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Investing in Asia – It may not be so risky (access required)

Investing in Asian companies requires plenty of research but can be very worthwhile for part of a portfolio. And it doesn’t have to be complex or extremely risky, Thomas Tuttle said to CFA Society of Idaho members last week. The ...

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F&M, Cascade seem well-matched (access required)

Cascade Bancorp plans to keep Farmers & Merchants intact when it buys the Boise-based bank -&#160retaining the management team, most if not all jobs, and even the brand. The deal doesn’t seem reminiscent of the buy-and-slash bank mergers of the ...

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'05's top story? – Uh, it's the economy … (access required)

The holiday season is when editors around the country scratch their heads (or someplace) and come up with the top stories of the past year in their markets, states, industries, or in various news categories. Then they piece together a ...

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Property tax debate could get spirited (access required)

Business lobby groups will have their say on what to do about property taxes when the Idaho Legislature tackles the issue in the 2006 session that starts Jan. 9. It’s not a question of if lawmakers will take action, but ...

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Beyond thinking outside the box (access required)

From a linguist’s perspective, the phrase “thinking outside the box” is sort of an oxymoron. The phrase has become such an overused clich&#233 that it seems antithetical to the fresh, spontaneous, creative thinking it was used to describe. Somewhat paradoxically, ...

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Save the courthouse – and use it! (access required)

Turkey Day – or perhaps it was Tofurky Day at your house – is past, but we will belatedly join the I’m Thankful For Chorus with this thought: Those of us who live in Boise can be thankful we live ...

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Stick with stocks in '06, strategist says (access required)

Stock investors have been nearly as volatile as the stock market itself this year, according to the chief investment strategist at Cleveland-based McDonald Financial Group, a KeyBank unit. John Caldwell, who delivered his 2006 stock picks to KeyBank and McDonald ...

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Why editorial content isn't keyed to ads (access required)

Editor’s note: This column appeared five years ago. We offer it again to restate our policy. Every now and then it seems useful to explain the relationship between the editorial content of the newspaper and advertising. There is none. The ...

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Boards take strides, even in small enterprises (access required)

Hal Shear, a senior advisor to the National Association of Corporate Directors, drew a large audience in Boise last December when he put a new twist on the corporate-governance topic. Now he’s coming back to deliver more evidence that governance ...

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Health care and the insurance muddle … (access required)

Oftentimes, as many of us know, health problems in this country are complicated by paying for their treatment. In the year 2000, I was in the hospital four times and in the emergency room three times, twice for more than ...

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