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Banks, processors bet on microchips (access required)

The biggest bet on chips these days isn’t at the casino. Amid concerns over the ease with which credit and debit cards can be counterfeited, banks, retailers and firms that process transactions are shifting to newer, more costly cards with ...

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Home Depot confirms breach in US, Canada stores

Shares of home-improvement retailer Home Depot sank before the opening bell Sept. 9  after confirming that its payment systems had been hacked, potentially exposing millions of shoppers who used credit and debit cards at its more than 2,000 U.S. and ...

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A word with Connie Runia of Collection Bureau

Connie Runia is a lawyer who works as general counsel for the Nampa-based Collection Bureau, a collection agency founded in 1992 by Idaho attorney Mark L. Clark. Collections is big business in Idaho, as it is everywhere else in the ...

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Bodovino is a world leader in self-service wine tasting (access required)

Self-service wine tasting is the order of business at downtown Boise’s Bodovino wine bar and retail shop. It’s the largest outlet in the world for Italian wine dispenser manufacturer WineEmotion. To sample wine at Bodovino, customers load up a Bodovino ...

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Small business pointers to be shared at Meridian Business Day (access required)

Meridian Business Day is a morning of workshops and networking organized by small business people for small business people. The force behind Meridian Business Day is Brandon Wright, well known in Meridian for his monthly SmokeOut Networking Group barbecue luncheons. ...

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Lawmakers may take up ‘benefit corporation’ status (access required)

Idaho may soon join more than 25 other states in allowing a new business classification for corporations that promise to benefit their community and environment, potentially at the expense of profits. Laws allowing for benefit corporations have been approved in ...

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CradlePoint is adding workers, seeking more space (access required)

Customers’ security concerns and expanded software offerings have helped Boise technology firm CradlePoint grow in recent months. The company, which makes networking routers and software, has topped its previous hiring estimates and added 100 employees in the past 15 months ...

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Idaho Shakespeare Festival hits record attendance (access required)

As the Idaho Shakespeare Festival plays out its last few weeks, Producing Artistic Director Charles Fee has already been smiling for months as he looks through attendance and revenue sheets. The festival will achieve record attendance and earnings from ticket ...

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Salmon’s Gem Air wants grant for year-round Boise flight (access required)

Gem Air has been flying four round trip routes between Boise and Salmon since May, but that service will likely shut down at the end of September unless the small airline gets a $250,000 federal grant. Gem and Lemhi County ...

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A word with Janice Fulkerson of the Idaho Nonprofit Center (access required)

Janice Fulkerson is the executive director of the Idaho Nonprofit Center, the organization that provides technical assistance to many of Idaho’s 4,500 nonprofit organizations. Fulkerson started her career in social work but rapidly moved into the health insurance industry before ...

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