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Essential metals come from essential mining  (access required)

Copper, a vital metal for electrification, is of key importance to an all-electric future. Solar and wind power, electric vehicles, and the infrastructure to transport renewable energy all rely on the red metal. Countries across the globe have set goals ...

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Tips for stronger industry relationships (access required)

Read More Commentary A spider web, with its intricate structure fanning out from a single connection point, is a beautiful thing. If you’re a business owner, the nexus of your web is likely the hub of your operation, and every ...

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May you live in ‘interesting’ times  (access required)

In 1936, Sir Austen Chamberlain of England referred to a Chinese curse, “May you live in interesting times,” to describe the “the suffering of one disturbance and shock after another.” The pandemic has certainly tested our global economy and capital ...

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Property tax solutions are overdue (access required)

Property taxes pay for some of the basic public services you have come to expect, including first responders, law enforcement, roads and schools. We believe in protecting these services while ensuring the necessary revenue is collected in a fair way. ...

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Idaho poised to buck demographic trends affecting college enrollment (access required)

The Great Recession’s impact still reverberates and is expected to cause steep drops in college enrollment over the coming years across the country. Why? When the economy tanked starting in 2008, birth rates trended downward in Idaho and across the ...

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5 myths about eviction in Idaho (access required)

There are many myths about how tenants can be legally evicted, which are surfacing this month as evictions rise to their highest levels this year. The eviction process is complex, and not knowing the rules around eviction can make a ...

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Ways to improve 401(k) performance  (access required)

In addition to the below tips, make sure to fully understand asset allocation and the fees being charged. Many 401 (k) plans have fees subtracted by the firm that invests and manages the account. If a client is 59 1/2 ...

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Benefits of SBA 7(a) loans in a rising interest rate environment   (access required)

Small business owners have shown incredible resilience in the face of rising costs, a tight labor market and the highest inflation in decades. As the Federal Reserve raises interest rates to fight inflation, small businesses face another challenge — obtaining ...

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A note from the editor June 24 (access required)

It seems like every week we receive a new press release about federal money coming to Idaho.  In recent weeks, money has come in for housing (including affordable housing), infrastructure projects and, most recently, as reported by Catie Clark, fire ...

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Climate risk disclosure safeguards our investments  (access required)

Read More Financial Services News On March 21, 2022, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced a draft of new rules that require all publicly traded companies to disclose risks attributed to climate disruption. Applauded by many in the global ...

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