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A word with Robert Grover, CEO of PCS Edventures! (access required)

Robert Grover has been with PCS Edventures! for 25 years, since shortly after the company started as Pat’s Computer School in the Nampa garage of teacher Patrick McShane. Grover, who had just graduated from Boise State University with degrees in ...

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Boise Hub offers more space, opportunities for startups (access required)

A startup marketer is adding a new business incubator and co-working space to the mix in Boise. The Boise Hub, which is due to open in September, will include a program called Collabortank aimed at providing freelance work for computer ...

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US airfares on the rise, outpacing inflation

Travelers, prepare to pay more for your flight. The average roundtrip ticket within the U.S., including taxes, reached $509.15 in the first six months of this year, up nearly $14 from the same period last year. Domestic airfare continues to ...

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Survey: Quarterly reports are increasingly onerous for banks (access required)

A new survey shows community bank leaders believe the quarterly reports they turn in to regulators are becoming an ever-increasing burden. The survey by the Independent Community Bankers of America finds that most banks are spending more time on the ...

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PF Chang’s names 33 restaurants in data breach

P.F. Chang’s is providing more details on its ongoing investigation into a security breach, saying data may have been stolen from certain credit and debit cards used at 33 P.F. Chang’s China Bistro restaurants in the U.S. The company’s Idaho ...

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Rules hurt home loans, community bankers say (access required)

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Bankers say they might lend outside the qualified mortgage guidelines if current lobbying efforts to change the law don’t pan out. The federal guidelines, enacted Jan. 1 and taking effect in two years, were written as part of the Dodd-Frank ...

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Yellowstone grizzly, people run-ins drop in 2013

Conflicts between humans and grizzly bears in the region around Yellowstone National Park eased up slightly last year, yet the long-term trend still points to more potentially dangerous interactions as populations of both bruins and people increase. The Interagency Grizzly ...

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New home office calculation is less taxing (access required)

Independent contractors and small home-based business owners now have a simpler alternative for calculating their home office tax deductions. The new formula – which multiplies the office’s square footage by $5 – is intended for those with home offices of ...

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USDA overhauls decades-old poultry inspections

The Obama administration is overhauling poultry plant inspections for the first time in more than 50 years, a move it says could result in 5,000 fewer foodborne illnesses each year. Final rules announced July 31 would reduce the number of ...

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Idaho scales back claim of problems at prison

Idaho Department of Correction officials have dramatically scaled back their assessment of problems encountered when they took over the running of the state’s largest prison from Corrections Corporation of America this month. IDOC division chief Shane Evans had told the ...

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