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In broad survey of law firms, partners resist change (access required)

While law firms have mostly recovered from the Great Recession, they now face new threats to which they are not adequately responding. That is the message from Altman Weil’s recently released 2018 Law Firms in Transition survey, an annual gauge ...

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Mountain Health CO-OP fined (access required)

An Idaho health insurance provider was fined $10,000 for inaccurate website information. Mountain Health CO-OP “had represented to agents and posted on its website that certain medical providers at a regional medical facility in Idaho were within the MHC network ...

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Idaho nuclear research lab looking to downsize workforce

Officials at an eastern Idaho nuclear research lab want to eliminate 99 employees and hope they will take a voluntary separation agreement, they said in a notice to employees. The Idaho National Laboratory is looking to free up “resources for ...

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Accomplished Under 40 awards event celebrates state’s rising leaders

Looking for proof that Idaho is on the rise? On June 12, Boise Centre East hosted a gala event to recognize 40 of the state’s best and brightest young professionals – a talented group including burgeoning leaders in government, technology, ...

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Fed sets limits on biggest banks’ loans to each other

The Federal Reserve has set limits aimed at addressing one of the leading causes of the 2008 financial crisis — the buildup of loans extended by one bank to another among the biggest Wall Street institutions. At a meeting June ...

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Worker protections seen at risk in Trump health care shift

The Trump administration’s latest move against “Obamacare” could jeopardize legal protections on pre-existing medical conditions for millions of people with employer coverage, particularly workers in small businesses, say law and insurance experts. At issue is Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ recent ...

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Idaho asks Texas oil company to explain ‘discrepancies’

Idaho officials want a Texas oil company to explain what a state agency calls “discrepancies” involving oil and gas production records for wells in Idaho following an evaluation of records dating back to 2014. The Idaho Oil and Gas Conservation ...

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Boise State financial technology startup raises $200,000 (access required)

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An Eagle startup has raised $200,000 as part of a new program at Boise State University intended to support Idaho’s entrepreneurial community. SpriteRE, founded in April, helps match online consumers with digital lenders and expedite that process using artificial intelligence, ...

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Taiwanese partnership creates robotics curriculum at Boise State

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In a move intended to make it easier for Idaho businesses to incorporate automation, Boise State University is partnering with a Taiwanese robotics company to create a robotics lab in the university’s school of engineering. NEXCOM, a Taiwanese company, created ...

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