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How should businesses respond to bad reviews?

A bad review can easily damage the reputation of a small business. Failing to address negative social media and online posts could make it worse. Yelp.com recently won a case in California where an aggrieved law firm tried to force ...

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Study: Bank customers are still using neighborhood branches (access required)

An explosion of new commercial technologies across any retail sector you care to think of have rapidly changed consumer behavior in recent years. New “market places” have popped up on the screens of all the various devices people use each ...

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USDA files complaint against former Boise produce business

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has filed an administrative complaint against a defunct Idaho company because USDA officials say the business owes farmers tens of thousands of dollars. The Capital Press reports the USDA complaint alleges Northwest Produce LLC failed ...

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Forest Service agrees to study sheep grazing near bighorns

Federal officials have agreed to settle a lawsuit with environmental groups that prevents domestic sheep from grazing in eastern Idaho until a scientific study addressing how they might threaten bighorn sheep with deadly diseases is completed. The U.S. Forest Service ...

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Need a loan? Advice? Many business owners give staffers help

Want a loan? Advice? When an employee needs help, many small business owners are comfortable mixing the personal with the professional and willingly provide some support. J. Colin Petersen has assisted staffers in a variety of ways: extra cash, lawyer ...

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TSA going through busiest period ever at US airports

TSA just missed a record for the number of people screened at airport checkpoints as the July 4 holiday travel period started with a bang. The Transportation Security Administration said Monday that it screened about 2.68 million passengers and airline ...

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Hawley Troxell acquires Idaho Falls firm (access required)

Idaho’s largest law firm, Hawley Troxell, just grew larger with the acquisition of a three-lawyer firm in eastern Idaho. The Boise-based Hawley Troxell said July 2 that it had added Bailey, Hahn & Jarman, effective July 1. In addition to ...

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US factories register faster-than-expected growth in June

American manufacturing expanded at an unexpectedly fast pace in June, another sign of strength for U.S. industry. The Institute for Supply Management, a trade group of purchase managers, says its manufacturing index rose in June to 60.2. That’s the highest ...

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More Americans are using their vacation time, according to Project Time Off

More Americans are taking the vacation time that is part of their benefits packages, according to a new report, State of American Vacation, from Project Time Off. Fifty-two percent of employees reported leaving unused vacation days at the end of ...

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