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Businesses upbeat about own prospects, wary about economy

NEW YORK (AP) — Small and mid-size business owners are upbeat about their companies, but also a little wary about the economy. That’s the finding of a survey released last week by researchers at Pepperdine University’s Graziadio Business School and ...

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US adds just 20K jobs; unemployment dips to 3.8 pct.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hiring tumbled in February, with U.S. employers adding just 20,000 jobs, the smallest monthly gain in nearly a year and a half. The slowdown in hiring, though, might have been depressed by harsh winter weather and the ...

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Lawmakers open bill on new federal lands council to changes

A bill that would create a legislative council on federal land issues has been sent to the full Senate for possible changes after a panel of lawmakers heard from a handful of citizens concerned by the proposal. Roughly 150 people ...

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Oregon Gov. Kate Brown signs statewide rent control law

Faced with a housing shortage and skyrocketing rents, Oregon became the first state to impose mandatory rent controls when Gov. Kate Brown signed a pioneering measure last week. The bill establishing tenant protections had moved swiftly through the Legislature. Many ...

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Idaho high court says defamation can be implied

The Idaho Supreme Court says individuals have the right to sue if they think someone implied — but didn’t outright say — something defamatory. The ruling was handed down Monday in a lawsuit brought by former teacher James Verity against ...

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5 finalists vie to be Boise State University president

Five finalists have been named in the search for the next president of Boise State University. The Idaho State Board of Education announced the finalists Sunday. They were picked from a list of more than 60 candidates vying to become ...

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Boise law school receives full accreditation

The American Bar Association has granted full approval to a Boise-based law school that struggled with accreditation. Concordia University-Portland announced in 2007 it would open a law school in downtown Boise, and spent several years raising money to build the ...

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Oregon lawmakers consider bill to form a hemp commission

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Oregon lawmakers are considering a bill that would establish a hemp commission in the state to raise money for research and promotion. The Capital Press reported Thursday that House Bill 2740 would pay for the commission ...

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Idaho roads struggling to keep up with population growth

Idaho roads and the groups that maintain them need more attention as the state continues to grow, according to an infrastructure study published by a group of civil engineers. The Post Register reports Idaho’s branch of the American Society of ...

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US-China cybersecurity battle over Huawei comes to head at tech show

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — A global battle between the U.S. government and Chinese tech company Huawei over allegations that it is a cybersecurity risk overshadowed the opening Monday of the world’s biggest mobile industry trade fair. Huawei has an outsize ...

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