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Arena plans moving forward at U of I (access required)

The Idaho State Board of Education voted unanimously March 14 to approve the University of Idaho’s funding request to build the planned $46 million Idaho Central Credit Union Arena. As part of the financing package, U of I officials asked ...

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Fed set to signal no expectation of rate hikes anytime soon

WASHINGTON (AP) — Patience. A focus on incoming economic data. And no interest rate hikes likely soon. The message the Federal Reserve is poised to send when its latest policy meeting ends this week is a soothing one. It reflects ...

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Caldwell chipping and grinding manufacturer acquired by Ohio company (access required)

Caldwell-based chipping and grinding manufacturer Diamond Z has been acquired by an Ohio maker of crushing and screening machines. Screen Machine Industries of Etna, Ohio, said it is now the parent company of Diamond Z. The acquisition will service a ...

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National Association of Realtors: Majority of real estate firms are optimistic, evolving technology a challenge

The evolving technological landscape, competition from nontraditional market participants and housing affordability continue to be among the biggest challenges facing real estate firms in the next two years, according to a report by the National Association of Realtors. NAR’s 2019 ...

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Family Dollar will shutter stores; unclear how many in the Gem State (access required)

Family Dollar stores and their employees in Idaho are facing a murky future with the news that 390 underperforming locations will close this year in the U.S. and another 200 will switch to the Dollar Tree brand. The closures will ...

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San Jose, Calif. has nation’s lowest homeowner vacancy rate; Denver third lowest

San Jose, California has the nation’s lowest homeowner vacancy rate — the proportion of homeowner housing inventory that is vacant for sale — followed closely by Minneapolis and Denver. That’s according to a new study from LendingTree, the online loan marketplace, which ranked the nation’s 50 ...

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Cities protest Legislature’s proposed urban renewal bill (access required)

picture of proposed boise library

Idaho cities that have used urban renewal funding for economic development purposes are concerned about a bill working its way through the Legislature that would require a vote of the people for a wide variety of such projects. The bill, ...

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Primary Health Medical Group opens pediatric urgent care in Meridian (access required)

Primary Health Medical Group has opened the metro area’s first clinic with a strong focus on pediatric urgent care. That’s good news for the Valley’s parents and guardians, who will be the first to tell you that kids never get ...

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