security Officer, Bob Lord, cringed as he shared that information earlier this week. […]

Uncertainty about Cabela’s jobs weighs on hometown economy

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — All the questions about Cabela’s future in its western Nebraska hometown after its planned merger with rival Bass Pro Shops next year are taking a toll on the local economy. Business owners in Sidney are having a difficult time since the sale was […]

Business owners follow the demographics

NEW YORK (AP) — Some small business owners looking for customers are following the nation’s changing demographics — literally. They’re moving long distances to places like Florida, Arizona and California, expecting retiring baby boomers to migrate to warmer climates. Jeff Tremblay relocated to Florida to open a […]

EITC hires Chamber of Commerce CEO

POST REGISTER Michelle Holt will have a new role in the community after several years as CEO of the Greater Idaho Falls Chamber of Commerce. Holt will replace Ken Erickson in February as Eastern Idaho Technical College’s Workforce Development and Community Education Manager. Erickson is retiring after […]

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