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Four low-income Idaho credit unions awarded grants (access required)

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Four Idaho credit unions recently received more than $30,000 in grants from the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA). Grant awards, intended for low-income credit unions, ranged from $1,300 to $20,000, for a total of $2 million made to 203 credit ...

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Cybercriminals targeting accounting and tax professionals

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Early 20th-century bank robber Willie Sutton apocryphally said he robbed banks because that’s where the money was. Using that same logic, cybercriminals are bypassing individual companies, instead hacking accounting and tax professionals. “It is a big concern for us,” said ...

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Cities grapple with sales tax redistribution (access required)

This is the time of year when efforts like Small Business Saturday arise. Instead of buying items at the mall or online, people should shop at local small businesses, such promotions say, keeping the money – as well as sales ...

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Katching up with Kount

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Historically hidden in the back office, Boise’s Kount is stepping into the forefront, not only figuratively but literally. Kount, now with 158 employees tucked in the Lusk Neighborhood near Boise State University, is in the process of remodeling a new ...

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U.S. Bank to lay off 1 percent of workforce; Idaho effect uncertain (access required)

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Like Wells Fargo earlier this fall, U.S. Bancorp, which operates in Idaho and other states as U.S. Bank, said it plans to lay off a number of workers, approximately 1 percent of its total workforce of 74,000. The Minneapolis-based bank ...

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