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Crapo’s delayed housing finance reform plan draws critics (access required)

Idaho Sen. Mike Crapo has temporarily delayed his bipartisan effort to overhaul the nation’s housing market. The plan, currently in Senate Banking Committee, would eventually eliminate Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, two mortgage buying government sponsored entities that now are ...

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Meeting seniors’ evolving needs (access required)

Each quarter, Idaho Business Review and the law firm of Holland & Hart bring experts to the table to discuss topical issues of concern. Introduction The United States is aging rapidly. In the next 15 years, the percentage of the population older ...

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Outdoor Exchange expands its space in downtown Boise (access required)

Boise’s Outdoor Exchange has doubled its storefront space in the Linen District. Located at 1514 Grove. St., the store specializes in selling high-end consignment outdoor gear and clothing. Tenant improvement to expand the store from 1,900 square feet to 4,000 ...

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Idaho program readies golfers for the business of the game (access required)

Thousands of golfers around the country are living the dream by making a living in the sport they love. And hundreds of those golf professionals are graduates of The University of Idaho’s Professional Golfers’ Association Golf Management program. The program ...

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Retirement market looms large for housing industry (access required)

The baby boomers who made their mark on movies, music, and most other culture in the 1960’s and thereafter are now changing the look of housing developments as they make their way into retirement. Homes are getting smaller, as the ...

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More than 76,000 sign up for health insurance

More than 76,000 people signed up for health insurance on Idaho’s exchange through the end of March under the federal Affordable Care Act, officials said. Your Health Idaho announced the total April 28 after figures were released by the U.S. ...

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Baby Boomers look to disposition of family businesses (access required)

Passing down a family-owned business is a thorny dilemma that combines both business and family matters. But putting together a plan and looking outside the family for help can help ease a difficult decision. “The top issue we encounter is ...

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For family lawyers, online legal advice can present stiff competition

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Attorney Audrey Numbers, who runs family law firm Numbers Law Office, often meets clients who started out trying to use online forms instead of hiring an attorney. “What surprises me is the number of people who can afford an attorney ...

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Banner Bank buying troubled Idaho Banking Co. (access required)

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Banner Bank is buying Idaho Banking Co. for $2.6 million in a deal announced April 24. Boise-based Idaho Banking Co.’s holding company plans to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy as part of the merger, which won’t affect the bank’s day-to-day ...

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Software conference focuses on the people behind the tech (access required)

The Idaho Technology Council’s fourth develop.Idaho conference featured some technical discussion on computer software, harnessing big data and using cloud solutions, but many of the speakers also focused on supporting the people that make software, and increasing the number of ...

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