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A robust job gain in January shows US economy’s durability

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. employers shrugged off last month’s partial shutdown of the government and engaged in a burst of hiring in January, adding 304,000 jobs, the most in nearly a year. The healthy gain the government reported Friday illustrated ...

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Demand for high-tech health help grows during cold stretch

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GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — A health-care system in western Michigan says more than 400 people used an online service to seek help for non-emergencies during the extreme cold spell. Spectrum Health in Grand Rapids says MedNow typically sees 250 ...

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Prescription for the future? Clinic offers services for monthly fee (access required)

Dr. Jamie Faught did something recently that many of her colleagues could probably only dream of:  She gave up a conventional medical practice to start one that’s free of the rules and paperwork that go with health insurance. The new ...

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Idaho Airbnb hosts rake in $37.5 million (access required)

This is the first in a four-part series on Idaho’s gig economy.  Airbnb was a boon this year for Idaho residents trying to make extra money by renting out their homes, apartments or extra bedrooms on the website. The company ...

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IBR welcomes Rebecca Palmer as special sections editor

Rebecca Palmer, an experienced journalist and marketing expert currently based in the Salt Lake City area, has accepted the position of special sections editor with the Idaho Business Review. Palmer will begin serving Boise readers on Feb. 11 and will ...

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