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Cake Ballers: ‘Let’s give this a shot’ (access required)

When Jenny Wells and Alicia Cassarino started making cake balls, both women said the first attempts weren’t pretty. “It was two non-stop weeks of trial and error until we perfected the process,” Cassarino said. Since August 2010, the Boise-based company, ...

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Boise locomotive plant to build more units

Boise’s locomotive manufacturing plant is slated to build more units. Wabtec Corp.’s MotivePower subsidiary signed a contract to build 22 new locomotives for CBH Group, a leading handler and exporter of grain in Australia. MotivePower will build them at its ...

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Nuclear developer’s rezone hearing set (access required)

Alternate Energy Holdings Inc. as soon as June 6 could get the final approval it needs in Idaho before seeking a federal license to build a nuclear power plant near New Plymouth. The Payette County Board of Commissioners scheduled a ...

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Potlatch reports higher earnings

Potlatch Corp. reported improved performance in the first quarter compared to a year earlier, but fell short of analysts’ earnings expectations. The Spokane-based real estate investment trust owns 1.5 million acres of timberland in Idaho, Arkansas and Minnesota. Net earnings ...

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Boise’s Royal Plaza condos going up for auction (access required)

More downtown condos are going up on the auction block. As part of bankruptcy reorganization, 11 condos and four commercial units at the Royal Plaza will be auctioned off May 7. Thirteen units are already owned and two more have pending offers ...

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Emmett sawmill operations suspended, projects planned (access required)

The Emerald Forest Products sawmill, opened in Emmett in May 2010, is shutting down temporarily, displacing 45 workers. Emerald Forest Products Inc. said the mill has not been able to reach targeted production levels, though operational improvements have been made ...

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Business briefs (access required)

Health and Welfare sued over layoffs The Idaho Department of Health and Welfare is being sued by five former workers who say they were laid off because they were closer to retirement and had higher wages than their colleagues. The ...

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National group pushes for paid time off (access required)

A nonprofit organization that has been pushing in court for Milwaukee workers to receive guaranteed paid time off for illness is conceding the local battle – for now. But 9to5, National Association of Working Women will keep lobbying for a ...

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Syringa Bancorp announces $10.7M in investor commitments (access required)

Boise-based Syringa Bancorp, recently under regulatory scrutiny and struggling to raise capital, now has $10.7 million in investor commitments in escrow. The money is targeted for investment in Syringa Bancorp common stock and the purchase of certain classified assets of ...

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