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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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Google paid former exec $35 million after harassment claim

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google paid former search executive Amit Singhal $35 million in an exit package when he was reportedly forced to resign after a sexual assault investigation, according to court documents released Monday. Details of the exit package ...

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Businesses upbeat about own prospects, wary about economy

NEW YORK (AP) — Small and mid-size business owners are upbeat about their companies, but also a little wary about the economy. That’s the finding of a survey released last week by researchers at Pepperdine University’s Graziadio Business School and ...

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