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U.S. Supreme Court ruling raises questions over lawyer-whistleblowers (access required)

A recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling in a Massachusetts case not only expanded whistleblower protections available under the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, but also seemed to go out of its way to make clear that lawyers themselves are entitled to such protections. ...

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Federal report: Warming disrupts Americans’ lives

Global warming is rapidly turning America into a stormy and dangerous place, with rising seas and disasters upending lives from flood-stricken Florida to the wildfire-ravaged West, according to a new U.S. federal scientific report. Climate change’s assorted harms “are expected ...

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U.S. Supreme Court, attorneys work up a sweat over patent case (access required)

In a case that could clarify the specificity with which patent holders must describe their inventions, justices and the attorneys arguing the case of Nautilus Inc. v. Biosig Instruments Inc., No. 13-369, before the U.S Supreme Court had a tough ...

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US service firms grow at fastest pace since August (access required)

U.S. service firms grew last month at the fastest pace since August as new orders and sales grew, adding to evidence that the economy is picking up after a slow start to the year. The Institute for Supply Management said ...

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IBR names 40 Accomplished Under 40 for 2014

While the Accomplished Under 40 program is not about numbers, there are a number of them to bandy about. The Idaho Business Review is celebrating the 15th anniversary of honoring 40 Idaho men and women who have been recognized by ...

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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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Business Briefs

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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