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Sharon Fisher is an Idaho Business Review staff writer, covering financial institutions, technology, and business development. She holds a bachelor of science in computer science from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and a masters in public administration and graduate certificates in geographic informational analysis and in community and regional planning from Boise State University. She likes explaining things and going to meetings. Join me on Twitter at @IBR_SLFisher.

Committee votes to ease occupational licensing requirements (access required)

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An interim committee on occupational licensing plans to bring forth legislation during the upcoming legislative session to make it easier for people to enter licensed professions. In particular, members of the Occupational Licensing and Certification Laws Committee said during its ...

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Virtual reality playing a role in health care

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This is the second story in a three-part series on virtual reality.  We’re a ways from using it in areas such as surgery and other medical procedures, but virtual reality (VR) is playing an increasingly larger role in health care. ...

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Cybercriminals targeting accounting and tax professionals

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Early 20th-century bank robber Willie Sutton apocryphally said he robbed banks because that’s where the money was. Using that same logic, cybercriminals are bypassing individual companies, instead hacking accounting and tax professionals. “It is a big concern for us,” said ...

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Cities grapple with sales tax redistribution (access required)

This is the time of year when efforts like Small Business Saturday arise. Instead of buying items at the mall or online, people should shop at local small businesses, such promotions say, keeping the money – as well as sales ...

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Catching up with Forsta

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Increasingly, people – most notably millennials, if you believe the stereotype – are moving away from email and toward texting, particularly for business collaboration. The problem is texting isn’t as secure, because hackers can interject themselves into the conversation to ...

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Idaho museums provide economic impact, attract business (access required)

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There’s more to the Idaho State Museum’s recent renovation and expansion than finding a better home for Deja Moo. Increasingly, museums provide a strong economic impact to regions and are amenities businesses expect when looking to move to an area. ...

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