Protect personal info when browsing

By EMILY VALLA Better Business Bureau With recent data breaches making headlines, it’s more important than ever to take proper steps to secure personal data. While data breaches seem to be a matter of “when” and not “if” you are involved in one, you can at least […]

W.H. plans order to expand health care options

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House is finalizing an executive order that would expand health plans offered by associations to allow individuals to pool together and buy insurance outside their states, a unilateral move that follows failed efforts by Congress to overhaul the health care system. President […]

Be wary of fraudulent pet listings

By EMILY VALLA Better Business Bureau Better Business Bureau is warning that an international scheme to sell non-existent puppies and other pets to unsuspecting consumers may be significantly more organized and widespread than generally believed. In the new report Puppy Scams: How Fake Online Pet Sellers Steal […]

SpringHill Suites by Marriott holds ribbon cutting

By JEFF ROBINSON A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held Monday in conjunction with the grand opening of a new SpringHill Suites by Marriott in Idaho Falls. Woodbury Corporation, a full-service real estate development and management company, along with its partner the Walker family, developed the hotel at […]

Google drops ‘first click free,’ loathed by many publishers

NEW YORK (AP) — Google will try to help newspapers and other publishers boost subscriptions by ending a decade-old policy that required them to provide a limited amount of free content before people were asked to pay for it. The “first click free” policy at the world’s […]

Streaming battle heats up

By MICHAEL LIEDTKE AP Technology Writer SAN FRANCISCO — Emboldened by a successful IPO, Roku is reducing the price on the next generation of its best video streaming player in an attempt to fend off competitive threats from Apple and Amazon. The latest Roku Ultra player announced […]

Idahoan donates $25,000 to Idaho Falls YMCA

By JEFF ROBINSON Idahoan Foods on Wednesday donated $25,000 to the Idaho Falls YMCA. The money will help support the Idaho Falls YMCA Youth Development Programs and its Big Elk Creek Resident Camp. “This is not only a big deal for the Y in our continued […]

Facebook to beef up election ‘integrity’

By BARBARA ORTUTAY and TOM LOBIANCO Associated Press NEW YORK — Facebook is slowly acknowledging the outsized — if unintended — role it played in the 2016 U.S. presidential elections. Bowing to pressure from lawmakers and the public, the company said it will provide the contents of […]

Target raising minimum wage to $15 by end of 2020

By ANNE D’INNOCENZIO AP Retail Writer NEW YORK — Target Corp. is raising its minimum hourly wage for workers to $11 starting next month and then to $15 by the end of 2020, a move it says will help it hire and keep the best employees and […]

Semi-autonomous Cadillacs en route to dealerships

DETROIT (AP) — General Motors’ Cadillac luxury brand is embarking on a cross-country drive to show off its version of a car that almost drives itself on the freeway. A dozen Cadillac CT6 sedans will leave the brand’s New York headquarters Monday and head for Los Angeles […]

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