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By EMILY VALLA Better Business Bureau Happy New Year! It should come as no surprise the most common New Year’s resolutions are consistently about living a healthier lifestyle and losing weight, according to Nielsen survey results. And if you are anything like me, the last month has […]

Bank of Idaho to receive Brightest Star award

By TORREY MORTENSON Serve Idaho, the Governor’s Commission on Service and Volunteerism, will recognize the 2016 Brightest Stars at a ceremony on Jan. 18 in the Simplot Ballroom at Boise State University. Bank of Idaho will receive the award in the Business category for 2016. Idahoans […]

Idaho oil and gas industry growing

BOISE (AP) — The amount of severance taxes generated by Idaho’s oil and gas industry is getting close to paying what it costs the state to regulate that industry. Idaho Department of Lands Director Tom Schultz estimates that 2017 severance taxes will come close to the break-even […]

Brightest Star award winners to be named Jan. 18

By TORREY MORTENSON Editor’s note: This article has been updated to reflect that the winners for 2016 have not yet been announced. Serve Idaho, the Governor’s Commission on Service and Volunteerism, will recognize the 2016 Brightest Stars at a ceremony on Jan. 18 in the Simplot […]

US states re-examine cybersecurity

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Several states around the country on Saturday asked cybersecurity experts to re-examine state and utility networks after a Vermont utility’s laptop was found to contain malware U.S. officials say is linked to Russian hackers. The Burlington Electric Department, one of Vermont’s two largest […]

Kitty litter helps bentonite past drilling slump

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — The market for a peculiar type of clay is looking up thanks to improved prospects for oil and gas drilling and to cat owners who use the stuff to soak up their pets’ business. Over 90 percent of all bentonite mined in the […]

Saving a little extra makes a big difference to retirement

By SARAH SKIDMORE SELL AP Personal Finance Writer New Year’s resolutions can be invigorating. It’s a brand new year and a chance to do things right. As such, some resolutions tend to show up again and again on lists, such as save more, spend less and lose […]

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 Money Boss website: 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 — […]

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