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BC-ID--Intermountain Grain & Livestock, ID

POCATELLO, Idaho (AP) — Idaho Farm Bureau Intermountain Grain and Livestock Report Wednesday, August 16, 2017. Bids subject to change. BLACKFOOT __ soft white 3.40, ; hard red winter 3.80, ; DNS 6.15, ; hard white 4.20, ; BURLEY __ soft white 3.57, down 7; hard red winter 3.39, down 7; DNS 6.26, up...


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Some Apple employees may quit over new 'open' office floor plan

Special To The Washington Post. Construction at Apple Park, the tech giant’s new “spaceship” headquarters in Cupertino, Calif., is projected to be completed by the end of this year. The $5 billion campus is to be a state-of-the-art facility, boasting the latest in energy efficiencies, green...


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The unlikely reason Americans are shopping at Target again

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. Shoppers are heading back to Target. In addition to large-scale investments in technology - and a 32 percent increase in online sales - the big-box retailers said it’s also seeing more customers shopping the old-fashioned way. As a result, second-quarter sales grew 1....


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Fired UBS adviser reignites PalmBeach scandal over rich widow

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. “Holy crap!” That’s how Craig Price, a UBS AG senior vice president, told securities regulators he reacted when he saw the $2,600 tab for a client-development dinner he attended at an upscale Palm Beach, Florida, restaurant. It wasn’t the size of the bill that stunned...


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Aflac turns to KKR to diversify $120 billion portfolio

(c) 2017, Bloomberg. Aflac Inc. has turned to KKR & Co. for a push into private equity as Chief Investment Officer Eric Kirsch diversifies the insurer’s portfolio of almost $120 billion. The buyout firm is developing and managing a customized private equity portfolio for the insurer, a spokeswoman...


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See the hipsters lined up outside that new restaurant? This app pays them to stand there.

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. Pretend for a moment that you’re walking through your neighborhood and notice a line of people wrapped around the block outside a newly opened restaurant. Local food bloggers haven’t written about the venue, so you assume the trendy-looking crowd must be the result of...


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SBA head sees businesses held back by lack of loans, workers

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NEW YORK (AP) — Six months into her tenure as head of the Small Business Administration, Linda McMahon sees a split among small business owners — they are increasingly optimistic, she says, but many are held back by their inability to get loans or find the right workers for jobs that are staying...


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What it's like to shop in Amazon's version of the convenience store

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. BERKELEY, Calif. - Amazon has been aggressively courting students as part of its experiment to bring its enormous online shopping operation into the bricks-and-mortar world. Now, the company is launching Amazon Instant Pickup, a service that allows customers to order...


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AMC Cinemas weighs blocking $10-a-month moviepass film deal

(c) 2017, Bloomberg. AMC Entertainment Holdings, the world’s largest theater chain, is weighing legal action against MoviePass over its low-cost cinema subscription, saying the service is unsustainable and bad for the industry. MoviePass on Tuesday dropped the price of its monthly theater pass to...


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Ireland says it won't be pawn in Brexit talks, puts EU on spot

(c) 2017, Bloomberg. Ireland warned it won’t be used as a pawn in wider negotiations on the terms of the U.K.‘s departure from the European Union, as it called Britain’s plans to avoid border checks after Brexit a “step forward.” Envoys need to show “flexibility and imagination” to devise post-...


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