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Tax could be added to Idaho fuel sales (access required)

The Idaho Transportation Board on Nov. 16 recommended that the state keep its 25 cent-per-gallon tax on gasoline and diesel, and extend the 6 percent sales tax to fuel. Funding is needed to help cover shortfalls for highway construction projects, ...

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Nampa firm launches Spanish-language real estate site (access required)

A Nampa-based real estate firm has launched a Web site for Spanish-speaking home buyers. Homes Online Realty launched www.SuenoDorado.com in November. The site provides links to Spanish-language resources, including a mortgage calculator and a step-by-step guide to buying a home. ...

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Zions online setup aids gift budgeting (access required)

Tis the season to avoid gift-budgeting mistakes. Zions Bank just launched myholidaygiftplanner.com, which the company says enables shoppers to organize their gift list, create a personal budget and stick to it, and start planning next year’s gift budget. “We developed ...

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Law would make mortgage insurance deductible (access required)

Mortgage insurance expenses will be tax-deductible next year if President George W. Bush signs a law that Congress passed just before adjourning for the year. Homebuyers who don’t make a 20 percent down payment must buy mortgage insurance or take ...

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