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Will your e-mail inbox become your out-of-date box?

Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg was quoted last year as saying that, based on the fact teenagers seem to be using e-mail less and less, the communication mode may be on its way out. So the IBR asked (via ...

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Tablets raise new questions for IT administrators (access required)

Each new device that aims to make life easier for the rest of us only brings new headaches for IT and network security professionals. “It’s coming so fast, it’s hard to keep up with it,” said Garry Beaty, chief information ...

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Tanya Carnahan ‘spies’ on stylish people, places (access required)

Most people keep more things in their closets than they need: outdated apparel, ill-fitting clothing and old attire with sentimental value that can’t begin to cover up the wear and tear. Individuals who want to rid themselves of closet relics ...

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High metal prices keep mining industry solid (access required)

With metal prices strong, Idaho’s mining leaders are confident about the year ahead – as long as they can secure the financing they need. “We’re one of the bright spots in the Idaho economy,” said Jack Lyman, the executive director ...

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For title industry, 2011 could resemble 2010 (access required)

The past 12 months turned out better than anticipated at Boise title and escrow company TitleOne. And that’s good news coming from its president, Mark Tidd. Due to various factors in 2010 – including the homebuyer’s tax credit, interest rate ...

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Micron vice president anticipates strong 2011 (access required)

Micron Technology Inc. should have a good 2011 as long as the global economy continues recovering, the company’s head of worldwide sales predicts. Nearly 80 percent of the company’s sales are now directed outside of the United States, so the ...

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Labor department director seeks signs of improving job market (access required)

Idaho Department of Labor Director Roger Madsen wants to see the job market improve, and he’ll look for any good signs “county by county and market by market,” he said. “We need some improvement in total employment, with fewer unemployed ...

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Ed Smith opens store to ‘teach people how to go to work’ (access required)

For anyone who wonders what a career store is, Ed Smith sums it up in 11 words and one consonant: “It’s a retail store with career exploration products for K through adult.” Smith recently opened the Garden City Career Store ...

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Stores, restaurants increasingly offering gluten-free fare (access required)

After Carrie Melvin’s two children were diagnosed with celiac disease three years ago, her grocery trips started taking her on a zig-zag route all around the Treasure Valley. Offerings for people with celiac disease or gluten intolerance have multiplied in ...

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Driggs creamery goes from gelato to raw-milk cheeses (access required)

An eastern Idaho creamery was making money unexpectedly from a side business even as it geared up to begin making artisan cheeses in a converted gas station. Driggs-based Teton Valley Creamery opened July 4 with its onsite gelato-making enterprise, offering ...

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