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Brad Iverson-Long is a reporter for the Idaho Business Review, covering banks, financial services, technology and new business.

GenZ seeks manufacturer for pesticide equipment (access required)

A Boise company has raised almost $400,000 to create a new pesticide applicator for farmers, and is aiming to start selling the devices later this year. GenZ Technology is also now in talks with large-scale agricultural manufacturers about making the ...

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New credit scores are coming soon (access required)

FICO is releasing a new version of its credit score this summer. While the company behind the credit rating isn’t revealing details of the changes yet, the updated rating will likely become a part of Idaho lenders’ decision making when ...

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Delta adds direct Los Angeles flights (access required)

Delta Air Lines will start flying daily nonstop routes between Boise and Los Angeles in June, becoming the second airline to offer direct flights to Los Angeles. United Airlines also flies directly between the Boise Airport and Los Angeles International ...

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Accounting board easing some reporting requirements for private companies (access required)

Private companies have called for streamlining the way they are permitted to report financial statements, and it appears regulators are listening. The Financial Accounting Standards Board, an organization charged with creating accounting rules for U.S. companies, has endorsed three changes ...

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Sunwest Bank closing downtown branch (access required)

A new face in Idaho banking is leaving downtown Boise. Sunwest Bank notified its customers on March 10 that it will close its branch and offices at One Capital Center at 10th and Main streets. Bank CEO and President Chris ...

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Cloud computing tax exemption moves forward (access required)

An Idaho House panel approved a high tech-backed extension of a sales tax exemption on cloud-based software despite concerns from the Idaho State Tax Commission that the new legislation carries a multi-million dollar price tag. A year ago, lawmakers approved ...

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Two Boise credit unions set to merge (access required)

Boise U.S. Employees Federal Credit Union members on March 5 overwhelmingly approved a plan to merge with Icon Credit Credit Union, also based in Boise. The proposed merger would go into effect June 1, with Boise U.S. adopting Icon’s name. ...

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Albertsons-Safeway deal could affect Boise HQ (access required)

The Albertsons-Safeway merger announced March 6 may not bring noticeable changes to store shelves. But the acquisition is adding more office staff that could lead to changes at Albertsons’ Boise headquarters. Albertsons parent company, Cerberus Capital Management, announced March 6 ...

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Idaho regulators are keeping an eye on Bitcoin (access required)

Leading financial regulators from nine states recently formed a task force to look into Bitcoin and other emerging payment systems. While Idaho Department of Finance Director Gavin Gee isn’t on that task force, organized by the Conference of State Bank ...

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