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New tennis, pickleball facility opens near Rigby

By JEFF ROBINSON Our friend and sometimes contributor John Parsons tells us of a “splendid new indoor pickleball facility” that opened in late October near Rigby. Blake Summers, a longtime assistant tennis coach at Rigby High School, built an indoor pickleball and tennis facility at his […]

Frontline employees urged to identify holiday scams

By EMILY VALLA Better Business Bureau Black Friday is behind us and Christmas is fast approaching, which puts us right in the middle of the holiday shopping season. At the Better Business Bureau, we are constantly working to educate the public on how to be a savvy […]

Economists expect boost from tax cuts

WASHINGTON (AP) — Economists expect a tax overhaul to provide a modest boost to the U.S. economy but are increasingly worried that a rewrite of the North American Free Trade Agreement will take a toll on growth. The National Association of Business Economics survey found that forecasters […]

Movie magnate plans encore

By MARC BASHAM It is one of the most beloved pastimes in the United States. Loading the kids in the car, or picking up your date for the first time, grabbing a bite to eat, and then heading out to your local movie theater for a […]

Tips to protect your personal data from thieves

By EMILY VALLA Better Business Bureau If your Social Security number has been compromised, your chances of dealing with tax fraud jump significantly. And with the major data breaches that have occurred in 2017, many of us find ourselves in this situation. Better Business Bureau is partnering […]

Post Register to expand business news coverage

By JEFF ROBINSON Since we launched the Business Register page nearly five years ago, we have featured hundreds if not thousands of businesses, awards, announcements and business people in the Shoptalk column and in People In Business. While I haven’t gone all the way back to […]

Meredith buying Time Inc. for $1.8 billion

NEW YORK (AP) — Magazine and broadcasting company Meredith is buying magazine publisher Time for about $1.8 billion to bulk up on readers as the publishing industry navigates the difficult transition to digital from print. Iowa-based Meredith Corp. owns 17 TV stations that reach 12 million U.S. […]

Study finds Idaho’s taxes are the lowest in the region

BOISE (AP) — A new state study shows Idaho’s overall taxes are the lowest in the region and rank 48th in the nation. The Spokesman-Review reports the annual Tax Burden Study, which the Idaho State Tax Commission has prepared each year since the 1970s, shows that Idaho’s […]

Stores offer Cyber Monday deals

NEW YORK (AP) — After offering online deals for days, retailers are rolling out even more promotions for Cyber Monday, hoping to keep people buying stuff on their smartphones or computers. Shoppers are expected to spend $6.6 billion on Cyber Monday, up more than 16 percent from […]

In-store shopping still matters this holiday season

By KELLI HOLLINGER Texas A&M University In-person shopping remains popular. It surprises most millennials to learn that only about 10 percent of all retail purchases are actually made online. Each semester, when I ask hundreds of undergraduate business students to estimate, they consistently guess that between a […]

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