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Report: Boise drivers are third-safest (access required)

The 14th annual Allstate America’s Best Drivers Report ranked Idaho’s capital as having the third-safest drivers in the country. The report was based on Allstate claims data. The America’s Best Drivers Report ranks the 200 largest cities in America based ...

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ABA holds off on changing LSAT requirement for law school (access required)

The American Bar Association’s House of Delegates was supposed to vote during its annual meeting earlier this month on a proposal to eliminate a requirement that law schools use the LSAT for prospective students. But the motion was pulled before ...

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Construction costs keep going up as tariffs take hold (access required)

With new tariffs imposed on imported steel and aluminum, the cost of construction materials rose again in June. The cost of inputs to the construction industry increased by 9.6 percent on average from June 2017 to June 2018, according to ...

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Study: Bank customers are still using neighborhood branches (access required)

An explosion of new commercial technologies across any retail sector you care to think of have rapidly changed consumer behavior in recent years. New “market places” have popped up on the screens of all the various devices people use each ...

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Navigating uncertainty: Legal options for manufacturers confronting tariffs (access required)

Pursuant to a series of Proclamations issued by President Trump, tariffs recently went into effect on all steel and aluminum articles imported into the United States from countries other than Argentina, Australia, Brazil, and South Korea. Exemptions granted to Canada, ...

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Study: US home flipping increased to 11-year high in 2017 (access required)

Just over 200,000 U.S. single family homes and condos were bought and sold rapidly last year, according to ATTOM Data Solutions. The property database’s Q4 and Year-End 2017 U.S. Home Flipping Report showed that 207,088 U.S. single family homes and ...

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Survey shows more than half of homeowners plan improvements this year (access required)

More than half of homeowners are planning to spend money on home improvement projects in 2018, according to the fifth annual LightStream Home Improvement Survey. The national online lender said budgets for renovations are on the rise: among homeowners planning ...

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Costs rose, but new home construction showed modest growth in Q4 (access required)

New construction homes accounted for 16.4 percent of all single-family homes for sale in the fourth quarter of 2017, up from 14.2 a year earlier, according to Redfin (www.redfin.com), the next-generation real estate brokerage. The median price of new single-family ...

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Home shoppers in Boise and beyond move outward from the suburbs (access required)

Forty-one straight months of inventory declines and housing price gains are prompting buyers to expand their home search beyond their immediate metro markets to under-the-radar secondary markets such as Boise, according to a new report by realtor.com, a leading online ...

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