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China and US reach agreement on beef, poultry, natural gas

May 12th, 2017 | By
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. 
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By Martin Crutsinger and Jill Colvin /  Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Beijing will open its borders to U.S. beef, while cooked Chinese poultry is closer to landing on American supermarket shelves under a U.S.-China trade agreement. Trump administration officials hailed the deal as a significant advance toward boosting U.S. exports and closing America’s trade
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Judge dismisses Idaho lawsuit over telemedicine abortion ban

May 12th, 2017 | By
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By Kimberlee Kruesi /Associated Press BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit challenging two anti-abortion laws in Idaho now that lawmakers have repealed the targeted statutes. In 2015, Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest and the Hawaiian Islands sued the state over two newly enacted bans that prohibited women from receiving
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AP FACT CHECK: Trump adrift on tax rates, Canada, econ lingo

May 12th, 2017 | By
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By Josh Boak and Paul Wiseman / Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — In an interview with The Economist, President Donald Trump whiffed on a batch of economic facts. He got the Canada-U.S. trade balance wrong, misplaced the U.S. in the world ranks of tax burdens and claimed to have coined an economic phrase that’s been familiar
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24 Employers Set for May 16 Hiring Event in Pocatello

May 12th, 2017 | By

Press Release  Twenty-four employers are scheduled to attend the spring hiring event on Tuesday, May 16, sponsored by the Idaho Department of Labor. The event runs from 1-4 p.m. at the Pocatello Labor office, 430 N. 5th Ave. Some of the employers expected to attend include Amy’s Kitchen, Idaho Central Credit Union, Riverside Hot Springs
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Retirement Planning Can Jumpstart the Ultimate Vacation

May 10th, 2017 | By
Jennifer Landon

By Jennifer Landon Maybe you’ve heard reports that Americans spend less time planning for retirement than they do planning their next vacation. According to a 2014 retirement survey, 39 percent of the 1,000 retirement savers polled, reported spending more than five hours researching vacation options compared to only 11 percent who reported spending that long
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Say No to Food Waste

May 10th, 2017 | By
Janna Graham

By Janna Graham/ Pocatello Co-op Spring has tentatively arrived, the start of a season of abundance in southeastern Idaho.  Gardeners can get back into the dirt, and local farmers, ranchers, cottage food producers, and artisans will soon start offering their wares at the Portneuf Valley Farmers Market, which returns to the Old Town Pavilion on
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Applying for a small business loan like a boss

May 10th, 2017 | By

By Andrea Rosenkrantz/Mountain America Credit Union While the Small Business Administration (SBA) annually qualifies thousands of loans for small businesses, applying for an SBA loan can still seem daunting. Simply meeting the qualifications for a loan doesn’t always mean you’ll receive one. According to Forbes.com, seven out of 10 businesses survive at least two years
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Be aware of healthcare scams

May 10th, 2017 | By
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By Emily Valla, BBB Northwest Dealing with healthcare can be such a headache. Scammers know that, and they hope to get away with your personal information before you realize what’s going on. Often the fraudster will pose as a government authority to persuade you to provide personal information related to your Medicare or Medicaid account.
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Growing Population: Understanding and Preparing for Big Things to Come

May 10th, 2017 | By
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By Robert Spendlove/ Zions Bank Economic and Public Policy Officer The Greek philosopher, Heraclitus, famously said, “the only constant is change.” This is true in all aspects of life, but it is especially true when considering population growth.  The nature of population change, including the rate, composition, and nature of population growth can have profound
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In college test prep industry, cheaper options available

May 8th, 2017 | By
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By Maria Danilova /Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Is there a price that a worried parent wouldn’t pay to help a child do well on college admissions tests? The good news is that test preparation doesn’t have to be expensive anymore. The multimillion-dollar coaching industry is facing competition from free or low-cost alternatives in what
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