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Japanese investors visit Idaho

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A group of Japanese businessmen recently toured southern and eastern Idaho looking for business opportunities. Seven representatives from Japanese companies traveled to Idaho July 10-13 to learn more about the state and potential opportunities to partner with Idaho businesses, according ...

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Anheuser-Busch barley program aims for higher yields from Idaho growers

Anheuser-Busch brewmaster Dave Taylor believes barley  grown in Idaho has the perfect light color and produces consistently crisp and sweet malt, thanks largely to the state’s idyllic growing conditions and its lack of disease pressure. Consequently, the maker of the ...

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Medicaid expansion initiative qualifies for Idaho ballot

A Medicaid expansion proposal has received enough signatures and will be on the November ballot. Idaho Secretary of State Lawerence Denney said July 17 that more than 56,000 valid signatures have been counted. The signatures include at least 6 percent ...

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Planned Parenthood sues Idaho over abortion reporting law

Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest and the Hawaiian Islands is suing the state of Idaho in federal court over new abortion reporting requirements that critics say are unconstitutional and intended to stigmatize women seeking medical care. Planned Parenthood filed ...

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Lab-grown meat could be in restaurants in 3 years

A Dutch company that presented the world’s first lab-grown beef burger five years ago said July 17 it has received funding to pursue its plans to make and sell artificially grown meat to restaurants from 2021. Mosa Meat said it ...

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Survey of economists: US sales and employment likely to grow

Most U.S. business economists expect corporate sales to grow over the next three months and hiring and pay to rise with them. But a majority of the economists surveyed by the National Association for Business Economics say the corporate tax ...

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Toxic workplace culture? Turn it around (access required)

Emails sent out by a higher-up at all hours of the night, demanding answers. Employees undermined at office meetings. Profanity-peppered texts, replete with ultimatums. These are just some of the telltale symptoms of a toxic workplace, where favoritism, gossip, unrealistic ...

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Family sues over deadly Tamarack Resort fire

A wrongful death lawsuit says a fireplace inside an Idaho rental resort cabin exploded, causing the death of four people. The Idaho Statesman reports Erin Smith reserved the Tamarack Resort vacation rental last year, the weekend before the Fourth of ...

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Albertsons reports year-over-year financial improvement

The Boise-based Albertsons Companies, Inc. on July 16 reported improved results for its fiscal first quarter. Albertsons posted a quarterly loss of $17.7 million for the 16 weeks ended June 16, compared with a loss of $204.9 million a year ...

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