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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 […]

Splash Self Serve Pet Spa caters to pet owners

By TAYLOR CARPENTER tcarpenter@postregister.com Tina Dixon brought a new way to keep pets clean in Idaho Falls. Customers can come to Splash Self Serve Pet Spa at 333 W. Broadway St. and use Dixon’s tubs, shampoos, aprons, blowers and towels to wash their dogs, or cats. When […]

$4 a month? Social Security recipients to get tiny increase

Online Social Security Interactive: http://hosted.ap.org/interactives/2015/social-security/ WASHINGTON (AP) — Millions of Social Security recipients and federal retirees will get a 0.3 percent increase in monthly benefits next year, the fifth year in a row that older Americans will have to settle for historically low raises. The adjustment adds […]

Use caution when connecting to public Wi-Fi

By EMILY VALLA Better Business Bureau As National Cyber Security Awareness Month continues, we look at one common piece of advice the Better Business Bureau often recommends. In looking at ways to secure your identity, the Better Business Bureau says to regularly check your credit and check […]

Post Register to host retirement seminar for all ages

By TORREY MORTENSON news@postregister.com Want to plan for the best possible retirement and learn how to get the most of your retirement years? The Post Register has joined with four local businesses to present a retirement-planning seminar. “Beyond Just Money — Aging in Style” is scheduled from […]

Walking on sunshine: Company debuts solar sidewalks

By NICHOLAS K. GERANIOS Associated Press On the internet Webcam of the Sandpoint public installation can be seen at bit.ly/PRSolarRoadways. SANDPOINT — Scott Brusaw has a vision for the nation’s roads. He believes the solar-powered glass pavers his company makes could transform thousands of miles of pavement […]

Ammon man’s ear cleaning invention goes viral

By LUKE RAMSETH lramseth@postregister.com Fifteen years ago, Jake Shuman was serving a Mormon mission in Florida. Like many people, his companion loved cleaning his ears with Q-tips. “One day he woke up and said, ‘Elder Shuman, I cannot hear out of my right ear, this is so […]

Wells Fargo CEO John Stumpf steps down amid sales scandal

NEW YORK (AP) — Wells Fargo’s embattled CEO John Stumpf is stepping down as the nation’s second-largest bank is roiled by a scandal over its sales practices. The San Francisco bank said Wednesday that Stumpf is retiring effective immediately and also relinquishing his title as chairman. It […]

Kitchen Incubator project underway in Driggs

By TORREY MORTENSON news@postregister.com A kitchen incubator project is underway in Driggs to help develop small food service businesses in the valley. Food and agricultural business development were noted as an important goals in the Teton County Economic Development plan. The incubator will provide an early foundation […]

Elevation Floating Fitness takes exercise to new heights

By TAYLOR CARPENTER tcarpenter@postregister.com Walking into Elevation Floating Fitness for an Elevate Your Zen class, one sees 16 colorful silk hammocks hanging from the ceiling. Peaceful music plays in the background, and inspirations signs with sayings such as “Your time as a caterpillar expired. Your wings are […]

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