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Leaving LIBOR — What does it mean for you? (access required)

For more than 40 years, the London Interbank Offered Rate, or LIBOR, has been a key benchmark for setting the cost of floating-rate debt around the world. LIBOR also plays a big role in pricing debt issued by corporate borrowers. Following the 2008 financial ...

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A note from the editor Oct. 29

It is not news that times are challenging for many, if not all, right now; however, the perseverance and care consistently seen in this state are reassuring and inspiring. We are thinking of you, and hoping your challenges ease soon. ...

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Project Z-degree will make college more affordable 

The cost of textbooks can be daunting for college students. That cost, often hundreds for dollars per semester added to the cost of tuition, and in some cases room and board, can be a deciding factor on whether a student ...

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Employers should prepare for federally mandated workplace vaccination requirements 

On Sept. 9, President Biden announced forthcoming rules and regulations as part of a “Path out of the Pandemic,” including a variety of workplace vaccination mandates for three different types of businesses: (1) private employers with over 100 employees; (2) health care employers; and (3) employers ...

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Tips on how to instill wellness in your office culture 

October is National Depression and Mental Health Screening Awareness Month. Since workplaces are where most of our time and energy are spent, employers have a huge responsibility when it comes to their employee’s health. The extended isolation and uncertainty many of us experienced during the past 20-plus months has intensified mental health concerns across the ...

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Think twice before you think pink 

The color pink has been associated with Susan G. Komen for the Cure, a Better Business Bureau-accredited charity, since the organization’s inception in 1982. Three years later, October was deemed Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Then in 1992, Self-magazine’s editor-in-chief created a pink ribbon and enlisted several cosmetics companies ...

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Idaho nonprofits make our local communities great — we must value them 

  Even as someone who has spent their whole career in the charitable sector, it had never occurred to me just how much nonprofits touch every aspect of our lives as Idahoans. Previously, I had thought of the nonprofit sector as the mortar that fills the space between the ...

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