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Collabortank opens its doors (access required)

Entrepreneurs in the Treasure Valley now have access to another option in the increasingly crowded market of business incubators. Collabortank, which offers shared office space for up to 75 people and private offices, opened its doors in Boise Sept. 15. ...

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Idaho Bankers Association to offer continuing ed (access required)

The Idaho Bankers Association plans to capture offer continuing education in agricultural lending for its members in Idaho. The association’s members now travel out of state for training. That’s costly, and doesn’t provide students with Idaho-specific knowledge, said Trent Wright, ...

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Community banks see earnings rise (access required)

Earnings for community banks nationwide totaled $5.3 billion during the second quarter of 2015. That’s up $555.3 million, or 11.8 percent, from last year, according to the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. The 5,881 community banks grew earnings at almost twice ...

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Feds plan wild horse sanctuary in southwestern Idaho

A 150-square-mile area in southwestern Idaho will serve as a public lands sanctuary for non-reproducing wild horses from around the West that have nowhere else to go. The U.S. Bureau of Land Management announced the release of its approved Resource ...

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Financial planning field sees a shortage of women (access required)

Only about a fifth of the certified financial planners in Idaho are women. As the occupation grows, industry leaders are looking for ways to attract more women to the field, nationally and in Idaho. “We are going to have a ...

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Hewlett-Packard to jettison up to 30,000 jobs as part of spinoff

Hewlett-Packard Co. is preparing to shed up to another 30,000 jobs as the Silicon Valley pioneer launches into a new era in the same cost-cutting mode that has marred much of its recent history. The purge announced Sept. 15 will ...

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Robots take root on smaller dairy farms, increasing production

Robots have taken up residence at some small- and medium-sized dairy farms across the country, providing reliable and more efficient labor and helping the businesses remain viable. Dairy operations here and abroad have used robotic milkers for more than a ...

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Idaho Falls survey seeks info from business on travel (access required)

The city of Idaho Falls and the Regional Economic Development Corporation for Eastern Idaho are asking business travelers to tell them about their transportation needs. The city and REDI have created a survey with questions about business travel frequency, flight ...

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Lawsuits filed under landmark ADA law surge (access required)

The U.S. population is growing substantially older, and the signposts of that graying are easy to spot—literally so in the case of some towns that have begun installing oversized street signs to accommodate the rising number of older drivers. Elsewhere, ...

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