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Boise tech companies join forces (access required)

Khamu Solutions, a Boise-based point-of-sale software provider, has purchased Boise-based digital marketing company Initiativeinc. “We’re kind of trying to become … the one-stop shop for restaurants as far as technology,” said Steve Lipkin, CEO of Khamu Solutions. Khamu Solutions builds ...

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Idaho’s a gem with many facets

It’s a stunt you couldn’t pull off anywhere else. On Dec. 31, the Idaho New Year’s Eve Commission will drop a giant, glowing potato in celebration of the new year. I’m a fan of potatoes in all shapes and sizes, ...

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A wish list for real estate in 2014

It’s been a busy year in 2013 for commercial real estate in the Treasure Valley. Major projects such as The Village at Meridian and the Eighth & Main building in downtown Boise have made significant progress, with retailers open at ...

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Idaho workers’ comp rates down for 2014 (access required)

The base rates for Idaho workers’ compensation insurance are down .9 percent overall for 2014, although rates for individual industries may be up, according to a workers’ compensation filing from the National Council on Compensation Insurance. NCCI is the governing ...

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Proposed tax changes could spark R&D investment (access required)

A new legislative proposal aims to modernize the U.S. tax code in order to stimulate investment in research and development for emerging companies. The Startup Jobs and Innovation Act, introduced Nov. 6 by Sen. Robert Menendez, D-N.J., and Pat Toomey, ...

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OSHA wants injury reports to be public (access required)

A proposed federal rule that would require construction companies to make public the reports of any on-site injuries and illnesses is prompting concerns about how the information would be used. The change, proposed by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational ...

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Printers adapt in changing market (access required)

Local printers are counting on speed, efficiency and new technology to keep them afloat in a competitive market. A 2012 report from IbisWorld indicates the industry’s growth dropped 6.2 percent between 2007 and 2012, while revenues dropped 27.5 percent. “People ...

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