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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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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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Construction of Jack in the Box eatery delayed (access required)

Construction of a Jack in the Box fast-food eatery on an old gas station site on Capitol Boulevard, near Boise State University, is expected to begin in late summer or early fall, with opening expected early next year.Work on the ...

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Five Republic Mortgage offices sold (access required)

Republic Northwest LLC, which does business as Republic Mortgage, has sold five mortgage-origination offices to Pacific Republic Mortgage Corp.Republic Northwest sold offices in Nampa, Boise, Fruitland, Twin Falls and Spokane for an undisclosed sum, Senior Vice-President Gary Lucich said.Staff fell ...

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St. Luke’s plans outpatient imaging center (access required)

St. Luke’s Regional Medical Center has leased space in a recently constructed building on Americana Boulevard and Shoreline Lane for an outpatient imaging center. Beth Toal, a St. Luke’s spokesperson, said last week that the hospital signed a lease earlier ...

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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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