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Idaho officials say trade trip to Russia is on hold

An Idaho Department of Commerce spokeswoman says a trade trip to Russia promoting Idaho agriculture has been put indefinitely on hold because of the political problems there. The Capital Press reported May 2 that spokeswoman Megan Ronk says eastern Idaho ...

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Construction materials prices rise a half-percent in March Construction materials prices expanded 0.5 percent in March and are up 1.1 percent from March of last year, according to the U.S. Dept. of Labor’s April 11 producer price index release. Nonresidential ...

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New program helps fight accounting fraud (access required)

The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants launched a new mentoring program in March, as many accounting firms look to grow their forensic practices. The Certified in Financial Forensics Mentor Program will pair proteges – professional accountants interested in developing ...

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Otter swaps Project 60 for Accelerate Idaho (access required)

Idaho Gov. Butch Otter laid out more details May 1 for the state’s ongoing economic development efforts, called Accelerate Idaho. The new program replaces Project 60, which Otter said the state has met since the state’s economy has reached $60 ...

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Frigid winter has given way to a warming economy

The U.S. economy is emerging from hibernation after a bleak winter. Consumers are ramping up spending, businesses are ordering more goods and manufacturers are expanding. The strengthening numbers show that harsh snowstorms and frigid cold in January and February were ...

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Outdoor Exchange expands its space in downtown Boise (access required)

Boise’s Outdoor Exchange has doubled its storefront space in the Linen District. Located at 1514 Grove. St., the store specializes in selling high-end consignment outdoor gear and clothing. Tenant improvement to expand the store from 1,900 square feet to 4,000 ...

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Idaho program readies golfers for the business of the game (access required)

Thousands of golfers around the country are living the dream by making a living in the sport they love. And hundreds of those golf professionals are graduates of The University of Idaho’s Professional Golfers’ Association Golf Management program. The program ...

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Law aims to boost halal, kosher food for poor

For the first time, the federal government is required to purchase and provide food banks emergency supplies of kosher or halal products, serving a population whose survival could otherwise be at odds with strictures of faith. The void was first ...

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High lime prices are giving US bartenders a hangover

Every time a bartender at trendy Los Angeles fusion eatery Luna Park squeezes a shot of lime into a drink these days, owner Peter Kohtz says he winces a little. Luna Park, known for its large selection of craft cocktails, ...

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Chamber’s ad buy aims to lift establishment GOP

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is launching ads in North Carolina and Georgia in a crunch-time effort to help establishment-backed Republicans in crowded Senate primaries. It is also pumping money into commercials praising GOP hopefuls in Michigan, Montana and Alaska. ...

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