U.S. News Idaho


  • *Tsinghua to make more investment in Taiwan tech firms- analysts. HONG KONG/ SHANGHAI, Nov 6- China's Tsinghua Unigroup Ltd plans to invest 80 billion yuan in a new memory chip factory via the world's largest private placement, in the latest move by the state-backed technology conglomerate to bolster its fledgling chip industry. Tsinghua Unigroup, controlled by...

  • SHANGHAI/ HONG KONG, Nov 6- Chinese technology conglomerate Tsinghua Unigroup Ltd plans to invest 80 billion yuan in building a new memory chip factory and making acquisitions, channelling the funds into a private placement by an affiliate announced late on Thursday. Tsinghua Unigroup, controlled by Tsinghua University in Beijing which counts President Xi...

  • TAIPEI/ HONG KONG, Oct 30- Chinese state-backed technology conglomerate Tsinghua Unigroup Ltd is buying a 25 percent stake in Powertech Technology Inc for $600 million, becoming the largest shareholder in the Taiwanese chip packaging and testing company. "We believe Powertech, with its ability in the assembly and testing industry, will be an important member...

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 21- Hard-line conservative Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday were not rallying behind Paul Ryan's bid to be the next speaker, as party turmoil again overshadowed debt and budget issues that could rattle markets. So far, no such support was evident, though the right-wing Freedom Caucus of about 40 of the House's 247...

  • *Charles Kau, chairman of Inotera Memories, joins Tsinghua. BEIJING/ TAIPEI, Oct 13- Chinese state-backed technology conglomerate Tsinghua Unigroup has hired Charles Kau, the chief of Micron Technology Inc's Taiwanese joint venture, as its global executive vice president, a person familiar with the matter said. Kau is the chairman of Inotera Memories Inc, a joint...

  • Facebook rolls out 360 video for News Feed Wednesday, 23 Sep 2015 | 2:21 PM ET

    Sept 23- Facebook Inc said its news feed for web and Android platform users will now support 360- degree videos. Action camera maker GoPro Inc has posted a video on motocross riding in the Idaho desert, while Vice Media has released a video of on-the-ground reporting in Afghanistan. Walt Disney Co has uploaded a video of its upcoming "Star Wars: The Force Awakens"...

  • The U.S. Agriculture Department, which oversees the Forest Service, is spending more than $150 million a week beating back several dozen blazes, he said. Senator Ron Wyden, an Oregon Democrat who is co-sponsor of a bipartisan bill that would assign national disaster status to the largest 1 to 2 percent of wildfires, freeing up emergency funding and preventing...

  • WASHINGTON/ BEIJING, Aug 28- The chairman of China's Tsinghua Unigroup travelled to the United States this week to meet with board members of Micron Technology and try to revive a politically fraught takeover bid of the U.S. chipmaker, people familiar with the matter said. Senator Charles Schumer of New York called on the inter-agency Committee on Foreign...

  • President Barack Obama signed a federal declaration of emergency for Washington state on Friday, authorizing the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the Federal Emergency Management Agency to coordinate relief efforts in 11 counties and several Indian reservations hard hit by wildfires. The Okanogan Complex includes the so-called Twisp River fire,...

  • Private jets flood Sun Valley for mogul camp Wednesday, 8 Jul 2015 | 7:00 AM ET
    A private jet lands at the Sun Valley airport, joining dozens of other private and corporate jets already parked there, in Hailey, Idaho.

    People looking to fly into the Sun Valley might face crowded airport tarmacs, packed with billionaires' private jets.

  • Auction of Fuld's ranch may set real-estate record Tuesday, 7 Jul 2015 | 11:10 AM ET
    Former Lehman CEO Dick Fuld is auctioning off his 71-acre Sun Valley ranch.

    Former Lehman CEO Dick Fuld is selling his 71-acre Sun Valley ranch, in what may become the most expensive residential property ever sold at auction.

  • CEOs, deals in focus at 'summer camp for moguls' Tuesday, 7 Jul 2015 | 10:35 AM ET
    The Sun Valley Inn ahead of the Allen & Co. Media and Technology Conference

    Here's what to expect from this year's annual "summer camp for moguls" in Sun Valley, Idaho.

  • 14. Idaho Wednesday, 24 Jun 2015 | 4:30 PM ET
    Top States 2015: Idaho

    It may call itself the Gem State, but Idaho offers very low costs. Education is among the worst in the nation.

  • America's most affordable states to call home Wednesday, 24 Jun 2015 | 4:30 PM ET
    Top States Cheapest States

    You'd be surprised at the most affordable places to live in the U.S., thanks to low food prices, great home values and low utility costs.

  • A state where a tax change is actually working Wednesday, 24 Jun 2015 | 6:59 AM ET
    Idaho Gov. C. L. “Butch” Otter

    Idaho created a new tax credit for businesses in 2014, and Gov. C.L. 'Butch' Otter says it's already proving to be a big winner.

  • 'Drought' beer: California breweries hit dry times Tuesday, 21 Oct 2014 | 8:40 AM ET
    Bear Republic Brewery Sign, brewery

    "Beer has to have water," says the manager of one brewery, who noted that a typical can of beer is 92 percent water.

  • Ex-Googler leads Softbank invasion of Hollywood Friday, 3 Oct 2014 | 10:33 AM ET
    Nikesh Arora

    Softbank's investment in a Hollywood movie studio represents the coming out party for two new players in the US entertainment industry.

  • States must adapt to thrive in the 'new economy' Tuesday, 24 Jun 2014 | 4:47 PM ET

    The "new economy" has transformed how states conduct business, both with each other and the broader global marketplace.

  • 16. Idaho Tuesday, 24 Jun 2014 | 3:00 PM ET

    The Gem State is a bargain with its low costs. Although education is underfunded, and jobs are scare despite economic growth.

  • New data will be key to gauging hog market bubble Monday, 17 Mar 2014 | 11:29 AM ET

    Fund managers and traders have chased hog prices to record highs on fear of a deadly pig virus. But a market reversal could be possible.