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People who live in dense housing areas with stores and recreation centers in walking distance are healthier and better off financially, Smart Growth backers say. But that kind of housing can be overdone, says a skeptic.
Sweepstakes and lottery scam calls are striking Idahoans again, writes Robb Hicken of the Better Business Bureau.
A bankruptcy court has authorized Coldwater Creek Inc., the Sandpoint-based women's clothing retailer, to borrow $42 million for operations while it prepares for going-out-of-business sales next month at its more than 370 stores, Bloomberg News reported.
U.S. Bancorp profits fell slightly in the first quarter to $1.4 billion, compared with $1.43 billion in the same quarter of 2013.
Workers bustle at an oil and gas drilling site near Mead, Colo., a town of about 3,800 people north of Denver.
With enrollments higher than expected, and costs lower, some Democrats say it's time to stop hiding from the president's health care overhaul, even in this year's toughest Senate elections.
Major U.S. stock indexes drifted between gains and losses in morning trading Thursday amid a crop of disappointing corporate earnings. Google, IBM and insurers UnitedHealth and WellPoint were among the big market decliners.
The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment benefits last week rose 2,000 to a seasonally adjusted 304,000. Jobless claims continue to be near pre-recession levels despite the slight increase.