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The formula to sales success

Everyone is in sales. Why? Because from the time we wake up until our heads hit the pillow at night, we are continually communicating, negotiating, persuading, influencing and selling ideas.

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Saturday 02/28/2015
The formula to sales success
Posted: February 28, 2015

Everyone is in sales. Why? Because from the time we wake up until our heads hit the pillow at night, we are continually communicating, negotiating, persuading, influencing and selling ideas.

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Cool remakes
Posted: February 28, 2015

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. - At a taco shop in Southern California, milkshakes are served in mason jars and a chalkboard menu lists "The 1%er" made with lobster meat.

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U.S. consumer sentiment index slides in February
Posted: February 28, 2015

WASHINGTON - Harsh winter weather left U.S. consumers feeling a bit less confident this month, the University of Michigan said. But confidence levels still remain at the highest level in eight years.

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New digs for Northern Dance
Posted: February 28, 2015

Three studios are featured in the new location of Northern Dance Academy at 147 E. Aqua Ave. in Dalton Gardens. The academy is moving this weekend from 1042 W. Hayden Ave.

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Tightly-wrapped money?
Posted: February 28, 2015

HAVANA - Over six decades rolling premium cigars with his small, wrinkled hands, Arnaldo Alfonso has taken pride in seeing his "habanos" sampled by visiting heads of state and other dignitaries.

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Barnes & Noble to keep Nook digital business after all
Posted: February 28, 2015

NEW YORK (AP) - Barnes & Noble is keeping its Nook Media digital business after all.

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German Parliament approves Greece's bailout extension
Posted: February 28, 2015

BERLIN - Germany's Parliament overwhelmingly approved the four-month extension of Greece's financial bailout on Friday, despite unease over the new government in Athens.

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Interest in interest-rate policy
Posted: February 28, 2015

WASHINGTON - Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen met Friday with a group of conservative activists who are unhappy with the way the central bank is conducting its interest-rate policies.

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Thursday 02/26/2015
Movers and Shakers
Posted: February 26, 2015

Magnuson, McHugh & Company announces promotions

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Wednesday 02/25/2015
Movers and Shakers
Posted: February 25, 2015

Garwood principal DeAustin earns distinguished principal award

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Tuesday 02/24/2015
Movers and Shakers Feb. 24, 2015
Updated: February 24, 2015 - 12:37 am

Meyer, Quade make IBR list of successful women

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Stocks edge mostly lower
Updated: February 24, 2015 - 12:39 am

The slump in crude oil prices and disappointing U.S. home sales data helped nudge stocks mostly lower on Monday, pulling the market back from an all-time high reached last week.

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Honda to replace its CEO
Updated: February 24, 2015 - 12:39 am

TOKYO - Honda Motor Co. - hurt by falling sales and embroiled in a crisis over defective air bags - is replacing its CEO.

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Saving for retirement
Updated: February 24, 2015 - 12:58 am

WASHINGTON - Tapping the anxieties of aging baby boomers, President Barack Obama on Monday called for tougher standards on brokers who manage retirement savings accounts, a change that could affect the investment advice received by many Americans and aggravate tensions between the White House and Wall Street.

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Sunday 02/22/2015
Capone's empire gets larger
Updated: February 22, 2015 - 12:35 am

You'd think these people would be crazy-busy enough with three Capone's Pub & Grills. But Tom and Teresa Capone are adding a fourth place to their inventory.

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Dollar Drag
Updated: February 22, 2015 - 12:37 am

NEW YORK - The biggest obstacle for Coca-Cola and Pepsi these days isn't tied to taste tests, the declining popularity of sugary drinks or even their century-long rivalry. It's the surging U.S. dollar.

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Establishing common ground again
Updated: February 22, 2015 - 12:56 am

BRUSSELS - Following weeks of recrimination and distrust, Greece and its creditors in the 19-nation eurozone reached an agreement Friday on extending the country's rescue loans, a move that should dramatically ease concerns it was heading for the euro exit as soon as next month.

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Be respectful, not neglectful
Updated: February 22, 2015 - 1:00 am

One of my favorite old comedians, the late Rodney Dangerfield, was famous for his line, "I get no respect." Then he would usually add something like, "I remember when I was a kid and played hide-and-seek. The other kids wouldn't even look for me."

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Passenger poaching problem
Updated: February 22, 2015 - 12:58 am

DALLAS - U.S. airlines have been sparring for several years with fast-growing Persian Gulf rivals that seem to be poaching passengers from the Americans. Now, a CEO's comment that dragged 9/11 into the debate has escalated the fight.

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Saturday 02/21/2015
Movers and Shakers
Posted: February 21, 2015

Fairgrounds welcomes new employees

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Friday 02/20/2015
Half-million of Walmart's U.S. workers to get pay raises
Posted: February 20, 2015

BENTONVILLE, Ark. - Walmart Stores Inc. is hoping its decision to boost workers' paychecks will help it boost its bottom line.

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Movers and Shakers Feb. 20, 2015
Posted: February 20, 2015

Country Financial representative comes to Cd'A

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As investors dump utility stocks, U.S. markets edge lower
Updated: February 20, 2015 - 12:03 am

NEW YORK - A slide in shares of utility companies nudged the U.S. stock market lower Thursday.

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Sunday 02/15/2015
Stoddard Park's new eatery?
Posted: February 15, 2015

A family-friendly breakfast and lunch diner in a park in the middle of residential neighborhoods is the plan for Chomper Cafe. The new place should open in early March in Stoddard Park at 2345 W. Prairie Ave., Hayden.

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Be respectful, not neglectful
Posted: February 15, 2015

One of my favorite old comedians, the late Rodney Dangerfield, was famous for his line, "I get no respect." Then he would usually add something like, "I remember when I was a kid and played hide-and-seek. The other kids wouldn't even look for me."

Comments (0)
more »
American Express, Costco parting ways?
Posted: February 15, 2015

NEW YORK (AP) - Costco shoppers who have been limited for years to American Express credit cards may be able to pluck a new option from their wallets or purses next year when an exclusivity deal between the two companies expires.

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New goods coming from the south
Posted: February 15, 2015

HAVANA (AP) - The Obama administration is announcing that it will allow Cuba's small private business sector to sell goods to the United States in a potentially important loosening of the half-century trade embargo on the communist island.

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Businesses increase stockpiles
Posted: February 15, 2015

WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. businesses increased their stockpiles in December at the slowest pace since August, while sales fell by the largest amount in nearly a year.

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U.S. retail sales dragged down
Posted: February 15, 2015

WASHINGTON - U.S. retail sales fell sharply last month as gas prices plummeted and auto sales slowed. But excluding those volatile categories, Americans stepped up their spending a bit.

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Friday 02/13/2015
Balance North Idaho PAC endorses school ballot measures
Updated: February 13, 2015 - 12:21 am

The Balance North Idaho Political Action Committee announced its endorsement of several school district ballot measures that will be decided by voters on March 10.

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Saturday 02/28/2015
The formula to sales success
Posted: February 28, 2015

Everyone is in sales. Why? Because from the time we wake up until our heads hit the pillow at night, we are continually communicating, negotiating, persuading, influencing and selling ideas.

Comments (0)
more »
Cool remakes
Posted: February 28, 2015

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. - At a taco shop in Southern California, milkshakes are served in mason jars and a chalkboard menu lists "The 1%er" made with lobster meat.

Comments (0)
more »
U.S. consumer sentiment index slides in February
Posted: February 28, 2015

WASHINGTON - Harsh winter weather left U.S. consumers feeling a bit less confident this month, the University of Michigan said. But confidence levels still remain at the highest level in eight years.

Comments (0)
more »
New digs for Northern Dance
Posted: February 28, 2015

Three studios are featured in the new location of Northern Dance Academy at 147 E. Aqua Ave. in Dalton Gardens. The academy is moving this weekend from 1042 W. Hayden Ave.

Comments (0)
more »
Tightly-wrapped money?
Posted: February 28, 2015

HAVANA - Over six decades rolling premium cigars with his small, wrinkled hands, Arnaldo Alfonso has taken pride in seeing his "habanos" sampled by visiting heads of state and other dignitaries.

Comments (0)
more »
Barnes & Noble to keep Nook digital business after all
Posted: February 28, 2015

NEW YORK (AP) - Barnes & Noble is keeping its Nook Media digital business after all.

Comments (0)
more »
German Parliament approves Greece's bailout extension
Posted: February 28, 2015

BERLIN - Germany's Parliament overwhelmingly approved the four-month extension of Greece's financial bailout on Friday, despite unease over the new government in Athens.

Comments (0)
more »
Interest in interest-rate policy
Posted: February 28, 2015

WASHINGTON - Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen met Friday with a group of conservative activists who are unhappy with the way the central bank is conducting its interest-rate policies.

Comments (0)
more »
Thursday 02/26/2015
Movers and Shakers
Posted: February 26, 2015

Magnuson, McHugh & Company announces promotions

Comments (0)
more »
Wednesday 02/25/2015
Movers and Shakers
Posted: February 25, 2015

Garwood principal DeAustin earns distinguished principal award

Comments (0)
more »
Tuesday 02/24/2015
Saving for retirement
Updated: February 24, 2015 - 12:58 am

WASHINGTON - Tapping the anxieties of aging baby boomers, President Barack Obama on Monday called for tougher standards on brokers who manage retirement savings accounts, a change that could affect the investment advice received by many Americans and aggravate tensions between the White House and Wall Street.

Comments (1)
more »
Movers and Shakers Feb. 24, 2015
Updated: February 24, 2015 - 12:37 am

Meyer, Quade make IBR list of successful women

Comments (0)
more »
Stocks edge mostly lower
Updated: February 24, 2015 - 12:39 am

The slump in crude oil prices and disappointing U.S. home sales data helped nudge stocks mostly lower on Monday, pulling the market back from an all-time high reached last week.

Comments (0)
more »
Honda to replace its CEO
Updated: February 24, 2015 - 12:39 am

TOKYO - Honda Motor Co. - hurt by falling sales and embroiled in a crisis over defective air bags - is replacing its CEO.

Comments (0)
more »
Sunday 02/22/2015
Dollar Drag
Updated: February 22, 2015 - 12:37 am

NEW YORK - The biggest obstacle for Coca-Cola and Pepsi these days isn't tied to taste tests, the declining popularity of sugary drinks or even their century-long rivalry. It's the surging U.S. dollar.

Comments (0)
more »
Establishing common ground again
Updated: February 22, 2015 - 12:56 am

BRUSSELS - Following weeks of recrimination and distrust, Greece and its creditors in the 19-nation eurozone reached an agreement Friday on extending the country's rescue loans, a move that should dramatically ease concerns it was heading for the euro exit as soon as next month.

Comments (0)
more »
Capone's empire gets larger
Updated: February 22, 2015 - 12:35 am

You'd think these people would be crazy-busy enough with three Capone's Pub & Grills. But Tom and Teresa Capone are adding a fourth place to their inventory.

Comments (4)
more »
Be respectful, not neglectful
Updated: February 22, 2015 - 1:00 am

One of my favorite old comedians, the late Rodney Dangerfield, was famous for his line, "I get no respect." Then he would usually add something like, "I remember when I was a kid and played hide-and-seek. The other kids wouldn't even look for me."

Comments (0)
more »
Passenger poaching problem
Updated: February 22, 2015 - 12:58 am

DALLAS - U.S. airlines have been sparring for several years with fast-growing Persian Gulf rivals that seem to be poaching passengers from the Americans. Now, a CEO's comment that dragged 9/11 into the debate has escalated the fight.

Comments (0)
more »
Saturday 02/21/2015
Movers and Shakers
Posted: February 21, 2015

Fairgrounds welcomes new employees

Comments (0)
more »
Friday 02/20/2015
Half-million of Walmart's U.S. workers to get pay raises
Posted: February 20, 2015

BENTONVILLE, Ark. - Walmart Stores Inc. is hoping its decision to boost workers' paychecks will help it boost its bottom line.

Comments (3)
more »
Movers and Shakers Feb. 20, 2015
Posted: February 20, 2015

Country Financial representative comes to Cd'A

Comments (1)
more »
As investors dump utility stocks, U.S. markets edge lower
Updated: February 20, 2015 - 12:03 am

NEW YORK - A slide in shares of utility companies nudged the U.S. stock market lower Thursday.

Comments (0)
more »
Sunday 02/15/2015
U.S. retail sales dragged down
Posted: February 15, 2015

WASHINGTON - U.S. retail sales fell sharply last month as gas prices plummeted and auto sales slowed. But excluding those volatile categories, Americans stepped up their spending a bit.

Comments (1)
more »
American Express, Costco parting ways?
Posted: February 15, 2015

NEW YORK (AP) - Costco shoppers who have been limited for years to American Express credit cards may be able to pluck a new option from their wallets or purses next year when an exclusivity deal between the two companies expires.

Comments (4)
more »
Stoddard Park's new eatery?
Posted: February 15, 2015

A family-friendly breakfast and lunch diner in a park in the middle of residential neighborhoods is the plan for Chomper Cafe. The new place should open in early March in Stoddard Park at 2345 W. Prairie Ave., Hayden.

Comments (0)
more »
Be respectful, not neglectful
Posted: February 15, 2015

One of my favorite old comedians, the late Rodney Dangerfield, was famous for his line, "I get no respect." Then he would usually add something like, "I remember when I was a kid and played hide-and-seek. The other kids wouldn't even look for me."

Comments (0)
more »
New goods coming from the south
Posted: February 15, 2015

HAVANA (AP) - The Obama administration is announcing that it will allow Cuba's small private business sector to sell goods to the United States in a potentially important loosening of the half-century trade embargo on the communist island.

Comments (2)
more »
Businesses increase stockpiles
Posted: February 15, 2015

WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. businesses increased their stockpiles in December at the slowest pace since August, while sales fell by the largest amount in nearly a year.

Comments (0)
more »
Friday 02/13/2015
Balance North Idaho PAC endorses school ballot measures
Updated: February 13, 2015 - 12:21 am

The Balance North Idaho Political Action Committee announced its endorsement of several school district ballot measures that will be decided by voters on March 10.

Comments (0)
more »
Wednesday 02/11/2015
Movers and Shakers
Posted: February 11, 2015

Spraetz joins Tobler Marina

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Tuesday 02/10/2015
Movers and Shakers
Updated: February 10, 2015 - 12:40 am

Tobler Marina makes Top 100 dealers in North America list

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Sunday 02/08/2015
Easing their pain
Posted: February 08, 2015

WASHINGTON - As the U.S. economy has steadily recovered from the Great Recession, the critical missing piece has been a painful lack of pay raises for many Americans.

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End of an era
Posted: February 08, 2015

NEW YORK - When Marc Schwartz heard that many of America's last trading pits were closing down, the veteran commodities trader was hardly surprised. He spent 17 years yelling in the New York pits, but gave it up, like so many colleagues before him, to work in an office.

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Violating consumer privacy?
Posted: February 08, 2015

WASHINGTON - Democratic senators on Friday called on federal regulators to investigate Verizon Wireless, the country's biggest mobile provider, for secretly inserting unique tracking codes into the Web traffic of its some 100 million customers.

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Stein's markets changing hands
Posted: February 08, 2015

Stein's markets began 86 years ago in the Silver Valley. Ed Stein started it all in Kellogg in 1929. His sons Gus, Al, Chuck and Hip (Hubert) took over in 1950. The third generation of Larry, Jim, Mark and Delisa Stein took over in the 1990s.

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TurboTax stops processing state tax returns on fraud reports
Posted: February 08, 2015

NEW YORK (AP) - TurboTax, the country's most popular do-it-yourself tax preparation software, said Friday that it has temporarily stopped processing state tax returns because of an increase in fraudulent filings.

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Hagadone Directories' founder Jim Hail retires
Posted: February 08, 2015

COEUR d'ALENE - The regional king of directories can finally direct his attention away from work.

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