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Eastern Idaho home sales up; prices slightly lower (access required)

Eastern Idaho home’s home sales are up, though prices have slipped from the beginning of the year. According to data from the Snake River Regional Multiple Listing Service, 96 homes sold in March in Bonneville County with a median sales ...

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Mentors help minority companies accelerate growth

Mel Gravely says his construction company might not exist today if he didn’t have mentors to guide it. Gravely’s company, TriVersity, joined a program called a minority business accelerator even before he bought a controlling interest in the Cincinnati-based company ...

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National industrial vacancy falls to 11.1 percent (access required)

The first quarter of 2014 proved kind to every major commercial property type nationally as recently released industrial numbers showed gains in occupancy and rental rates. According to data compiled by CB Richard Ellis, a commercial real estate company with ...

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Tech firm Declara looking to hire more software developers in Boise (access required)

Technology company Declara Inc. plans to double its software development staff in Boise from 10 to 20 in the wake of the company raising $16 million in a Series A investment. Declara, which is based in Palo Alto, Calif., has ...

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Juice drink showdown reaches Supreme Court (access required)

During oral arguments on April 21, the justices of the U.S. Supreme Court seemed disinclined to hold that a Lanham Act claim of false representation against beverage giant Coca-Cola was preempted under the Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act. The case ...

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Sales of US existing homes slip to a 20-month low (access required)

Sales of existing U.S. homes slipped in March to their lowest level since July 2012 as rising prices and a tight supply of available homes discouraged many would-be buyers. The National Association of Realtors said April 22 that sales edged ...

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Umpqua bringing ‘bank stores’ to Idaho (access required)

Umpqua Bank will roll out a new “bank store” model for its branches as it completes the rebranding that follows its acquisition of Sterling Bank. The $2 billion merger was final April 18. Now, the Portland, Ore.-based bank is rebranding ...

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Trust-based IRAs not exempt from tax consequences (access required)

When someone dies and leaves an IRA to an individual, distributions can stretch out over the beneficiary’s lifetime, allowing the funds to grow tax-deferred over many years. But when the IRA is left in a trust for the beneficiary, and ...

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USDA establishes rural business investment program

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has announced a new $150 million program designed to provide investment capital to help small agriculture-related business in rural areas with cash needed to expand. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack announced the formation of the ...

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Idaho dairy org asks to join in farm video lawsuit

The Idaho Dairymen’s Association is asking a federal judge to allow the industry group to intervene in a lawsuit against a new law that makes it illegal to secretly film animal abuse at agricultural facilities. The dairymen’s association filed a ...

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