Protecting personal information key for businesses, too

By EMILY VALLA Better Business Bureau Think of all the places your personal information is stored. Not just physically at your home, but the online accounts, the businesses you work with, your employer, your doctor. The list is long. With data breaches becoming all too common, we […]

Moffat Thomas presents on ‘angel investments’

By TORREY MORTENSON Law firm Moffatt Thomas will co-host an event with the Boise Angel Alliance for entrepreneurs and investors in eastern Idaho who are interested in angel investing. The presentation is at 4 p.m. Wednesday at KeyBank’s Broadway branch. The event opens with an entrepreneur […]

Retirement just a dream for some low-wage workers

CHICAGO (AP) — It was a striking image. A photo of an 89-year-old man hunched over, struggling to push his cart with frozen treats. Fidencio Sanchez works long hours every day selling the treats because he couldn’t afford to retire. The photo and his story went viral […]

2017 eclipse attendance so far anyone’s guess

2017 eclipse attendance so far anyone’s guess

By LUKE RAMSETH Nobody is sure just how many people will flock to a narrow band of eastern Idaho next summer to view the “Great American Eclipse.” But it will be a lot — enough to cause traffic jams, overrun local businesses and overwhelm emergency services […]

Fall River Electric places consolidation on hold

By TORREY MORTENSON The boards of directors for Fall River Rural Electric Cooperative and Wyoming-based Lower Valley Energy have put consolidation talks on hold. Fall River Electric announced in June that it was considering consolidating with another cooperative. After several months of study and discussion, both […]

‘Free’ government grants should be just that

By EMILY VALLA Better Business Bureau A few days ago, an Idaho man got a request on social media from his “sister.” The name and picture were correct. Thinking it was just a new account, the man accepted.  Soon after, his sister asked if he’d heard the […]

Liz Weston: A president can’t fix your finances

Presidential candidates always promise economic improvements that are beyond their power to deliver. Any measures that actually could create more jobs, raise wages or lower tax burdens require the cooperation of Congress or business cycles or both. Even if a president could lead us to the promised […]

Splash Self Serve Pet Spa caters to pet owners

By TAYLOR CARPENTER Tina Dixon brought a new way to keep pets clean in Idaho Falls. Customers can come to Splash Self Serve Pet Spa at 333 W. Broadway St. and use Dixon’s tubs, shampoos, aprons, blowers and towels to wash their dogs, or cats. When […]

$4 a month? Social Security recipients to get tiny increase

Online Social Security Interactive: WASHINGTON (AP) — Millions of Social Security recipients and federal retirees will get a 0.3 percent increase in monthly benefits next year, the fifth year in a row that older Americans will have to settle for historically low raises. The adjustment adds […]

Use caution when connecting to public Wi-Fi

By EMILY VALLA Better Business Bureau As National Cyber Security Awareness Month continues, we look at one common piece of advice the Better Business Bureau often recommends. In looking at ways to secure your identity, the Better Business Bureau says to regularly check your credit and check […]

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