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Idaho-Nev. CDFI among first in new SBA lender program (access required)

The U.S. Small Business Administration picked Pocatello-based Idaho-Nevada Community Development Financial Institution among six lenders to start making loans through a new SBA program. The pilot Community Advantage program aims to get small loans to populations that have been underserved ...

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CORRECTION: Top List (access required)

(Adds correction to entries for Bank of America) The Top List that appeared in the April 29, 2011 edition contained incorrect information submitted for KeyBank’s “Local (Idaho) Deposits 2010,” “Total (Idaho) Assets 2010,” and “Total Net Loans & Leases (Idaho) ...

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Teachers union sues Otter, Luna over reform law

Members of Idaho’s statewide teachers union have filed a lawsuit against the state, the governor and Idaho’s public schools chief over a new law that phases out teacher tenure and wipes out collective bargaining over salaries and benefits. Officials with ...

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Zions taking Smart Women Grant applications (access required)

The Zions Bank Women’s Financial Group is taking applications through July 8 for Smart Women Grants of up to $3,000. Zions plans to award six grants. It appears the recession did not affect the number and type of applications received ...

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Business Briefs

 Farmer sentenced for harassing Ethiopian grain grower A judge in Malheur County, Oregon has ordered an exotic grain farmer from Caldwell, Idaho to spend a year on probation for harassing a rival grower. Wayne Carlson pleaded guilty to the misdemeanor ...

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Department of Finance alleges securities fraud (access required)

(Updates with information from state attorney general’s office) The Idaho Department of Finance wants a Boise investment advisor and broker to be permanently barred from selling securities in Idaho. The department said in an April 14 complaint that Rex S. Dunbar, ...

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Patent Office pilot programs slowly ease backlog (access required)

Over the last two years, patent attorneys have seen marked differences in the way patent applications are handled, and how a backlog of 700,000-plus filed patent applications is being tackled, by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. A series of ...

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Icon Credit Union will have community meeting space (access required)

Icon Credit Union will include a community room in its new Meridian branch that non-profits and other organizations will be able to use, free of charge. Icon Credit Union Senior Vice President Karma Samartino said the branch at 485 West ...

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