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Bar Association report: 2013 law grads struggling to find work (access required)

It’s still a tough job market for law school graduates. While the class of 2013 was the largest graduating class ever, with about 400 more attorneys than the previous year, graduates unfortunately aren’t having much better luck finding jobs, according ...

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A Zillow-like service for commercial listings? (access required)

Could Zillow soon expand beyond residential real estate listings and into commercial real estate? That is a question frequently asked of Zillow CEO Spencer Rascoff. Many commercial real estate brokers around the country would like to see Zillow provide data ...

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Firms consider changes in 401(k) matching (access required)

AOL’s recent attempt to make matching contributions to its employees’ 401(k) plans in one annual lump sum sparked plenty of employee backlash. Although AOL ultimately reversed the change, several major companies – including IBM and JPMorgan Chase – pay their ...

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Idaho lawyers’ salaries are close to national average (access required)

The good news first: If you can find a job, you might get a raise that’s bigger than you hoped. The bad news: Finding full-time employment as a lawyer is tougher than as it has ever been. According to Robert ...

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Federal reform would make firms pay taxes on unrealized income (access required)

Many Idaho law firms would have to switch their accounting methods and pay taxes on income before the money actually is collected, if a proposed federal tax reform makes its way through Congress. The proposal – not yet incorporated in ...

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Federal judges get long-awaited raises (access required)

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All federal judges have received a long-awaited 14 percent pay raise, as years of catch-up cost-of-living adjustments were added to their paychecks, according to Bloomberg News. The chief justice is being paid $255,500, up from $223,500, according to the report, ...

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Allegiant Air offers paperless boarding passes (access required)

Allegiant Air is now paperless. Allegiant, which flies out of Boise and Idaho Falls, announced Jan. 14 that it has begun offering paperless mobile boarding passes at all of the 101 airports it serves. With a paperless mobile boarding pass, ...

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Congress looks to weed out ‘patent trolls’ (access required)

The U.S. House of Representatives has approved legislation that aims to curb litigation abuse involving flimsy claims of patent violations. The growth of technology companies has been in recent years impacted by frivolous lawsuits on the part of so-called patent ...

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National demand for homes stays flat, according to Redfin snapshot (access required)

Redfin, an online real estate listing site, is out with its national survey of its agents looking at the pulse of the September housing market. Each month, the company tracks homebuyer demand by tabulating the number of home tours requested ...

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Mortgage payments took a larger chunk of U.S. families’ income in August (access required)

Rising sales prices and interest rates for mortgages made the purchase of a single-family home more expensive in August 2013, according to new research from the National Association of Realtors. The average homeowner spent 16 percent of family income on ...

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