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Disney Institute coming to Idaho

A friend often returns from annual trips to Disney World with a story about introducing his child to Pluto or a pro athlete, or with a report on how his Boise State University gear was received by fellow travelers awaiting ...

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A change in confidence

In the epigraph to Ernest Hemingway’s famous novel The Sun Also Rises, the author included this six-word quotation from Gertrude Stein: “You are all a lost generation.” Stein, a powerful writer and social critic, was referring to the generation that ...

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Small business sees good in regulation (access required)

The Obama Administration’s new proposals for Wall Street Reforms will have an impact – but how much of impact is uncertain. When Jospeh Alcala and Michaile Metro discussed the situation with me, they both said that reform needs to happen ...

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Governor’s Business Summit misses mark

The state Department of Commerce recorded 351 pages worth of testimony from 41 panelists at Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter’s first-ever Business Summit on Aug. 31 and condensed it all down to a list of eight policy recommendations to “improve business ...

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In inflation we trust?

An excellent Wall Street Journal column asks, “Will we ever again trust Wall Street?” Columnist Jason Zweig looks at possible answers and provides background. Zweig’s column for some reason reminds me of the early to mid-2000s goings-on with Albertsons Inc., ...

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A toast to Sunday sales in Nampa

Nampa’s first Sunday of liquor-by-the-drink sales came and went on Jan. 31, heralded by news media across the Treasure Valley as a boon to business owners. According to reports, patrons happily bellied up for brunch-time Bloody Marys and quaffed pre-, ...

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