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Idacorp loses 8¢ a share in 1st qtr. (access required)

Idacorp Inc. last week reported a first-quarter net loss of $3.1 million, or 8 cents per share, compared to net income of $25 million, or 66 cents per share, a year ago. The company cited warmer weather that reduced demand ...

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Commentary: Tips for ensuring email does what you want (access required)

Sure. Email is a great way to communicate, but it’s not foolproof. For example, have you ever sent email invitations to a meeting and had someone say later that they didn’t get the message? Or, have you ever received an ...

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ProClarity grows with help from retail sector (access required)

Anemic levels of technology spending by many corporations haven’t kept “business analytics” technology company ProClarity Corp. from growing. Recent sales to a number of major retailers and consumer-packaged-goods companies have been a factor in continuing growth for Boise-based ProClarity, as ...

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Building Materials Holding Corp. reports preliminary earnings of $100K (access required)

Building Materials Holding Corp. last week announced preliminary first-quarter earnings of $100,000, or 1 cent per share, compared to a loss of $11 million, or 88 cents a share, in the first quarter of 2002. The parent company of BMC ...

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Railroad adapts to new times (access required)

Running a railroad may sound romantic, but like most businesses it’s about making a buck. In the case of the only railroad serving Boise – the Idaho Northern & Pacific – maintaining profitability has meant adapting to changing circumstances. Change ...

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Office-supply stores work hard to overcome economy's slump (access required)

Views among Treasure Valley office supply store operators about 2003 run the gamut from somewhat hopeful to downright pessimistic. Phil Roark, president of Office Value, Inc., Meridian, maintains a sanguine outlook despite seeing “a single digit decrease” in sales in ...

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Residential mortgage company plans 1st office bldg. (access required)

A new residential mortgage company plans to build its first office building in Boise’s Century Landmark Center on Hackamore Drive, near Maple Grove Road, starting in July. The company’s parent corporation, Audroc Inc., is in the process of changing its ...

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Mountain View Equipment to open Fruitland store (access required)

Mountain View Equipment Co., a retailer of farm equipment, plans to open a Fruitland dealership carrying the New Holland line exclusively. Meridian-based Mountain View Equipment is slated to open in mid-May in a building of about 5,000 square feet at ...

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8th St. Marketplace redevelopment plans set for hearings (access required)

Plans for a $62.5 million redevelopment of Boise’s 8th Street Marketplace have moved forward rapidly and are in the hands of city planners, with public meetings scheduled this month. The first two of three new structures planned in the near-downtown ...

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Meridian Chamber awards slated (access required)

Several businesses and one professional person are to receive the Meridian Chamber of Commerce’s 2003 Small Business Awards at a luncheon at noon May 6 at Valley Shepherd Church of the Nazarene, 831 N. Main St. Awards are to go ...

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