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Promising biodiesel pilot project sputters (access required)

CORRECTION: An Oct. 21 article titled “Promising biodiesel pilot project sputters” may have left the impression that BioFuelBox, a San Jose, Calif. startup, was a spinoff from the Idaho National Laboratory in Idaho Falls. In fact, the company only licensed ...

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Boise startup makes mark with finance, health care apps (access required)

Apps to pay bills, track household spending and tally budgets have flooded the smart phone market, but one Boise startup is the first to put those tasks into a single icon. The company, TouMetis, recently partnered with Yodlee, a Redwood City, ...

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Former Albertsons exec tries to transform product recall system (access required)

Roger Hancock received an angry senior vice president’s call several years ago when a Chicago grocery store failed to pull a recalled product from the shelves and customers complained. “Her question to me was, ‘Why haven’t we done anything about ...

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Micron ends year with another profitable quarter (access required)

Micron Technology Inc. marked another profitable quarter Oct. 7, concluding its most profitable year ever as a company. The Boise-based chip-maker ended its fiscal year with $1.9 billion in profit, compared to $1.9 billion in losses last year. It was ...

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New energy efficiency research center moves ahead (access required)

Idaho leaders have talked urgently about boosting energy efficiency in a state that has limited resources to produce its own power, but now they’re finally doing something about it. Plans for a new Center for Energy Efficiency Research, which could ...

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Oracle sues Micron alleging microchip price-fixing

Oracle Corp. is suing Micron Technology Inc. in federal court, saying the semiconductor maker and other companies artificially inflated prices for microchips. Oracle says Micron and other conspirators, including South Korea’s Hynix and Samsung and Germany’s Infineon, artificially inflated prices ...

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Groups charting Idaho’s future lack women leaders (access required)

Two groups responsible for plotting Idaho’s economic future suffer from a dearth of women in top positions. The Idaho Technology Council and the Idaho Innovation Council have a combined six women out of 54 total council or board members. Leaders ...

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Buyers study unfinished ethanol plant in Heyburn (access required)

Three groups of buyers are studying an ethanol plant in Heyburn that was nearly completed in 2007 and has been sitting idle ever since. The unfinished plant, which was built by Renova Energy Idaho LLC, cost about $58 million, said Bill ...

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Idaho Falls company finds growth in nuclear work (access required)

Idaho Falls-based Diversified Metal Products Inc. failed nearly a half-dozen times over two years before earning its first contract to provide materials at a federal nuclear site in South Carolina. The company’s first win was a bid to supply stainless ...

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M2M Communications adds staff, office space

M2M Communications Corp. is expanding its west Boise headquarters for a second time this year. The designer and provider of remote monitoring equipment is remodeling 4,500 square feet of space at 5771 Discovery Way in Boise Research Center. After M2M ...

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