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Why broadband matters: An interview with TechConnect's Rick Ritter — Focus (access required)

Rick Ritter is the president of TechConnect, a public-private partnership that helps develop Idaho businesses. What does TechConnect do? How does it serve the state? The whole premise behind TechConnect is turning Idaho ideas into Idaho businesses. What that means ...

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Chamber honors four IDAHO BUSINESS REVIEW The Boise Metro Chamber of Commerce gave four Community Service Awards for 2007. Nominees for the Distinguished Corporate Stewardship Award were judged according to their corporate ethics and values, corporate engagement in the communities ...

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Coldwater Creek earnings, revenue forecasts below analysts’ expectations (access required)

Coldwater Creek Inc., the women’s clothing retailer based in Sandpoint, said Feb. 8 that it expects 55 to 63 cents in per-share earnings this year, on revenues from $1.24 billion to $1.27 billion. Coldwater said opening spa-style stores in test ...

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Stock exchange gives extension to MPC (access required)

Nampa PC manufacturer MPC Corp. has received a second notice of extension to bring the company into compliance with the American Stock Exchange’s listing standards, the company said in a press release. MPC, which has struggled financially for several years, ...

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Farmers & Merchants parent company boosts earnings (access required)

Farmers & Merchants State Bank in Boise boosted 2006 earnings and loan growth for parent company Cascade Bancorp. Cascade Bancorp said earnings rose 29.9 percent from 2005 to $1.34 per share. Fourth-quarter earnings increased 13.8 percent to 36 cents per ...

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Micron stock rises from 52-week low (access required)

Micron Technology stock showed new life in heavy trading earlier this month. Micron rose 31 cents to $13.19 on Feb. 2, after hitting a one-year low of $12.79 Jan. 31. The one-year high, $18.65, came in September. Trading volume of ...

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Energy company to buy 4,000 acres for proposed Idaho nuclear plant (access required)

Virginia-based Alternate Energy Holdings Inc. in December announced plans to build a 1,500-megawatt nuclear plant in southwestern Idaho. The company, created last year, also said it was considering the possibility making the facility a co-generation nuclear and ethanol plant.   ...

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CONTRACTS AWARDED (access required)

Idaho Sand & Gravel Co., Nampa, was awarded a contract for phase one of the Ustick Road widening from Five Mile Road to Cole Road. Cost estimate: $8,118,889. ESI (Engineered Structures Inc.), Boise, was awarded a contract for a Kohl’s ...

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Potlatch Corp. withdraws plan to burn petroleum byproduct (access required)

A pulp and paper mill in northern Idaho has withdrawn its request for permission to burn petcoke, a fuel derived from tires or a byproduct of the petroleum refining process, a company official said.   Some people had feared it ...

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Hard Water (access required)

Civic officials cast a skeptical eye on members of the Idaho Plumbing Board membership over water-softener rule

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