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Energy companies and banks fall as US stocks turn lower

Mar 20th, 2017 | By
Trader Tommy Kalikas works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2016. U.S. stocks dropped Wednesday as investors fretted about signs of belligerence from North Korea and more weakening of China's economy, which pummeled energy companies.  (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

By Marley Jay/AP Markets Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Major U.S. indexes are drifting lower in afternoon trading Monday as energy companies fall with oil prices and banks slip along with bond yields. European markets mostly fell after the British government said it will formally begin the process of leaving the European Union next week.
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Airlines expect 4 percent rise in passengers this spring

Mar 20th, 2017 | By
A planned $75 million solar farm on 120 acres outside the Pocatello Regional Airport has been canceled. Developers said the required environmental review would take too long to meet power-supply agreement dates.
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By David Koenig/AP Airlines Writer DALLAS (AP) — Coming off another highly profitable year in 2016, U.S. airlines expect traffic this spring to increase 4 percent over last year, and they are adding seats to handle the crush. The trade group Airlines for America forecast Monday that a record 145 million U.S. passengers will fly
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Home health aides: Minimum-wage hikes could deepen shortage

Mar 20th, 2017 | By
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By Anna Gronewold/ Associated Press WEST CHAZY, N.Y. (AP) — Only 17 snowy miles from the Canadian border, Katie Bushey’s most basic needs are met by traveling health aides who come into her home to change her diapers, track her seizures, spoon-feed her fettuccine Alfredo and load her wheelchair into the shower. But that’s only
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Billionaire Gates meets with Trump to talk foreign aid

Mar 20th, 2017 | By
Privately funded research utilizing government owned facilities validates the important role national laboratories have in advancing innovation. Bill Gates, American business magnate and chair of the nuclear reactor startup company TerraPower, LLC, and his staff toured the Materials and Fuels Complex at Idaho National Laboratory.

By Josh Boak/AP Economics Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — Tech billionaire Bill Gates is meeting with President Donald Trump to discuss progress in programs for global health and development as well as domestic education. Gates, who as the co-founder of Microsoft is the world’s wealthiest man, will highlight the “indispensable role that the United States has
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Already in peril, rural hospitals unsure on health care bill

Mar 20th, 2017 | By
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The ISU Foundation is talking to the Portneuf Health Care Foundation about the possible purchase of the old hospital complex on Memorial Drive in Pocatello.

By Russ Bynum, Rebecca Santana and Kathleen Foody/Associated Press CLAXTON, Ga. (AP) — Talmadge Yarbrough had just sat down at his desk and opened a box of pecans when he let out a gasp that could have been his last breath. He’d gone into cardiac arrest in his office, a co-worker called 911, and an
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Sharers rather than authors more important on social media

Mar 20th, 2017 | By
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By David Bauder/ AP Television Writer NEW YORK (AP) — The person who shares a news story on social media is more important than the story’s actual source in determining whether readers believe it, a study by the Media Insight Project has found. In a previous study, consumers said they paid greater heed to where the
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FDIC Enhances Tool to Prevent Elder Financial Exploitation

Mar 14th, 2017 | By

FDIC Press Release The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) today announced enhancements to its Money Smart for Older Adults curriculum that provide new information and resources to help older adults and their caregivers avoid financial exploitation through fraud and scams. Money Smart for Older Adults identifies common types of elder financial exploitation, such as imposter
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Study: Idaho Has the 7th Lowest Tax Rates in the Nation

Mar 14th, 2017 | By

Journal Staff Just how much do we dislike taxes and tax collectors? And does this stance affect how long we put off tax prep? In search of answers to those questions and more, WalletHub conducted a nationally representative survey of 500 taxpayers. They asked about everything from whether they expect a refund to which divisive pop
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Ruby Tuesday exploring sale as part of strategic review

Mar 13th, 2017 | By
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Restaurants like Ruby Tuesday in Pocatello have generally always see a decrease in business during the Eastern Idaho State Fair in Blackfoot. This year, however, that isn't the case.

NEW YORK (AP) — Ruby Tuesday says it will explore strategic alternatives including a sale or merger, and that a key sales figure fell in the latest quarter. The restaurant chain says it’s at the start of its strategic review and it doesn’t plan to make more public comments until the process is completed. It
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UK Parliament gives government power to begin EU exit

Mar 13th, 2017 | By

By Jill Lawless/Associated Press LONDON (AP) — Britain lurched closer to leaving the European Union Monday when Parliament stopped resisting and gave Prime Minister Theresa May the power to file for divorce from the bloc. But in a blow to May’s government, the prospect of Scotland’s exit from the United Kingdom suddenly appeared nearer, too.
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