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Trustee wants brokers who worked with DBSI to pay up

The trustee in Meridian-based DBSI’s bankruptcy case is going after hundreds of real estate companies, including five in Idaho, that earned commissions on the firm’s fraudulent property sales, according to court filings. James Zazzali, the attorney appointed as trustee in ...

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Home Federal ends fiscal year with $4.1M loss

Home Federal Bancorp Inc. nearly doubled in size in 2010 but closed out the fiscal year with a $4.1 million loss, or 26 cents per share. That compares to a profit last year of $8.1 million, or 51 cents per ...

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Incentives approved for new airline routes (access required)

The Boise Airport has crafted a package of incentives to persuade airlines to add new routes or increase flights to existing destinations. The Boise City Council approved the incentives during a meeting Nov. 9. Bryant Francis, the airport’s deputy director ...

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GBAD sets $1M budget for marketing Boise Centre (access required)

The Greater Boise Auditorium District board will put up $1 million to market and sell the Boise Centre next year. The board set its budget, including spending on sales and marketing, during a meeting Nov. 8. The money for a ...

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Boise State hopes for research dollars from NASA visit (access required)

NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center is sending a $100,000 piece of equipment to Boise State University for a team of researchers to study the electrostatic properties of planetary dust. That’s the result of the researchers’ recent visit to the Greenbelt, ...

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Micron tests LED lighting at local Albertsons (access required)

An Albertsons grocery store in Boise is giving a trial run to Micron Technology Inc.‘s new high-efficiency lighting. Micron will test its new light-emitting diode, or LED, technology in freezer displays at the Albertsons at Ustick and Five Mile. Company ...

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Amendment gives certainty to municipal power companies (access required)

The 11 city-owned power companies in Idaho say a constitutional amendment approved by voters Nov. 2 will help their customers avoid wild swings in energy prices. The amendment allows municipal electric companies to sign long-term contracts without the need for ...

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Intermountain Community Bancorp posts $24.7M loss (access required)

Intermountain Community Bancorp’s losses ballooned in the third quarter. The Sandpoint-based holding company, parent of Panhandle State Bank, reported a $24.7 million loss, or $2.95 per share, for the quarter that ended Sept. 30. That’s up from $2.9 million, or ...

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