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Out-of-state real estate investors turn to Idaho (access required)

Real estate broker Mike Swope believes a trend of more out-of-state dollars flowing into the Idaho market has been inflating the state’s housing prices and pushing many local investors to the sidelines. Swope, who specializes in multifamily properties with Boise-based ...

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TSA going through busiest period ever at US airports

TSA just missed a record for the number of people screened at airport checkpoints as the July 4 holiday travel period started with a bang. The Transportation Security Administration said Monday that it screened about 2.68 million passengers and airline ...

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Hawley Troxell acquires Idaho Falls firm (access required)

Idaho’s largest law firm, Hawley Troxell, just grew larger with the acquisition of a three-lawyer firm in eastern Idaho. The Boise-based Hawley Troxell said July 2 that it had added Bailey, Hahn & Jarman, effective July 1. In addition to ...

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US factories register faster-than-expected growth in June

American manufacturing expanded at an unexpectedly fast pace in June, another sign of strength for U.S. industry. The Institute for Supply Management, a trade group of purchase managers, says its manufacturing index rose in June to 60.2. That’s the highest ...

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A word with Curtis Fletcher of Prefab Logic (access required)

Curtis Fletcher is president and CEO of Prefab Logic, a Boise company that coordinates modular construction projects. Fletcher, who is trained as an architect, started his manufacturing career with the recreational vehicle company Fleetwood. In 2004, he founded a company ...

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More Americans are using their vacation time, according to Project Time Off

More Americans are taking the vacation time that is part of their benefits packages, according to a new report, State of American Vacation, from Project Time Off. Fifty-two percent of employees reported leaving unused vacation days at the end of ...

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Trampoline park will fill former Sports Authority on Milwaukee Street

Altitude Trampoline Park, a six-year-old national recreational trampoline company based in Colleyville, Texas, will end the two-year vacancy at the former Sports Authority space on Milwaukee Street. Sports Authority departed from Boise’s Milwaukee Street July 31, 2016 and the 45,200-square-foot ...

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CMBS loan delinquencies fall below 4 percent (access required)

The delinquency rate for U.S. real estate loans in commercial mortgage-backed securities has fallen below 4 percent, its lowest level since the 2008 financial crisis. The CMBS loan delinquency rate fell to 3.95 percent in June, a decrease of 17 ...

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Environmental group appeals massive juniper removal in Idaho

An environmental group is challenging one of the largest-ever projects to remove juniper trees that federal officials say will protect habitat for imperiled sage grouse and benefit cattle ranchers in southwestern Idaho. The Western Watersheds Project in an administrative appeal ...

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