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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 […]

Examining alfalfa’s potential as a fuel

Examining alfalfa’s potential as a fuel

By KEVIN TREVELLYAN ktrevellyan@postregister.com Bales of alfalfa, 1,300 pounds each, sit behind a facility at Idaho National Laboratory’s Idaho Falls campus. The hay would have been eaten by cattle long ago, but it is contaminated with inorganic bromide. The bromide came from methyl bromide, a highly toxic […]

IF airport continues to grow

By KEVIN TREVELLYAN ktrevellyan@postregister.com Idaho Falls Regional Airport passenger numbers continue to show steady growth, but officials think there’s work to be done in narrowing the fare-pricing gap between other airports within driving distance. After a rough year in 2015 following the loss of an airline, about […]

Idaho employers to pay the cost of political infighting

KIMBERLEE KRUESI Associated Press BOISE — Idaho employers will pay millions of dollars more than necessary in unemployment insurance taxes after a bill that was supposed to lower those costs failed on the final day of the 2017 session. Officials from the Idaho Department of Labor and […]

Bank services that make life easier for businesses

Bank services that make life easier for businesses

By Chantelle Summers For Eastern Idaho Business Report Business owners are constantly making decisions about what’s best for their bottom line. In recent years, digital payment platforms have become increasingly popular as the attitude of simple, easy, and fast became the norm, said Kyle Guest, vice president […]

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