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Crunch time at small businesses as health care demands loom

It’s crunch time for thousands of small business owners who must comply with requirements of the health care law for the first time. Companies with 50 to 99 full-time employees must offer affordable insurance to employees and their dependents starting ...

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New York food-waste-to-energy plant will reduce emissions (access required)

This fall, Idaho Business Review is publishing Square Feet, a quarterly magazine dedicated to commercial and residential design, construction and real estate. This story from Claude Solnik of Dolan Media Newswires appeared in the print edition of Square Feet, which ...

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Castleford School District seeks alternative for publishing legal notices

Castleford School District trustees want to change how school officials are required to publish legal notices of elections and budget hearings. Leaders of the southern Idaho school district would like the option to publish legal notices on their website, instead ...

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US homebuilder sentiment improves in October

U.S. homebuilders are feeling more optimistic about the housing market, lifting their confidence this month to the highest level in 10 years. The National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo builder sentiment index released Oct. 21 rose this month to 64, ...

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Apartments drive home construction gains in September

Construction companies built more apartment complexes in September, sparking a temporary rise in housing starts for a real estate market that otherwise appears to have crested during the summer. Housing starts last month rose 6.5 percent to a seasonally adjusted ...

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Finance and business development reporter joins IBR

Benton Smith has joined the Idaho Business Review as a staff writer covering financial businesses and business development efforts around Idaho. Smith, 24, was raised in Odessa, Texas. He has written about sports and the environment for Greenbelt Magazine and ...

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VanderSloot settles defamation suit with former eastern Idaho reporter

Idaho businessman Frank VanderSloot has reached a settlement with a former Post Register reporter he sued for defamation. The Idaho Falls newspaper reports that Peter Zuckerman apologized to VanderSloot in an affidavit on Oct. 21, stating that he made some ...

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Redevelopment agency to build downtown housing in Idaho Falls (access required)

The Idaho Falls Redevelopment Agency is looking to increase downtown housing. A study released in June by Leland Consulting Group, of Portland, Ore. concluded the city needs about 500 downtown housing units to drive business to the area, and said such ...

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