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Kochava gets state tax incentive, plans to add more staff (access required)

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Sandpoint-based mobile technology company Kochava plans to hire 35 employees in the next few months and 50 employees in the next five years as part of a tax break it received from the state of Idaho. Kochava is the third ...

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A word with Bleubird’s owner

Sarah Kornfield owns Bleubird with her husband, Dave Kelly. The two opened their sandwich place two years ago in a former coffee shop in downtown Boise, and now cater to a crowd that stretches out the door every lunchtime during ...

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Enrollment is up at Boise State, private colleges (access required)

Boise State University was the only four-year public college or university in Idaho to see an increase in enrollment this fall. The state’s three private nonprofit universities all increased enrollment. Brigham Young University-Idaho in Rexburg grew 3.9 percent, the largest ...

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Boise State survey: Boise employers want accountability, maturity (access required)

Boise-area employers say they want college graduates to have relevant work experience and be able to take accountability for their actions, according to a new survey done for Boise State University by a Michigan State University professor. The survey results, ...

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Small business lending (access required)

Small business lending All businesses start out small, and in order for those businesses to thrive, they need cash. For some it’s $1,000 to buy a computer; for others it’s $1 million to build a store. In the quest for ...

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The woof of Wall Street (access required)

While parents have long worried about spoiling their children, pampering pets has always seemed relatively virtuous. But from food to fashion to furnishings, the pet-luxury market has reached new levels of excess. Memory-foam dog beds. House-calling groomers. Food prepared from ...

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Amy’s Kitchen to buy former Heinz plant in Pocatello (access required)

Convenience food maker Amy’s Kitchen is buying a former H.J. Heinz plant in Pocatello and plans to hire 200 full-time workers when it opens in December. Amy’s, which makes organic and non-GMO convenience food, announced Oct. 29 it would purchase ...

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Survey: consumers are starting to open their wallets again (access required)

After about seven years of cutting back, consumers finally are opening their wallets again. At least that’s what a recent survey by the Consumer Reports National Research Center indicates. We’re ready to shop again, the report finds, but we’re not ...

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