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National survey: Only 1 in 5 real estate agents recommend job

Just 1 in 5 real estate agents would recommend their career to others and nearly half of agents have to hold a second job, according to a national survey from Redfin. On the positive side, the survey found that 99% ...

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Lawmakers ponder if counties should fund Medicaid expansion

A panel of Idaho lawmakers looking for ways to pay for the state’s expansion of Medicaid is considering eliminating county indigent health care funds, dipping into money collected from court fees or tapping cash from a tobacco settlement reached nearly ...

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Construction firms merge via an ESOP

NAMPA – Employees at utility contractor Das-co now have a shot at becoming owners. Das-co, a 135-person firm, said Aug. 2 that it had joined forces with Brigham, Utah-based Whitaker Construction Co., which operates as an ESOP, a business structured ...

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Treasure Valley has a new rehab hospital (access required)

Saint Alphonsus Health System and Encompass Health Corp. unveiled a new rehabilitation hospital on Aug. 7. Saint Alphonsus Regional Rehabilitation Hospital officially welcomed its first patients July 28 at the newly built facility, located at 711 N. Curtis Road. Located ...

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Kootenai Health looks to acquire two hospitals

COEUR D’ALENE – Kootenai Health said Aug. 8 that it has signed a letter of intent to transfer ownership of two critical access hospitals that serve largely rural areas in north-central Idaho from Essentia Health to Kootenai Health. The properties ...

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PrimeLending opens Sandpoint branch

National residential mortgage lender PrimeLending has opened a new office to serve the North Idaho and Spokane  metropolitan market. The company also added three new loan officers to several PrimeLending Idaho branches. The new branch office, located at 109 North ...

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Boise on top 10 list for home flipping

Looking to flip a house in Boise? You’re in luck — the City of Trees is among the best locations in the country for house flippers, according to a new report from WalletHub. The personal finance website rated Boise No. 10 ...

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Skip Oppenheimer: Idaho’s voice on the Federal Reserve (access required)

Idaho business executive Arthur “Skip” Oppenheimer recently pulled back the curtain a bit on the workings of the Federal Reserve System, an organization that he has come to know intimately for nearly four years. Oppenheimer, a former director of the ...

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