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Survey: Families at odds over financial planning

The holidays may be an opportune time to talk turkey about family finances, rather than merely eat the bird and prepare for next year. A detailed discussion could prove to be worthwhile, given the strong likelihood that older parents and ...

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Idaho apparel companies weigh benefits of U.S. versus overseas manufacturing (access required)

The holiday shopping season has begun, and with it campaigns geared toward encouraging shoppers to support their local economies. From participation in American Express’ Small Business Saturday on Nov. 24 to the Buy Idaho Holiday Market on Dec. 6, entrepreneurs ...

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Young lawyers face obstacles to making partner (access required)

The days of a law school graduate working as an associate at a firm for seven to 10 years and then sliding seamlessly into a partner position are over. Recent grads fortunate to find a position as an associate at ...

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For pest control companies, recovery is slow but steady (access required)

Pest control companies are recovering slowly from the economic slowdown, thanks to a construction comeback and a bumper crop of insects. The Idaho pest control industry saw business creep up 3 percent or 4 percent this year, said Joe Gruber, ...

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Bungalow bargains drive local buyers to resort real estate

Ski resort real estate in Idaho is affordable and selling fast, and more Idahoans are taking advantage of the drop in property prices. “We’ve been selling like gangbusters,” said Trisha Sears, Tamarack Resort sales specialist with Prudential Idaho Realty. “The ...

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Physician-owned hospitals shift strategy (access required)

Nestled in the pages of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act are restrictions on the establishment and growth of physician-owned hospitals that have forced some Idaho hospitals to rethink their business models. The restrictions amend the Stark Law, three ...

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Companies need advice before wading into stock options waters (access required)

One of the many complicated tasks of forming a company is determining how to reward key employees. One popular option for nascent companies short on liquid assets is stock options, which provide a future reward based on the company’s performance. ...

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Profits soar at two largest mortgage lenders

Is the mortgage market really back? The country’s two biggest mortgage lenders, Wells Fargo and JPMorgan Chase, reported Oct. 12 that a surge in home lending pushed them to record profits. JPMorgan CEO Jamie Dimon declared that the housing market ...

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With few guidelines on security guards, business owners must do their homework (access required)

It’s no surprise that Idaho – a traditionally Republican state – takes a laissez faire attitude on statewide regulations for some industries. However, the lack of a statewide security guard licensing system can be a headache for security firms, and ...

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Leveling the field: Government programs help disadvantaged businesses (access required)

The government sponsors many programs to help small business owners get started in business, obtain financing and secure government contracts. While some of those programs are available to any small business owner, others focus on business owners who face social ...

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