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Lien law seeks to boost protection for homeowners, buyers (access required)

A new Idaho law aims to give owners of new and remodeled homes more protection from undisclosed liens.Subcontractors who go unpaid from a general contractor often file a lien against the homeowner for the value of work or supplies. Homeowners ...

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Nearly 40-acre retirement center planned on Franklin (access required)

A retirement center with a mix of commercial and residential uses is planned for a nearly 40-acre site in Boise on the south side of Franklin Road between Allumbaugh and Cassia streets, east of Bishop Kelly High School.According to plans ...

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Micron Technology posts quarterly loss on low prices (access required)

Micron Technology Inc. last week reported a fiscal third-quarter loss of $24 million, citing low computer memory chip prices and slowing demand.The sixth consecutive quarterly loss for the Boise company surprised analysts, who had expected a small profit, a Reuters ...

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RidgeRun cites funding terms, soft market for closure (access required)

Boise high-tech firm RidgeRun closed in late June, citing unacceptable funding terms and a soft technology market.The company’s approximately 30 employees will not receive severance pay, officials said.Hewlett-Packard Co. executives started the company in May 2000 and moved it to ...

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Jabil Circuit Inc. posts higher earnings (access required)

Electronics contract manufacturer Jabil Circuit Inc., which operates a major plant in Meridian, last week reported net income of $20.8 million, or 10 cents per share, for the quarter ended May 31.The 11 percent increase in net income from the ...

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Wells Fargo Foundation issues grants (access required)

The Wells Fargo Foundation recently issued grants to four Treasure Valley nonprofit organizations totaling $28,000, Idaho Region President Pat McMurray announced. The Idaho Shakespeare Festival received $15,000 to support the Festival’s Shakespearience tours, performances of the works of William Shakespeare ...

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Idaho not immune from health insurance, cost issues (access required)

Businesses continue to face double-digit annual increases in health insurance prices, and Idaho ranks as one of the top states per capita in uninsured residents, said Mike Wilson of the Idaho State Planning Grant on the Uninsured.About 270 business and ...

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Conference touts research, development funding opportunities (access required)

Idaho firms have garnered only crumbs from the more than $1 billion in research and development monies available nationally to small business start-ups, according to Rick Ritter, technology services consultant for the Idaho Small Business Development Center at BSU.Qualified Idaho ...

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Road expansions planned north of Meridian interchange (access required)

About $1.4 million in traffic-capacity expansions planned on Meridian Road and Main Street north of Interstate 84 aim to accommodate a rush-hour vehicle count that has more than doubled in a decade.The Ada County Highway District will add traffic lanes ...

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