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Boise to Houston, non-stop as of Aug. 20 (access required)

Boise Airport once again has non-stop service to Houston’s George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH) with one daily United Airlines flight departing at 7:30 a.m. Houston is United’s largest hub and the 10th busiest airport in the United States.  IAH  is ...

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A word with John Bechtel, Wilder mayor and immigration reform advocate (access required)

Wilder Mayor John Bechtel has been serving his southwestern Idaho city in one capacity or another for nearly three decades, including two long stints as mayor and one stay on the city council. These days, Bechtel, 77, who is retired ...

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Sallie Krawcheck: Women are the untapped recipe for business success (access required)

Diversity has a particular meaning for Sallie Krawcheck, who once headed Merrill Lynch and Smith Barney in a very male-dominated Wall Street world. Diversity for Krawcheck revolves largely, though not entirely, around women, whether in the work place, the executive ...

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New health care payment model coming to Boise (access required)

An alternative model of providing health care that has been successful in other parts of the country is coming to Boise. Under direct primary care, patients get a range of treatment options, including most wellness and acute care but not ...

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Indoor tanning business is drying up, says national group (access required)

A national interest group for indoor tanning businesses says Idaho has lost a third of those businesses since 2009. John Overstreet of the Indoor Tanning Association in Washington, D.C., said the recession, a new tax under the Affordable Care Act ...

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Iconic Boise skateboard shop to close

Newt & Harold’s, a fixture for Boise skateboarders and snowboarders for 30 years, is closing its doors. The business will start winding down beginning Aug. 22 with an inventory reduction sale, lasting a few weeks. Lori Wright and Lori Ambur ...

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Publisher Steve Forbes: Small business can flourish in Boise (access required)

  Even in Boise, distant from any larger city, small business can flourish in the global economy. Or so says media magnate Steve Forbes, who visited Boise August 19. “The world is at your fingertips,” Forbes said. “If you make ...

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Business Briefs: Boise State, Zions launch new business plan competition

Boise State, Zions launch new business plan competition Zions Bank and Boise State University have launched an Idaho Entrepreneur Challenge, a series of workshops and events culminating in a statewide business plan competition with a $40,000 grand prize. BSU’s Center ...

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Business Briefs: Alcoholic beverage manufacturing is big business in Idaho (access required)

Alcoholic beverage manufacturing payroll grew 22 percent in 2013 Idaho’s breweries are going strong, and have been for several years. And its wineries and distilleries aren’t doing so badly either. Idaho’s alcoholic beverage payroll was $8.7 million in 2013, up ...

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US homebuilder confidence rises in August

U.S. homebuilders are feeling more confident in their sales prospects headed into next year, a sign that home construction and sales of newly built homes may pick up after stalling this summer. The National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo builder ...

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