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Idaho to take over regulating water pollution from EPA

Idaho will take over regulating pollution discharge into the state’s lakes and rivers from the federal government under an agreement signed June 5 by the head of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt said the agreement was ...

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Milestone for US job market: More openings than unemployed

For the first time on record, the number of job openings in the United States exceeds the number of unemployed Americans — a trend that may soon give workers more leverage for pay raises. The number of available jobs in ...

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US services firms grew at faster pace in May

U.S. services firms expanded at a stronger pace in May compared to the prior month, as companies saw gains in business activity, new orders and employment. The Institute for Supply Management said June 5 that its services index rose to ...

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Wells Fargo exits retail banking in 4 Midwestern states

Wells Fargo is exiting retail banking operations in four Midwestern states as the beleaguered company follows through on previous plans to reduce the number of locations it has open. The San Francisco bank said April 5 that it will sell ...

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Primary Health’s second Caldwell clinic launches at College Marketplace (access required)

Boise-based Primary Health Medical Group will begin construction on its second Caldwell clinic in mid-July as the first announced tenant for the new College Marketplace retail center. The structure will be the 21st Treasure Valley combination primary care/urgent care clinic ...

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Weiser looks to attract a 40-room motel

Weiser is angling to attract what could be the largest hotel along the 387-mile stretch of U.S. 95 between Riggins and Winnemucca. City leaders have applied for a $10,000 USDA rural development  grant that would pay for a feasibility report ...

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Trump, facing pushback, vows US will be stronger on trade

President Donald Trump faced pushback June 4 from Republican lawmakers, an influential GOP group and foreign leaders over his tough negotiations that are hitting China, Canada and Mexico with tariffs amid fears of a trade war. But the president defended ...

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Trump says US farmers will be treated fairly in trade talks

President Donald Trump defended his tough trade negotiations with China, Canada and Mexico on June 4, saying that U.S. farmers have been treated “unfairly.” The president vowed to turn the tide and break down large trade barriers with top trading ...

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