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Remodelers say they’re still upbeat (access required)

Remodeler confidence improved in the second quarter as the country sprang back from a severe winter, according to the National Association of Home Builders’ Remodeling Market Index. The overall index rose to 59 in the latest quarter, up from 57 ...

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Judge: Idaho’s anti-dairy spying law is unconstitutional

A federal judge ruled August 3 that Idaho’s law banning secret filming of animal abuse at agricultural facilities is unconstitutional. U.S. Judge Court Judge B. Lynn Winmill found that the law violates the First Amendment. “Audio and visual evidence is ...

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Five years into Dodd-Frank (access required)

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It has been five years since the Dodd-Frank Act was signed into law but if its critics have their way, it will not see a sixth anniversary. The law — aimed at preventing a financial crisis like the one in ...

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A word with Earl Sullivan of The Core (access required)

Earl Sullivan is a business consultant who manages The Core, a nonprofit group that was formed to bring together Idaho’s medical technology businesses. Sullivan was running a generic pharmaceutical company in Meridian when he first became involved in The Core. ...

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Quest Aircraft keeps growing in Sandpoint (access required)

Quest Aircraft Co. is nearly doubling the size of its production facility at Sandpoint Municipal Airport as the 14-year-old company anticipates entering the European and Japanese markets. Quest manufactures the KODIAK 10-seat single engine turboprop airplane. The craft has a ...

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Idaho Power contests proposed central Idaho solar projects

Idaho Power is asking state officials to rule that 10 solar projects proposed for central Idaho are instead one big project and should fall under a different set of regulations more favorable to the energy company. The Idaho Public Utilities ...

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Houston mattress company gains firm foothold in Boise

If it seems as though there are a lot of Mattress Firm outlets in Boise, that’s because there are. Thirteen Mattress Firm stores have set up shop in the city, according to a company spokeswoman. The publicly traded Houston mattress ...

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