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DOE unlikely to meet Idaho nuclear waste cleanup deadline

Jan 18th, 2017 | By
Photos from the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Environmental Management: Waste exhumation underway at EM's Idaho Site.

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (AP) — The U.S. Department of Energy is likely to miss another deadline under its 1995 agreement to remove nuclear waste stored in Idaho, according to information from agency and state officials. The DOE committed in the 1995 settlement to clean up some 65,000 cubic meters of waste by the end of
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US sues Oracle, says it pays white men more than others

Jan 18th, 2017 | By

NEW YORK (AP) — The Labor Department is suing Oracle, claiming that the technology giant pays white male workers more than their non-white and female counterparts with the same job titles. The lawsuit also says that the company has a systemic practice of favoring Asian workers in its recruiting and hiring practices for product development
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Small nuclear reactor design submitted for federal approval

Jan 18th, 2017 | By

By Keith Ridler/Associated Press BOISE, Idaho (AP) — An Oregon company has asked federal officials to approve its design for a small commercial nuclear reactor that a Utah energy cooperative wants to build in Idaho. NuScale Power delivered a 12,000-page application last week to the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission for the modular reactor, starting a
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ISU Workforce Training’s Leadership Coaching Program aims to Develop Engaged Leaders

Jan 10th, 2017 | By
Scott Stephens teaches one of his classes at Idaho State University. (Photo by Laura Soldati)

By Laura Soldati For the Idaho State Business Journal POCATELLO – Business consultant Scott Stephens moved back to Pocatello in 2012, after years of working with RLG International, a consulting company that specializes in Leadership Development and Coaching. For months, he tried to launch a coaching and consulting firm that would provide these services to companies
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Bank of Idaho to receive Brightest Star award

Jan 3rd, 2017 | By

By Torrey Mortenson, Post Register Serve Idaho, the Governor’s Commission on Service and Volunteerism, will recognize the 2016 Brightest Stars at a ceremony on Jan. 18 in the Simplot Ballroom at Boise State University. Bank of Idaho will receive the award in the Business category for 2016. Idahoans nominated the award recipients throughout the year,
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What to do with unwanted gift cards

Dec 27th, 2016 | By

By SARAH SKIDMORE SELL ,  AP Personal Finance Writer Gift cards are a popular present at the holidays — the National Retail Federation says more than half of consumers plan to give one this year. But they aren’t always wanted — research organization CEB TowerGroup estimates that $1 billion of the $130 billion spent on
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Lagarde’s leadership of IMF in question after conviction

Dec 19th, 2016 | By
Christine Lagarde, Managing Director, International Monetary Fund (IMF), Washington DC; World Economic Forum Foundation Board Member reflects during the session 'Women in Economic Decision-making' at the Annual Meeting 2013 of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, January 25, 2013. 
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By JOHN LEICESTER/Associated Press PARIS (AP) — The high-flying career of Christine Lagarde, the head of the International Monetary Fund, hung in the balance Monday after a special French court convicted her of negligence for not seeking to block a fraudulent 2008 arbitration award to a politically connected tycoon while she was France’s finance minister.
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Love and business development

Dec 19th, 2016 | By
The Odd Fellow's Building now holds a bakery and thrift shop, and is a building beloved by the community. 
(Photo by Scott Elliot)

By Scott W. Elliott/For the Journal SALMON — Seven years ago, any out-of-towner might not have looked twice at the old Odd Fellows building in downtown Salmon, which is in central Idaho north of Challis. But volunteer Cindy Phelps and the Craig and Jessica McCallum family saw potential — a tan brick facade on Main
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Idaho’s Second Quarter 2016 Wages Show 4.2 Percent Increase over 2015

Dec 19th, 2016 | By
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Idaho Department of Labor News Release BOISE –Idaho’s private sector average weekly wage grew by $30 between the second quarters of 2015 and 2016 to $743. The state’s 4.2 percent over-the-year increase during the second quarter of 2016 was twice the national average rate of 2.1 percent and put Idaho in fourth place behind Washington,
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Quest Diagnostics says 34,000 customer accounts hacked

Dec 12th, 2016 | By

NEW YORK (AP) — Medical laboratory operator Quest Diagnostics Inc. says a hack of an internet application on its network has exposed the personal health information of about 34,000 people. The Madison, New Jersey-based company says “an unauthorized third party” on Nov. 26 gained access to customer information including names, dates of birth, lab results
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