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Gubernatorial candidate Paulette Jordan: ‘We need to go back to being a balanced state again’

The Idaho Business Review is interviewing candidates who will face off in the upcoming primary elections for the governor’s office. This week, we feature conversations with former state Rep. Paulette Jordan, D-Plummer, and with Boise businessman A.J. Balukoff. Both are ...

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Applications show law degree is regaining its lustre (access required)

The latest data from the Law School Admissions Council may be good news for American law schools, including those in Idaho. Applications for the 2018-19 school year at ABA-accredited law schools are up more than 9 percent — 326,539 last ...

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With workers in short supply, robots take on construction tasks (access required)

Combine a longtime shortage of skilled workers with advancements in robotics technology, and construction firms may be poised to change how they do business altogether. Since the end of World War II, construction has consistently proved to be one of ...

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Poll: Younger Americans less apt to use unique passwords

The number of online accounts compromised by hackers is now in the trillions — enough, perhaps, to make even technophobes think hard about the security of their passwords. Indeed, many are — especially older Americans, a new survey shows. Start ...

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February home prices soar 6.3 percent in a fierce competition to buy

U.S. home prices jumped in February as buyers compete fiercely over a dwindling number of properties for sale. The S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller national home price index released April 24 jumped 6.3 percent in February from a year earlier, matching December’s ...

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BP official: Energy industry must incorporate more renewables (access required)

One of the world’s largest energy firms wants more oil and gas companies to make room for renewables. David Lawler, CEO of BP’s US Lower 48 onshore division, said the future of energy must include a carbon tax. It’s critical ...

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Supreme Court online sales tax ruling unlikely to change Idaho law, legislator says

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A case before the U.S. Supreme Court could change the way online retailers are required to collect sales tax. But it’s unlikely to affect a bill passed by the Idaho Legislature this session, according to the legislator who carried the ...

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