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Coal is Taking Its Lumps in Utah

PHOTO Empty coal cars wait on the side tracks near Helper. Utah mines operated by seven companies excavated 27 million tons of coal in 2001. On paper, Utah’s coal industry seems to be holding its…

Boise company to purchase part of Mattson

SCP Global Technologies, a Boise company that makes semiconductor equipment, has agreed to purchase a division of Mattson Technology Inc. in a deal that will give the local company operations in Asia and Europe. Julie…

Small Business Close-Up- A.C. LaRocco Pizza of Spokane draws national praise

"With A.C. LaRocco, Scott and Leffler have built a company. Today, they sell about 2,500 pizzas every day across the country."

Economics drive ranchers into buffalo-hunt business

MARQUETTE, Kan. — It’s bitterly cold on the prairie as Lewis Mitchell lives his dream of hunting buffalo. By CARL MANNING Associated Press Billings Gazette But for Vance Hopp, who owns the buffalo, it’s more…

Program saves INEEL millions of dollars

ARCO – New business practices at Idaho’s nuclear site have saved more than $40 million over the past 18 months, according to INEEL officials. By Emily Jones – Pocatello Idaho State Journal Writer Management officials…

Downtown Sandpoint, ID laments possible business loss-Bonner County may relocate offices away from central district

SANDPOINT — The Sandpoint Business Association is worried that relocating Bonner County offices to the Federal Building will weaken the heart of downtown. Coeur d’Alene Press The group has given the county commission a letter…

Sun Valley promotion attempts to head off economy’s effects

SUN VALLEY — Skiers are being offered discount lodging and skiing at Sun Valley for the remainder of the ski season to ensure there are plenty of shoppers to spread about area restaurants and retail…

Colo. tech force hit harder than nation’s-Industry had 2/3 of state’s job losses

"I’d definitely say Denver was hit harder than other IT markets," he said. "Denver is not a headquarters town. It’s a satellite town, and when you’re working in a branch office, a company will tend to whack jobs there before moving up to the headquarters."

USDA adopts Boise firm’s software

Boise-based ProClarity Corp. announced Tuesday that the U.S. Department of Agriculture has adopted the company´s Analytics Platform software to be used in the agency´s Food Safety and Inspection Service. Idaho Statesman The ProClarity application will…

Loss of prosperity not easy to take in Pacific Northwest

"Today, Washington and Oregon duel for the nation’s highest unemployment rate, with Oregon holding the dubious distinction for 15 of the past 17 months."