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HP to trim staff by 8 percent companywide

Hewlett-Packard Co. will eliminate 27,000 jobs, or nearly 8 percent of its workforce, by the end of fiscal 2014, President and CEO Meg Whitman said during the company’s fiscal second quarter conference call with analysts May 23. The cuts will ...

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Pollution solution: Energy Resource Group’s plan targets phosphorous (access required)

A Boise company hopes to use its settling pond system to clean up the Boise River’s lower reach in western Canyon County. Boise-based Energy Resource Group wants to build  ponds and wetlands on more than 300 acres adjacent to the ...

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AAA: Holiday travel to inch up despite gas prices (access required)

Memorial Day weekend travel is expected to increase by 1.4 percent in Idaho from last year including a 1.6 percent rise in automobile trips, AAA Idaho reported. The organization said it expects nearly 167,000 Idahoans to drive or ride in ...

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United Pipe closure sends workers to competitors (access required)

Water infrastructure company United Pipe & Supply closed recently at 11420 W. Executive Drive in Boise. But H.D. Fowler Co., a competitor with many former United employees, is growing and plans a new Meridian office and warehouse building next year. The United ...

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Project Update: Bronco Stadium (access required)

Installation of steel framework for additional bleacher seating at Bronco Stadium was under way May 22 and foundation work on the football complex building of 68,000 square feet continued immediately north. The south end zone is getting 5,000 permanent seats ...

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U.S. Ecology expands with Midwest acquisition (access required)

Boise-based U.S. Ecology Inc. is growing by acquisition again. The company on May 21 announced it entered an agreement with PVS Chemicals Inc. to buy all stock of PVS subsidiary Dynecol Inc., in Detroit. U.S Ecology will pay $11.25 million ...

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Jimmy John’s construction stalled by find (access required)

Work on a stand-alone building for Jimmy John’s Gourmet Sandwiches recently started, then stopped, at Vista Avenue and Overland Road in south central Boise. Jimmy John’s franchisee Dean Hodges’ company razed a former gas station on a different part of ...

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Idaho unemployment drops despite lag in business services (access required)

Idaho unemployment dropped for the ninth consecutive month after moving from 7.9 percent in March to 7.7 percent in April, the state Department of Labor reported. The recent rate was the lowest since July 2009. Hiring in all sectors was normal ...

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Warehouse construction starts in west Meridian (access required)

Construction of a 45,000-square-foot warehouse building started recently in the Creamline development in Meridian. The building site is north of Franklin Road and east of Linder Road, fronting 13th Street. No leases are signed for space in the building, which ...

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Project Update: Danik Gymnastics-Meridian (access required)

Danik Gymnastics by Aug. 1 aims to occupy a 23,000-square-foot building at 547 S. Locust Grove Road, Meridian, owner Victor Danilovitch said. Danik will move from a 6,000-square-foot space on Adkins Way. The business offers gymnastics, tumbling and cheerleading instruction. Its ...

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