Commentary

Amid Uncertainty, U.S. Economy Potentially Stronger in 2017

Jan 10th, 2017 | By
Randy Shumway (Submitted Photo)

By Randy Shumway Zions Bank Economic Advisor Wall Street markets registered gains the day immediately following the U.S. presidential election, signaling that investors remain optimistic about the future of the economy. Amid the initial sanguine reaction, many economists and market analysts expect more uncertainty to enter the market in the next few months. The overall
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Does Your Risk Tolerance Match Your Investment Plan?

Jan 10th, 2017 | By
Jennifer Landon

By Jennifer Landon Contributor The recent presidential outcome caused a mini-panic on Wall Street the night of the election as investors had factored in a Clinton victory and made their investments accordingly. In after-hours trading, the markets were in a free-fall initially, then rebalanced by the opening bell the next morning. Billions of dollars had
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A Values-Based Approach to Food

Jan 10th, 2017 | By
Janna Graham

By Janna Graham Contributor As one year comes to an end and another begins, sources in business, fashion, science, and pop culture offer their food trend predictions for the upcoming year.  So what’s in store for 2017?  Most trend watchers agree that we’ll continue our quest for gluten-free, high-protein foods, while expanding our interest in
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Op-ed: Small Modular Reactor Project Is Good for Idaho

Jan 10th, 2017 | By
Steve Laflin (Submitted Photo)

By Steve Laflin Contributor The Utah Association of Municipal Power Systems (UAMPS) proposed Carbon-Free Power Project looks like a good deal for Eastern Idaho. The proposed project is on the correct path to providing a safe and environmentally responsible power plant that will offer economic benefit and bolster the reliability of our regional energy grid.
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What is Zonta?

Jan 10th, 2017 | By
Debbie_Beaumont

By Debbie Beaumont Contributor Zonta International is an international service organization with the mission of advancing the status of women.  The first Zonta Club was founded in Buffalo, New York, in 1919 by a group of businesswomen under the leadership of Marian de Forest. It was organized along the lines of the Rotary Club, with
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A new corporate responsibility

Jan 10th, 2017 | By
Jeff Hough

By Jeff Hough A problem with America’s workforce began on Nov. 10, 1969. It began by introducing the world to a cast of characters that would become cultural icons. It began by trying to harness the power of television for the greater good. It began on “Sesame Street.” Initially, “Sesame Street” wanted to prepare children
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Add meaning to the noise

Jan 3rd, 2017 | By
Jeff Hough

By Jeff Hough Time seems to be moving faster. As a kid I remember days moving slowly and summers lasting forever. Now as an adult, days blend together in a blur and summers fly by at warp speed. While pondering the passage of time, I began to wonder what causes this phenomenon. Then, while researching
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Seven business trends for the new year

Dec 20th, 2016 | By
Jeff Hough

By Jeff Hough As the new year approaches, I can’t help but wonder what the future will bring. For those interested in the political arena, the new year holds as much promise as it does dread (depending on your party affiliation). Yet, the business world continues to move forward at an ever increasing pace. This
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A foundation for success

Dec 13th, 2016 | By
Jeff Hough

By Jeff Hough Recently I climbed Mt. Borah, the highest peak in Idaho, with my oldest son. Against his wishes we started out before dawn with the goal of being close to the summit when the sun came up. It was a clear night and the stars lit our path as we wound our way
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Making better decisions

Dec 6th, 2016 | By
Jeff Hough

By Jeff Hough Each week as I sit down to write this article I sift through a file of article ideas. Choosing the topic for the week can be a challenge. Sometimes the choice is easy because I have an idea that has to get out of my head. Yet, other weeks are difficult because
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