Zzzzzz: Sleep gadgets adjust to help you rest

NEW YORK (AP) — Pillows that track your snoozing patterns? A bed that adjusts based on how much you twist and turn? Companies are adding more technology into their products, hoping to lure customers craving a better night’s sleep. Some specialized businesses are making gadgets that promise […]

Renewable electricity outpaces nuclear plants

WASHINGTON (AP) — For the first time in decades, the United States got more electricity from renewable sources than nuclear power in March and April. The U.S. Energy Information Administration said Thursday that electricity production from utility-scale renewable sources exceeded nuclear generation in the most recent months […]

Fed tells Congress further rate hikes on the way

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Reserve said Friday it expects the U.S. economy will strengthen and warrant further gradual increases in its key interest rate. That rate forecast was included in the Fed’s semi-annual monetary report to Congress, which Chair Janet Yellen will deliver to Congress next […]

Avoid costly ransomware attacks

By EMILY VALLA Better Business Bureau Ransomware has been the new buzzword of late-popping up in the May WannaCry attack and again in another global attack this week that included the United States. And other online hacks have hit closer to home, including a hack of Idaho […]

State Tax Commission issues eclipse reminders

By JEFF ROBINSON The Idaho State Tax Commission reminds anyone selling goods or renting out property during the Aug. 21 total solar eclipse that state sales and lodging taxes apply. The eclipse is expected to attract hundreds of thousands of visitors to Idaho. Idahoans thinking of […]

Eclipse expected to draw big crowds to Idaho

By BETSY Z. RUSSELL The Spokesman-Review WEISER – Idaho is bracing for an influx of tourists from around the world on Aug. 21, all bent on viewing a singular event: the first coast-to-coast total eclipse of the sun in the United States since 1918. Hotels, vacation rentals […]

Teton Guitars is ready for the spotlight

By JEFF ROBINSON A guitar from Idaho Falls-based Teton Guitars made its national television debut on season three of Netflix’s “The Ranch,” which was released June 16. The show’s star Ashton Kutcher and guest actor Lou Diamond Phillips can both be seen playing Teton Guitars on […]

Tips on protecting your child’s identity

By EMILY VALLA Better Business Bureau We are constantly trying to protect our children — “Don’t put that in your mouth,” “Look both ways before crossing,” “Don’t run with scissors.” But what about protecting your child’s identity? It may not be something we think about too often, […]

Retailers want to work out your wallet _ and your body

By KELLI KENNEDY Associated Press NEW YORK — Stores like Saks and Urban Outfitters are looking to work out more than your wallet. As retailers struggle to draw in shoppers who have migrated online, stores are seizing on one of the few bright spots in the industry […]

Lawsuits lead Takata to file for bankruptcy

By The Associated Press Shattered by recall costs and lawsuits, Japanese air bag maker Takata Corp. filed Monday for bankruptcy protection in Tokyo and the U.S., saying it was the only way it could keep on supplying replacements for faulty air bag inflators linked to the deaths […]

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