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Wells Fargo merges Idaho commercial, business lines

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As part of a nationwide streamlining expected to result in a 10% reduction in headcount, Wells Fargo Bank has merged its business and commercial banking lines in the Idaho region under one manager. “We’ve had, historically, two lines of business: ...

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Idaho counting on 2020 Census dollars (access required)

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The upcoming census is important for more than just the bragging rights that Idaho is the fastest-growing state in the Union: Millions of dollars ride on the outcome. An undercounted Idahoan in the 2020 Census could cost the state between $1,200 and ...

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Women’s Business Center picks out its new locations

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Idaho Women’s Business Center sites will be located across the state through 2020, according to more detailed information about the project from the organizer. The Small Business Administration announced June 17 that it had agreed to fund two Women’s Business ...

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Relicensing process continues for Idaho Power’s Hells Canyon Complex (access required)

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Idaho Power is still in the relicensing process for the Hells Canyon Complex (HCC), which provides approximately 68% of its hydroelectric generating capacity and 32% of its total generating capacity, according to the company’s most recent Integrated Resource Plan. The ...

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Little-used federal program could help low-income Idaho credit unions expand (access required)

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Most of Idaho’s credit unions are eligible for a program to give them access to secondary capital for expansion, but only a few are trying to take advantage of it. Administered by the National Credit Union Association, the program allows ...

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Health providers struggle with electronic health records interoperability (access required)

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Doctors’ handwriting is notoriously challenging, but it turns out electronic health records (EHR) are no panacea either, especially when trying to interoperate between two different medical providers, according to IT experts. Many medical providers have moved to EHR, but each ...

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