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US-China cybersecurity battle over Huawei comes to head at tech show

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — A global battle between the U.S. government and Chinese tech company Huawei over allegations that it is a cybersecurity risk overshadowed the opening Monday of the world’s biggest mobile industry trade fair. Huawei has an outsize ...

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Catching up with EPIC — as it creates ‘virtual realty’ (access required)

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With architects using virtual reality to help design their buildings, could real estate agents using virtual reality to help sell them be far behind? That’s the theory behind EPIC Realty, a Meridian-based real estate company that offers virtual reality and ...

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Google to end forced arbitration for all worker disputes

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google said Thursday it will no longer require that its workers settle disputes with the company through arbitration, responding to months of pressure from employees. The change will take effect March 21 and will apply to ...

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Plan to allow autonomous vehicles in Utah clears another hurdle

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A proposal that would allow autonomous vehicles on Utah roads has passed another legislative hurdle. The Deseret News reports the unanimous committee vote on Monday sends the measure to the full Senate. It has already ...

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Survey: Half of business economists see recession by 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — Roughly half the nation’s business economists say they think the U.S. economy will slip into recession by the end of next year, and three-fourths envision such a downturn beginning by the end of 2021. The finding comes ...

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Report: California home sales fall to lowest level in more than 10 years

Housing demand in California remained subdued for the ninth consecutive month in January as economic and market uncertainties sent home sales to their lowest level since April 2008, the California Association of Realtors said in a new report. Closed escrow ...

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Brokers: Store closures another step in retail transformation (access required)

With the news that Payless ShoeSource will shutter its remaining stores in the next few months, the company has retained a firm to shop its leases to new tenants nationwide, including its 24 locations in Idaho. Several of the metro ...

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Bill to increase Idaho election finance transparency fails

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Legislation intended to make more public who is donating to candidates and political causes in Idaho has been put on hold after a diverse array of nonprofit groups on Friday complained it would force them to reveal donors who wished ...

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A third congressperson for Idaho is not looking likely

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Last year, it looked like Idaho could have been in line for a third congressional representative and another vote in the Electoral College. But new projections are casting doubt. Idaho is one of the fastest-growing states in the country. But ...

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