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Idaho congressmen come out against proposed salary threshold increase (access required)

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Both Idaho U.S. representatives have endorsed a proposed House resolution that would bar the U.S. Department of Labor from raising the overtime salary threshold to $50,440. The threshold dictates whether an employer has to pay time-and-a-half to a salaried employee ...

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Idaho app is inventory-tracker (access required)

Boise-based Gigmi has released an app designed to help individuals organize and sell collections of items and to help businesses keep inventory of stock. Gigmi formed in June 2015 when Brian Packer, now CEO of Gigmi, met with Nathan Cook, ...

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Survey: Mobile payment options are increasing, but so is fraud (access required)

Merchants are using mobile pay more and more frequently, but most don’t know if doing so increases  their risk of fraud, according to a survey by the Boise-based Kount. Kount, an electronic commerce security firm, surveyed businesses for the fourth ...

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Idaho lawmakers spend $136,000 on travel expenses

Idaho lawmakers spent more than $136,000 on travel during the 2016 legislative session. The records for all 105 members of the state House and Senate were obtained by The Associated Press through a public records request. However, while many lawmakers ...

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Small-car deals abound as US buyers shift to SUVs (access required)

Louis Cervi was looking to buy a small car for basic transportation with a monthly payment in the mid-$200 range. After six months of looking, Cervi, 41, drove off a dealer lot north of Pittsburgh in a Ford Focus for ...

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Boise to host national high school competition

About 1,000 people from around the country are headed to Boise May 12 for the National High School Mock Trial Championship, an annual contest that is located in Idaho this year. The group includes about 500 students, their families, and ...

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Boise-built software helps electricians calculate estimates (access required)

Boise-based Retrolux finished its first fundraising campaign May 3. Now it’s refining its product for electricians and contractors to help them calculate power rebates for customers on the spot. Retrolux is a Boise-based company founded in 2012. Retrolux provides a software ...

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Grangeville lumber mill to close

A northern Idaho lumber mill has been sold and will be shut down, according to a letter sent to workers. A letter May 3 from Blue North Forest Products owner Michael F. Burns confirmed rumors about the Kamiah mill’s closure, ...

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Idaho is first in the nation for employment growth (access required)

Idaho experienced the largest increase in employment growth in the country between March 2015 and March 2016, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The number of employed Idahoans rose 3.6 percent to 691,800 workers – an increase of ...

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