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Communications co. sued by manufacturer (access required)

San Jose, Calif. -based MCMS Inc., which has its largest plant in Nampa, has filed a suit against Nokia Internet Communication Inc., Mountain View, Calif., for breach of contract and other charges.Custom manufacturer MCMS, which has much of its management ...

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Economist seeks to make his science a bit less 'dismal' (access required)

Confession time: I hated economics in college.But so did everyone else I knew.At the time – which was some time ago – the objective seemed to be: Make it absolutely as tedious and boring as possible. More enervating hours never ...

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Struggling co. sees possibility for future gains (access required)

It hasn’t been the easiest of times for Boise Cascade Corp.The company announced in January that tighter margins were squeezing its office products subsidiary, that low prices pounded its wood products division and that high energy prices dulled improvements in ...

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175-acre mixed-use development planned near I-84 (access required)

Boise development firm Dakota Co. is in the process of purchasing 175 acres on Ten Mile Road between Franklin Road and Interstate 84 for a mixed-use retail and commercial project, company President Larry Durkin says.Durkin said the complex is to ...

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Urban renewal agency to build new parking garage (access required)

The Capital City Development Corp., Boise’s urban renewal agency, has agreed to pay nearly $1.9 million for property owned by Associated Distributing Co. at Ninth and River streets, which the CCDC says it has earmarked for a parking garage.The $1.87 ...

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Commission rejects retail zoning proposal (access required)

The Boise Planning and Zoning Commission has recommended rejection of zoning for a 50,000-square-foot retail site on Overland Road that would include a 27,000-square-foot lighting store.Developers are seeking a “neighborhood commercial” classification for the site to allow for the retail ...

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Panel predicts more economic growth in Idaho (access required)

Most sectors of the Idaho economy should continue their healthy growth in 2001, but not in rural areas, a panel of experts said at a recent economic forum. The state economy is on pace to add 3 to 3.2 percent ...

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