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Battle over Idaho wind energy tax break expected

A tax break for producers of alternative energy that’s up for renewal this year will face opposition from a group that says residents near wind farms aren’t being treated fairly. Idahoans for Responsible Wind Energy want lawmakers to make sure ...

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Companies may register for Best Places to Work (access required)

The Idaho Business Review is presenting its fourth annual Best Places to Work publication and event. The IBR works with Treasure Valley research firm Populus to determine the top companies to work for based on employee input on website-based surveys. ...

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Idaho Business Expo turns 20

With more than 4,000 attendees expected, Idaho Business League is ready to open the doors to its 20th Business & Technology Expo on Jan. 26-27. “Having been around for 20 years, we’ve seen countless development and changes in technology and ...

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Diamond Rental closes Boise location

Diamond Rental has closed its 12,000-square-foot branch at 627 N. DuPont Ave., Boise. The branch rented party and event supplies. Rick Rutherford, general manager of the company’s party division, said the location saw progressively lower pricing in a market where ...

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Meridian contractor secures contract to work in Nicaragua (access required)

A Meridian mechanical contractor will help construct a geothermal power facility in Nicaragua. Brian Rainey, project manager at YMC, said the firm will be installing the plant’s HVAC system and is sending four or five local engineers to begin work ...

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Bankruptcies rise more modestly in 2010 (access required)

Bankruptcy attorney Jon Wilson remains busy. “We have seen, over the past three years, bankruptcies continue to increase due to the difficult financial times,” said Wilson, who owns Ada Bankruptcy Service and Wilson Law Offices in Boise. Idaho bankruptcy filings ...

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ConocoPhillips, in new filing, questions megaload opponents

UPDATE: This story was updated at 5:10 p.m to reflect filings from the transportation department. The Idaho Transportation Department on Jan. 13 filed a response to a group that opposes permits the agency wants to grant allowing ConocoPhillips to ship ...

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Idaho is among top ten states for foreclosures

Idaho’s foreclosure rates last year put the state among the Top 10 nationwide. The RealtyTrac Year-End U.S. Foreclosure market report, released Jan. 13, said almost 3 percent of all the housing units in Idaho received at least one foreclosure filing ...

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Idaho AG settles with two companies on Medicaid drug pricing

Warrick Pharmaceuticals Corp. and Schering-Plough Corp. (Merck & Co.) will pay $750,000 to resolve Idaho claims involving drug pricing. The recently settled case is part of a larger group of cases related to average wholesale drug prices and Medicaid, Idaho ...

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