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Walmart tests app to skip checkout lines

NEW YORK (AP) — Walmart is bringing back an app that lets shoppers skip the checkout line and pay for items themselves on their smartphones. It first tested a version of the app, called Scan & Go, in 2013. But it discontinued it after customers said it […]

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 […]

Man loses $60K to impersonator

By EMILY VALLA Better Business Bureau Social media can be a wonderful way to connect with friends and family, but for one Idahoan, a fake friend request from an old friend turned into an expensive nightmare. It all started when he got a message saying his friend […]

Column: Stop counting other people’s money

By LIZ WESTON NerdWallet Your neighbor pulls up in a sweet new ride. Your co-worker announces she’s taking yet another trip abroad. Your best friend upgrades to a bigger house in a better area of town. You’re pretty sure these people don’t make a lot more than […]

Employer-based health coverage likely to stay awhile

WASHINGTON (AP) — Get your insurance through your employer? The ongoing political turmoil around “Obamacare” all but guarantees you’ll still be able to do that. Ask Walt Rowen, whose business is etching glass but whose experience managing century-old, family-owned Susquehanna Glass makes him something of an expert […]

How much better can jobless rate get?

WASHINGTON (AP) — A drop in the unemployment rate to a 16-year low raises a tantalizing question about the job market: How much better can it get? Earlier this year, economists worried that the low unemployment rate meant businesses would struggle to find workers and that would […]

Prosecutors seek prison time, fines for Idaho boat builder

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Prosecutors are seeking a sentence of more than five years in prison, $3.2 million in restitution and a $3.7 million forfeiture judgment for a former Boise businessman. Sentencing for Christopher Bohnenkamp, who pleaded guilty in April to wire fraud and bank fraud related […]

Helpful guidelines for garage sales

By EMILY VALLA Better Business Bureau Summer is the perfect time to go treasure hunting. And while you could spend your time mining for one of the many gems native to Idaho, you may have better luck finding a bargain at your neighborhood garage sale. Garage sales […]

Intermountain Energy Summit scheduled Aug. 8-9

By JEFF ROBINSON news@postregister.com Scientists, government leaders and industry innovators will be on hand for the fourth annual Intermountain Energy Summit in Idaho Falls. The focus of Post Register-organized conference is “Energy Security and the Western States.” The summit takes place Aug. 8 and Aug. 9 at […]

Child advocates urge back-seat alarms

By SALLY HO Associated Press A proposed law that would require carmakers to build alarms for back seats is being pushed by child advocates who say it will prevent kids from dying in hot cars. The law also would streamline the criminal process against caregivers who cause […]

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