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Corn lily, a weed, may hold key to cancer breakthrough (access required)

Veratrum californicum goes by a lot of names, some more pleasant than others: corn lily, cow cabbage, skunk cabbage and false hellebore. A tall plant with white, bushy flowers, it’s common in wet meadows and high altitude ranges like the Rockies ...

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CradlePoint deal connects business with 4G networks (access required)

It’s only been about 10 years since the term “Wi-Fi” was first used commercially, but the phrase “we live in a wireless world” is already an old saw. Today it’s not about whether you can connect to a super-fast wireless ...

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A tough sell: Economy, perceived lack of state incentives blamed for slow adoption of solar energy systems — Construction Review (access required)

Things could be a lot better for Idaho solar installers. The weak economy has made homeowners and businesses gun-shy of the cost, and if that wasn’t bad enough, many say the state isn’t doing its part to provide incentives. “Right ...

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Laughing Dog serves award-winning brews — Focus (access required)

"How is business? It’s booming,” Fred Colby chuckles. That’s not something you hear often from the average business owner, but Colby’s not in your typical business. He’s a craft brewer, and co-owner of the fast-growing Laughing Dog Brewing, located just ...

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Analysts: Micron may turn corner (access required)

Micron Technology, which had suffered 14 straight quarterly losses, racked up another one in the fourth quarter ending Sept. 3, but this time the results weren’t as bad as expected. The Boise-based memory chip maker beat Wall Street estimates that ...

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Global impact: Businesses need to become more responsible (access required)

Kris Tompkins isn’t big on half measures – especially when it comes to saving the world. “If you have any understanding of what’s taking place on the earth, then that’s the motivation to do something about it, and shame on ...

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Kansas transportation firm plans purchase of Boise area train tracks (access required)

A new freight rail service may soon be running between Caldwell and the Boise area. Watco Transportation Services, Inc., a division of Pittsburg, Kan.-based Watco Companies, Inc., inked an agreement in late September to obtain 36 miles of railroad track ...

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The Business of Flu – Keyword for employers: flexibility (access required)

As classrooms around the country fill with students and recreation moves indoors, the spread of the H1N1 “swine flu” virus is back in the news. As many as 2,600 students at Washington State University in Pullman, Wash., have already reported ...

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Bieter hitches trolley to stimulus (access required)

When Boise Mayor Dave Bieter sprung his downtown streetcar plan in the 2008 State of the City address, the best bet for funding the $60 million project was a local option tax – a high hurdle to cross even in ...

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