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Author Archives: Sharon Fisher

A note from the editor

Anyone who’s spent any time in the Statehouse during the legislative session knows about “the crud.” At some point during the session, just about everyone gets sick. They cough. They sneeze. It’s just one of the facts of life for ...

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Kount sold to Equifax for $640 million (access required)

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In the first big Idaho startup acquisition of the year, Kount Inc. has been bought by Equifax for $640 million. The Boise-based company develops fraud prevention software. Kount and its employees will be part of the largest Equifax business unit, United ...

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A note from the editor

In a normal year, January marks when I stop following one team sport — college football and the Boise State Broncos — and start following another one, the Idaho State Legislature. This isn’t a normal year. Due to COVID, the ...

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A word with Clay Anderson and Chap Todd of Colliers (access required)

Anyone who’s been paying attention can see that investing in multifamily housing throughout Idaho has become increasingly attractive. One of the companies taking part in this trend is Colliers International Idaho. Clay Anderson and Chap Todd make up Colliers’ Northwest ...

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Financial institutions banking on growth in 2021 (access required)

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This article was updated on Jan. 14 to correct a title. Banks got a late Christmas present the evening of Dec. 27 from President Donald Trump when he signed a stimulus bill to extend the Payroll Protection Program into 2021. ...

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A note from the editor

A lot of people are quoting the rock opera Tommy these days: “I’ve got the feeling ’21 is going to be a good year.” (Don’t say, “It could hardly be worse.” It can always be worse, and I’ve learned not ...

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Organization funds scholarships for Native CPAs (access required)

The American Indian Graduate Center, a scholarship provider to Native students in the United States, has created the Investing in Native CPAs Program. The $2 million scholarship initiative is intended to fund 150 Native scholars pursuing accounting and finance degrees, ...

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