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US home sales slump in Oct. as higher prices weigh on buyers

Fewer Americans bought homes in October, a sign that rising home values may be pushing more would-be buyers to the real estate market’s sidelines. The National Association of Realtors said Nov. 23 that sales of existing homes fell 3.4 percent ...

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A word with Pete Murray of Guerdon Enterprises (access required)

Pete Murray is president of Guerdon Enterprises, a Boise company that makes modular units for apartment buildings, lodges, and other residential structures. Guerdon has about 250 manufacturing workers and about 60 staff, all in Boise, and a half a dozen ...

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Sugar, corn industries settle their spat over sweeteners

The sugar and corn industries ended their bitter billion-dollar dispute over sweeteners Nov. 20 in a secret out-of-court settlement. The deal midway through a trial in Los Angeles federal court put an end to dueling lawsuits that pitted sugar processors ...

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Panel approves moving away from failed broadband program

A group of lawmakers tasked with submitting public school broadband recommendations in the wake of this year’s collapse of the statewide system is finalizing its wish list for the 2016 Idaho Legislature. The Broadband Access Study Interim Committee agreed Nov. ...

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SBDC merges director positions (access required)

The Small Business Development Center, or SBDC, has combined two of its director positions into one. The SBDC helps entrepreneurs to grow and manage their businesses. Idaho SBDC ‘s Region III, which stretches between the Oregon border and Mountain Home,  ...

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IBR Idaho Leaders in Law event commends 24 legal professionals

With close to 200 legal professionals, family, friends and colleagues on hand, one might expect to hear at least one joke about lawyers. The notion of lawyer jokes was bandied about in speeches by Attorney General Lawrence Wasden and Scott ...

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Feds face lawsuits over Idaho wolf-killing derby

Environmental groups filed lawsuits Nov. 17 in Idaho and Washington, D.C., seeking to force federal officials to reveal reasons behind allowing a wolf- and coyote-shooting contest in parts of Idaho. The lawsuits contend the U.S. Bureau of Land Management is ...

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IACI lobbies for looser water quality regulations

The biggest legislative priority for the Idaho Association of Commerce and Industry this winter will be loosening proposed regulations for water quality, the group said. In May 2012, the Environmental Protection Agency denied the Idaho Department of Environmental Quality’ proposed ...

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MWI Animal Health prepares to enter new markets (access required)

Almost one year after being acquired by AmerisourceBergen, the Boise-based MWI Animal Health is gearing up to expand into new markets, MWI President Jim Cleary said. The company announced Jan. 12 it would be acquired by AmerisourceBergen and the deal ...

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