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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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Real estate agents see technology as friend, not foe (access required)

The residential real estate industry is becoming more reliant upon technology and the instant exchange of information. Claudette Reuther, an agent with Gardner Realtors in St. Bernard, La., who also serves as president of the New Orleans Metropolitan Association of ...

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Boise competition has buildings vying for energy efficiency supremacy (access required)

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Over the next 14 months, 50 commercial buildings in the Boise metro area will compete for bragging rights as the most energy efficient building in the Treasure Valley. And even if they don’t win, local building managers say saving money ...

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Climate is the challenge for Idaho outdoor living spaces (access required)

Years ago, James Adams bought an outdoor kitchen kit from a manufacturer in California. He assembled it and enjoyed it during the warmer seasons. But one Idaho winter left the kitchen in shambles. All the tiles popped off, and it ...

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Personal property tax elimination could put the squeeze on some Idaho hospitals (access required)

As Idaho Legislators consider whether to try to eliminate Idaho’s business personal property tax this year, one small group is watching closely: the district hospitals that could lose thousands of dollars. “Most hospitals in the state are not affected,” said ...

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Idaho Women’s Business Center puts companies on the right track (access required)

In a few weeks, the smell of slow-smoked barbecue will start wafting from Tricia and Joel Anderson’s new restaurant, Bodacious Pig, in the old Smokey Mountain Pizza building in Eagle at the corner of Eagle and State. The Andersons had ...

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Tips on buying, renting a home for extra income

Low mortgage rates have made buying a home more affordable and turned rentals into an attractive option for investors. Throughout the downturn in the housing market, average investors, sometimes pooling their money, have bought foreclosures at a sharp discount and ...

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Downtown Boise construction projects bring in the heavy equipment (access required)

The construction industry is slowly rising from the ashes of the Great Recession, and contractors are breaking out the big guns. Or rather, the big cranes. Builders requested 92.4 percent more commercial building permits in 2012 than in 2011, according ...

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