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Bodybuilding.com eliminates jobs in several departments

Bodybuilding.com has confirmed it laid several employees off a month before Christmas, but declined to state how many or why — beyond saying it wanted to strengthen the business and reach more customers. The online nutrition store was founded in ...

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US to build $1.6B Idaho facility for warships’ nuclear waste

A $1.65 billion facility will be built at a nuclear site in eastern Idaho to handle fuel waste from the nation’s fleet of nuclear-powered warships, the Navy and U.S. Department of Energy announced Dec. 6. Officials said the new facility ...

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U of I moves toward building a basketball arena (access required)

A quest that dates back to the Nixon era could end by 2018. The University of Idaho intends to seek Idaho State Board of Education approval in February to start architectural and engineering work for a $30 million, 4,700-seat arena. ...

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New director wants upgrades at Idaho ag research stations (access required)

Upgrading aging infrastructure at nine research and extension centers around the state is a main goal, the new director of the University of Idaho’s Agricultural Experiment Station said. Mark McGuire told the Capital Press that some of that infrastructure dates ...

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Simplot develops app to help customers use fertilizer more efficiently (access required)

J.R. Simplot Company has released an app it developed for one of its fertilizers in November as part of its efforts to take a more holistic approach with customers. The Boise agricultural products company launched a slow release fertilizer called GAL-Xe ...

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EPA to require mines to offer cleanup assurances

The Environmental Protection Agency plans to require mining companies to show they have the financial wherewithal to clean up their pollution so taxpayers aren’t stuck footing the bill. The proposal follows a 2016 agreement reached under court order for the ...

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Courting millennials pays off (access required)

Companies are instituting casual dress, student debt forgiveness and other programs to attract and retain millennials, the newest members of the workforce. “Millennials are changing the world we live in,” said Peter Kaplan, managing partner of the Melville, N.Y.,  office ...

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Businesses in limbo after pushback halts overtime rules (access required)

As president of the 65-store Stinker Stores gas and convenience store chain, Charley Jones has many employees whose annual pay hovers around the $47,476 mark, the critical number that  prompted proposed changes to the way salary and benefits were paid ...

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Hunting and fishing licenses available online again in Idaho

Online sales of hunting and fishing licenses resumed Nov. 29 following a three-month shutdown due to a computer breach at the vendor that handles those sales, Idaho officials announced. Idaho Fish and Game officials said additional security features include requiring ...

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New DOL rules ban sex discrimination (access required)

For the first time in 40 years, the U.S. Department of Labor has revised its regulations banning sexual discrimination in federal contracting. According to an official statement, the Department of Labor’s new rule was needed to ensure its internal guidelines ...

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