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Micron’s record year gives execs a boost (access required)

Micron Technology Inc. achieved record highs in revenue, income and cash flows in 2010, and the company’s top executives were rewarded for it. Company leaders received bonuses to make up for pay cuts in late 2008 and early 2009, and ...

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CradlePoint poised for growth with new round of venture capital (access required)

CradlePoint Technology‘s CEO anticipates another year of torrid growth with a new infusion of $7.5 million in venture capital. The Boise-based firm announced its fourth round of venture financing Dec. 14, led by Kirkland, Wash.-based OVP Venture Partners, with backing ...

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@foster208’s concession tweet ranked one of the top 10 of the year (access required)

It was bittersweet recognition for John Foster, Rep. Walt Minnick’s communications director. His tweet conceding the Nov. 2 election to opponent Raul Labrador was selected by Twitter on Dec. 14 as one of the “10 Most Powerful Tweets of 2010” ...

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Report lays out obstacles to tearing down Qwest Arena

Tearing down Qwest Arena to build new convention space in downtown Boise would be “extremely difficult to accomplish and potentially cost prohibitive,” a new report concludes. The Greater Boise Auditorium District‘s board of directors heard a summary of the report ...

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Developer seeks to revive River 8 project near Boise Library

Developer Steve Hosac wants another chance to build condos on an underused lot near the Boise Library. Hosac’s firm, The Hosac Co. of Boise, has crafted new plans to construct a seven-story building between Eighth and Ninth streets, just north ...

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Insured? What to do when nobody’s home (access required)

The pipes in the upstairs bathroom burst and flooded the ground floor with three inches of water, but it wasn’t until the realtor came by to show the home that the damage was discovered. The owner, who moved out of ...

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Insured? What to do when nobody’s home (access required)

The pipes in the upstairs bathroom burst and flooded the ground floor with three inches of water, but it wasn’t until the realtor came by to show the home that the damage was discovered. The owner, who moved out of ...

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Woman says Basic American Foods fired her over disease (access required)

A worker at Basic American Foods‘ Blackfoot plant claims the company fired her because of a medical condition. Tammy Keczmer filed a lawsuit in Idaho federal court Dec. 7 that claims the Walnut Creek, Calif., company fired her on Feb. ...

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Colorado fracking firm sues Burley businesses (access required)

A Colorado oil and gas services firm alleges that a former employee and a Burley company teamed up to start a new venture to profit from the company’s trade secrets and other confidential information. Rapid Hot Flow LLC of Parachute, ...

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