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More than 76,000 sign up for health insurance

More than 76,000 people signed up for health insurance on Idaho’s exchange through the end of March under the federal Affordable Care Act, officials said. Your Health Idaho announced the total April 28 after figures were released by the U.S. ...

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Baby Boomers look to disposition of family businesses (access required)

Passing down a family-owned business is a thorny dilemma that combines both business and family matters. But putting together a plan and looking outside the family for help can help ease a difficult decision. “The top issue we encounter is ...

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For family lawyers, online legal advice can present stiff competition

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Attorney Audrey Numbers, who runs family law firm Numbers Law Office, often meets clients who started out trying to use online forms instead of hiring an attorney. “What surprises me is the number of people who can afford an attorney ...

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Business Briefs: Crane Creek Country Club plans renovations

Crane Creek Country Club plans renovations Renovations are planned at Boise’s Crane Creek Country Club. The $3.5 million project will include renovation of the golf course to meet USGA specifications for the front nine holes. The club’s board plans to ...

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Banner Bank buying troubled Idaho Banking Co. (access required)

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Banner Bank is buying Idaho Banking Co. for $2.6 million in a deal announced April 24. Boise-based Idaho Banking Co.’s holding company plans to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy as part of the merger, which won’t affect the bank’s day-to-day ...

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FDA backs off animal feed rule affecting brewers

The federal government is backing off proposed regulations that brewers say would add to their costs without improving the safety of grain used to feed livestock. Many beer makers sell or give grain leftover from the brewing process to farmers, ...

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Idaho income growth trails national average (access required)

Real personal income grew by 1.7 percent in Idaho from 2011 to 2012, putting the state’s growth rate at 29th in the U.S. when adjusted for inflation. New data from the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis also showed that per ...

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Software conference focuses on the people behind the tech (access required)

The Idaho Technology Council’s fourth develop.Idaho conference featured some technical discussion on computer software, harnessing big data and using cloud solutions, but many of the speakers also focused on supporting the people that make software, and increasing the number of ...

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Big riders mean big horses on Western trails

Wranglers in the West who have for decades cashed in on the allure of getting on a horse and setting out on an open trail say they have had to add bigger horses to their stables to help carry larger ...

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