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Target response: Finding the right option when facing an acquisition (access required)

More companies are finding themselves in the crosshairs of potential buyers as 2017 is on pace to be one of the largest ever for mergers and acquisitions in terms of value. “It’s a seller’s market right now. There’s not a ...

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Famed Japanese architect’s first U.S. home is in Oregon (access required)

The L-shaped SUTEKI house looks out over a landscape designed by Sadafumi Uchiyama, master gardener of the Portland Japanese Garden. All photos by Sam Tenney.

The first American private residence designed by renowned Japanese firm Kengo Kuma & Associates is under construction in the Oregon city of Happy Valley. The home, called SUTEKI, is one of five being built for the annual N.W. Natural Street ...

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Idaho pet prescription company goes public

A pet dog. More than half of all households own a dog or cat, according to Package Facts, a consumer-goods market-research company. File photo

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 the ...

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Idaho and Michigan only states without disclosure law

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Idaho and Michigan are the only two states that don’t require personal financial disclosure by state lawmakers or other elected or appointed officials. The Spokesman-Review reports Vermont legislation signed into law last month clears the state from the list that ...

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US home sales fell in June; would-be buyers can’t find homes

A home that was recently sold in east Boise.

Homebuyers faced surging prices and a shrinking number of properties for sale in June — causing the pace of sales to fall. Sales of existing homes slipped 1.8 percent last month to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.52 million, ...

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Time for a breakup: Businesses use equity carve-outs to boost shareholder value (access required)

A checkout line at a Whole Foods Market.

With ample available capital and evolving growth strategies, companies are increasingly carving out incompatible business units, often keeping a piece of the pie in the process. “If you have a partnership with one of these large companies, you take control ...

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Extended stay hotels say business is good, despite competition (access required)

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Travelers needing to stay more than a few days in a particular location increasingly have an additional option that is more economical and offers more flexibility than the traditional hotel: The extended stay hotel. Extended stay hotels are for people ...

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