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US plans trade probe over China’s demands for tech transfers

Aug 2nd, 2017 | By

By Gillian Wong and Jill Colvin/Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Frustrated over China’s inability to pressure North Korea over its nuclear program, the Trump administration is weighing plans to punish China for failing to crack down on intellectual property thefts and forcing U.S. and foreign companies to share their technology in return for access to
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Workplace accident death rate higher for older workers

Aug 2nd, 2017 | By
Tom Edwards poses for a portrait with his chain saw and logging clothes, Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013 in the woods near Spanaway, Wash. Edwards was not cutting trees the day the photo was taken, and work has been slow this season for him. Despite working as a logger all his life, he is pessimistic about his chances of ever retiring, an opinion common among blue-collar baby boomers in the U.S. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

By Maria Ines Zamudio and Michelle Minkoff/Associated Press Older people are dying on the job at a higher rate than workers overall, even as the rate of workplace fatalities decreases, according to an Associated Press analysis of federal statistics. It’s a trend that’s particularly alarming as baby boomers reject the traditional retirement age of 65 and
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Hundreds show up for jobs at Amazon warehouses in US cities

Aug 2nd, 2017 | By
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By Matt O’Brien/AP Technology Writer FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — Hundreds of people showed up Wednesday for a chance to pack and ship products to Amazon customers, as the e-commerce company held a giant job fair at nearly a dozen U.S. warehouses. Though it’s common for Amazon to ramp up its shipping center staff in
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Is there finally some relief from annoying robocalls?

Aug 2nd, 2017 | By
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By Tali Arbel/AP Technology Writer NEW YORK (AP) — For Michael Rizzo, answering the phone is too often a waste of time. His Sports City Pizza Pub in Buffalo, New York, depends on customers calling to order wings, pizza and potato skins. But much of the time, it’s an automated message pushing a scam . “It’s getting
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Seniors snap up US national park passes before price hike

Aug 2nd, 2017 | By
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   Hikers pause to talk on the Taggert Lake Trail in Grand Teton National Park. National Park Service rangers have been citing trespassers into both Grand Teton and Yellowstone parks while the federal government remains shutdown.

By Keith Ridler /Associated Press BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Seniors are snapping up so many lifetime passes good for U.S. national parks and other recreation areas ahead of a steep price increase later this month that some government agencies have run out and started issuing vouchers. The America the Beautiful Lifetime Senior Pass has been
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Idaho Wheat Growers Welcome Vietnam Wheat Buying Team to Lewiston

Aug 2nd, 2017 | By
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Press Release BOISE – Idaho wheat growers and industry representatives will host a team comprised of high level executives of the major wheat purchasing and flour producing operations of Wilmar International and its operations in Singapore, Vietnam and Indonesia. The Vietnam team will be traveling to Lewiston, Idaho August 12-14, 2017. While in Lewiston, the
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Idaho GOP gubernatorial candidate unveils new jobs plan

Jul 31st, 2017 | By
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By Kimberlee Kruesi /Associated Press BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Gubernatorial hopeful and Lt. Gov. Brad Little outlined the first details of his economic plan to reduce regulations on Idaho companies and create more job opportunities for Idaho’s young workers if elected governor in 2018. Little delivered his plan Wednesday outside the recently competed $70 million
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Cellphone service could be spotty for rural eclipse-watchers

Jul 31st, 2017 | By
About 10 percent of Americans own a smartphone, but do not have broadband at home. And 15 percent own a smartphone, but say that they have a limited number of options for going online other than their cellphone. Verizon recently launched smartphone data speeds that compare to in-home broadband.

By Jim Salter /Associated Press ST. LOUIS (AP) — If you plan to livestream next month’s solar eclipse from one of the prime viewing spots, here’s a thought: Keep your phone in your pocket, put on your paper shades and just enjoy the celestial wonder. The Aug. 21 solar eclipse, when passage of the moon
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Discovery and Scripps seek to tie up in $12 billion TV deal

Jul 31st, 2017 | By

SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) — Discovery Communications will buy Scripps Networks for close to $12 billion, tying together two powerful stables of TV shows ranging from Animal Planet to the Food Network. The deal, announced Monday, puts the combined company in a stronger position to draw more women viewers and to navigate an increasingly chaotic
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US pending home sales improved in June

Jul 31st, 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 Josh Boak/AP Economics Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans signed more contracts to buy homes in June, snapping a three-month decline in pending sales. The National Association of Realtors said Monday that its pending home sales index rose 1.5 percent in June to 110.2. The gain still puts the pace of contract signings below its
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