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Board of Ed. approves U of I executive MBA, ISU doctorate program (access required)

The Idaho State Board of Education has approved several university programs at its meeting today in Moscow, the board said in a press release. The University of Idaho’s executive MBA program has been approved. The program will be available to ...

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Micron: See Ya? (access required)

This isn’t a good sign: “I don't have to hire one more person in the U.S.,” says Appleton. “I don't have to invest one more dollar here–and we'll be just fine.”

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Boise convention center developers contemplate downsizing (access required)

Progress in building a new downtown Boise convention center has been slow as the developers try to accommodate demands by Boise’s urban renewal agency, Capital City Development Corp. Oppenheimer Companies and John Q. Hammons Hotels & Resorts, the joint developers ...

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Idaho State Boise campus receives $5 million gift (access required)

Idaho State University’s College of Pharmacy has received a $5 million gift from The ALSAM Foundation to acquire more teaching and research space in the Treasure Valley. The Foundation also donated an additional $250,000 in pharmacy scholarships for minority students, ...

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Thursday's news (access required)

Proposed federal legislation would change patent law to grant patents to the inventor who is first to file. The change is supposed to reduce the number of patent lawsuits each year. Several companies, including Micron Technology, have expressed support. Cuba’s ...

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Albertsons stores boost Supervalu earnings (access required)

Albertsons stores helped parent company Supervalu boost earnings in the fiscal fourth quarter, ended Feb. 24. Minneapolis-based Supervalu on April 19 reported earnings of $119 million, or 57 cents a share in the quarter, compared to $6 million, or 4 ...

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The New Yorker moves to Wall Street (access required)

They brought us The New Yorker and Wired. They can be blamed or praised (depending on your point of view) for Vanity Fair. Now publishing giant Condé Nast is jumping into business reporting. I haven’t seen a print copy of ...

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New leader hopes to bolster local wine industry (access required)

CALDWELL – The incoming director of the Idaho Grape Growers and Wine Producers Commission hopes to make Idaho a wine destination for tourists, much like the wine regions of California, Washington and Oregon. Sherise Jones, a consultant with five years ...

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Kickstart wraps up with play time (access required)

This year’s Kickstart has just wrapped up. Caleb Chung, who invented Furby and the upcoming Pleo, closed the entrepreneurship event with a discussion of toys. Making something out of nothing is the essence of enterprise, Chung told the attendees. It ...

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United Heritage making another acquisition (access required)

Meridian-based United Heritage Financial Group Inc. announced April 18 19 that it reached a preliminary agreement to acquire Alliance Mutual Insurance Co., in Greensboro, N.C. It’s the third insurance-company acquisition for United Heritage since November 2000. United Heritage President and ...

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