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Why a Winning Financial Plan is Multigenerational

Sep 10th, 2017 | By
Jennifer Landon

  By Jennifer Landon/Financial Planner A great financial plan might begin with an individual or a couple, but it doesn’t end there. A great financial plan also takes into account a spouse, children, grandchildren or anyone else that might be included in your legacy. Currently, we are in the midst of the greatest wealth transfer
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Student Loans in America – The Next Debt Crisis?

Sep 9th, 2017 | By
Robert Spendlove

By Robert Spendlove/Zions Bank’s Economic and Public Policy Officer Household debt is on the rise in America. According to the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, household debt has risen steadily for 11 consecutive quarters. Total household debt is now approaching $13 trillion, and has surpassed the previous peak of $12.68 trillion in 2008. The
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Idaho leaders respond to DACA phase out

Sep 5th, 2017 | By
Raul Labrador

Associated Press and Wire Reports WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump Administration is phasing out the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. DACA is an American immigration policy founded by the Obama administration in June 2012. DACA allows certain illegal immigrants who entered the country as minors, to receive a renewable two-year period of deferred
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Commentary: Retail store openings increase in 2017

Sep 4th, 2017 | By

By Mark Mathews, Vice President of Research Development and Industry Analysis National Retail Federation As the “retail apocalypse” canard continues to grab the odd headline in the media, the data and the facts are consistently telling us quite a different story: a story of an industry in transition, but still growing. The most recent retail sales
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Retail Jobs Down Slightly in August

Sep 4th, 2017 | By
DOUG LINDLEY/IDAHO STATE JOURNAL
   Raquel Ozuna is an associate at Deseret Industries who is working to get retail experience. Ron Francis is the manager at Deseret Industries, and they are celebrating the company’s 75th anniversary.

Press Release WASHINGTON – Retail industry employment saw a modest decline in August, decreasing 900 jobs from July, the National Retail Federation said today. The number excludes automobile dealers, gasoline stations and restaurants. The economy overall saw gains of 156,000 jobs in August. “Despite the slight decrease, the three-month average of 185,000 job gains combined
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Mountain Home-based credit union to offer video banking

Sep 4th, 2017 | By
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Pioneer Federal Credit Union Signs On With BankOn Mobile Video To Expand Technology-Driven Branches And Services   MOUNTAIN HOME – You may never have to go into a branch again. Pioneer Federal Credit Union announced Friday it has partnered with BankOn Mobile to offer mobile video banking. It is the first bank in Idaho to
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Mnuchin: Congress must tie Harvey aid to raising debt limit

Sep 4th, 2017 | By
Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin (Treasury.Gov)

By Hope Yen/Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin on Sunday called on Congress to combine a $7.9 billion disaster relief package for Harvey with an increase in the nation’s borrowing limit, saying it was time to “put politics aside” so storm victims in Texas can get the help they need. “The president
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Millions who buy health insurance brace for sharp increases

Sep 4th, 2017 | By
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By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar/Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Millions of people who buy individual health insurance policies and get no financial help from the Affordable Care Act are bracing for another year of double-digit premium increases, and their frustration is boiling over. Some are expecting premiums for 2018 to rival a mortgage payment. What they pay
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China says Trump’s trade threat over N. Korea ‘unacceptable’

Sep 4th, 2017 | By
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BEIJING (AP) — China on Monday criticized President Donald Trump’s threat to cut off U.S. trade with countries that deal with North Korea and rejected pressure to do more to halt the North’s nuclear development. Trump issued the threat after North Korea on Sunday exploded a thermonuclear device in its sixth and most powerful nuclear
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San Francisco official pushes robot tax to battle automation

Sep 4th, 2017 | By
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By Janie Har/Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Security guard Eric Leon watches the Knightscope K5 security robot as it glides through the mall, charming shoppers with its blinking blue and white lights. The brawny automaton records video and sounds alerts. According to its maker, it deters mischief just by making the rounds. Leon, the
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