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Has the largest retailer seen better days?
Has the largest retailer seen better days?
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Commentary: Walmart’s Speedy Checkout May Not Mean Fast

Speedy check-out doesn’t mean fast.  It could mean glacial pace.  I was thinking about semantics today while standing in a long-line at the nation’s largest retailer...

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Commentary: Are These the End Times?

A couple of weeks ago I mentioned on-air there was economic trouble ahead.  I’m not reading this in America’s largest newspapers or hearing it on TV network news...

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Challenging drives for taxpayers are a challenge in Boise.
Challenging drives for taxpayers are a challenge in Boise.
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Commentary: Idaho Legislators Need Some Stones

Idaho Governor C.L. “Butch” Otter won’t describe it the same way but he’s left his fellow Republicans some rotten eggs in this year’s Easter baskets...

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All out of dimes, Courtesy, Wikimedia.
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Commentary: Democrats and Carnival Barkers Are Going Extinct

Remember the gravelly voiced woman in Cleveland who bragged about having an “Obama phone” during the 2012 Presidential Election Cycle?  “Everybody in Cleveland got an Obama phone...

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Mid-morning traffic passes through a lonely downtown.
Mid-morning traffic passes through a lonely downtown.
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Commentary: Idaho and America at the Crossroad

Saturday I drove to Sun Valley.  I listened the entire trip to Newsradio 1310 KLIX.  Only during a couple of stops at intersections at the resort did I lose the station because of some nearby interference...

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Research May Show Democratic Administrations Better For Economy! KLIXcast

Wait....what?  Research over the past 80 years on the American economy, and documented in the book called "Bears, Bulls and the Ballot Box" says the American economy fared better under Democratic administrations than Republicans...

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According to Forbes, Which Party Provides a Better Economy?

The answer, according to Forbes, may surprise you.  Adam Hartung with Forbes.com looks at a book that analyzes the past 80 years of the American economy and shows under which political party the American economy did better...

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Magic Valley “America’s Most Diverse Food Basket”

(KLIX)- The Magic Valley is being called "America’s Most Diverse Food Basket". The Southern Idaho Economic Development Organization highlighted that diversity at its 11th annual summit on Thursday...

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Idaho’s Economy Growth Slow But Getting Better

A State economist warns t could take until 2014 for Idaho’s economy to fully recover from the 60,000 jobs lost during the recession. State chief economist Derek Santos told the Legislature's economic-outlook committee yesterday that Idaho's personal income — the total of wages, business profits, investment earnings and government payments such as Social Security — showed a 6 percent growth in 2011, fueled in part by the cut in the federal payroll tax...

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Top Story Podcast 9/08/11:Re-Districting, BBQ Wings, Alex Sinclair, State of the City, Killing Conservative Zombies

Top Story Podcast 9/7/11: FIrst hour - No agreement on redrawing Idaho's legislative district lines, BBQ wings in the park, Economist Analyst Alex Sinclair

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