As online sales surge, local big-box stores try to stay alive

By LUKE RAMSETH J.C. Penney on Friday said it would shutter between 130 and 140 stores in the coming months. The announcement follows a steady drip of dreary news from major retailers. Macy’s said last month it would close 100 locations, while Sears said it would […]

Kyäni Inc. is title sponsor of Red Cross event

By TORREY MORTENSON Kyäni Inc. has been named the title sponsor for the 2017 East Idaho Real Heroes event, which is organized and produced by the Idaho Red Cross. The event recognizes local individuals who are heroes in the community. The Real Heroes event will be […]

New Java Espress store set to open next month

By TAYLOR CARPENTER Several Java Espress coffee cups sit on Shane Murphy’s office desk. “You might be able to tell that I have a problem,” he says, laughing as he moves the cups out of the way. This coffee problem, however, is a good one for […]

Scammers look to take advantage of storm damage

By EMILY VALLA Better Business Bureau Every day, it seems the snow piles shrink and the temperature warms up. Spring may come after all this year. But the damage from recent storms is glaring, and cleanup has only just begun. Throughout southeastern Idaho, flooding has not only […]

Broulim’s earns awards for bakery, grocery delivery

By Katie Roenigk For Eastern Idaho Business Report When Broulim’s Fresh Foods launched a video campaign last fall featuring customer testimonials about online grocery shopping, participating stores saw a 91 percent increase in new signups in the program. A total of 109 new users signed up for […]

Idaho Housing and Finance offers Homebuyer Education

By TORREY MORTENSON Idaho Housing and Finance is offering courses on homebuying and the home purchase process for new homeowners in the area. The courses cover practical tips and advice on navigating the home purchase process for first-time buyers or those re-entering the market. After the […]

Online discounters often are too good to be true

By EMILY VALLA Better Business Bureau When it comes to purchasing pretty much anything other than groceries, I do my research. I look at different websites, available coupons and upcoming discounts. Who doesn’t love a good deal? Online shopping can be a great thing, but Better Business […]

GOP must decide what to do with health law taxes

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans love cutting taxes, especially if they were authored by a president named Barack Obama. But as they push their wobbly effort to erase his health care overhaul, they’re divided over whether to repeal the levies the law imposed to finance its expanded coverage […]

A look at taxes imposed by Obama’s health care law

By The Associated Press (AP) — A look at the $1.1 trillion in taxes over 10 years imposed by former President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul. The revenue helped pay for the law’s expansion of coverage to millions of Americans. The revenue estimates are by the nonpartisan […]

Five things every business should be doing to manage money

Five things every business should be doing to manage money

By Katie Roenigk For Eastern Idaho Business Report Not everyone who starts a small business is a financial expert. In fact, many small business owners would prefer to focus on anything else — developing relationships with customers and employees, testing and promoting products, even cleaning up the […]

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