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Summit looks at growing Eastern Idaho economy (access required)

If there was an overriding theme to the recent Eastern Idaho Outlook economic summit, aside from a consensus that things are going better than anyone could have expected in a state where the economy is firing on all cylinders, it’s that now ...

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Winemaker has grape expectations with expansion (access required)

Wright Bros. The Building Company sure is versatile. The firm had three projects selected as finalists for the Idaho Business Review’s 2018 Top Project Awards: a school, an apartment building and a waste water treatment facility. Now its crews are ...

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Alturas Capital makes E. Idaho, Utah acquisitions (access required)

Eagle-based Alturas Capital is growing its presence in Idaho and Utah. The commercial real estate investment company recently acquired a 78,000-square-foot office complex in Chubbuck that is fully occupied by an Allstate Insurance Company contact center. In an April 22 ...

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US consumer confidence improves in April

WASHINGTON (AP) — American consumers are feeling more confident this month, though optimism hasn’t fully recovered from a period of roiling markets and slowed hiring early this year. The Conference Board, a business research group, said Tuesday that its consumer ...

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US searches of phones, laptops at airports rising, suit says

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. government searches of travelers’ cellphones and laptops at airports and border crossings nearly quadrupled since 2015 and are being conducted for reasons beyond customs and immigration enforcement, according to papers filed Tuesday in a federal lawsuit ...

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Idaho governor creates group to cut state inefficiencies

Idaho Gov. Brad Little on Thursday issued an executive order forming a working group to find ways to cut inefficiencies in state government. Little announced the creation of the Regional Government Efficiency Working Group and named Lt. Gov. Janice McGeachin, ...

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