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How should businesses respond to bad reviews?

How should businesses respond to bad reviews?

By DAMIAN J. TROISE, AP Business Writer NEW YORK (AP) — A bad review can easily damage the reputation of a small business. Failing to address negative social media and online posts could make it worse. Yelp.com recently won a case in California where an aggrieved law firm […]

Small business lessons from Red Hen’s Sanders ouster

Small business lessons from Red Hen's Sanders ouster

By MAE ANDERSON AP Business Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Taking a political stand — like asking a White House press secretary to leave your restaurant — can be polarizing and risky. So experts say an owner who decides to act should do so with forethought and […]

How Facebook ads target you

How Facebook ads target you

By BARBARA ORTUTAY, AP Technology Writer NEW YORK — If you want to tailor a Facebook ad to a single user out of its universe of 2.2 billion, you could. Trying to pitch your boutique bed and breakfast to a 44-year-old “trendy mom” who lives in Seattle, leans […]

Nominations open for Best of 2018 contest

Nominations open for Best of 2018 contest

Click the link below to nominate your favorite businesses for the Post Register’s Best of 2018 contest. Come back May 1-21 to vote! Click here to nominate businesses for Best of 2018!

Trump declares America open for business under his tenure

Trump declares America open for business under his tenure

By CATHERINE LUCEY, Associated Press DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — Declaring that America is open for business under his leadership, President Donald Trump told a wary gathering of political and business elites on Friday that the economic growth taking place in the U.S. under to his “America first” agenda […]

US new home sales tumbled 9.3 percent in December

US new home sales tumbled 9.3 percent in December

By PAUL WISEMAN, AP Economics Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans cut back their purchases of new homes in December as harsh winter weather dampened demand. The Commerce Department said Thursday that new-home sales skidded 9.3 percent last month to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 625,000. It was […]

Toys R Us, hobbled by competition, will shutter 180 stores

Toys R Us, hobbled by competition, will shutter 180 stores

By MICHELLE CHAPMAN and ANNE D’INNOCENZIO, AP Business Writers NEW YORK (AP) — Toys R Us, squeezed by Amazon.com and huge chains like Walmart, will close 180 stores, or about 20 percent of its U.S. locations, within months. Hobbled by $5 billion in debt, the company that once […]

Tax law gives unexpected break to farmers who sell to co-ops

Tax law gives unexpected break to farmers who sell to co-ops

By STEVE KARNOWSKI, Associated Press MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Key senators and farm groups are trying to fix a provision in the federal tax overhaul that gave an unexpected tax break to farmers who sell their crops to cooperatives rather than regular companies. Lawmakers say they didn’t intend to […]

Seasonal employers feeling the squeeze

Seasonal employers feeling the squeeze

By KEVIN TREVELLYAN ktrevellyan@postregister.com The lines at Robert Thorne’s UPS Store on Channing Way get a little longer come December. “It’s like a dam breaking,” he said. “Every year is a little different — all we know is that it’s going to get crazy.” The influx of […]

Council approves $4 million renewal district

By KEVIN TREVELLYAN ktrevellyan@postregister.com The Idaho Falls City Council voted during a Thursday meeting to create an urban renewal district for the Jackson Hole Junction site off Sunnyside Road near Interstate 15. Council President Tom Hally and council members Ed Marohn, David Smith and Michelle Ziel-Dingman voted […]

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