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  • US Ecology beats Street 4Q forecasts Thursday, 26 Feb 2015 | 6:48 PM ET

    BOISE, Idaho _ US Ecology Inc. on Thursday reported fourth-quarter earnings of $8.7 million. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 37 cents per share. US Ecology expects full-year revenue in the range of $345 million to $370 million.

  • UPDATE 1-Uber suspends operations in Boise, Idaho Thursday, 26 Feb 2015 | 3:41 PM ET

    "Steep and growing costs that come from offering thousands of free rides combined with unworkable and onerous regulations being proposed by the City leave Uber no other choice than to suspend operations in Boise for the foreseeable future," the company said in a blog post. Uber has been offering its ride sharing services in Boise since October.

  • BOISE, Idaho— A company that sells contact lenses online has cleared its first hurdle in persuading the Idaho Legislature to ban manufacturers from cutting off retailers that don't sell their product at a set minimum price. The Idaho House and Welfare Committee unanimously voted Thursday to send the bill to the House floor for a full vote.

  • Second golden eagle in 3 years killed at Nevada wind farm Wednesday, 25 Feb 2015 | 2:57 PM ET

    Fish and Wildlife Service spokesman Dan Balduini said Wednesday he couldn't speculate about how the agency might respond after the second golden eagle in three years was found dead Feb. 9 at Spring Valley Wind Energy. Pattern Energy owns the facility in White Pine County, about 250 miles northeast of Las Vegas. Rene Braud, Pattern Energy's director of...

  • Longtime AP reporter Quane Kenyon dies Wednesday, 25 Feb 2015 | 2:55 PM ET

    BOISE, Idaho— Quane Kenyon, a retired Associated Press newsman who covered Idaho politics for 25 years, died of a heart attack at a Boise hospital on Tuesday. A graduate of Idaho State University, Kenyon began his AP career as a copy boy in the Salt Lake City bureau in 1958. He then worked six years for the Idaho State Journal in Pocatello, followed by the Salt Lake...

  • CHEYENNE, Wyo.— A legislative panel on Wednesday recommended significant changes to a contentious proposal that would allow people with concealed carry permits to take their guns to most public places in Wyoming. Allen Jaggi, R- Lyman, would allow concealed-carry permit holders to take their weapons to any public event or place, including schools and college...

  • Hosman is CEO of Assessments.com, a Utah company with about 100 contracts with state and county governments from Florida to California. An early advocate and true believer in the industry, Hosman has spoken at justice forums in Texas, Idaho and Washington state. He also has been a frequent visitor to county jails in his home state of Utah and other states in the...

  • State-by-state breakdown of used cars with open recalls Tuesday, 24 Feb 2015 | 12:18 PM ET

    Carfax, a company that sells vehicle history reports to dealers and car buyers, searched recalls and state registration databases and found that more than 46 million cars are on U.S. roads with recalled parts that have yet to be repaired. Here is a state-by-state breakdown of cars with unfixed recalls in 2014:. Source: Study of 2014 state registration data by...

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 23- A short-term funding extension for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security gained ground on Monday among Senate Republicans as a possible option to deal with a stalled spending bill and a Friday deadline looming for a partial shutdown of the agency. The Senate failed for a fourth time to advance a $39.7 billion bill to fund the agency that...

  • WASHINGTON— The Supreme Court next week hears a challenge to President Barack Obama's health care overhaul that hinges on just four words in the massive law that seeks to dramatically reduce the ranks of the uninsured. The argument threatens subsidies that help make insurance affordable to consumers in about three dozen states. Q. Would Congress have...

  • WASHINGTON— The modest raises that Wal-Mart has said it will give its lowest-paid workers provide a glimmer of hope for lower-wage workers in other companies and industries. Wal-Mart's move follows a sustained campaign for higher wages by some of the company's employees and a nationwide debate over whether to raise the federal minimum wage.

  • BOISE, Idaho— Lawmakers have approved a $3.6 million emergency funding bill to sustain Idaho's troubled broadband program for a handful of months. Idaho law forbids using taxpayer money on illegal contracts, so lawmakers had to approve a new funding bill in order to maintain Internet access and video conferencing. Idaho lawmakers are under a tight timeframe...

  • IdaCorp posts 4Q profit Thursday, 19 Feb 2015 | 9:13 AM ET

    BOISE, Idaho _ IdaCorp Inc. on Thursday reported fourth-quarter net income of $34.6 million. On a per-share basis, the Boise, Idaho- based company said it had profit of 69 cents. IdaCorp shares have declined nearly 7 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • Boise Cascade misses 4Q profit forecasts Thursday, 19 Feb 2015 | 9:06 AM ET

    BOISE, Idaho _ Boise Cascade L.L.C. on Thursday reported fourth-quarter earnings of $15.7 million. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 50 cents per share. Boise Cascade shares have increased 15 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • Leading drone makers PrecisionHawk and Trimble Navigation Limited, farm data services firms, including ones run by Monsanto and FarmLogs, and even some federal lawmakers are saying the proposed rules could delay the development of drone-assisted agriculture in the United States if they are finalized as currently written. The FAA said farmers can address...

  • Hecla Mining misses 4Q revenue forecasts Wednesday, 18 Feb 2015 | 8:24 AM ET

    COEUR D`ALENE, Idaho _ Hecla Mining Co. on Wednesday reported fourth-quarter net income of $16.9 million, after reporting a loss in the same period a year earlier. The Coeur d`Alene, Idaho- based company said it had profit of 5 cents per share. Analysts expected $127.2 million, according to Zacks.

  • DALLAS— United Airlines said Friday that it has a tentative agreement with a union to outsource about 1,150 airport jobs while sparing another 800 positions. The airline, a unit of Chicago- based United Continental Holdings Inc., plans to outsource all airport jobs at these locations:. —Anchorage, Alaska; Hartford, Connecticut; Nashville; Boise, Idaho; Spokane,...

  • Dan Pfeiffer, longtime Obama aide, to step down Wednesday, 4 Feb 2015 | 1:13 PM ET
    Howard Daniel 'Dan' Pfeiffer, White House senior advisor, speaks last November.

    Dan Pfeiffer has told Mr. Obama he intends to leave the White House as soon as the end of this month, NYT reports.

  • Feb 3- The state of Washington said Tuesday it has established a third poultry quarantine zone after state officials discovered that a flock of about 100 birds in Okanogan County was infected with the avian influenza virus. The Washington State Department of Agriculture adopted an emergency rule on Sunday to establish the new quarantine area, which...

  • WILLISTON, N.D., Jan XX- North Dakota's oil industry is pushing to change the state's radioactive waste disposal laws as part of a broad effort to conserve cash as oil prices tumble. That's because rules prohibit North Dakota landfills from accepting anything but miniscule amounts of radiation. But the oil industry says allowing North Dakota's landfills to...