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Mountain Home-based credit union to offer video banking

Sep 4th, 2017 | By
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Pioneer Federal Credit Union Signs On With BankOn Mobile Video To Expand Technology-Driven Branches And Services   MOUNTAIN HOME – You may never have to go into a branch again. Pioneer Federal Credit Union announced Friday it has partnered with BankOn Mobile to offer mobile video banking. It is the first bank in Idaho to
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Politics, marches dominate summer’s last hurrah on Labor Day

Sep 4th, 2017 | By

By The Associated Press Labor Day is a holiday to honor the American worker, but it also has a political bent. Across the country gatherings and parades invite politicians to march and speak on the day that also marks a final hurrah for summer. Here’s a look at how the United States celebrated its Labor
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No Boise State bobbleheads this year after 10-year run

Sep 4th, 2017 | By
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BOISE, Idaho (AP) — An Idaho company that has been producing bobbleheads of Boise State University players and coaches for about a decade says there will be no bobbleheads this year. The Idaho Statesman reports that Meridian, Idaho,-based Jackson Food Stores is ending the run for now after releasing 40 Boise State bobbleheads from 2006
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Employers must redefine STEM to attract future talent, according to new Randstad US data

Sep 4th, 2017 | By
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Press Release ATLANTA — In the face of an ongoing STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) talent shortage, Rndstad US conducted a study to uncover key motivations, beliefs and perspectives of STEM-related topics among kids aged 11 to 17. The research shows that despite high interest in STEM studies and confidence in STEM skills at
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ISU graduate students help community business

Sep 4th, 2017 | By
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By Kendra Evensen POCATELLO — A master’s of business administration course at Idaho State University is giving students an opportunity to use their skills by helping operating businesses. Neil Tocher, a professor and the department chair for the College of Business’ Marketing and Management department, said students take MBA 6628 “Applied Business Solutions” during the
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SBA head sees businesses held back by lack of loans, workers

Sep 4th, 2017 | By
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By Joyce M. Rosenberg/AP Business Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Six months into her tenure as head of the Small Business Administration, Linda McMahon sees a split among small business owners — they are increasingly optimistic, she says, but many are held back by their inability to get loans or find the right workers for
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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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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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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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