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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.

Eagle investment company hires Colombian data scientist (access required)

An Eagle investment company is turning to big data to help make its trading decisions by hiring a data scientist from Bogota, Colombia. Daniel Fernandez will be a quantitative analyst for ProfitScore Capital Management. “Specifically, he will be spearheading the ...

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Micron announces lowered expectations (access required)

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For the first quarter of 2019, which ended Nov. 30, Micron said it expects its revenue to be on the low end of its previously announced guidance range of $7.9 billion to $8.3 billion. In addition, the company said it ...

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Four low-income Idaho credit unions awarded grants (access required)

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Four Idaho credit unions recently received more than $30,000 in grants from the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA). Grant awards, intended for low-income credit unions, ranged from $1,300 to $20,000, for a total of $2 million made to 203 credit ...

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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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