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After stress test, Zions could add capital (access required)

Zions Bank was the only bank in a recent Federal Reserve stress test to fail part of the test. The Salt Lake City-based bank with a new downtown Boise office is in a sound financial state right now. A bank ...

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US home prices dip in Jan. for 3rd straight month

U.S. home prices dipped in January for a third straight month, likely because of slower sales in recent months caused by cold weather, a limited supply of homes and higher mortgage rates. The Standard & Poor’s/Case-Shiller 20-city home price index, ...

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First phase of Highway 16 to be completed this summer (access required)

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The first phase of the nearly $39 million Highway 16 extension project in Ada County is expected to be finished this summer. The extension is designed to connect State Street to Chinden Boulevard at Highway 16, with the eventual goal ...

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Tax commission seeing more identity theft on tax returns (access required)

The Idaho State Tax Commission worked with five Idahoans who said they were victims of identity theft in 2011. Last year, they worked with 170 such people. Typically, such cases happen when someone acquires a taxpayer’s Social Security number, then ...

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As pet status rises in households, Idaho bar prepares its members (access required)

Animal law is typically a low-paying specialty, the domain of lawyers willing to trade their time to help an animal. But as pets take on a larger role in the household, and in the share of the household budget, the ...

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Legal worries spur changes to Commerce’s economic incentives plan

An economic incentives bill approved by both the Idaho House and Senate was pulled back on March 17 amid constitutional concerns, but a revised version was approved by the Senate two days later. The attorney general’s office had warned that ...

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Study: Short-term jump in Idaho construction jobs was highest in nation (access required)

Idaho added more construction jobs per capita than any other state between December and January, according to the Associated General Contractors of America. Idaho added 1,900 new construction jobs between December and January, a 5.8 increase. Construction firms added jobs ...

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Accounting board easing some reporting requirements for private companies (access required)

Private companies have called for streamlining the way they are permitted to report financial statements, and it appears regulators are listening. The Financial Accounting Standards Board, an organization charged with creating accounting rules for U.S. companies, has endorsed three changes ...

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