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Tesla cuts prices as 4Q deliveries miss analysts’ estimates (access required)

DETROIT (AP) — Shares of electric car and solar panel maker Tesla Inc. tumbled Wednesday after the company cut vehicle prices by $2,000 and announced fourth-quarter sales figures that fell short of Wall Street estimates. The company said in a ...

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January workshops planned for an Idaho Women’s Business Center (access required)

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In yet another attempt to create a Women’s Business Center (WBC) in Idaho, the federal Small Business Administration (SBA) will hold workshops in mid-January to teach interested parties how to apply for grants. However, the one group that applied and ...

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Sorry, farmers: Hemp still illegal in Idaho (access required)

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The Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 (aka “the farm bill”) legalizes the growing of hemp as an agricultural crop, but don’t go planning your Idaho hemp farm yet. It’s still illegal here. “Industrial hemp remains illegal in Idaho,” said Chanel ...

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Did 2018 usher in a creeping tech dystopia?

We may remember 2018 as the year when technology’s dystopian potential became clear, from Facebook’s role enabling the harvesting of our personal data for election interference to a seemingly unending series of revelations about the dark side of Silicon Valley’s ...

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Business group upbeat on Montana tech industry’s future

MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — A Montana business group is optimistic about the future of the technology industry in the state. Christina Henderson of the Montana High Tech Business Alliance says she’s encouraged by 2018 developments at three companies with a ...

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Homeownership More Common Among Single Women Than Single Men

In much of the United States, single women are outpacing single men when it comes to homeownership, according to new data from online loan marketplace LendingTree. “This trend may be somewhat surprising, given the average woman in the U.S. only makes 80 ...

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BSU acquires land south of campus (access required)

Boise State University closed out 2018 with the acquisitions of two parcels of land in an area that the school has eyed for a new baseball stadium. In a Dec. 21 news release, the school said it purchased a surface ...

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Lava Hot Springs facing housing shortage for locals

LAVA HOT SPRINGS, Idaho (AP) — It’s well documented that the housing market in southeastern Idaho is booming, with home prices soaring. Nowhere is this more true than in Lava Hot Springs, where houses are being bought up before they’re ...

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Health care, schools top finance-heavy agenda in states

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Big-dollar decisions about health care and education will top the agenda in many state capitols as lawmakers convene for their 2019 sessions with a closer balance between Republicans and Democrats. Some states will be considering ...

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