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Fears of economic downturn temper optimism in the middle market  (access required)

Heading into the third quarter of 2022, the economic headwinds felt strong in the middle market. U.S. inflation levels were climbing to record highs and the Federal Reserve was moving forward with a series of interest rate hikes. In its ...

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How small business owners can prepare for changes in consumer behavior and higher rates on loans (access required)

The Federal Reserve is expected to continue raising interest rates in 2022 to counteract inflation. The prospect of rising rates may seem daunting for small business owners, but the reality so far may have been less worrisome. Small businesses’ exposure ...

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Pay4Me app helps international students make cross-border payments  (access required)

When Sunday “Paul” Adah arrived in the United States to attend college, he ran into a problem: his local bank in Nigeria couldn’t deliver the required $4,000 tuition deposit. Fortunately, he knew someone who could help him make the payment, ...

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Idaho senators introduce Simplifying Grants Act (access required)

Idaho’s senators are working on a bill that would make it easier for smaller cities — including many of the ones in Idaho — to get federal grants by making the process simpler.  “We are a smaller city, with a ...

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The truth behind 5 credit union myths  (access required)

On Oct. 20, credit unions worldwide celebrate the credit union movement with International Credit Union (ICU) Day. The day focuses on celebrating and raising awareness of the work credit unions and financial cooperatives do to help people around the world ...

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Biz ‘Bite:’ U.S. Bank to buy Japanese-owned West Coast bank (access required)

One of the largest national retail bankers doing business in Idaho received conditional approval on Oct. 14 to merge with another commercial banking firm. The U.S. Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) conditionally approved the acquisition of Japanese-owned ...

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Biz ‘Bite:’ Pioneer Title Co. expands to Latah County (access required)

Is Idaho a good place to work?

Read More IBR Headlines Pioneer Title Company has announced the addition of Latah County to its northern Idaho service area. The addition of Latah County, which is part of an overall strategy to service emerging markets throughout the Inland Northwest, ...

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