Posts Tagged ‘ Idaho ’

Charities, beware new version of overpayment scam

Feb 9th, 2016 | By
Dale Dixon

By Dale Dixon When the Better Business Bureau sees scam reports, there are some that appear over and over. IRS scam phone call? Check. Grandparent scam? Check. Debt-collection scam? Check. Then, when new twists on scams circulate, we see the reports coming in clusters at a time. But one scam reported in the last week
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Big truck sales slow due to oversupply, less freight

Feb 9th, 2016 | By
The Kenworth Sales Company at 2555 Garrett Way in Pocatello began selling trucks last year for the first time since 1975. Recent months have seen a slump in truck sales, mostly due to a flood of trucks and less freight to carry.
Photo by Vanessa Grieve

By Vanessa Grieve For the Journal The big-truck market is moving in low-gear compared to a few months ago when the economy looked to be improving. “The used truck market looks pretty sad,” said Floyd Herrman, a truck sales consultant at Kenworth Sales Company in Pocatello, in late-January. “I think one of the big things
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Vintners say Idaho wine grape quantity down, quality up

Feb 8th, 2016 | By

CALDWELL (AP) — Weather in 2015 made for a smaller wine grape harvest in Idaho, which officials say could affect production of some favored wine varieties. Total wine grape tonnage in Idaho was down by almost 50 percent in 2015, according to The Capital Press of Salem, Oregon. According to the Idaho Wine Commission, the
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Low wages mean little financial security for Idahoans

Feb 4th, 2016 | By

By Cydney McFarland cmcfarland@journalnet.com Low-income jobs have defined the economic landscape in Idaho, according to a report from the Corporation for Enterprise Development, and that is leading to financial strife for residents. Idaho’s low wages have left 45.5 percent of households in a perpetual state of financial insecurity, which, according to the CFED report, means
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SBA taking Emerging Leader applications

Feb 3rd, 2016 | By
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By Journal Staff The U.S. Small Business Administration Boise District Office is accepting applications for its 2016 Emerging Leader program in the Boise area. The free education series accepts 17-20 entrepreneurs on the brink of business growth, according to a press release. The intensive education program is described as a mini-Master’s of Business Administration program.
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Study: Idaho is the state most dependent on gun industry

Feb 3rd, 2016 | By
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Out of all 50 states and the District of Columbia, Idaho is most dependent on the firearm and ammunition industries, according to a study by WalletHub.com.

By Journal Staff The analysis, conducted by analysts at WalletHub.com, sought to measure how dependent each state in the union (including the District of Columbia) was on the firearms and ammunition industries. Idaho was ranked at the very top of the list, thanks to the state’s large number of firearms-industry jobs, high gun-ownership rate and
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On the rise:Local financial institutions experience growth

Feb 2nd, 2016 | By
Doug Lindley/Idaho State Journal
The new branch of Idaho Central Credit Union, located on Yellowstone Avenue in Pocatello, is set to open in April.

By Vanessa Grieve vgrieve@journalnet.com   Area financial institutions reported positive signs of growth on the eastern side of the state.   This past July, Jeff Newgard became president and chief executive officer for the Bank of Idaho. Newgard, who moved to east Idaho from Yakima, Washington, is passionate about community banking.   The current climate
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Does it pay to be green? Recycling market still sluggish after two years

Feb 2nd, 2016 | By
Doug Lindley/Idaho State Journal
Robert Miller, a machine operator at Western Recycling, inspects bales of recyclable materials
at the company’s warehouse on Garrett Way. The bales are going to a super sorter in Boise.

By Vanessa Grieve vgrieve@journalnet.com   The days of getting paid to recycle are going away, at least for the time being.   For the first time since starting its recycling program in 1998, the city of Pocatello began to pay to have recyclable materials recycled.   The recycling market nationally, which is also influenced by
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Beware of cable scams

Feb 2nd, 2016 | By
Dale Dixon

By Dale Dixon I don’t have cable television, but working at the Better Business Bureau, I’ve heard many horror stories about false advertising and high monthly costs. Scam artists know your cable television service can be a hassle, and they want to take advantage of your desire to find the best deal and lowest price.
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Idaho ranked 6th for retirees

Feb 1st, 2016 | By

By Journal Staff Idaho was ranked sixth in the U.S. for best states to live in retirement, according to wallethub.com. The ranking considered factors such as affordability, quality of life and available health care. The No. 1 state in the nation was Florida, followed by Florida, Wyoming, South Dakota, South Carolina and Colorado. The worst
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