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Idaho’s high demand for truckers expected to continue

The nationwide worker shortage in the trucking industry was an issue even before the pandemic. According to U.S. Xpress, one of the nation’s largest truckload carriers, the industry needs at least 80,000 new truckers in the U.S. (*Forbes Jan. 21, ...

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US average gas price flies past $4, Idaho soon to follow

It’s been another rough weekend at the pump. According to AAA, the national average is now above the $4-per-gallon mark for the first time since July 2008, and Idaho gas prices could follow today. Escalated conflict between Russia, Ukraine and ...

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A note from the editor March 4

You may notice a theme of broadband in this week’s edition. Last week, some highlights of our digital-first coverage included: Freelance writers Ken Levy and Brooke Strickland connecting us with new and innovative businesses utilizing virtual space, from offering professional ...

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The stock index & how history may make you a smart investor 

On the most fundamental level, there are two different approaches to investing in the stock market: active and passive. An active investor, relying on his or her personal skill, attempts to beat the market by investing in companies believed to ...

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A note from the editor Feb. 28

Oh hey, it’s the last day of February — an opportunity to look ahead toward a new week, a new month, a new season, but before I do that, I’d like to share some highlights of our coverage last week, which ...

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Going global with Idaho exports: Expert tips for building a strategy   

When Hamilton Manufacturing Inc. of Twin Falls was looking to expand export sales, it turned to the U.S. Commercial Service office here in Boise for assistance. Hamilton makes 100% recycled, natural cellulose fibers that it manufactures into insulation and other ...

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Potential headwinds are coming — what this means for your business 

An abundance of liquidity and market exuberance in the world’s recovery from COVID-19 have made this a promising time for transitioning a closely held business — and yet many owners are still failing to make the most of their business ...

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Celebrate teachers, our partners in the education of Idaho’s future

For generations, our family has run a ranching operation in Idaho. It is a rewarding but difficult business that requires dedicated and very hard-working employees. One thing I learned as a rancher and businessman that I apply to my job ...

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