Mountain West farmers fare well despite trade war

Nov 6, 2019
Diverse crops and uncomplicated export markets have helped defend farmers' fortunes.
Recently-retired farmer Drew Eggers looks at a bunch of mint that was still growing at the edge of his field.
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Online retailer Cheekys offers a monthly subscription service called "Chicks Fix" to their online customers.
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Courting foreign investors in the age of Trump

Jun 18, 2018
At this week's annual SelectUSA Summit, cities and towns will try to convince foreign investors that the U.S. is still a good place to put their money.
President Donald Trump's trade policies could make it harder for some cities to attract foreign investors.
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Why Intermountain Healthcare is making generic drugs

Feb 28, 2018
Rising drug prices are part of what's driving health care inflation. What do you do if you are a big health care company? Start your own drug company.
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Are you afraid of the potato cartel?

Jun 17, 2013
A giant grocery wholesaler is accusing a giant potato growers association of fixing prices.

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Turkish firm moves to trademark Idaho's state name

Feb 18, 2013
It may sound like a Thanksgiving dinner food fight, but it's actually a serious battle over knock-offs. Potato-proud Idaho is fighting against Turkey, the country.

View from a small business in a recovering economy

Feb 5, 2013
Boise burger-and-Idaho-fries entrepreneur expands his business as joblessness contracts.

How Boise beat the national unemployment rate

Feb 1, 2013
Boise, Idaho, has a diverse economy -- potatoes, chips (the high-tech kind) and wine.