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Idaho’s race against stagnation: Task force releases plan to grow state’s workforce

Sep 4th, 2017 | By
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By Sarah Glenn/For the Journal   BOISE – Idaho’s economy has a problem: companies want to both relocate and grow here, but can’t find the right skilled employees. Nurses sprint from one room to another, doing the work of two. Tech pioneers envision cutting-edge campuses, but the talent isn’t around. The department of labor projects
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Study: Half of us know a resumé liar

Sep 4th, 2017 | By
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  Resume Lies On The Rise Nearly Half of Workers Know Someone Who Was Dishonest on Resume Press Release       MENLO PARK, Calif. – What’s the truth about lying on resumes? Almost half of workers (46 percent) polled by staffing firm OfficeTeam said they know someone who included false information on a resume, a
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More Parents Holding Off on Back-to-School Shopping

Aug 28th, 2017 | By
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Press Release WASHINGTON – Even though more parents started back-to-school shopping early this year, many families still have a lot of shopping left to do as they prepare their children for the start of school. According to the National Retail Federation’s annual survey conducted by Prosper Insights & Analytics, the average family with children in
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Harvey could have deep impact on Texas oil, US economy

Aug 28th, 2017 | By
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By Marcy Gordon/AP Business Writer Massive flooding caused by Tropical Storm Harvey along Texas’ refinery-rich coast could have long-standing and far-reaching consequences for the state’s oil and gas industry and the larger U.S. economy. The storm’s remnants left much of Houston underwater on Sunday, and the National Weather Service says it’s not over yet: Some
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AP Sources: Expedia CEO Dara Khosrowshahi to lead Uber

Aug 28th, 2017 | By

By Tom Krisher/AP Auto Writer DETROIT (AP) — Expedia CEO Dara Khosrowshahi has been named Uber’s top executive, taking the difficult job of mending the dysfunctional ride-hailing giant and turning it from money-losing behemoth to a profitable company. Uber’s fractured eight-member board voted to hire Khosrowshahi late Sunday, capping three days of meetings and the
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An odd trend in wheat country: not much wheat

Aug 28th, 2017 | By
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By David Pitt/Associated Press DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — An odd thing has happened in wheat country — a lot of farmers aren’t planting wheat. Thanks to a global grain glut that has caused prices and profits to plunge, this year farmers planted the fewest acres of wheat since the U.S. Department of Agriculture began
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Now at Whole Foods: Cheaper milk, “farm fresh” Amazon Echo

Aug 28th, 2017 | By
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By Joseph Pisani /AP Business Writer NEW YORK (AP) — A half-gallon of milk was 50 cents cheaper at a Whole Foods in New York. Ground beef was down by $2 a pound. And an organic avocado cost a buck less. Amazon kicked off its first day as the owner of Whole Foods by slashing
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Idaho man throws epic eclipse festival, but few show up

Aug 28th, 2017 | By

CASCADE, Idaho (AP) — An Idaho man is out more than $20,000 after organizing a solar eclipse festival that an underwhelming amount of people showed up for. Jeff Webb’s eclipse festival in Cascade was complete with campsites, shuttles for parking, eight live bands, portable toilets and food for thousands of people, KIVI-TV reported (http://bit.ly/2xsQfzy ) Tuesday.
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Activists press Idaho GOP senator on health care

Aug 28th, 2017 | By
Senator Jim Risch

By Kimberlee Kruesi/ Associated Press BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho’s U.S. Sen. Jim Risch said Thursday Congress needs to find a bipartisan solution to improving health care in the United States. The Republican lawmaker spoke out on health care after a small group of activists surprised Risch at a small business forum co-sponsored by Facebook
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Chobani employee lawsuit alleges age discrimination

Aug 28th, 2017 | By
The Chobani plant in Twin Falls. (Photo by Cydney McFarland/Idaho State Journal)

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Another former employee of the Chobani yogurt plant in Idaho has filed a lawsuit accusing the company of age discrimination. Virginia Tucker, who worked as a maintenance technician at the Twin Falls plant from January 2013 until she was fired in June 2015, filed the lawsuit Monday in federal court. The
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