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VA lender ordered to stop false advertising (access required)

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau ordered a Utah-based mortgage lender with a Meridian office that specializes in Veterans Affairs loans to stop claiming that its loans are endorsed by the government. The CFPB, which oversees consumer financial markets, ordered the ...

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IBR celebrates 50 Idaho women stars

Fifty high-achieving Idaho women were feted in the Idaho Business Review Women of the Year event Feb. 26. Some of the honorees wore floor-length evening gowns to the sold-out event, and others chose more conservative attire. But all came dressed ...

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Idaho minimum wage hike introduced, but likely stalled (access required)

Idaho Democrats’ plan to raise the state’s minimum wage to $9.25 per hour over the next two years might be over before it begins. Sen. Curt McKenzie, who chairs the GOP-controlled Senate State Affairs Committee, started the hearing Feb. 27 ...

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Bogus Basin General Manager Alan Moore retires (access required)

Alan Moore, the president and general manager of Bogus Basin Mountain Recreational Area, is retiring, and the nonprofit ski area will conduct a national search for a new manager. Moore’s last day on the job is Feb. 28, said Susan ...

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Trailhead seeks to be a starting point for startups (access required)

Trailhead, a new nonprofit that was created to support startup companies, is moving into downtown Boise and planning its first events for March. In April it will open co-working space and regular programming. The new organization, which Boise Mayor David ...

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United Heritage Insurance opens new Meridian building (access required)

United Heritage Insurance opened a new 20,000-square-foot, two-story building at its Meridian headquarters Feb. 23. Twenty percent of the building’s electricity comes from solar power and the building also has energy efficient features such as LED lighting. The new building ...

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Manufacturers to get online video social network (access required)

Idaho TechHelp and the American Manufacturer Network have received a $250,000, two-year federal grant that will help launch a new video-intensive business-to-business network. The network is aimed at helping manufacturers in Idaho find out about other manufacturers’ capabilities. The program, ...

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Broadband providers vie for the next statewide schools contract

As the self-labeled Idaho Education Network “incumbent,” Education Networks of America is urging the state to stick with a reliable, cost-effective statewide school broadband system. Syringa Networks, the Idaho company that has successfully fought the Idaho Education Network contract in ...

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