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Idaho Power seeks changes for solar customer compensation

A man installs solar panels on the roof of a home.

Idaho Power wants permission from state regulators to lump people who install rooftop solar panels starting next year into a new class of energy providers, and may ask later for permission to charge them more money than current solar producers ...

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Why some brilliant deals end up failing (access required)

Office workers.

When mergers and acquisitions work out as planned, the result can be a thing of beauty. Synergies are realized, efficiencies reaped, market share expanded and employee teams melded into precisely humming clockwork. But there are times when M&A’s do not ...

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Idaho truck driver sentenced for fatal head-on collision

An Idaho truck driver was sentenced to one year of probation and 96 hours of community service for an accident that killed a 7-year-old girl. The Post Register reports  Terry Laeger was sentenced July 27 after pleaded guilty to a ...

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Idaho GOP gubernatorial candidate unveils new jobs plan

This file photo shows Lt. Gov. Brad Little presiding over the Idaho Senate in 2016. Little

Gubernatorial hopeful and Lt. Gov. Brad Little outlined the first details of his economic plan to reduce regulations on Idaho companies and create more job opportunities for Idaho’s young workers if elected governor in 2018. Little delivered his plan July ...

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Target response: Finding the right option when facing an acquisition (access required)

More companies are finding themselves in the crosshairs of potential buyers as 2017 is on pace to be one of the largest ever for mergers and acquisitions in terms of value. “It’s a seller’s market right now. There’s not a ...

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Idaho pet prescription company goes public

A pet dog. More than half of all households own a dog or cat, according to Package Facts, a consumer-goods market-research company. File photo

Attention pet owners: A company you’ve never heard of wants you to stop buying prescription medicines and supplements for your dog or cat from your veterinarian and buy its products in stores instead. PetIQ, of Eagle, says it is the ...

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Idaho and Michigan only states without disclosure law

The Idaho Statehouse.

Idaho and Michigan are the only two states that don’t require personal financial disclosure by state lawmakers or other elected or appointed officials. The Spokesman-Review reports Vermont legislation signed into law last month clears the state from the list that ...

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Time for a breakup: Businesses use equity carve-outs to boost shareholder value (access required)

A checkout line at a Whole Foods Market.

With ample available capital and evolving growth strategies, companies are increasingly carving out incompatible business units, often keeping a piece of the pie in the process. “If you have a partnership with one of these large companies, you take control ...

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