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US trade deficit widened to $50.1 billion in July

The U.S. trade deficit widened for the second straight month in July, reaching the highest level since February, as imports hit an all-time high. The deficit in goods with China and the European Union set records. The Commerce Department said ...

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Legislation expands use of telemedicine for Medicare (access required)

Federal legislation has expanded the use of telemedicine for Medicare as this technology reaches from urgent care to home care and, at least in the long run, offers the potential to reduce costs while improving access. The Creating High-Quality Results ...

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Apprentices learn manufacturing in Magic Valley

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High school students in the Magic Valley are participating in apprenticeships to help them learn manufacturing skills. Similar to the software engineering apprenticeship program and the healthcare apprenticeship program the Department of Labor also offers, the manufacturing apprenticeship program – focused ...

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Companies seeking weight limit increases on US 93, Idaho 75

Two companies have asked the Idaho Transportation Department to allow heavier trucks on a dozen south-central Idaho bridges each year. The Times-News reports the proposed weight limit increase could mean fewer but heavier trucks on sections of U.S. 93 and ...

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Report: Boise drivers are third-safest (access required)

The 14th annual Allstate America’s Best Drivers Report ranked Idaho’s capital as having the third-safest drivers in the country. The report was based on Allstate claims data. The America’s Best Drivers Report ranks the 200 largest cities in America based ...

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IBR honors 17 as Leaders In Law

The state’s legal hotshots are taking the spotlight for the Idaho Business Review’s 2018 Leaders in Law program. Past award winners, plus one representing the University of Idaho College of Law, cast their ballots to determine this year’s honorees. Applicants ...

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Court: Cities can’t prosecute people for sleeping on streets

Cities can’t prosecute people for sleeping on the streets if they have nowhere else to go because it amounts to cruel and unusual punishment, a federal appeals court said Sept. 4. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals sided with ...

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Law industry creates pathways for minorities (access required)

The legal profession is slowly making gains in becoming more diverse, but there is still plenty of work to be done, according to a study by the National Association for Law Placement. The report, covering diversity in U.S.-based law firms ...

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