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Gilbert: ‘We screwed up’ on mostly-white crowd in Detroit ad

Jul 25th, 2017 | By
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DETROIT (AP) — A billionaire businessman has apologized for his real estate company’s controversial sign in downtown Detroit that says “See Detroit Like We Do” with an image of a mostly-white crowd. Quicken Loans Founder and Cleveland Cavaliers majority owner Dan Gilbert posted on Facebook Sunday, saying his Bedrock company “screwed up badly.” “Although not
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Idaho man jumps out of a plane 40 times a week for a living

Jul 25th, 2017 | By

By Torrie Cope/Idaho Press-Tribune CALDWELL, Idaho (AP) — Fourth of July revelers in Caldwell turned toward the sky this year not for fireworks but for the spectacle of a man jumping out of a plane with a 1,800-square-foot flag waving high over their heads. That man is 24-year-old John Alcorn, a skydiving instructor at Sky
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Idaho community rallies around targeted refugee business

Jul 25th, 2017 | By

By Kristin Rodine/Idaho Statesman BOISE, Idaho (AP) — What a difference a community makes. When Salam Bunyan of Boise arrived at his Middle Eastern restaurant one morning last week, he was met by hateful graffiti featuring a swastika and the word “rapeugees.” The chalk message quickly hit local news sites. Days later, when Bunyan arrived
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Op-Ed: Pine Ridge Mall’s Growth Explained

Jul 12th, 2017 | By

By Drake Taylor, General Manager, Pine Ridge Mall There are a lot of exciting new things happening at Pine Ridge Mall, from the small shop merchants, to the department stores to all of the dining and entertainment choices. We hope the public perception of the mall reflects the reality of what is going on here.
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Jobs data could signal shortage of qualified workers to hire

Jun 5th, 2017 | By
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By Josh Boak/AP Economics Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — Are employers starting to run out of workers to hire? A hiring pullback reported in Friday’s U.S. jobs data for May raises that prospect. The economy added just 138,000 jobs, which was still high enough to help cut the unemployment rate to a 16-year low of 4.3
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Montana & Idaho CDC Helps Young St. Anthony Entrepreneur Open Gourmet Burger Grill

May 4th, 2017 | By
Krysten Davis is opening her Idaho Burger Grill on May 8 in St. Anthony.

Journal Staff ST. ANTHONY – A young St. Anthony entrepreneur opened a new gourmet burger restaurant in late April with the help of a loan from the Montana & Idaho Community Development Corporation. The grand opening will be held May 8 at 11 a.m. Idaho Burger Grill is the longtime dream of 24-year-old St. Anthony
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Parents, save up: Cost of raising a child is more than $233K

Jan 9th, 2017 | By
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By MARY CLARE JALONICK/Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Expecting a baby? Congratulations! Better put plenty of money in your savings account. The Department of Agriculture says the estimated cost of raising a child from birth through age 17 is $233,610, or as much as almost $14,000 annually. That’s the average for a middle-income couple with
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Tallow tensions: Vegans want ‘fat-free’ UK 5-pound bank note

Nov 30th, 2016 | By
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Associated Press LONDON (AP) — The Bank of England’s new plastic 5-pound note is stronger, cleaner and safer — but apparently not suitable for vegetarians. Vegans and vegetarians are calling for the new bank notes, which have only been in circulation for two months, to be replaced because they are made with a substance derived
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US consumer spending, incomes rose in October

Nov 30th, 2016 | By
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   In this photo of Oct. 12, customers shop for Rudsak shoes at Macy’s shoe department in New York. Shoes are coming out of the closet and landing under the Christmas tree. They’re a top seller this holiday season — a big feat considering they don’t usually make peoples’ gift lists.

By MARTIN CRUTSINGER,  AP Economics Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. consumers boosted their spending again in October, while their incomes increased at the fastest clip in six months. A key gauge of inflation watched by the Federal Reserve posted the fastest 12-month gain in two years. Consumer spending increased 0.3 percent in October after a
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Giving Tuesday still struggles to gain steam

Nov 29th, 2016 | By
DOUG LINDLEY/IDAHO STATE JOURNAL

Press Release NEW YORK — The season of giving is upon us! From bell-ringing to food donating to volunteering, Americans are getting in the generous spirit. In 2012, New York City’s 92nd Street Y and the United Nations Foundation started Giving Tuesday to create a global day of giving. The special day is an annual event
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