$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 […]

Post Register to host retirement seminar for all ages

By TORREY MORTENSON Want to plan for the best possible retirement and learn how to get the most of your retirement years? The Post Register has joined with four local businesses to present a retirement-planning seminar. “Beyond Just Money — Aging in Style” is scheduled from […]

Walking on sunshine: Company debuts solar sidewalks

By NICHOLAS K. GERANIOS Associated Press On the internet Webcam of the Sandpoint public installation can be seen at SANDPOINT — Scott Brusaw has a vision for the nation’s roads. He believes the solar-powered glass pavers his company makes could transform thousands of miles of pavement […]

Ammon man’s ear cleaning invention goes viral

By LUKE RAMSETH Fifteen years ago, Jake Shuman was serving a Mormon mission in Florida. Like many people, his companion loved cleaning his ears with Q-tips. “One day he woke up and said, ‘Elder Shuman, I cannot hear out of my right ear, this is so […]

Opinion: Think twice before using social media in hiring

Opinion: Think twice before using social media in hiring

Good employees are built by strong employees. For that reason, smart companies strive to hire employees that are professional, have good judgment and project a positive image. In an attempt to hire the best employees, companies have historically used job applications, interviews, references and background checks to […]

Wells Fargo CEO John Stumpf steps down amid sales scandal

NEW YORK (AP) — Wells Fargo’s embattled CEO John Stumpf is stepping down as the nation’s second-largest bank is roiled by a scandal over its sales practices. The San Francisco bank said Wednesday that Stumpf is retiring effective immediately and also relinquishing his title as chairman. It […]

Time is money: Get ready for new overtime rules

Time is money: Get ready for new overtime rules

By Katie Roenigk For Eastern Idaho Business Report Beginning Dec. 1, a new set of overtime rules will be in place for workers throughout the United States, but local labor officials say employers shouldn’t be intimidated by the change. In fact, for many small business owners nothing […]

Kitchen Incubator project underway in Driggs

By TORREY MORTENSON A kitchen incubator project is underway in Driggs to help develop small food service businesses in the valley. Food and agricultural business development were noted as an important goals in the Teton County Economic Development plan. The incubator will provide an early foundation […]

Elevation Floating Fitness takes exercise to new heights

By TAYLOR CARPENTER Walking into Elevation Floating Fitness for an Elevate Your Zen class, one sees 16 colorful silk hammocks hanging from the ceiling. Peaceful music plays in the background, and inspirations signs with sayings such as “Your time as a caterpillar expired. Your wings are […]

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