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Kesler’s family food firm finds flour (access required)

When buyer panic emptied stores of everyday items, one Idaho grocery store put flour back on its shelves when no one else had any. As a result of the pandemic, supply chains and complex distribution networks have staggered in the ...

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Transportation a major factor in rural counties’ COVID-19 response

According to the most recent predictive model, Idaho’s bottleneck in handling its surge of COVID-19 cases will not be overall hospital capacity. It will be the ability to transport critically-ill patients from small rural hospitals to intensive care units and ...

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A Word with Peter J. Smith IV of Smith + Malek on the CARES Act

COVID-19 has presented unprecedented challenges to many small business owners, but fortunately, the recently passed CARES Act is offering a lifeline. Still, the federal stimulus bill and the legal implications of the outbreak can be complicated to navigate. Idaho law firm ...

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Xerox throws in the towel on planned HP acquisition

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Xerox has given up on its quixotic attempt to acquire HP, which had been going on since November, blaming the decision on COVID-19 coronavirus and the associated economic downturn. Most recently, the Norwalk, Connecticut, company had offered up a competing ...

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Idaho Business Out Loud interview: Moya Shatz Dolsby, Executive Director of the Idaho Wine Commission

Moya Shatz Dolsby, of the Idaho Wine Commission

Spreading the message “Drink local” is one of Moya Shatz Dolsby’s missions. As the executive director of the Idaho Wine Commission, she works to provide support and education to local wine growers, secure funding and market Idaho wines. Idaho’s wine ...

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What’s in the CARES Act for Idaho workers, businesses? (access required)

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President Donald Trump signed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act — or CARES Act — into law on March 27. This $2.2 trillion emergency stimulus bill contains provisions for the economic relief of employees, the self-employed and businesses. While the $1,200 ...

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University of Idaho ECHO offers free COVID-19 training

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The Idaho office of Project ECHO (Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes) is working to get critical information on the COVID-19 outbreak to the state’s medical professionals. “From modeling and experience in other countries, it doesn’t take a lot for hospitals ...

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Urgent question from small businesses: When will aid arrive?

When will the money arrive? That’s the urgent question for small business owners who have been devastated by the coronavirus outbreak. They’re awaiting help from the $2 trillion rescue package signed into law Friday. But with bills fast coming due, ...

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Boise ‘center of excellence’ for smart device microprocessor (access required)

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A San Jose, California, startup — with a major Boise office — is launching a chip intended to enable sensor devices such as smart cameras to analyze what they see right on-site rather than having to ship the data elsewhere for analysis. ...

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