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Samsung pays out $90 million in memory price fixing suit (access required)

The memory manufacturer made the payment to settle allegations that it conspired with eight other memory manufacturers, including Micron Technology, to fix the price of dynamic random access memory from 1997 through 2001. The suit was brought on behalf of ...

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Bad Google. Bad, bad Google. (access required)

IBR reporter Eddie Kovsky just pointed me to a scary story about the world's largest Internet company. Google wanted to open an office in North Carolina but forced lawmakers not to talk about negotiations. From the excellent story in the ...

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Micron Technology stock hit one-year low last week (access required)

Micron Technology stock showed new life in heavy trading Friday. 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 18,949,700 shares ...

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Take a class, improve your skills, be a better boss, worker — Focus (access required)

Andy Lanning runs her own computer software training business – her Web site is www.AndyLanning.com – and she offers classes at Boise State University’s Center for Workforce Training. She has 20 years of experience in the computer training field. What’s ...

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Treasure Valley market report from BuildingCredibility.com (access required)

Trey Langford has posted his latest analysis of the Treasure Valley construction and real estate markets. Some tidbits: Housing starts decreased 36 percent in Ada County and 28 percent in Canyon county from the third to the fourth quarter of ...

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Former New Orleans resident buys Boise Tour Train (access required)

Before Don Becker got into the Boise market as one of the area’s newest entrepreneurs, he had to get out of New Orleans. “That is a great tourism city,” Becker said, before correcting himself. “At one time it was.” Both ...

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Fisher’s finds niche in technology training — Focus (access required)

Technology training is a new way of doing business for Fisher’s Document Systems. Most office equipment companies haven’t changed their business model, said Corey Smith, vice president of innovation at Fisher’s in Boise. “The box sale mentality hasn’t changed,” he ...

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IACI changing with the times (access required)

The Idaho Association of Commerce and Industry, the state's most influential lobbying group, has a new website. (The URL is www.IdahoProsperity.org.) The site is focused on getting the word out to the people who work for IACI member companies on ...

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Big hospitals want future competitors to prove a need exists (access required)

The Idaho Hospital Association is lobbying for the passage of “certificate of need” legislation that could limit the growth of new health care facilities. The proposed law would require an organization to demonstrate that a new facility is needed before ...

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