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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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The two greens: ‘Money is just sitting there waiting to be saved’ (access required)

Backed by almost $10 million in federal money, Dane County Regional Airport, serving the Wisconsin capital of Madison, is building what could be the greenest garage in the state. The 58,800-square-foot Snow Removal Equipment Building will include a 100-kilowatt rooftop ...

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Survey finds one-quarter of lawyers’ hours worked are unbilled (access required)

Idaho lawyers spend about a quarter of their time at work on nonbillable, business-related activities, according to a new national survey. The Lexis/Nexis “Law Firm Billable Hours Survey” reported that in Idaho, 24.7 percent of the hours that lawyers work ...

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AGC: Cost for construction materials continues to fall (access required)

The cost of key construction materials dropped for the third consecutive month in July, pushing down year-over-year prices for the first time since 2009, according to an analysis of producer price index figures by the Associated General Contractors of America. ...

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Proposal would penalize companies for data breaches (access required)

A bill that would require organizations processing the personal information of more than 10,000 people to put data protection requirements in place has been introduced in the Senate. The Personal Data Protection and Breach Accountability Act, S.1535, was introduced by ...

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