US states re-examine cybersecurity

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Several states around the country on Saturday asked cybersecurity experts to re-examine state and utility networks after a Vermont utility’s laptop was found to contain malware U.S. officials say is linked to Russian hackers. The Burlington Electric Department, one of Vermont’s two largest […]

Kitty litter helps bentonite past drilling slump

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — The market for a peculiar type of clay is looking up thanks to improved prospects for oil and gas drilling and to cat owners who use the stuff to soak up their pets’ business. Over 90 percent of all bentonite mined in the […]

Saving a little extra makes a big difference to retirement

By SARAH SKIDMORE SELL AP Personal Finance Writer New Year’s resolutions can be invigorating. It’s a brand new year and a chance to do things right. As such, some resolutions tend to show up again and again on lists, such as save more, spend less and lose […]

Insider Q&A: Medical information is big business

By MATTHEW PERRONE AP Health Writer How much are your old prescriptions worth? Maybe not much to you. But for some companies, your medications, test results and hospital records are the building blocks of a multinational business. They collect millions of data points every day, analyze them […]

Card skimmers hit Idaho ATMs

By EMILY VALLA Better Business Bureau Many Idahoans are checking their bank statements after card skimmers were found on ATMs at two banks this week. This crime typically happens via card skimmers, portable devices that capture card information when you insert or swipe your card in a […]

Column: How 3 people changed their financial lives

By LIZ WESTON NerdWallet Related links NerdWallet: How to pay off debt Money Boss website: Lauren Greutman’s moment of truth dawned when she sneaked $600 worth of clothes into her closet. She didn’t want her husband to see what she had bought — […]

What 2017 may mean for your personal finances

By SARAH SKIDMORE SELL AP Personal Finance Writer It’s been a tumultuous 2016 — both financially and politically. The year may have left some people wondering, what’s next? And, how will it affect me? Lacking a crystal ball, we asked a few economic experts what they think […]

Obama helped bring back economy, restless voters chose Trump

By JOSH BOAK AP Economics Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — Barack Obama’s first job as president: Piece together the shards of a shattered U.S. economy. It wasn’t smooth and it wasn’t fast, but Obama ultimately succeeded. The president will leave behind an economy far stronger than the one […]

Mike’s Music celebrates 36 years; credits success to passion for the industry

Mike’s Music celebrates 36 years; credits success to passion for the industry

By Casey Archibald For Eastern Idaho Business Report Mike’s Music just celebrated its 36th anniversary since opening on November 1, 1980. The owner, Mike Doggett, wasn’t in the market to buy a music store when he put the money down. He had been working at a different […]

Rocky Mountain Power customers see rate decrease

By TORREY MORTENSON After updating and analyzing its net power costs to show adjustments related to lower prices and customer usage, Rocky Mountain Power has revised the rates for Idaho customers down .4 percent. The rate adjustment will take effect in January, an Idaho Public Utilities […]

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