Intermountain Energy Summit scheduled Aug. 8-9

By JEFF ROBINSON 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 […]

Japan ups tariffs on frozen beef imports

TOKYO (AP) — In unwelcome news for American farmers, Japan said Friday that it was imposing emergency tariffs of 50 percent on imports of frozen beef, mainly from the U.S. Finance Minister Taro Aso announced the move Friday, saying he was prepared to explain the decision to […]

Idaho company brings pet prescriptions to grocery stores

By DAVID STAATS, Idaho Statesman BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Attention pet owners: A company you’ve never heard of wants you to stop buying prescription medicines and supplements for your dog or cat from your veterinarian and buy its products in stores instead. PetIQ, of Eagle, says it is […]

REDI to hire STAR director

By JEFF ROBINSON In response to continued growth in eastern Idaho’s science, technology and research sector, Regional Economic Development for Eastern Idaho (REDI) is hiring a science, technology and research (STAR) director. The STAR director will report to REDI CEO Jan Rogers and serve as the […]

Tips on wedding dress shopping

By EMILY VALLA Better Business Bureau F or many brides, selecting the perfect dress is one of the most important parts of their wedding. But like many purchases with a big price tag — and high stakes — there’s a lot that can go wrong. Just last […]

Analysis: Will cash disappear forever?

By BHASKAR CHAKRAVORTI Tufts University The ATM turned 50 on June 27. Former U.S. Federal Reserve Chairman Paul Volcker once described it as the “only useful innovation in banking.” But today, the cash that ATMs dispense may be on the endangered list. Cash is being displaced in […]

Jobless rates below 4 pct. in nearly half U.S. states

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hiring rose last month in 14 U.S. states in June, and the unemployment rate fell to record lows in two states, evidence that the job market is getting tighter across much of the country. The Labor Department said Friday that unemployment rates fell in […]

Who benefits most from state and local tax deduction?

By The Associated Press Republicans are trying to eliminate the federal deduction for state and local taxes as part of a package to overhaul America’s tax system. Almost 44 million people claimed the deduction in 2014. The average deduction for taxpayers who claimed it in each state […]


IDAHO FALLS, ID –  Due the significant growth in Eastern Idaho’s science, technology and research (STAR) sector, Regional Economic Development for Eastern Idaho (REDI) announced that there will be a greater focus for this vital industry cluster, including the hiring of a Science Technology and Research (STAR) […]

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