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Wells, U.S. Bank lead in deposit market share (access required)

The Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. has released bank deposit market-share rankings and totals for June 30. Banking officials have said the figures can vary based on economic trends as well as short-term cash movements by large depositors. Wells Fargo leads ...

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Ag research centers’ fate hinges on finding funds quickly (access required)

Keeping agricultural research and extension center field operations open in Parma, Sandpoint and Tetonia requires that the University of Idaho College of Agricultural and Life Sciences find funding by the start of November. Dean John Hammel told the University of ...

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Idaho Power to buy energy from three Hagerman-area wind farms (access required)

The Idaho Public Utilities Commission has approved three energy sales agreements between Idaho Power Co. and a Boise-based wind developer that involves plans for three wind farms in the Hagerman area. The sales agreements are with Exergy Development Group of ...

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Potato Commission salutes Idaho’s gold-medal cyclist (access required)

Boise cyclist Kristin Armstrong, 2008 Olympic gold medalist and winner of the recent 2009 UCI Road World Championships in Mendrisio, Switzerland, on Oct. 14 talked about nutrition – and potatoes – in interviews broadcast live to thousands of consumers across ...

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Silver Falcon Mining starts work in Owyhee County (access required)

Silver Falcon Mining Inc. has started drilling for water on its 20-acre Diamond Creek Mill site off Idaho 78 in Owyhee County, the company said in an Oct. 15 release. The company also said it has started moving in some ...

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Former Micron technician sues to get severance package (access required)

A former technician at a Micron fabrication plant has sued the company over its refusal to give him a severance package as he left his job this spring amid waves of layoffs. Tyler Smith, who started work at Micron in ...

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Budget chief: stimulus has created at least 500 Idaho jobs so far (access required)

Idaho state agencies have created nearly 500 jobs with the small amount of federal economic stimulus money they’ve spent so far, state officials say. Idaho Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter’s budget chief, Wayne Hammon, told the state Legislature’s Joint Finance-Appropriations Committee ...

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Norco opens Washington air-separation plant (access required)

Boise-based Norco Inc. completed its air-separation plant in Moses Lake, Wash., and delivered its first tanker load of liquid oxygen on Oct. 12. Construction took three years.      The plant on 6 acres is the only one of its kind in ...

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Atlanta Gold to complete $3.0 million private placement (access required)

The owners of a gold mine east of Boise are trying to raise money for exploration of the site. Atlanta Gold Inc. intends to complete a non-brokered private placement of about $3 million for exploration of company's Atlanta gold property ...

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Ketchum, Blaine County, get development grants (access required)

Ketchum Community Development Corp. plans to use a $50,000 U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Business Enterprise Grant in conjunction with local, private donations to capitalize a micro-loan revolving fund intended to help small businesses in the area obtain financing for ...

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