Economy

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It’s been another strong month for Idaho’s job market. The state added more than 1,300 jobs in April.

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The Garden City Youth Ranch on Chinden Boulevard closed Sunday, after holding a closeout sale over the weekend. The Idaho Statesman reports the building – which was built in 1986 on the busy thoroughfare – has already been sold.

 

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One of Idaho’s largest privately-held companies will be expanding in a big way. Meridian-based Jacksons Food Stores has entered into a deal with Chevron that promises growth.

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A group of officials in the eastern part of the state were in Japan for a whirlwind trip to foster investment in Idaho.

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Idaho’s unemployment rate ticked down again last month, reaching lows the state hasn’t seen for more than a decade.

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A planned block of new homes in the Treasure Valley is attracting buyers before the foundations are even laid.

The CEO of one of Idaho’s most well-known companies is stepping down later this year.

 

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China is imposing new tariffs on over 100 American-made products, including wheat. It’s the second time the Asian nation implemented new fees on American imports this week.


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In the latest round of tit-for-tat tariffs between China and the U.S., the Asian nation has imposed new prices on 128 American-made products. The new regime of tariffs could impact some goods produced in Idaho.

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Idaho may be known as the land of potatoes, but some farmers are beginning to turn to canola as a new cash crop.

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Idaho and Colorado saw some of the nation's leading growth in wages this past year. But other western states, including Montana and Wyoming, lagged behind according to the latest report from the federal Bureau of Economic Analysis.

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Idaho and potatoes are synonymous for good reason; the Gem State is the nation’s biggest producer of the vegetable. With the fate of NAFTA unknown as negotiators head into an eighth round of talks, the potato industry is monitoring those talks closely.

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Even if the weather doesn’t feel particularly springy, AAA Idaho says you only have to look at gas station signs to know what time of year it is. Prices at Gem State pumps rose by 16 cents per gallon in the last week – putting it on the list of 10 most expensive states for fuel.

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The Idaho Department of Labor is out with its latest monthly jobs report. It finds the state’s unemployment rate has held steady for half a year.

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Dick’s Sporting Goods announced Wednesday morning it was pulling assault-style rifles off its shelves.

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