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University researchers weigh in on problematic employees (access required)

High-performing but rebellious employees can bring out the jerk in almost any supervisor, according to research from Oklahoma State University. Oklahoma State associate professor of management Rebecca Greenbaum’s research, “I Just Can’t Control Myself: A Self-Regulation Perspective on the Abuse ...

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Idaho unemployment rate holds steady at 3.8 percent

State officials say Idaho’s unemployment rate has remained at 3.8 percent for the past four months. The Idaho Department of Labor announced Nov. 18 that growth in manufacturing, education and health offset jobs shed in national resources, construction and transportation. ...

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Officials weigh removing grizzlies from endangered list

State and federal wildlife managers are considering removing Endangered Species Act protections from grizzly bears living in Yellowstone National Park. Officials were meeting in Cody the week of Nov. 14 to discuss post-delisting management plans. The member agencies of the ...

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Healthcare industry has grown 70 percent in Idaho since 2000 (access required)

Health care spending in Idaho has increased by about 70 percent since 2000, significantly outpacing the 10 percent growth rate of every other industry in the state. An aging population has caused healthcare jobs to balloon in the United States ...

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Financial advising firm builds team through refugee program

Lisa Cooper, founder of Figure 8 Investment Strategies, has built her staff of five almost entirely of immigrants and refugees. She believes their diverse experience and the resolve they have demonstrated in getting to Boise strengthen the company. “Together we ...

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Little change expected in M&A market in 2017 (access required)

Business leaders responding to a law firm’s annual survey expect a flat year in the mergers and acquisitions market as they monitor the state of the U.S. economy. Dykema Gossett PLLC’s 12th Annual M&A Outlook Survey includes senior executives nationwide. ...

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Idaho officials OK purchase of northern Idaho forest land

Idaho officials have approved the purchase of about 2,400 acres of forest in northern Idaho from a timber company. In another timber-related move, they approved new rules involving the sales of cedar trees that drew fierce opposition from cedar pole ...

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New online tool helps businesses navigate lawmaking process

A former clerk for the Idaho House of Representatives has created an online education tool to help business owners and lobbyists better navigate the legislative process. After serving as chief administrative officer in the Idaho House for nine years, Bonnie ...

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Boise siblings launch new social media site (access required)

Cole Smith had never been able to use social media accounts quite the way he wanted. Apps like Facebook and Twitter allowed him to follow topics and people he wanted, but mixed all of his interests into one news feed where ...

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Workers are key to preventing cyber attacks

As high profile cyber attacks make headlines and spur legislation in Congress, smaller ones are spurring IT officers to work more closely with employees, who are seen as the first line of defense in deterring hackers. Employees are often tricked ...

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