Idaho Offers Cash Bonuses To Entice Wary Workers Back

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Idaho is betting cash bonuses will be enough to lure workers back to their jobs amid coronavirus anxiety and untypically generous unemployment benefits. Overall, Idaho reported 88 deaths so far due to the coronavirus, with 3,462 infections. “A

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Idaho Optimizes Child Support Payments For Mobile

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Recently, for example, Idaho residents looking to make child support payments via mobile devices just got a boost in functionality. The result of a partnership between the Idaho Department of Health & Welfare and Access Idaho, the administrator of Idaho’s official Web portal, the state’s online child support payment service is now optimized for mobile web access. But it’s not just Idaho.

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Google Slapped With Antitrust Lawsuit Filed By Coalition Of 38 States

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In addition to Texas, states involved in the Paxton suit include other Republican attorneys general from Arkansas, Idaho, Indiana, Kentucky, Mississippi, Missouri, North Dakota, South Dakota and Utah.

Excise Tax versus Sales Tax

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The lowest per-capita excise tax states have included South Carolina, Nebraska, Idaho, and Arizona. Soon after you start dealing with states’ sales tax, you’re going to also run into another term: excise tax. What is excise tax? And is it different from sales tax? A different kind of tax pie.

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Latest Developments in State and Local Sales Tax

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In Alabama , rising pandemic-related online shopping has been a “life saver” for the state’s municipal governments and a “financial vaccine for Alabama’s counties,” the state said.

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Sales Tax on Shipping: When Does it Apply?

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When shipping to a retailer, sales tax is incurred in Idaho no matter where “shipping” appears on an invoice. It’s one of the most important aspects of an online business – and one of the wackiest when trying to determine whether sales tax applies or not. What is it? Shipping.

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Taking a Look at Sales Tax Exemptions and Why They're Important

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Idaho and Pennsylvania, for instance, usually require one form. Taking advantage of sales and use tax exemptions can save your business money and headaches. But exemptions can be harder to secure in some states than in others.

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Google Faces Lawsuit From Multiple States Over Digital Ad Tactics

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In addition to Texas, states involved in the suit include Arkansas, Idaho, Indiana, Kentucky, Mississippi, Missouri, North Dakota, South Dakota and Utah, WSJ reported.

Costco Plans For Five New Store Locations This Fall

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The new stores will be in Cherry Hill, New Jersey; Bismarck, North Dakota; Saratoga Springs, Utah; Surprise, Arizona and Idaho Falls, Idaho, Acorns reported.

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How to File Your Taxes if You Worked Remotely Out-of-State This Year

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For instance, perhaps you work remotely for an employer based in California while maintaining a residence in Oregon, but then you go to Idaho to care for a sick relative for a few months and continue working while you’re there. Remote work has been on the rise recently, and in a dramatic way.

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Sales and Use Tax in 2020: A Look Back

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Texas and Idaho reported bumps in sales tax revenue, and in Michigan a new law passed just shortly before the pandemic shutdown made it easier to collect sales tax from more online transactions. Someday people will probably use a lot of words to describe 2020. “Un-eventful”

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Equifax Strikes Deal To Buy Kount

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Kount’s staff members will become a part of Equifax’s United States Information Solutions (USIS) business unit and will still be based in Boise, Idaho, according to a Friday (Jan.

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CORO Global Brings Gold Payment App To Alabama

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With the approval in Alabama, CORO is now available in the Apple App Store and Google Play store to residents in 13 states: Florida, Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Alaska, Delaware, Idaho, Montana, Massachusetts, Oregon, South Carolina, Washington State and Wisconsin.

Kount Offers Anti-Fraud Product Aimed At Insurance Industry

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Idaho-based Kount has released a new product aimed at preventing insurance fraud as the industry increasingly turns to digital, and even mobile, setups.

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The Pandemic’s Push For The FI/FinTech ‘Win-Win’

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If a customer sees a transaction labeled as going to ‘RBX Idaho,’ it leaves them wondering if they have ever been to Idaho, and [they] have no idea what ‘RBX’ means,” he said.

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Apple To Shutter 30 More US Stores Again Amid Pandemic

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Locations in California, Alabama, Idaho, Georgia, Oklahoma, Nevada and Louisiana are set to shutter on Thursday, while shops in Mississippi, Texas, Florida and Utah were shuttered as of Wednesday (July 1).

Southeastern Grocers Rolls Out IPO

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The news comes as the long-anticipated IPO of Albertsons , the Idaho-based supermarket company, proceeded in June following often-fraught years of planning. Southeastern Grocers , the parent company of brands such as Winn-Dixie, HAS unveiled a rollout of an initial public offering (IPO) of 8.9

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SaaS Platform Kount Partners With Verifi To Help Firms Minimize Disputes, Fraud

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Kount , the Boise, Idaho-based Software as a Service (SaaS) platform designed to simplify fraud detection and improve profitability, announced it has partnered with Verifi , the payment protection and management company.

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Albertsons Looks To Raise $1.51B In IPO On A $11.61B Valuation

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Founded 80 years ago, the Boise, Idaho, chain has been owned for the past 14 years by private equity firm Cerberus Capital Management, according to Supermarket News , which first reported the IPO in March. Albertsons Cos.,

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Federal Paid FMLA May Be Out While States Consider Possibilities

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Idaho. The signing of the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) celebrates its 29th anniversary this February 5.

Mnuchin, Powell Testify CARES Is Working

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Michael Crapo (R-Idaho), is taking its first look at spending under the massive bailout Congress approved in March.

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California Goes Back Under Lockdown

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Cases in Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Louisiana, Montana, Nevada, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee and West Virginia surged by more than 20 percent in the past week, according to Johns Hopkins. . The number of coronavirus cases in the U.S. surpassed 3.3

Think Tank Analysis Finds Current Federal Minimum Wage Rate at Lowest Value in 66 Years

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per hour), Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, North Carolina, North Dakota, New Hampshire, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Utah, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.

Trade Nicely Offers Bartering Services For B2B Debt

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Idaho's Trade Nicely is working to implement a new bartering-style system where companies can trade their nonperforming assets like debt, accounts receivables and outstanding balances, rather than having to pay to get rid of them, a press release says.

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Amazon To Build More Whole Foods Locations

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One person familiar with the plans told the Wall Street Journal that in the Rocky Mountain region Whole Foods employees have visited retail spaces in Idaho, the southern part of Utah and Wyoming, areas where Whole Foods doesn’t have a presence. Amazon is reportedly gearing up to expand the number of Whole Foods stores around the country to enable more customers to use its speedy delivery service, reported the Wall Street Journal.

Fiserv Enables SNAP Online EBT Payment Acceptance For Grocers

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Eight additional states, Idaho, Minnesota, Missouri, Nevada, North Carolina, Texas, West Virginia, Vermont and the District of Columbia, are slated to be added in June. “We’re Fiserv Inc.,

Albertsons’ Online Sales Surge 276 Pct As Pandemic Reshapes Shopping

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The Idaho-based supermarket chain reported overall sales and revenue of $22.8 Digital commerce has skyrocketed at Albertsons , as the supermarket giant posted a triple-digit increase in online sales for its most recent quarter amid soaring demand for grocery delivery and curbside pickup.

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BEC Run Out Of Detention Center Nets Millions

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According to the Idaho State Journal , at a Zions Bank presentation in Idaho earlier this month, Chief Information Security Officer Dean Sapp at Braintrace stated, “The CIS [Center for Internet Security] 20 is my favorite. Mobile means one can do just about anything by using their device: order food, bank online, read the news … even commit payments fraud, sometimes from the unlikeliest of places.

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Digital Fiat Via Blockchain — Or Solution In Search Of Problem?

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Mike Crapo (R-Idaho) said digital dollar and stablecoins are “inevitable, beneficial, and the U.S. Much has been written about how delivering fiat currencies digitally can boost financial inclusion and perhaps streamline financial services.

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Slimmed-Down Albertsons IPO Raises $800M

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The long-awaited initial public offering (IPO) of Idaho-based grocery chain Albertsons went ahead on Friday (June 26) after often-fraught years of planning.

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Travelers Expands Amazon Smart Home Program

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The new states enjoying these perks now include Alabama, Arizona, Connecticut, Idaho, Illinois, New Jersey, New Mexico, Oregon, Tennessee, Texas and Utah. “We’re The Travelers Companies announced 11 new states where eligible customers can receive a smart home kit discount via the insurance firm’s first digital Amazon storefront. The discounts — along with a free Amazon Echo Dot — were first available to Travelers home insurance customers in California, as well as its Quantum Home 2.0

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Kount Launches AI Solution For Real-Time Identity Trust

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The Boise, Idaho-based cybersecurity firm said Identity Trust establishes “trust for each identity behind every interaction, including payments, account creation and login events.”.

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Cybersecurity Firm Kount Launches AI-Driven Email Identity Tool

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Kount was founded in 2007 in Boise, Idaho by Brad Wiskirchen, who is the chief executive officer. Fraud prevention and identity verification firm Kount is launching Email First Seen, a tool that serves as an indicator of email trust, the company announced on Thursday (Feb.

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Florida Prisons Delete $11M Worth Of Inmate Music Purchases

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” The news comes months after over 300 prison inmates in Idaho received nearly $225,000 in JPay account credits through reportedly exploiting a system vulnerability. Following a switch in contractors that reportedly caused prisoners to lose access to music that they purchased, an inmate in a Florida prison is suing the Florida Department of Corrections (FDOC) in a class action suit.

Amazon’s Whole Food Discounts Are Rolling Out Across Dozens Of States

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As of today, the extra benefits are available at Whole Foods Markets in Arkansas, Colorado, Florida, Idaho, Kansas, Kansas City, Missouri, Louisiana, New Mexico, northern Nevada, northern California, Oklahoma, Texas and Utah. The Prime rewards are coming; the Prime rewards are coming. Such is the hue and cry set to go off in about a dozen states, as Amazon is starting to ramp up its discounting for Prime members in Whole Foods locations nationwide.

US Senate Committee Weighs Pros And Cons Of Digital Dollar

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However, committee Chairman Mike Crapo (R-Idaho) said the sector needs “rules of the road,” while ranking Democratic member Sen. Digital dollar advocates told a U.S. Senate committee on Tuesday (June 30) that electronic currencies could help consumers.

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Why State And Local Governments Struggle To Shred The Paper Check

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Innovations in this area are moving slightly faster in Idaho, which has been slowly introducing digital disbursements to a few programs. Instant payments are lauded for their convenience, ease and most importantly, for their speed.

Got A Credit Card In Your Purse? Thank Ruth Bader Ginsburg

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Reed, wherein Ginsburg attacked an Idaho state law that required men to be preferred to women when appointing administrators of an estate as inherently unconstitutional.

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Facebook Adds New Lobbyists In Libra Push

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Mike Crapo of Idaho, who was head of the Senate Banking Committee until 2003. Facebook has added two new lobbyists in its bid to make its proposed cryptocurrency Libra a reality, according to a report by Bloomberg. The social media giant has been facing a lot of scrutiny over Libra, from lawmakers and regulators all around the globe. Facebook hired William Hollier, president of Hollier & Associates LLC, to lobby for it in late August. . Hollier used to work for Sen.

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US Lawmakers Respond To Capital One Data Breach

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A spokesperson for Senate Banking Committee Chairman Mike Crapo of Idaho said the group “is looking into the matter and will investigate it further, especially in light of Sen. The Capital One data breach that affected millions and spawned an investigation by the New York attorney general as well as a class-action lawsuit, has a new set of detractors: U.S. lawmakers. The Hill is reporting that Sen.

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PetSmart Continues Brick-And-Mortar Expansion With More Store Openings

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PetSmart locations can be found in Alabama, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Mexico, New York, Ohio, South Carolina, Tennessee and Texas. Pet goods retail chain PetSmart announced Thursday it had opened 28 new brick-and-mortar storefronts in North America during the quarter that ended Nov. 1, 2017, with new locations spanning the United States and Canada.

Big Businesses Tap $124B From Credit Lines To Stay Afloat

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Albertsons supermarkets, headquartered in Boise, Idaho, had been planning to file an initial public offering on March 6, but instead, chief executive officer Vivek Sankaran asked Bank of America for money. Over 130 businesses across Europe, North America and South America have drawn cash from at least $124.1 billion in credit lines to stay afloat during the coronavirus crisis. .

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