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Demand for businesses to buy rises (access required)

Demand for businesses to buy increased since the first of 2010, but still-tight financing and fresh-in-mind valuations from more prosperous times continue to stall deals. Lending is loosening a bit, and though few financial indicators changed heading into 2010, people ...

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Bond aid for commercial construction? (access required)

Idaho businesses have had nearly a year to tap into $135 million in potential financing for new commercial development under a federal stimulus program that ends this year, but only two companies in the state have so far been able ...

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Business energy audit program funded again

The Idaho Small Business Development Center received a second year of funding for an energy audit program, the U.S. Small Business Administration announced April 30. The grant is $125,000 The university-based center based at Boise State University uses student teams ...

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Crapo votes no on proceeding with financial reform bill (access required)

U.S. Sen. Mike Crapo, R-Idaho, a member of the Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee, on April 26 voted against a motion to proceed to Committee Chairman Christopher Dodd’s financial reform bill. Dodd, D-Conn., presented Senate Bill 3217. The ...

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Investors embrace market gains at arms-length (access required)

Boise investment adviser Michael “Mac” McReynolds, with Rathbone McReynolds & Daly of Wells Fargo Advisors, said he’s still hearing concerns about the stock market even as it heads toward the pre-crash levels of 2008-09. Concerns about presidential administration involvement and ...

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