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Several new eateries have opened recently in Chubbuck. Chubbuck requires city licenses for businesses and now Pocatello is also considering requiring city business licenses. Pocatello mulls joining Chubbuck in requiring city licenses for businesses

By Sarah Glenn/For the Journal POCATELLO — Where Pocatello ends and Chubbuck begins isn’t always crystal clear. For decades, the neighboring cities have worked seamlessly together to build business and incubate economic growth. “We don’t just say it, we mean it with all our hearts: what’s good for Pocatello is good for Chubbuck and what’s
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Stone Financial experts: Trump election boosting stock market

By Josh Friesen The election of Donald Trump to become the next U.S. president has produced record-setting highs in the stock market, according to several local financial advisers. That’s after an election night in which Trump’s surprise victory sent stock projections plunging. The next day, however, the market did nothing but trend upward. “The market
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Turkeys await Thanksgiving buyers at Fred Meyer in Pocatello. Wednesday brings the biggest grocery shopping day of the year and with food prices decreasing, Thanksgiving dinners will cost a little less this year.
Doug Lindley/Idaho State Journal Thanksgiving dinners will cost a little less this year

By Sarah Glenn For the Journal POCATELLO — As turkeys fill grocery store refrigerators and cans of cranberry sauce fly off the shelves, shoppers can expect their Thanksgiving dinner to cost a little less this year due to falling food prices. The American Farm Bureau Federation’s 31st annual Thanksgiving dinner informal price survey says that
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Fred Meyer employees Farlee Nelson, left, and Andrea Wagner slice cheese at the new cheese bar in the store on Yellowstone Avenue in Pocatello. The store will officially unveil its 5-month, $9 million remodel at 7 a.m. Friday. Fred Meyer to officially unveil remodeled Pocatello store Friday

By Sarah Glenn For the Journal POCATELLO — The Fred Meyer in Pocatello will officially unveil its 5-month, $9 million remodel on Friday starting at 7 a.m. The grand re-opening celebration will come complete with gift card giveaways, breakfast vouchers and activities for kids. “Really what we are trying to provide is a world class
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The new construction in the center of Freddy's Steakburgers and Black Bear Diner in Chubbuck will one day be a Costa Vida, complete with a drive-thru. The Costa Vida currently by Costco will move into the new building sometime in January. Costa Vida moving from Pocatello to Chubbuck in January

By Sarah Glenn For the Journal POCATELLO — If in January you notice a “closed” sign on the Costa Vida in Pocatello, don’t panic. The popular Mexican restaurant will be moving into a brand new building in Chubbuck. Its new neighbors will be the Chubbuck interstate interchange, Freddy’s Steakburgers, The Black Bear Diner and Fuji
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Jim Hickey, left, and his wife, Kim, have opened The Tasting Room at 328 W. Clark St. in Old Town Pocatello. A part of wine country comes to Old Town Pocatello

By Josh Friesen POCATELLO — When Jim and Kim Hickey had the opportunity to buy three high quality wine-dispensing machines from the closed-down Marigolds Wine & Delicacies, they knew they had the makings of something exciting. Six months later, they figured out exactly what to do with them. Now, those dispensing machines sit in The
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Commentary

Jeff Hough Making better decisions

By Jeff Hough Each week as I sit down to write this article I sift through a file of article ideas. Choosing the topic for the week can be a challenge. Sometimes the choice is easy because I have an idea that has to get out of my head. Yet, other weeks are difficult because
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Agriculture

In this Nov. 11, 2004 file photo, livestock stand in a feedlot outside Caldwell, Idaho. More than 150 cattle valued at about $350,000 have been reported missing in southeastern Idaho, and authorities suspect modern-day cattle rustling as beef prices have soared. Three ranchers say roundup searches in recent weeks in the hills and gulches on the remote summer range where the cattle graze have come up empty in Bingham and Bonneville counties. The losses include a herd of 50 Black Angus consisting of 25 cows and 25 calves valued at $150,000. Another herd of 41 cow-calf pairs, meaning 82 animals total, plus 10 cow-calf pairs, or 20 animals, all valued at about $200,000, from another rancher are also reported missing. 
(AP Photo/Troy Maben, File) Statewide Funding Available for Livestock Education Programs

By The Idaho Cattle Foundation BOISE – The Idaho Cattle Foundation (ICF) is requesting 2017 funding applications for public and/or higher education programs that advance the state’s livestock industry to be received by February 10, 2017. Through an application process available at www.idahocattlefoundation.org, the ICF will recommend funding to the Idaho State Board of Education
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Transportation

WikiCommons Tired of travel fees? Here’s a charge you may be unaware of

By SCOTT MAYEROWITZ,  AP Airlines Writer NEW YORK (AP) – Ever feel like the taxi ride from the airport costs more than the trip there? It’s not your imagination. Airports across the country add surcharges of up to $5 a ride — typically passed directly on to travelers — for trips originating at their curbs.
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Finance/Investment

YE-Wall Street-2014-Preview With Trump in the White House, what do I do with my 401(k)?

By Stan Choe and Ken Sweet,  AP Business Writers NEW YORK (AP) — Voters chose to shake up Washington and bring big change to the White House. Resist doing the same with your 401(k), analysts and fund managers say. The first reaction for many investors around the world was to sell — nearly everything —
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Health care

Submitted Photo Can’t buy love? Drug price hikes put sex beyond reach

By LINDA A. JOHNSON,  AP Medical Writer TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Imagine not being able to afford one of life’s great pleasures — sex. That’s true for many older couples, doctors say. Soaring prices for prescription medicines for impotence and other problems have put the remedies out of reach for some. Without insurance coverage, Viagra
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Manufacturing/Industry

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A Union Pacific Railroad engine in the rail yard. OSHA has fined the railroad’s Pocatello operation $633,000 for three violations in the past 13 months. Freight railroads don’t expect big trade changes under Trump

By JOSH FUNK,  AP Business Writer OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Major U.S. freight railroads expect their business to fare well as long as the economy continues growing despite President-elect Donald Trump’s promises to overhaul U.S. trade policy and renegotiate bad deals. Railroad executives didn’t seem worried about major trade changes Wednesday when they spoke at
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Retail

The city of Idaho Falls and Idaho Falls Power are exploring options to build on the city’s existing fiber-optic network to provide faster computer connections. (Submitted Photo) Figures show Cyber Monday still biggest US online sales day

Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Cyber Monday is still on top. Reports from two research firms show that the Monday after Thanksgiving was still the busiest U.S. online shopping day of the holiday season. Research firm comScore said Wednesday that desktop computer spending on Monday rose 17 percent to $2.67 billion. It didn’t give
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Pack your bags

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A 15-acre lake within the Horse Station at Cache Valley
near Cache National Forest adds to the beauty of the nearby
physical environment. That will add to the attractiveness of
the overall project. State parks exceed goal in securing business sponsors

By Kimberlee Kruesi Associated Press BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation has received $40,000 in corporate sponsorship since getting legislative approval nearly a year ago to reach out to businesses to help offset the agency’s depleted budget. The amount is double the estimated $20,000 department officials hoped to secure in
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Services

Physician burnout linked to time spent on digital record-keeping

By Sarah Glenn For the Journal In July, the Mayo Clinic Journal Proceedings published a paper that tied physician burnout to their increasing use of cumbersome electronic health systems. The study looked at several months of 2014 survey data from 6,560 U.S. physicians measuring features of work life, including burnout and electronic use. Even after
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Business news

amazon_logo Amazon Go store is checkout free

Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon is testing a grocery store model in Seattle that works without checkout lines. Called Amazon Go, shoppers scan their Amazon app when they enter the store, and then sensors register items that shoppers pick up and automatically charge them to the Amazon app. If a shopper puts the
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