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Congress launches Big Tech antitrust probe

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The federal government may be warming up its antitrust enforcement machine and pointing it at Big Tech. On Monday, the House Judiciary Committee announced a sweeping antitrust probe of unspecified technology companies. In a statement, it ...

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Catching up with Continuous Composites as it breaks the mold in manufacturing (access required)

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COEUR D’ALENE – Sometime in the next 12 to 30 months, Tyler Alvarado wants to revolutionize the manufacturing industry. His company, Continuous Composites, was founded in 2015 and is already producing some products, though Alvarado’s focus is on bringing its ...

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Construction Combine offers potential workers a hands-on view of the industry (access required)

For many of Idaho’s building contractors, business is so good these days that crews are often short on workers. Concerned about finding extra hands in an economy that’s seeing low unemployment, construction industry members are looking to add more workers ...

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How high can Idaho go with its aerospace industry? (access required)

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COEUR D’ALENE – Idaho isn’t typically thought of as an aerospace hub, but the annual I-90 Aerospace Corridor Conference and Expo featured plenty of Idaho presence, ranging from individual vendors to a speaker postulating Mars colonies. Originally, Idaho and Washington ...

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Wine commission touts growth of industry in state

Grape things are happening this June in the Gem State. That’s the goal when restaurants, wineries, cideries, vineyards and grocery stores around the state host special events and tastings to celebrate the 10th annual Idaho Wine and Cider Month. The ...

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Former ICOM dean to launch Kansas osteopathic school (access required)

Dr. Robert Hasty, a doctor of osteopathy who last year opened Idaho’s first medical school, the Idaho College of Osteopathic Medicine in Meridian, will be joining The Kansas Health Science Center as its founding dean and chief academic officer, the ...

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Idaho finds ‘reasonable variances’ in oil, gas well numbers

An investigation by Idaho officials into a Texas-based oil company’s production reporting from nine natural gas and oil wells in southwestern Idaho has found what state officials describe as reasonable variances. Idaho Department of Lands investigator Dave Schwarz told the ...

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Litehouse expands eastward with food company purchase

Litehouse Inc., a Sandpoint, Idaho-based maker of refrigerated salad dressings, dips, cheese, freeze-dried herbs and packaged goods, will invest $46 million to buy and expand Sky Valley Foods and establish its first East Coast production facility in Virginia, a transaction ...

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Analysis: Boise’s boom may not be sustainable — and Idaho’s education system is part of problem

Originally posted on IdahoEdNews.org on May 28, 2019 Boise’s economic boom might not be sustainable — and Idaho’s educational system poses part of the problem. That sobering analysis comes from The Brookings Institution, a Washington, D.C. think tank. In a ...

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