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Caldwell chipping and grinding manufacturer acquired by Ohio company (access required)

Caldwell-based chipping and grinding manufacturer Diamond Z has been acquired by an Ohio maker of crushing and screening machines. Screen Machine Industries of Etna, Ohio, said it is now the parent company of Diamond Z. The acquisition will service a ...

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Pet health insurer aligns with a big dog in the credit world (access required)

A credit card company with a strong focus on helping consumers pay for medical and dental care now is taking a bite out of the pet insurance market with its recent acquisition of a Treasure Valley business. Synchrony, a Connecticut-based ...

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National Association of Realtors: Majority of real estate firms are optimistic, evolving technology a challenge

The evolving technological landscape, competition from nontraditional market participants and housing affordability continue to be among the biggest challenges facing real estate firms in the next two years, according to a report by the National Association of Realtors. NAR’s 2019 ...

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FCC expands rural broadband internet program (access required)

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A grant program from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to improve rural broadband internet has been expanded, which could mean better service for parts of Idaho. The program is called Alternative Connect America Cost Model, or A-CAM. To comply, providers ...

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Mental health providers open for business (access required)

More local services now are available in the Treasure Valley for people who need mental health care – from an intensive hospital stay to outpatient therapy. Providers with varying business models are working toward better mental health with the recent ...

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Family Dollar will shutter stores; unclear how many in the Gem State (access required)

Family Dollar stores and their employees in Idaho are facing a murky future with the news that 390 underperforming locations will close this year in the U.S. and another 200 will switch to the Dollar Tree brand. The closures will ...

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