It seems to be becoming a common occurrence; a major company or organization breached by hackers taking personal information from thousands to millions of people. One of the latest companies to be hit is the Marriott International says that a breach of its Starwood guest reservation database…

Around this time of year, many taxpayers begin the annual ritual of pondering The Big Question: Do I take the standard deduction or spend time hunting for receipts and filling out extra forms to itemize? The decision largely boils down to whether itemizing will reduce your taxable income mor…

Skip the costly electronic games and flashy digital gizmos. Pediatricians say the best toys for tots are old-fashioned hands-on playthings that young children can enjoy with parents — things like blocks, puzzles — even throwaway cardboard boxes — that spark imagination and creativity.

David Taylor recognized among select auto dealers nationwide for community service

This has been another good year for sellers in the Idaho Falls real estate market. But the market is showing signs of balancing out in the near future, according to the Greater Idaho Falls Association of Realtors.

Potato exports saw a significant decline in the first quarter of the 2018/2019 marketing year due to Mexico and other countries’ retaliatory tariffs on U.S. potatoes, according to Potatoes USA, a potato marketing firm.

When Abbotts Variety closed in Rigby in April 2017, the city’s accessibility to fabric for quilting took a major hit. This loss led Quick Quilts Owner Ron Hedelius to expand his business and offer not only quilt making, but fabrics as well.

NEW YORK — Around two dozen traders sit in an open-layout second floor of a building in suburban Philadelphia. Surrounded by computer monitors, loud conversation and ringing phones, the energy on this trading floor is high and the commodity is blingy.

U of I, INL welcome new associate director of regional energy research consortium

Are you vulnerable to smishing attacks? You are if you have a smartphone and use texting. Smishing is like phishing, but instead of using email, perpetrators send you a text message, SMS, in an attempt to gather your personal or financial information or use your phone for malicious attacks o…

LOS ANGELES — The United States has charged a government-controlled company in China with stealing trade secrets from an American semiconductor company, the Justice Department said Thursday as it outlined an initiative focused on what officials said was the growing threat of Chinese economic…

With Veterans Day next week, you are likely to hear stories of disabled veterans needing assistance or similar pitches for Americans to make donations to charities that promise to help needy veterans. Better Business Bureau wants to remind donors to look beyond stories that appeal to our emo…

There is often so many reasons to give, whether it is to victims from the latest hurricane, someone in our community who is in need, or a campaign such as October’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

International Isotopes Inc. has announced it has recently been awarded more than a dozen contracts for various types of radiological field services involving sealed radioactive source recovery operations. The value of these contracts total more than $1.6 million dollars and most of this cont…

In a nondescript white building off U.S. Highway 26 in Idaho Falls, a small group of engineers are building massive domes. Passersby wouldn’t know it from the outside because these engineers don’t use rebar or wood to build their structures — they use air.

It’s a fact that fewer and fewer people are using checks. So, you would assume that means fake check scams are dwindling. Unfortunately, a report on fake check fraud conducted by Better Business Bureau found that not to be the case. The report found that this type of scam is increasing. In f…

As local schools and colleges near their start dates, many are reminded of the cost of their own education. Many people have student loans with steep payments and years before their debt will be paid off. The Better Business Bureau advises people in this situation to be aware of scammers who…