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Samsung releases findings on $5.3 billion Note 7 fires fiasco

Jan 24th, 2017 | By

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Samsung Electronics said Monday that after testing more than 200,000 Galaxy Note 7 smartphones, it found defects in two sets of batteries from two different manufacturers that made the devices prone to catch fire. Samsung’s mobile division president, Koh Dong-jin, ruled out any problems with other aspects of the Note
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Economist says new NRF facility will benefit state, local economy

Jan 10th, 2017 | By

By Kendra Evensen kevensen@journalnet.com The U.S. Naval Nuclear Propulsion Program (NNPP) is planning to recapitalize infrastructure in eastern Idaho that handles fuel waste from the nation’s fleet of nuclear-powered warships, and a regional economist believes the project will benefit the local and statewide economy. Hope Morrow with the Idaho Department of Labor says the $1.65
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A new corporate responsibility

Jan 10th, 2017 | By
Jeff Hough

By Jeff Hough A problem with America’s workforce began on Nov. 10, 1969. It began by introducing the world to a cast of characters that would become cultural icons. It began by trying to harness the power of television for the greater good. It began on “Sesame Street.” Initially, “Sesame Street” wanted to prepare children
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What’s happening in Old Town Pocatello

Jan 10th, 2017 | By
Stephanie Palagi

By Stephanie Palagi Welcome! X-Caliber Cuts & Color is now open at 123 N. Main St. We would like to welcome owner Reginald LaBon to the Old Town Neighborhood. With over 20 years of experience, Reginald looks forward to providing a full menu of services for your styling needs. Stop in today. All ages and
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Feds insuring bigger home loans for buyers

Jan 10th, 2017 | By
Idaho’s home prices increased 0.3 percent from August to September, and have risen 7.7 percent since September 2015. The increase has prompted the Federal Housing Administration to raise the dollar amount on the home loans it will insure.

By Sarah Glenn POCATELLO — As housing prices go up in Idaho, so do the amounts available on federally insured loans that help people buy homes. Someone seeking a single family home, who doesn’t mind paying monthly mortgage insurance, and who wants a lower interest rate, can now borrow up to $275,665 backed by the
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Idaho elk ranchers see strong demand

Jan 3rd, 2017 | By
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By John O’Connell Capital Press VICTOR — Rancher Kent Bagley and his sons Greg and Stephen derive almost a third of their income from agricultural tourism, and their farm-raised elk are the main attraction. The Bagleys bought their first 15 elk in the late 1990s, seeking to diversify their beef and dairy business. They’ve since
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What’s happening in Old Town Pocatello

Jan 3rd, 2017 | By
Stephanie Palagi

By Stephanie Palagi Welcome! Welcome H.S. Jeshua Ministries’ Day Facility, Transitions-Life Coaching & Resource Center now located at 326 E. Center St. The ministry has been helping victims of abuse and individuals coming out of prison by coordinating with other individuals and agencies in our community for over 12 years. We are pleased to have
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Add meaning to the noise

Jan 3rd, 2017 | By
Jeff Hough

By Jeff Hough Time seems to be moving faster. As a kid I remember days moving slowly and summers lasting forever. Now as an adult, days blend together in a blur and summers fly by at warp speed. While pondering the passage of time, I began to wonder what causes this phenomenon. Then, while researching
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Old building put to new business uses

Dec 20th, 2016 | By
The former Odd Fellows building in Salmon has gone from being unused to being a thriving bakery, thrift shop and community gathering place.

By Scott W. Elliott For the Journal SALMON — Seven years ago, any out-of-towner might not have looked twice at the old Odd Fellows building in downtown Salmon, which is in central Idaho north of Challis. But volunteer Cindy Phelps and the Craig and Jessica McCallum family saw potential — a tan brick facade on
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Seven business trends for the new year

Dec 20th, 2016 | By
Jeff Hough

By Jeff Hough As the new year approaches, I can’t help but wonder what the future will bring. For those interested in the political arena, the new year holds as much promise as it does dread (depending on your party affiliation). Yet, the business world continues to move forward at an ever increasing pace. This
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