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Jeb Bush remarks expose GOP’s immigration problem

With three little words, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush set off a fury this week that served as a potent reminder of how difficult the immigration issue remains for his possible presidential ambitions and the Republican Party. An early GOP ...

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Bar Association report: 2013 law grads struggling to find work (access required)

It’s still a tough job market for law school graduates. While the class of 2013 was the largest graduating class ever, with about 400 more attorneys than the previous year, graduates unfortunately aren’t having much better luck finding jobs, according ...

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Coldwater CEO: liquidation shocking and unexpected

Coldwater Creek CEO Jill Brown Dean said the women’s clothing company had been trying to turn around its fortunes for as long as she’d been with the company. While Coldwater Creek, based in Sandpoint, has struggled for years, Dean said ...

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Coldwater Creek going bankrupt, liquidating by May (access required)

Sandpoint women’s clothing retailer Coldwater Creek has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection after failing to find a potential buyer or a source of capital to help fund its turnaround efforts. Coldwater Creek said April 11 that its stores and ...

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US consumer borrowing up $16.5 billion in February

Consumers increased their borrowing in February on autos and student loans by the largest amount in a year. But for a second straight month, they cut back on their credit card use. Consumer borrowing climbed $16.5 billion in February, up ...

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Heartbleed bug causes major security headache

A confounding computer bug called “Heartbleed” is causing major security headaches across the Internet as websites scramble to fix the problem and Web surfers wonder whether they should change their passwords to prevent theft of their email accounts, credit card ...

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Foreclosures jump slightly from February to March (access required)

Foreclosures have decreased from one year ago, but jumped slightly from February to March 2014. According to RealtyTrac, the monthly increase in foreclosure activity was driven by a 7 percent month-over-month increase in foreclosure starts and a 6 percent monthly ...

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AGC kicks off national effort to reverse construction worker shortage (access required)

The construction industry says it’s in danger of running short on workers to keep up with the demand for building projects, as employees age and more teens are pushed to go to college. To counter the effect, a top construction ...

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Small businesses are in limbo again on tax breaks

Small businesses are in limbo as they wait for Congress to make decisions that could save them a lot of money. Bills in Congress would extend tax deductions widely used by small businesses making equipment or property purchases. One, known ...

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Family Dollar to close 370 stores

Dollar stores are feeling the pinch from mounting financial pressures on low-income shoppers. Family Dollar saidApril 10 that it will cut jobs and close about 370 underperforming stores as it tries to reverse sagging sales and earnings. The discount store ...

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