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Chinese bus company could land in Treasure Valley (access required)

A powerhouse Chinese manufacturer with global reach has its sights set on the Treasure Valley. Zhongda Industrial Group, a builder of passenger buses with assets of $300 million and 7,000 employees in China, has picked the area for the headquarters ...

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Coldwater Creek losses exceed analysts’ expectations (access required)

The Sandpoint-based Coldwater Creek Inc. saw its sales drop 35 percent in the first quarter of the year compared to the same period in the year before. Coldwater Creek reported a net loss of $30 million, or 32 cents per share, ...

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Boise company steers manufacturers toward buying local (access required)

A Boise-based company that is working around the United States and Asia has expanded its office space and hopes to increase its customer base around Idaho and the Pacific Northwest. Apex Manufacturing Solutions moved into new space on Parkcenter Boulevard ...

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Investors target bank-owned homes (access required)

Many investors target bank-owned homes instead of looking for homes available for short sale. Short sales are the sale of homes marketed at a price below what is owed the lender. Buying a bank-owned property means the buyer gets a ...

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Bank-owned property accumulates (access required)

Banks have been holding on to more distressed homes lately, instead of accepting a lower price for them in a short sale. “Banks are taking back properties at a greater level than ever before and have more properties on the ...

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United Heritage looks for balance after adding auto insurance line (access required)

United Heritage Property & Casualty Co. is balancing its business after adding auto insurance to its coverage for rental property, condo, personal liability and small business. President and CEO Brian Henman said the Meridian company aims to have 4,000 auto ...

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Business Briefs

U.S. Geothermal seals Nevada power deal U.S. Geothermal has sealed a long-term deal to peddle power in Nevada. Under an agreement announced June 1, the Boise-based company will sell up to 19.9 megawatts of power per year generated at its ...

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Idaho justices uphold $1.4 million jury award in stairway injury

The Idaho Supreme Court has rejected an appeal by a former state representative who contested a jury’s decision that he must pay about $1.4 million to a couple after one of them was injured on a broken stairway. The justices ...

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Idaho Supreme Court excludes expert in Idaho eye-injury case (access required)

A medical malpractice plaintiff from Idaho finds himself without an expert because the witness failed to adequately familiarize himself with the standards of local eye surgeons concerning a cataract patient’s past Flomax use. Franz Suhadolnik underwent cataract surgery on May ...

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