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Study: Law firms slow to keep pace with changing market (access required)

A new survey shows that about half of law firms responding aren’t meeting their billable hour goals and remain slow to make changes to keep pace with a changing market. Over the past 10 years, Altman Weil’s 2018 Law Firms ...

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Local Idaho governments are vulnerable to cybersecurity attacks (access required)

Government IT departments are increasingly the target of cybersecurity attacks that not only put the public’s personally identifiable information at risk but can cost taxpayers money. “It’s a huge problem,” said Lt. Gov. Brad Little, who served as chairman of ...

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Idaho to take over regulating water pollution from EPA

Idaho will take over regulating pollution discharge into the state’s lakes and rivers from the federal government under an agreement signed June 5 by the head of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt said the agreement was ...

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Milestone for US job market: More openings than unemployed

For the first time on record, the number of job openings in the United States exceeds the number of unemployed Americans — a trend that may soon give workers more leverage for pay raises. The number of available jobs in ...

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US services firms grew at faster pace in May

U.S. services firms expanded at a stronger pace in May compared to the prior month, as companies saw gains in business activity, new orders and employment. The Institute for Supply Management said June 5 that its services index rose to ...

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Wells Fargo exits retail banking in 4 Midwestern states

Wells Fargo is exiting retail banking operations in four Midwestern states as the beleaguered company follows through on previous plans to reduce the number of locations it has open. The San Francisco bank said April 5 that it will sell ...

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Trump says US farmers will be treated fairly in trade talks

President Donald Trump defended his tough trade negotiations with China, Canada and Mexico on June 4, saying that U.S. farmers have been treated “unfairly.” The president vowed to turn the tide and break down large trade barriers with top trading ...

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Cybersecurity expert: Health care, legal businesses are particularly vulnerable to attacks (access required)

Small- to medium-sized businesses are increasingly at risk of being hacked, but they can protect themselves. The Federal Bureau of Investigation gets a “handful” of calls every week from the Boise area about cyber attacks, said Clark Harshbarger, special agent ...

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