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FDA tweaks food safety rules due next year

The government will rewrite sweeping new food safety rules after farmers complained that earlier proposals could hurt business, the Food and Drug Administration said Friday. The FDA’s new proposals would allow farmers to meet water quality standards more easily and ...

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Volatile apartment sector reduces US home building

U.S. home construction plunged in August, led by steep decline in the volatile apartment category. But single-family house construction, a larger and more stable portion of the market, fell only modestly. Construction fell 14.4 percent in August to a seasonally ...

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Home Depot breach affected 56M debit, credit cards

Home Depot said Sept. 18 that a data breach that lasted for months at its stores in the U.S. and Canada affected 56 million debit and credit cards, far more than a pre-Christmas 2013 attack on Target customers. The size ...

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ABC Supply Co. finally finds Idaho (access required)

Idaho is the 48th state to get an ABC Supply Co. store, the nation’s largest wholesale distributor of roofing supplies. ABC Supply opened a store at 925 N. Franklin Blvd. in Nampa on July 21. It is the chain’s first ...

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Idaho car loan delinquencies are low (access required)

Credit unions, both nationally and locally, are increasing the share of car loans they are completing according to new data on car lending. Idaho borrowers also have among the lowest rates of delinquency, according to a report from Experian Automotive, ...

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Foreclosure rates hit a low for 2014 (access required)

Treasure Valley had fewer foreclosures filings in August than any other month this year, according to Gorilla Capital, an Idaho company that redevelops distressed homes. The combined 101 filings for Ada and Canyon counties in August dipped below the 106 ...

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