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Report finds engineering graduate figures exaggerated in China, India (access required)

Enrollment in engineering programs is declining, while the United States continues to lose high-tech jobs to countries like India and China. At least, that’s the popular perception. Graduate students of Duke University’s Master of Engineering Management Program were curious to ...

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SOS, part 6 – Whoa … he’ll split Commerce and Labor (access required)

Roger Madsen will stick around to run the new Idaho Department of Labor and Otter will look for someone to lead the Department of Commerce. Combining the two was a bit of an experiment. “… support is overwhelming for once ...

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Idaho technology firms cope with shortage of software engineers (access required)

Forty-eight computer science students will graduate from Boise State University in 2007. It will be the smallest class in years. John Gifford, chair of the school’s computer science department, said enrollment in the program has dropped 20 percent since 2000. ...

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SEC makes executive compensation reporting more consistent, honest (6601) (access required)

The U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission recently amended compensation-disclosure rules that apply to executives and directors of publicly traded companies. Under an amendment that the SEC announced Dec. 22, companies must disclose values of stock options and restricted-stock awards over ...

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SOS, final – What do you think? (access required)

No major surprises in the speech today. Plenty of initiatives, but nothing big and bold – at least, nothing not already expected. One of the biggest surprises to me is that Otter didn’t mention one of the main issues of ...

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Idahoans monitor health of state’s most famous son (access required)

By Brad Carlson IDAHO BUSINESS REVIEW J.R. Simplot remained in the intensive-care unit of St. Joseph’s Hospital in Phoenix last week, recovering from a head injury and the subsequent surgery, J.R. Simplot Co. spokesman Fred Zerza said. Simplot, whose 98th ...

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Building Permits (access required)

BUILDING PERMITS CITY OF BOISE PERMIT/TYPE OWNER BUILDER LOCATION VALUE 01788-commercial not listed Petra, Inc. 2762 Featherly Way 40,000 03181-commercial Hap Taylor & Sons Primary Const. 5450 W. Gowen Rd 350,000 03615-sign not listed Signs by Tomorrow 605 S. Americana ...

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Allstate grants $3,500 to Idaho nonprofits (access required)

Seven Allstate representatives in Idaho recently delivered grants of $500 each to nonprofit organizations. Boise-area recipients were Ada County 4-H, Neighborhood Housing Services and Hope House, according to an Allstate statement. The Allstate Foundation made the grants through its Agency ...

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Business Calendar (access required)

TUESDAY, JANUARY 9 META’s 10-hour Core Four business plan training, 3:30-6 p.m., 1607 W. Jefferson in the Mountain States Group building. Topics include success planning, market planning, cash flow planning and operations planning. Cost: $149. Information/registration: 336-5533, ext. 230, or ...

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CBS 2 television station works to fill Foodbank shelves (access required)

To help combat hunger in Idaho, the CBS 2 Food Drive has created a consortium of concerned Boise businesses to attack the problem head-on in January. From Jan. 15-31, local TV station CBS 2 will attempt to collect 52,222 pounds ...

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