Micron CEO takes pay cut, still Idaho’s highest paid

Several top executives of Idaho’s six publicly traded companies took home multimillion-dollar compensation packages in their companies’ latest fiscal years. The six CEOs received a broad range of changes to their compensation packages — from an 18 percent reduction for Micron’s Mark Durcan who made $9.4 million after the cut, to an 82 percent increase for U.S. Ecology’s Jeff Feeler, who made $1.4 million. Getty Images

BOISE — Five of the top executives at the six Idaho companies that trade on major stock exchanges took home multimillion-dollar compensation packages in their companies’ latest fiscal years.

Toyota robotics boss envisions future results

In this Nov. 6, 2015 file photo, Toyota Motor Corp.'s Executive Technical Advisor Gill Pratt delivers a speech during a press conference on artificial intelligence in Tokyo. The U.S. robotics expert tapped to head Toyota's Silicon Valley research company says the $1 billion investment by the giant Japanese automaker will start showing results within five years. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko, FIle)

TOKYO — The U.S. robotics expert tapped to head Toyota’s Silicon Valley research company says the $1 billion investment by the giant Japanese automaker will start showing results within five years.

Decade after housing peaked: Owners richer, renters hurting

In this Tuesday, April 19, 2016, photo, Joe Fabie, right, and his wife, Christi, pose for a photo in front of their rental home in Charleston, S.C. The Fabies left Mount Pleasant, S.C., to rent somewhere cheaper. Both have law school debt and are saving to buy a home. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)

MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C. — It’s a troublesome story playing out across America in the 10 years since the housing bubble peaked and then burst in a ruinous crash: As real estate has climbed back, homeowners are thriving while renters are struggling.

Barron’s Jewelry specializes in repair and design

Owner Brad Bridgewater sets a diamond into the mounting of a customer’s ring May 27 at Barron’s Jewelry Repair and Design. Bridgewater said he usually does five to 10 repairs a day. Each repair can take from a couple of minutes to several days depending on the required work. Pat Sutphin / psutphin@postregister.com

Barron’s Jewelry specializes in jewelry repair and design. Many of the items in the store are one of a kind. Owner Brad Bridgewater refers to his job as “part of the process of creating a family heirloom.”

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