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Economics lessons from the crack market (access required)

I don’t remember much about my high school economics class. In fact, the only thing I really remember is that one of our assignments was to pick stocks worth some dollar amount and track the value of our shares over ...

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Convention center Plan B – private money (access required)

Boise may have found a way out of the convention center dilemma it’s faced for several years. The dilemma: How to expand its 87,000-square-foot center, even though the existing structure – opened 15 years ago – and site apparently don’t ...

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Idaho nuclear lab's new language: Openness (access required)

If you signed up to hear retired Vice Admiral John Grossenbacher speak at the Boise Metro Chamber of Commerce luncheon Tuesday, you’ll probably hear the new director of the Idaho National Laboratory speak candidly about what’s going on at the ...

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It's what's not going up downtown (access required)

If you’re one of the recent arrivals who make Boise one of the fastest-growing metropolitan areas in the U.S., the words “Boise Tower” might not mean anything to you. Until last week, little had been written about this ill-starred project ...

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Why PERSI managers like foreign markets (access required)

Money managers who oversee Idaho’s $8.5 billion state-employee pension plan have expressed guarded optimism about investing in world capital markets. Addressing a recent City Club of Boise luncheon audience, they said economic growth in the U.S. looks sustainable for now, ...

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Boise fares well at Vegas convention (access required)

By now you probably know that Forbes and Inc. magazines recently gave the Boise area high marks as a place to do business, and that retail remains a very healthy segment of the U.S. economy. These factors blended fortuitously at ...

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Trademarks – quest for a memorable name (access required)

What’s in a name? A lot if your company is trying to protect its intellectual property. One of the most important parts of getting an enforceable trademark is choosing a good name, according to Bradlee Frazer, deputy general counsel to ...

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'Rain Man' Carlson reassigned at IBR (access required)

It’s not often that we feel compelled to say something in print about one of our own staff members, but at a certain point one has to acknowledge criticism, whether it’s merited or not, and address it in a professional ...

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Employers offered aid for health insurance (access required)

A perk without a price? That’s essentially what employers could offer their employees if, starting May 16, they sign up for the Access to Health Insurance program. The program, offered through the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare, provides families ...

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Technology's down side: It just doesn't care (access required)

My online ticket-buying privileges have been revoked. By my domestic boss. Let me explain why. A few weeks ago I made reservations for a short trip to Minneapolis to visit Mom, who was ailing. The trip turned into a nightmare. ...

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