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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.

Micron quarterly revenue plummets 39% (access required)

As expected, Micron third-quarter earnings were lower than the previous quarter and sharply lower than a year ago, with revenue of $4.79 billion vs. $7.8 billion for the same period last year. GAAP net income is $840 million, or $0.74 ...

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With rising labor costs, builders embrace modular construction (access required)

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Correction: This story has been updated to indicate that the Pacific Companies is launching the new factory. Prefab Logic is providing support services.  Construction companies swamped with projects but stymied by a lack of skilled workers are turning to technology ...

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Accomplished Under 40 event celebrates 20th anniversary

2019 Accomplished Under 40 honorees

More than 300 people attended this year’s Accomplished Under 40 dinner and award reception, which honored 40 Idaho business people less than 40 years old for their achievements in business and philanthropy. Celebrating its 20th anniversary, the event was held ...

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Idaho credit unions show robust first-quarter results (access required)

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Credit union financial reports for the first quarter were solid, with Idaho ranking first in the nation for asset growth at 6.2%. Lynn Heider, vice president of public relations for the Northwest Credit Union Association, which represents Idaho credit unions, ...

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Does new construction pay for itself? Yes, an economist says (access required)

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Not everyone is happy with Ada County’s burgeoning growth. Homeowners faced with rising taxes to pay for infrastructure such as roads and schools, as well as increased city services, often complain that growth should pay for itself. But, by and ...

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