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Business group upbeat on Montana tech industry’s future

MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — A Montana business group is optimistic about the future of the technology industry in the state. Christina Henderson of the Montana High Tech Business Alliance says she’s encouraged by 2018 developments at three companies with a ...

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Homeownership More Common Among Single Women Than Single Men

In much of the United States, single women are outpacing single men when it comes to homeownership, according to new data from online loan marketplace LendingTree. “This trend may be somewhat surprising, given the average woman in the U.S. only makes 80 ...

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BSU acquires land south of campus (access required)

Boise State University closed out 2018 with the acquisitions of two parcels of land in an area that the school has eyed for a new baseball stadium. In a Dec. 21 news release, the school said it purchased a surface ...

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Growing Nevada marijuana sales near $42 million in October

LAS VEGAS (AP) — New numbers show Nevada marijuana sales are continuing to grow. The Nevada Department of Taxation announced Monday that Nevada had nearly $42 million in marijuana sales in October, which generated $8.24 million in tax revenue for ...

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Ada County home sales drop, prices rise in November (access required)

Fewer single-family homes sold in Ada County in November compared to a year ago, and the average residential sales price is up. This continues October real estate trends, according to a new report by Boise Regional Realtors. The trade group ...

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The year in review: Technology (access required)

Growth in Idaho’s, particularly Boise’s, technology startup community, was a major theme in 2018, according to industry watchers. “2018 was a milestone year for the entrepreneurial ecosystem,” said Tiam Rastegar, executive director of Trailhead, the downtown Boise coworking space. Rick ...

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US pending home sales slipped 0.7 percent in November

WASHINGTON (AP) — Fewer Americans signed contracts to buy homes in November as higher mortgage rates and prices continued to squeeze would-be buyers out of the market. The National Association of Realtors said Friday that its pending home sales index ...

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Wells Fargo pays $575 million to settle state investigations

NEW YORK (AP) — Wells Fargo will pay $575 million in a settlement with attorneys general from all 50 states and the District of Columbia that are investigating fake accounts opened without the knowledge of customers and a string of ...

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