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Can we afford to have not listened? (access required)

Conjure up in your mind a little pink pig with a black top hat laying belly down on a stack of money. If you’ve done this properly, you can now understand my trepidation in attending a press conference titled “2010 ...

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Stimulus grant supports former Micron workers (access required)

Workers laid off by Boise-based memory chip maker Micron Technology may be in line for some assistance from a nearly $2.4 million federal stimulus grant. Announced on Jan. 5, the grant was awarded to the Idaho Department of Labor to ...

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BSU plans open house for 2010 Executive MBA program (access required)

Boise State University is inviting prospective students and interested companies to attend an open house for its Executive MBA program on Jan. 27. Scheduled to run from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in The Loft on the fifth floor of the ...

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Green building leader to speak in Boise (access required)

The author of the Living Building Challenge, a stringent international green building standard, will be paying Boise a visit Jan. 14 and 15. The International Living Building Institute says its challenge is “the most advanced green building rating system in ...

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Businesses back texting while driving ban (access required)

Idaho lawmakers probably won’t encounter much opposition to a bill that would ban texting while driving from many transportation-heavy businesses that fear for the safety of their own workers. “I definitely would agree with the ban on texting,” said Jeffrey ...

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Macy’s to close downtown Boise store (access required)

Macy’s Inc., announced Jan. 5 that it will shut down its 118,000-square-foot retail outlet in downtown Boise. The store currently employs 61 employees. The closure is “part of the ongoing annual process to selectively prune underperforming locations while also opening ...

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Some stocks of Idaho interest post solid 2009 (access required)

Stock in Boise-based Micron Technology finished 2009 strongly in relation to its one-year price range, thanks in part to a favorable quarterly financial report recently. Utilities and a few wood products stocks of interest to Idaho investors also are trading ...

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Construction employment drops in November (access required)

The five largest Idaho metro areas lost jobs in the construction industry in November, along with 96 percent of the metropolitan statistical areas in the nation. The job losses came in a month when spending on construction projects dropped to ...

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Thredgold: Idaho likely to see modest growth in 2010 (access required)

Idaho’s economy is expected to perform better and transition from a recession to modest economic growth during 2010, according to the winter 2010 issue of Zions Bank’s Insight – Economic News of Idaho and the Nation released Jan. 5 “More ...

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