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What role should cold, hard cash play in my wealth plan?

Investors often have a conflicted relationship with cash. In down markets, there is a temptation to flee to cash even though you may run the risk of losing out on attractive investment opportunities. In bull markets, the reverse is true: ...

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Leveraging your private banker during the COVID-19 recession

As Idaho navigates economic turbulence from the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s more important than ever for high-net-worth individuals to have a skilled private banker in their corner. A private banker can also serve as a trusted ally and guide in helping ...

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Addressing COVID-19 workplace safety liability practically

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PORTLAND, OR — As Oregon slowly, albeit uneasily, moves through reopening phases, employers and employees are becoming increasingly concerned about health and safety in the workplace. Since the pandemic took hold in March, Oregon OSHA has received 5,500 workplace complaints ...

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Idaho budget positioned to handle impacts of COVID-19

Idaho just ended its fiscal year with a surplus nearly three times what was expected before COVID-19. How, in the middle of a global pandemic, did we manage to do that? Through conservative principles of governing. In late March, shortly ...

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How small firms can protect finances in reopening economies

In the early stages of COVID-19, many small business owners were facing dire circumstances. A survey from Goldman Sachs reported 51% of small business owners could function for zero to three months during the quarantine. The survey underscored the pressures ...

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Limiting the spread of COVID-19 in justice institutions

COVID-19 has brought unprecedented challenges to the criminal justice system. One such challenge is reducing the spread of COVID-19 within justice institutions. The nature of incarceration poses grave risks to individuals serving prison sentences or incarcerated while awaiting trial. Through ...

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Strong cybersecurity strategy not a luxury for small business (access required)

After several difficult months plagued by coronavirus, small business owners across the country are preparing for the day they can finally and permanently reopen their doors. The pandemic has seriously impacted the health of businesses everywhere, and for most employers, ...

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To attract, retain diverse workforce, start with self-reflection

Diversity on the jobsite and within the various departments of a construction company has numerous benefits, but building and retaining a truly diverse workforce takes an unwavering commitment to equity within organization walls. That commitment requires organizations to invest in ...

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