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Cyber Monday shopping creeps into the workplace (access required)

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The number of people shopping online for the holidays is increasing each year, with more choosing to avoid crowded stores in the post-Thanksgiving spree. The trend has even started to filter into the workplace. A new survey from the staffing ...

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Bank survey: On economy, Boiseans are more upbeat than others in Northwest

Boiseans are more fiscally prudent, and more upbeat about the economy, than their peers in Seattle and Portland, Ore., according to a survey by Banner Bank. In response to the survey question, “Do you enjoy saving money more than spending ...

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Idaho Medical Association will try again to restrict tanning bed use (access required)

The Idaho Medical Association will propose rules that would prohibit juveniles from using tanning beds. File photo.

The Idaho Medical Association is going to take another run at limiting indoor tanning for minors in the coming legislative session. The federal government has been working on restrictions for indoor tanning, which health groups say causes cancer. The number ...

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Simplot brand is back on the grocery shelves (access required)

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The J. R. Simplot Company has a broad reach in agribusiness, but there are relatively few items sold in grocery stores with the Simplot name. Now, the Boise-based company is testing a new frozen vegetable and grains line, called UpSides, ...

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Hello Dinner will open second store on The Bench (access required)

Emily Barker and Diane Hodges are bringing Hello Dinner’s prepared meals closer to their customer base. Photo courtesy of Emily Barker

Diana Hodges and Emily Barker opened their Hello Dinner one year ago on Fairview Avenue with the thought that Eagle and Meridian would be the prime territory for their prepared meal company. They saw themselves as delivering meals to people’s ...

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Idaho Medical Association takes aim at physician shortage (access required)

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Taking steps to increase the number of physicians in Idaho is a major legislative priority of the Idaho Medical Association for 2015. Idaho perennially ranks at or near the bottom among the states for the number of physicians compared to ...

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Legislative panel kills public defender resolution

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Lawmakers on a committee charged with improving Idaho’s public defense system have killed a resolution that would have given the state full responsibly for assigning attorneys to indigent defenders. Earlier this year, nearly 200 representatives from the state’s 44 counties ...

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Study finds Idaho Superfund cleanup is working

Water quality in the Coeur d’Alene and Spokane river basins in northern Idaho and eastern Washington state is improving due to ongoing efforts to clean up one of the nation’s largest Superfund sites, scientists say, a federal agency reported Nov. ...

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A word with Nora Carpenter of United Way of Treasure Valley (access required)

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In her job as CEO and president of United Way of Treasure Valley, Nora Carpenter is responsible for leading an organization with an annual budget of $4 million and 16 paid employees and more than 100 volunteers. The United Way ...

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Idaho bank branch closures are slightly above national rate (access required)

Idaho had a decrease of 14 bank branches in the past year, a slightly higher rate of closures than the national average based on new data from SNL Financial. Idaho added four new branches while 18 closed, many due to ...

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