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ATK separates outdoor, aerospace companies (access required)

A recreational technology company that employs about 1,300 people in northern Idaho has a new name and is building a new headquarters in Utah. Alliant Techsystems Inc., or ATK, spun off its sporting goods business with the new name Vista ...

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Three Idaho health care companies share info to improve health, lower costs (access required)

Primary Health Medical Group and Regence BlueShield of Idaho have started a partnership that will give Primary Health, which runs 14 medical clinics, access to some claims data from Regence, one of Idaho’s three large health insurance companies. A third ...

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A word with Mark Tidd of TitleOne (access required)

Mark Tidd, the CEO of the title and escrow company TitleOne, is still guided by the life lessons he received from his football coaches at Borah High School and the University of Idaho. Those lessons have helped him build TitleOne, ...

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Airline outsources jobs to partner with Idaho tax incentive

United Airlines is outsourcing about 50 Boise operations and customer-service jobs to SkyWest Airlines at significantly lower wages. The move comes six months after SkyWest became the first business to win a new Idaho tax incentive worth $1.3 million, promising ...

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2015 wildfire season forecast predicts busy season for Idaho

Prolonged drought conditions across the West have national wildfire experts expecting a busy and early fire season. According to the latest wildfire report issued by the National Interagency Fire Center, Idaho is slated to experience above-normal wildfire activity in its ...

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Fanazer developer pivots to mobile health (access required)

Alvin Mullins started his company, Fanazer, with an app that helps users monitor their fantasy football teams. But he’s changing course and entering the health sector with an app that will help people connect with their care providers. “The underlying ...

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US approves drone large enough to spray crops

A drone large enough to carry tanks of fertilizers and pesticides has won rare approval from federal authorities to spray crops in the United States, officials said May 5. The drone, called the RMAX, is a remotely piloted helicopter that ...

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Idaho governor to lead trade mission to Peru, Mexico

Gov. Butch Otter is leading a group of Idaho business leaders on a weeklong trade mission to Peru and Mexico the week of May 11. The trip includes businesses that produce milk, potatoes, boat docks, and skin care products that ...

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A second life for an Internet-controlled cat toy (access required)

Three years after scrapping sales of its Internet-connected cat toy, Boise company Reach-in has lowered the retail cost of its iPet Companion HomePlay, improved the technology, and put it back on the market. iPet Companion lets cat owners play with ...

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