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Micron outperforms, but trade war costs emerge (access required)

Micron’s stock is down nearly 6 percent ahead of the opening bell with collateral damage from the U.S.-China trade war overshadowing a strong performance from the chipmaker in its most recent quarter. The company topped profit and revenue expectations, but ...

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Idaho research wants to help keep crops standing tall (access required)

There are nearly 7.5 billion people on Earth and more are being born every second. In order to feed all of us, researchers at University of Idaho are looking at ways to keep our existing crops upright. When Daniel Robertson ...

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Idaho high court considers ‘defamation by inference’ lawsuit

The Idaho Supreme Court heard arguments Friday in a case that could determine whether individuals have the right to sue if they think someone implied — but didn’t outright say — something defamatory. The issue arose in a lawsuit brought ...

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Idaho governor appoints John Judge as district judge (access required)

Idaho Gov. C. L. “Butch” Otter has appointed a magistrate from Moscow, Idaho to the Second Judicial District judgeship. Otter on Wednesday appointed John C. Judge to the position left vacant by the recent appointment of Judge John Stegner to ...

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For homebuyers, mortgages are safer but tougher to come by (access required)

Keri Weishaar lives in a spacious, four-bedroom house near Tampa, Florida, thanks to the easy financing that prevailed during last decade’s housing boom. “It was basically nothing to get into this house,” said Weishaar, 48, who bought the house in ...

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August housing construction up 9.2 pct., but permits slide (access required)

U.S. home construction rebounded in August at the fastest pace in seven months but applications for new building permits plunged, sending mixed signals for an industry that has been struggling with rising lumber costs. Housing starts increased 9.2 percent in ...

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Delegate, delegate? It’s not so easy, business owners say

Although Soyini Chan-Shue easily delegated work to police officers when she was a sergeant in the New York City Police Department, it was hard to relinquish tasks to employees of the security firm she now owns. The key difference for ...

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Idaho regulators set new timeline for Avista-Hydro One deal (access required)

Idaho utility regulators have set a new schedule for a hearing on the proposed $5.3 billion sale of Avista Corp. to Hydro One. The Idaho Public Utilities Commission approved the new schedule for deliberations on Tuesday, saying they may not ...

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Idaho contractors see spike in theft

Contractors in the Boise region say workplace thefts are on the rise, with plumbing fixtures, wood boards and even landscaping plants being stolen from building sites. The Idaho Statesman reports Tradewinds General Contracting has had more than $20,000 in losses at one ...

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Construction begins on new Oregon crime lab in Pendleton (access required)

Construction has begun on the new Oregon State Police crime lab in Pendleton. The East Oregonian reports Fortis Constriction Inc. has started work on the foundation of the nearly $1.25 million project. The city issued a building permit for the 9,500-square-foot facility ...

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