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 […]

Contractor Condos offers large shop units for rent

By JEFF ROBINSON ​Casey Jackman has opened Contractor Condos at the intersection of Burggraf Way and Heritage Lane at the southern end of Idaho Falls. Jackman is finishing completion on six 20-foot by 40-foot units with another five to be built in the spring. Each of […]

Target sees highly competitive holiday on the way

By ANNE D’INNOCENZIO AP Retail Writer NEW YORK — A cautious outlook on the crucial holiday season overshadowed progress Target made in bringing more customers to its stores, pulling its shares down sharply. The shares of other retailers fell as well, even though overall economic figures show […]

Honda recalls 900,000 Odyssey minivans Saturday

NEW YORK (AP) — Honda is recalling about 900,000 of its Odyssey minivans because the second-row seats may tip forward if not properly latched. The recall announced Saturday covers vehicles from the 2011-17 model years. About 800,000 of the affected minivans were sold in the United States. […]

Phone companies get new tools to block spam calls

By TALI ARBEL AP Technology Writer NEW YORK — Phone companies will have greater authority to block unwanted calls from reaching customers as regulators adopted new rules to combat automated messages known as robocalls. Rules adopted Thursday by the Federal Communications Commission represent the latest tools against […]

Seasonal employers feeling the squeeze

Seasonal employers feeling the squeeze

By KEVIN TREVELLYAN 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 […]

Bill’s Bike & Run to open in Ammon

By JEFF ROBINSON Bill’s Bike &Run has announced it will open a third eastern Idaho location. Sales manager Doug Swanson announced Wednesday in a Facebook Live post the business will open up shop in Ammon’s Sandcreek Commons, next to CenturyLink. The business’ existing locations are at […]

Blackfoot continues economic expansion

By MARC BASHAM New businesses in Blackfoot • Pappy’s Ice Cream (June) • Blackfoot Movie Mill (June 2018) • eCobalt (Spring 2018) • The 208 Home Services Group (January) • Artisians Corner Shopee (August) • Western Edge Salon (September) • Idaho Renal Center (April) • Milmore […]

Council approves $4 million renewal district

By KEVIN TREVELLYAN 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 […]

EIRMC, Madison receive A grades for patient safety

By JEFF ROBINSON Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center and Madison Memorial Hospital were among 832 hospitals nationwide to receive “A” grades for patient safety from The Leapfrog Group, a national nonprofit health care ratings organization. Leapfrog’s ratings were released Oct. 31. Leapfrog’s Safety Grade assigns letter […]

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