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Private-equity – an investment alternative (access required)

Interest rates on bonds are low and the stock market averages seem to be running in place – is it time to consider private-equity investing? Yes, for some high-net-worth investors, according to a Dallas-based lecturer who spoke in Boise last ...

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On BSU's wish list: new Bronco buildings (access required)

Even the Boise State University officials circulating the school’s slick Initiative for Athletic Excellence booklet say it’s sort of a wish list of new and expanded sports facilities. But already, one building project is nearing completion and another is expected ...

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From Sun Valley, to Katrina, to Crescent Rim (access required)

It’s interesting how news topics sometimes coalesce. During the month of September, lead stories in the IBR began with plans for the Dalai Lama’s visit to Sun Valley and ended with a controversial condominium project on Crescent Rim Drive in ...

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Optimism pervades Colliers conference (access required)

People who own and manage commercial buildings often say there’s plenty of vacant lease space on the market – and plenty more under construction. But the Boise-area commercial real estate market has returned to its pre-9/11 state, national and local ...

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The ultimate health care: curing loneliness (access required)

Curing cancer and AIDS would be great milestones in health care. But renowned clown/doctor Patch Adams can’t wait for a cure for loneliness. “The worst suffering a human can have is loneliness,” said Adams, who spoke at the DoubleTree Hotel ...

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Surviving the viral scourge at the IBR (access required)

How did we ever get along without the Internet? At the Business Review, we had come to consider ourselves relatively immune to the waves of debilitating computer viruses that we read and hear about. But if no man is an ...

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Water concerns not for ag users alone (access required)

Does the opening paragraph of this August U.S. Water News Online story remind you of anything happening in your own backyard? “California’s thirst for water will jump by over 40 percent over the next 25 years at current rates, with ...

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Water concerns not for ag users alone (4122) (access required)

Does the opening paragraph of this August U.S. Water News Online story remind you of anything happening in your own backyard? “California’s thirst for water will jump by over 40 percent over the next 25 years at current rates, with ...

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The IBR, Boise Weekly, and the Statesman (access required)

Three weeks ago we published a story about Boise Weekly, the alternative newspaper that’s gone through various changes, including several of ownership, since it was launched 13 years ago. Some readers of both publications expressed surprise that the Business Review ...

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Bridging cultural gaps in the marketplace (access required)

Boise’s no Seattle or San Francisco when it comes to the multicultural landscape, but Valley ethnic groups are growing in size and economic power. “A lot of people underestimate the buying power or especially the working power of immigrants,” said ...

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