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How small businesses can avoid loan rejection

Thousands of stunned small business owners call Dun & Bradstreet Credibility Corp. each week after they’re turned down for a loan. Jeff Stibel, CEO of the business-credit reporting company, has a message for them: Don’t blame the bank. Instead, he says, ...

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It’s a rough road to PPACA compliance (access required)

Employers say they want to comply with the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. But they are struggling to understand the rules. “Trying to separate the facts versus the myths is a lot of it,” said Dan Jones, an employee ...

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Government agencies ask everyone to help prevent wildfires this summer (access required)

With scant precipitation, ongoing drought and higher-than-normal temperatures predicted for the summer, the spark from a chainsaw, a welding torch or a dragging trailer chain could result in disaster, not just for Idaho wildlands, but also for businesses and individuals ...

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Work to start this summer on The Terraces of Boise (access required)

Developers are hoping to break ground in June or early July on a senior living complex that will allow residents to stay in the same community as their medical needs change. The Terraces of Boise, at the intersection of Warm ...

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Home health care industry faces leaner growth (access required)

If the growth of the senior citizen population is any indication, the home health care industry should be poised for success. There are more Americans age 65 and older now than ever. Their population has grown 5.3 percent over the ...

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Professionals help investors navigate their options (access required)

So, you’ve got $125,000 cash lying around, and you want to invest it in stocks or real estate. Whether you put the cash into the stock market or try your hand at investing locally by rehabilitating a residential property, experts ...

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Idaho nonprofits come out of the woodwork for Idaho Gives (access required)

Idaho nonprofit, United Way, Idaho Gives

Idaho’s $2 billion nonprofit industry has some well-known heavy hitters, such as the St. Luke’s Health Foundation, the Idaho Foodbank, Habitat for Humanity, the United Way, and Big Brothers Big Sisters. But among Idaho’s nonprofits are smaller organizations that need ...

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Credit unions seek change to rules on capital (access required)

Having successfully lobbied for expanded membership and commercial lending, the credit union industry is heading back to Congress to try to win new rights to raise capital, including taking on debt. The move comes as some of the nation’s fastest-growing ...

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