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Cheating and Ethics

As a forensic accountant, I am familiar with morally flexible people who take advantage of their trusting employers by “borrowing” from them, often to bankroll a lavish lifestyle. Even so, recent studies on the prevalence of academic cheating and the ...

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Project management more important than ever

The role of project management has never been more important than now. With an economy that challenges all of us, top-notch project managers are more essential than ever. Projects need to be completed on schedule at the lowest possible cost. ...

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Unique challenges of contractor bankruptcies

The last few years have been difficult, to say the least, for the construction industry. As projects continue to stall or fail altogether, it is essential that owners and developers (and general contractors, who often face the same issues) understand ...

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Developing Idaho Part 2: Expanding the Toolbag

Those young upstart millennials, often classified as lazy because they choose quality of life over economic decision making, remind me of Idaho’s predicament regarding how we attract new businesses to the state. We want it all, but we’re not sure ...

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Health care reform: The law that might be

On September 28, 2011, Idaho joined twenty-five other states in a petition to the U. S. Supreme Court, asking that the Health Care Reform Act (formally known as the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act) be struck down. On August ...

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Buy Canada

My husband’s Canadian, so I do have a certain affinity for them. I’ve heard (and made) all the jokes about the mullet (a classic Canadian haircut); poutine (French fries slathered in gravy and/or cheese curds) and hockey riots (thank you, ...

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Keep smiling in the face of an uncertain future

There are many issues facing dentists in Idaho, and they are challenging. Many derive from the same difficult economic conditions that all of us face today. As with all health care in America, there’s a lot of uncertainty about the ...

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OSHA takes a stand on violence in the workplace

Keeping tabs on workplace regulations requires strategic navigation on a good day. Add the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA’s) new Compliance Directive to address workplace violence, and it can become downright difficult. However, OSHA’s regulations are imperative in their ...

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