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

Fate of air traffic control towers is still up in the air (access required)

Plans by the Federal Aviation Administration to close four Idaho air traffic control towers earlier this year didn’t come to pass, but uncertainty in the federal government’s budgeting process is leaving the fate of those towers up in the air. ...

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Uclear looking to broaden noise-canceling headsets beyond helmets (access required)

BITwave USA in Eagle, the seller of a noise-canceling communication device called UClear, is building on its traction in the motorcycle and bicycle markets by releasing a similar headset for the general public. Selling to motorcyclists who want to to ...

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TitleOne opening Coeur d’Alene office (access required)

TitleOne will open a title and escrow office in Coeur d’Alene in October and hire 10 to 12 new employees for the office. The new office follows the Boise-based company’s expansion into eastern Idaho in 2011 with the acquisition of ...

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Balihoo gets $5 million more in VC funding (access required)

Local marketing automation technology firm Balihoo received $5 million in funding from OpenView Venture Partners, a Boston-based venture capital firm that has invested twice previously in Balihoo. CEO Pete Gombert said the money will go towards the company’s engineering team ...

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Albertsons buys Texas-based United Supermarkets (access required)

Albertsons LLC announced Sept. 9 that it acquired United Supermarkets, which runs 50 grocery stores as well as 26 fuel centers in western and northern Texas. The United chain, which had been family-owned since 1916, also has two distribution centers, ...

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Breweries, in Idaho and nationally, seeing strong growth (access required)

Idaho beer breweries are keeping pace with a growing industry nationally. Local craft beers are taking sales from large national breweries, though they still make up only about 6 percent of all beer sales. The leader of Idaho’s recently formed ...

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Simplot, Idaho Power disagree on price for distribution facilities (access required)

The J. R. Simplot Company is asking the Idaho Public Utilities Commission to set the price for some power distributing facilities the company wants to buy from Idaho Power. Simplot and Idaho Power have discussed selling the equipment, which is ...

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Former Coeur Mines executives start RockStar (access required)

Former Coeur d’Alene Mines CEO Dennis Wheeler and several other Coeur executives have started a new mining company, RockStar Resources Inc. Wheeler said the new company, based in Coeur d’Alene is reviewing several gold and silver mining targets “in or ...

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Bogus Brewery reaches initial funding goal (access required)

Proposed downtown brewery and bar Bogus Brewery has raised $280,000 in its public stock offering. The brewery cleared its $240,000 minimum threshold to access investment funds, which were held in escrow with U.S. Bank in Salt Lake City, thanks to ...

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Boise State, ITC considering grant in effort to double number of computer science grads (access required)

The Idaho Technology Council and Boise State University are gauging interest from the region’s technology community for a program that could increase the number of computer science graduates by adding more upper-level faculty. The Idaho Department of Labor is offering ...

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