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Research: Women investors more willing to think long-term (access required)

Research has found that women often out-perform men when it comes to investment returns. The reason: women are more willing to think long-term and will make educated decisions. An analysis of more than 8 million clients in 2016 by Fidelity ...

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How small businesses can navigate rising interest rates

It’s a good news-bad news situation for small businesses when interest rates rise. The Federal Reserve says that the economy is doing well, so it has raised its key rates recently and is expected to do so again in the ...

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Study: Nearly all teachers spend own money on school needs

Nearly all public school teachers report digging into their pockets to pay for school supplies, spending nearly $480 a year, far more than the federal $250 tax deduction available to teachers. The findings by the National Center of Education Statistics ...

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Officials to end joint pass for Yellowstone, Grand Teton national parks

The National Park Service is discontinuing a joint pass that allowed visitors to enter both Yellowstone and Grand Teton national parks on a single admission fee. The Bozeman Daily Chronicle reports the $50 weekly pass that covered admission to both ...

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JPMorgan Chase expands business services (access required)

As part of a nationwide expansion announced in January, JPMorgan Chase is opening an office in Idaho intended for the “middle market” of business customers, including hiring an Idaho-based commercial banking market executive. Chase entered the Idaho market in 2008 ...

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Accountants say long hours, deadlines and compression still a problem (access required)

Many accountants love their work, but say their hours are the worst thing about their profession in a business driven by a handful of key deadlines, according to a new report about the industry. And the hours often aren’t getting ...

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Big donations disclosed in lead up to Idaho primary

The latest campaign finance disclosure reports show statewide candidates and political action committees have attracted millions of dollars of support for the much anticipated May 15 primary election. The financial disclosures released May 8 in compliance with Idaho’s sunshine reporting ...

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China cutting US soybean purchases in face of tariffs threat

With the threat of tariffs and counter-tariffs between Washington and Beijing looming, Chinese buyers are canceling orders for U.S. soybeans, a trend that could deal a blow to American farmers if it continues. At the same time, farmers in China are ...

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Cash&Carry changes its name to Smart Foodservice

Cash&Carry Smart Foodservice is dropping the Cash&Carry from its name in its rebranding to Smart Foodservice Warehouse stores, the Portland company announced May 3. Smart Foodservice is a 63-year-old, warehouse-format store format that caters to the food service industry but ...

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