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Small businesses are in limbo again on tax breaks

Small businesses are in limbo as they wait for Congress to make decisions that could save them a lot of money. Bills in Congress would extend tax deductions widely used by small businesses making equipment or property purchases. One, known ...

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Family Dollar to close 370 stores

Dollar stores are feeling the pinch from mounting financial pressures on low-income shoppers. Family Dollar saidApril 10 that it will cut jobs and close about 370 underperforming stores as it tries to reverse sagging sales and earnings. The discount store ...

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Home price levels edge closer to normal nationwide (access required)

Home price levels are edging their way back to normal, according to a new housing report. The 2014 Quarter 1 Trulia Housing Barometer said home prices are 67 percent back to normal nationwide, up 34 percent from one year ago. ...

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IBR pays tribute to six CEOs of Influence

Successful organizations take their cues from, and are influenced by, their leaders. That’s why Idaho Business Review annually honors a select group of Idaho CEOs for their leadership, integrity, values, vision, commitment to excellence, financial performance, community involvement and diversity, ...

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Business Briefs

Inland Crane acquires Crane West One Boise crane company has merged with another, as Inland Crane has acquired Crane West for an undisclosed amount. The combined company has approximately 35 to 40 employees, according to Jeremy Haener, sales and marketing ...

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Lands Department sells 21 Payette Lake cottage sites (access required)

The Idaho Department of Lands sold 21 cottage site lots along Payette Lake at a voluntary auction on April 5 for  $6 million. The money from the sales goes to state universities and state hospitals. All but one of the ...

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Groups negotiating to end megaloads lawsuit

Idaho Rivers United and the Nez Perce Tribe are in mediation with the U.S. Forest Service to end a lawsuit concerning megaloads on U.S. Highway 12 in northern Idaho. Kevin Lewis of Idaho Rivers United said April 9 the groups ...

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Suit planned over incidental trapping of lynx

Three environmental groups plan to file a federal lawsuit against Idaho if state officials don’t address incidental trapping of federally protected Canada lynx. The groups sent a letter April 7 o Idaho Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter as well as Idaho ...

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New construction prompts transition in many real estate sectors (access required)

Several big box grocery and soft goods retailers entered the Treasure Valley real estate market last year, and local commercial real estate brokers expect more announcements this year. Overall retail vacancy rates trended downward and ended the year at 8.1 ...

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Juniper to open in former Cazba restaurant space in downtown Boise (access required)

A new restaurant is joining the Boise downtown landscape. Juniper will open in the former Cazba and Opa restaurant space at 211 N. Eighth Street this summer. The 3,200-square-foot space is undergoing an extensive renovation that started in early April ...

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