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Japan ups tariffs on frozen beef imports

TOKYO (AP) — In unwelcome news for American farmers, Japan said Friday that it was imposing emergency tariffs of 50 percent on imports of frozen beef, mainly from the U.S. Finance Minister Taro Aso announced the move Friday, saying he was prepared to explain the decision to […]

REDI to hire STAR director

By JEFF ROBINSON In response to continued growth in eastern Idaho’s science, technology and research sector, Regional Economic Development for Eastern Idaho (REDI) is hiring a science, technology and research (STAR) director. The STAR director will report to REDI CEO Jan Rogers and serve as the […]

Tips on wedding dress shopping

By EMILY VALLA Better Business Bureau F or many brides, selecting the perfect dress is one of the most important parts of their wedding. But like many purchases with a big price tag — and high stakes — there’s a lot that can go wrong. Just last […]

Analysis: Will cash disappear forever?

By BHASKAR CHAKRAVORTI Tufts University The ATM turned 50 on June 27. Former U.S. Federal Reserve Chairman Paul Volcker once described it as the “only useful innovation in banking.” But today, the cash that ATMs dispense may be on the endangered list. Cash is being displaced in […]

Jobless rates below 4 pct. in nearly half U.S. states

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hiring rose last month in 14 U.S. states in June, and the unemployment rate fell to record lows in two states, evidence that the job market is getting tighter across much of the country. The Labor Department said Friday that unemployment rates fell in […]

Who benefits most from state and local tax deduction?

By The Associated Press Republicans are trying to eliminate the federal deduction for state and local taxes as part of a package to overhaul America’s tax system. Almost 44 million people claimed the deduction in 2014. The average deduction for taxpayers who claimed it in each state […]

Idaho business loses money to fake invoice

By EMILY VALLA Better Business Bureau Scammers try to trick you whenever and wherever they can – on the phone, in your emails, online and even at your place of business. Whether you own your own business or work for company, big or small, here’s one scam […]

C-A-L Ranch Stores plans grand opening celebration

By JEFF ROBINSON C-A-L Ranch Stores is holding a grand opening for its new store in Ammon on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. The new store, with 70,000 square feet of retail space, is located at 1027 S. 25th East (Hitt Road) next to Walmart. The building […]

Extraordinary demand for workers in Magic Valley

By HEATHER KENNISON Twin Falls Times-News TWIN FALLS — Idaho Home Health and Hospice resorted to a $5,000 sign-on bonus to attract nurses. Job seeker Cammon Wutzke started getting calls from prospective employers within 24 hours of posting his resume online. Unable to recruit fast enough, Hilex […]

Visa looking to help small businesses go cashless

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Visa is looking to push more small businesses into updating their digital payment technology, offering up to $500,000 to 50 U.S.-based small business owners that are committed to going cashless. To participate in Visa Inc.’s Cashless Challenge, small business restaurants, cafés or food […]

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