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Liberty Lake, WA to feel Agilent cuts

Agilent Technologies Inc., which makes test and measurement equipment, announced a first-quarter loss Friday and unveiled plans to cut an additional 4,000 jobs, or 11 percent of its work force, to reduce expenses. From staff…

Simplot’s CIO, Roger Parks gets national recognition for tech vision

“Business today is all about technology, it doesn´t matter what business you´re in,” he added. “If you don´t have technology, you´re not a serious player.”

Hollywood sweeps up broom maker’s work

Hollywood is sweeping up Warren Olney’s brooms. Olney, whose Grants Pass, OR workshop is in the confines of his dining room, has been making brooms of all sorts — but especially historically correct American brooms…

Industry-sponsored study touts economic boost from dairies, processing in Southern Idaho

TWIN FALLS — Dairy industry leaders on Wednesday unveiled results of an economic-impact study they hope will promote cooperation with policy makers who regulate the industry. By Virginia S. Hutchins Times-News writer Direct employment on…

Big Sky Airlines seeks more riders

GILLETTE, Wyo. (AP) — Ticket sales for Big Sky Airlines continue to be about a third of what the company wants. "We’re still seeing good response to our schedules. However, we’re still not meeting budget…

Avista happy to be out of this dam mess-Spokane company, Avista Utilities, works to remain under the radar in Montana dispute

Avista Utilities and PPL Montana fought arm-in-arm against a dam-condemnation initiative on last fall’s Montana ballot. Bert Caldwell The Spokesman-Review Arm’s length better describes their relationship today, although that may understate the distance the Spokane…

Winemaking sustains allure-Starting a winery is pricey, but industry statewide has tripled; 10 in Spokane

Statewide in Washington, the number of wineries has tripled in the last six years, from 80 in 1996 to 240 today.

Boise based Micron to slash 10% of jobs

Micron Technology Inc., the world’s second-largest computer memory chip maker, announced on Tuesday that it is laying off 10 percent of its worldwide labor force of more than 18,000. Associated Press Spokesman Review It is…

Post Falls recycling company lays off 25 employees-General manager cites downturn at Kaiser, overseas competition

POST FALLS — IMCO Recycling Inc. is operating at about 50 percent capacity after laying off 25 workers in response to weak demand for recycled aluminum. By DAVID BUFORD Staff writer Coeur d’Alene Press Two…

SLOC Exec’s Venture Capital Fund Will Focus on the West

Sorenson Capitol’s primary target will be companies in Utah, California and Colorado, Bullock said, with secondary emphasis on Nevada, Idaho, Wyoming and Oregon. The Mountain West region is attractive because of its growth, economically and in terms of population, and a lack of competition from other buyout companies.