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New funds, legislation boost Iowa venture capital pool

Back in the 1990s when he was president of the Iowa Seed Capital Corp., Emerging Growth Group founder and president Gregg Barcus watched start-up after start-up leave the state. By: Beth Dalby Des Moines Business...

McLaughlin Research institute seeks $3 million

McLaughlin eyes Congress for expansion With a little help from Congress and its national board, the McLaughlin Research Institute is looking for $3 million to renovate, expand and hire more scientists. By PETER JOHNSON Tribune...

Butte brainstorms on jobs

About 160 community leaders, merchants and business people harnessed their collective brainpower Wednesday as they traded ideas about the economic future of Butte. By Leslie McCartney of The Montana Standard The three-hour “ Jobs For...

Bond-rating firms eye Montana finances

Associated Press HELENA (AP) – Officials from two Wall Street bond-rating companies got a firsthand look at the Montana economy Wednesday and will use the information in analyzing the state’s financial condition just before it...

Corixa moves to trim costs

Corixa cut 130 jobs yesterday in South San Francisco and sold six antibodies in animal testing, moves that will conserve money in the midst of its latest standoff with the Food and Drug Administration. By...

Energy Northwest going green power

For the last three weeks, the Northwest’s nuclear power producer has also been generating a tiny bit of electricity from solar panels and selling it to the Bonneville Power Administration. Energy Northwest is experimenting with...

Support for stepping out of the downward spiral

That a statewide group has emerged to support and promote higher education is welcome news. That it is being launched by Ian Davidson, chairman of the Davidson Cos., is encouraging. His name and the word...

These Students Wear Hardhats And Learn How to Cut Tiles

ST. LOUIS — Centrail Boyd can’t get excited about his biology class. But when the talk turns to plumbing, the 16-year-old is all grins. He can describe with his hands which pipe goes where, though...

New Methods of Management Can Boost Employees’ Morale

When executives discuss the tenor of business these days they invariably use words like "stressful," "lean" and "tough." While an economic recovery beckons, orders for products and services are still hard to come by and...

Idaho to get its first elementary cyberschool

Any student in the state can enroll in charter Bill Roberts The Idaho Statesman A new charter school is expected to open in Idaho next fall, and any kindergartner through fifth grader, from the Treasure...

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