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Q & A: How will a Trump presidency affect employers? (access required)

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The law firm Fisher Phillips consulted its partners that specialize in various sectors of the labor industry to determine how employers could be most affected by a Trump presidency. Ed Harold, regional managing partner of Fisher Phillips in New Orleans, ...

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Restaurant researchers: More red wine leads to more desserts

Restaurant servers who are trying to sell the dessert menu should start by promoting red wine to their diners. That’s what data collected by restaurant management platform Upserve has found. Upserve looked at more than 29,000 checks, excluding takeout and delivery, ...

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Idaho’s noncompete law bucks a national trend (access required)

It’s too soon to tell what effect a recent change in Idaho’s noncompete law will have, but detractors worry it will make Idaho less competitive in the entrepreneurial marketplace. The bill, H0487, was passed this spring by the Idaho Legislature ...

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New time tracking app helps businesses save on insurance (access required)

The average Idahoan who hears an out-of-state venture capital firm is vying to invest millions into a Treasure Valley-based time tracking company would probably assume that the fuss was over Eagle-based TSheets. But a new company, ExactPlus, is working to erase that ...

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A word with Betsy Hunsicker of West Valley Medical Center (access required)

Betsy Hunsicker is CEO of West Valley Medical Center, a Caldwell hospital owned by Hospital Corporation of America or HCA in Nashville, Tenn. HCA manages 168 hospitals in the US and UK. Hunsicker has been in health care administration for ...

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Bank of the Cascades acquired by Montana bank (access required)

A Billings, Mont. bank has acquired Bank of the Cascades for $589 million worth of cash and stock. First Interstate Bank will now own 131 banking offices across South Dakota, Wyoming, Montana, Idaho, Oregon and Washington. Bank of the Cascades ...

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Scientists modify plants, making them use sunlight better

Scientists have hacked a plant’s genes to make it use sunlight more efficiently — a breakthrough that could eventually dramatically increase the amount of food grown. Think of it as photosynthesis on steroids. Photosynthesis is how plants convert sunlight, carbon ...

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Invasive mussel larvae found for first time in US Northwest

Officials from across the U.S. Northwest hope it’s not too late to contain invasive mussels found for the first time in Montana. State Fish, Wildlife and Parks officials announced Nov. 8 that larvae were discovered in the Tiber Reservoir, The ...

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Report: Trump deportations could affect one-quarter of Idaho’s ag workers

What would happen to an industry that loses one-fourth or more of its employee base? Idaho’s agriculture industry, and particularly its farming sector, might run head-on into that hypothetical question if President-elect Donald Trump follows through on a pledge to ...

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Search warrants for potato pest ordered at E. Idaho farms

A federal judge has approved search warrants to take samples from fields in southeast Idaho after farmers refused to allow federal authorities to check for a microscopic potato pest. The Post Register reports that U.S. Magistrate Judge Candy Dale on ...

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