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Ben & Jerry’s agrees to improve conditions for farmworkers

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Ice cream maker Ben & Jerry’s promised Oct. 3 to improve the pay and working conditions of laborers hired by the farms that provide milk for the Vermont-based company’s quirky flavors while promising to pay the farmers who employ the ...

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Bingham Memorial adds heart and kidney care center in Idaho Falls

Blackfoot-based Bingham Memorial Hospital is building a two-story heart-and-kidney center in Idaho Falls. Image courtesy of Bingham Memorial Hospital.

Blackfoot-based Bingham Memorial Hospital will build a $15 million, 25,000-square-foot surgery center and catheterization laboratory in Idaho Falls that specializes in heart and kidney care. The Idaho Falls Pioneer Vascular and Surgery Center will be the second such facility for ...

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When it comes to natural disasters, public is willing to pay a hefty price (access required)

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As Houston grew, few developers gave much thought to potential flood damage when they tackled projects. Parking was a bigger consideration than where water from storms like Hurricane Harvey would go. “Continually paving over parts of the city invites flooding,” ...

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Western governors agree to build charging station network

Western governors say electric vehicles will be able to travel easier across 5,000 miles of highway under a new agreement promising to build a network of charging stations in seven states. The governors of Utah, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New ...

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Experts: Recent food industry consolidation is a taste of things to come (access required)

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Amazon has sent shock waves through the food industry by acquiring Whole Foods. Uber has launched to-go orders through Uber Eats. And the Boise-based grocer Albertsons Companies on Sept. 21 announced it has acquired Plated, a New York-based meal kit ...

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National home price NSA index continues rise (access required)

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S&P Dow Jones Indices has released the latest results for the S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller Indices, the leading measure of U.S. home prices. Data released for July 2017 shows that home prices continued their rise across the country over the last ...

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