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BofA halts foreclosure sales in 50 states

Bank of America Corp., the nation’s largest bank, said Friday it would stop sales of foreclosed homes in all 50 states as it reviews potential flaws in foreclosure documents. A week earlier, the company had said it would only stop ...

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Giant equipment heading to Vancouver, then to Idaho

VANCOUVER, Wash. – Some giant oil refinery equipment is scheduled to arrive at the Port of Vancouver in Washington on Monday. The shipment from South Korea is the first of 15 expected at the port over the next year. The ...

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EPA fines Idaho Falls company for water violations

Federal environmental regulators say an Idaho Falls oil company has agreed to pay $15,000 in fines for alleged violations of the Clean Water Act. The Environmental Protection Agency announced the penalty Monday for John C. Berry & Sons Inc. The ...

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Tamarack asks judge to name restructuring officer

Tamarack Resort wants a federal judge to appoint a restructuring officer to help sell the defunct central Idaho vacation getaway. Tamarack lawyers have asked U.S. Bankrutpcy Judge Terry Myers to let Michael Fleischer oversee the sale of the resort, which ...

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Oracle sues Micron alleging microchip price-fixing

Oracle Corp. is suing Micron Technology Inc. in federal court, saying the semiconductor maker and other companies artificially inflated prices for microchips. Oracle says Micron and other conspirators, including South Korea’s Hynix and Samsung and Germany’s Infineon, artificially inflated prices ...

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High unemployment leads to stagnant wages

COEUR d’ALENE – Idaho’s high unemployment rate is affecting the wages received by those who still have jobs. An Idaho Department of Labor report says the state’s median wage for all occupations rose less than eight-tenths of a percent between ...

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Highway 12 battle continues to brew (access required)

KAMIAH – Lewis and Clark traversed part of the route that would one day become U.S. Highway 12 during their 1804-06 Corps of Discovery mission to the Pacific Ocean. So did the Nez Perce Indians during the tribe’s epic 1877 ...

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FAA says hangar homes won’t fly in Sandpoint

Life doesn’t get much more convenient for a private plane owner than taxiing from the driveway of his or her home through a special fence opening directly onto an airport taxiway or runway. The popularity of such “hangar homes” on ...

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