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. Idaho officials are hammering out the final details of a plan that will dole out $1,500 bash bonuses to residents who return to work and file an application through their employer. Overall, Idaho reported 88 deaths so far due to the coronavirus, with 3,462 infections. “A Economy Idaho News unemployment What's Hot Workers

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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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Umpqua to Close 26 Branches in Ore., Calif., Wash., Idaho

American Banker

plans to close 26 branches in Oregon, California, Idaho and Washington state in an effort to cut costs. Umpqua Holdings in Portland, Ore., breaking_news consumer-finance or ca wa id national-regional

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As branches close, mobile video chat spikes 

Bank Innovation

The Mountain Home, Idaho-based credit […]. As customers practice social distancing and financial institutions close branches, banks and credit unions are increasingly helping consumers via video chats. “We We can do anything over video that a branch can do except handle cash and coin,” said Tracey Miller, senior vice president of operations at Pioneer Federal Credit Union.

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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.

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.

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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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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. Even with a rise in COVID-19 cases in a number of states, Costco intends to open five new stores prior to September’s close, in addition to two delivery facilities.

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Equifax Completes Purchase Of Kount

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Kount CEO Bradley Wiskirchen has taken on the position of senior vice president and general manager of the new Boise, Idaho-based Equifax USIS division. Equifax has closed on its purchase of fraud prevention and digital ID firm Kount following the Jan.

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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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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.

How Crapo Would Lead Banking Panel If GOP Keeps Senate

American Banker

Mike Crapo, a right-of-center Idaho lawmaker who has proven willing to reach across the political aisle in the past. If Republicans manage to keep a Senate majority following the elections next week, control of the banking panel will likely go to Sen. doddfrank sifi-tbtf decision2016 law-regulation

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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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How Crapo Would Lead Banking Panel After GOP Senate Victory

American Banker

Mike Crapo, a right-of-center Idaho lawmaker who has proven willing to reach across the political aisle in the past. There was another surprise Tuesday as Republicans managed to keep a Senate majority following the elections, likely giving the gavel of the Banking Committee to Sen. doddfrank sifi-tbtf decision2016 sailthru-no-lead law-regulation

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Big Deal Brings Urban Opportunity, New Challenges for First Interstate

American Banker

But the company is arguably more excited about its chances to grow in central Oregon and Idaho, which are more like its existing markets. Montana's biggest bank will have to compete in cities such as Seattle and Portland, Ore., after buying Cascade Bancorp. community-banking m-a consolidation wa or dealmaking-strategy

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.

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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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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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 million on Monday (July 13) as the nation’s death toll exceeded 135,000, according to Johns Hopkins University.

Just How Independent Is That Independent Contractor?

New York's State of Mind

Let’s say one of your best employees is leaving because her husband found his dream job as a yoga instructor in Idaho. You love her work and she loves working for the credit union. You both decide that she will do work for the credit union as a consultant. She won’t manage anyone and she […]. Compliance HR Regulatory consultant DOL employee FLSA

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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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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). As instances of the coronavirus quickly increase in a number of regions across the nation, Apple plans to shutter 30 more stores in the United States on Thursday (July 2) at the latest.

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., the nation’s second-largest supermarket chain, is preparing for an initial public offering (IPO), according to a U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) filing.

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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.

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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2020 GonzoBanker Awards

Gonzobanker

To Idaho Central Credit Union Chair Dorothy Ricks , who passed away unexpectedly in November. The Talent Award We’ve recognized the Idaho Central Credit Union “Green Machine” in past years, but this organization needs a nod in the area of talent.

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CFPB, FTC and others partner to target phantom and abusive debt collection

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Additionally, the operation includes actions by authorities in the following states: Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Massachusetts, New Mexico, North Carolina, North Dakota, New York, Ohio, South Carolina, and Washington. .

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., a global payments provider, now accepts Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) payments at grocers, allowing Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) participants to purchase groceries online for the first time, the Wisconsin-based company announced on Tuesday (May 5).

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.”. Fraud prevention firm Kount is introducing the Identity Trust Global Network for the establishment of real-time identity trust using artificial intelligence (AI), Kount announced today (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.

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. The solution is now an essential component of Kount’s Identity Trust Global Network launched earlier this month.

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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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Dermatology 2.0: Dr. Dhaval Bhanusali Goes B2B With Online Skincare Platform AIRE

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A person living in rural Idaho can now have as much access to high-end dermatological care as someone living in Manhattan, Bhanusali said. There’s nothing quite like being on Zoom calls for several hours of one’s workday to remind one of proper skincare’s importance.

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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.

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More Than 200 Bankers Let Go At Wells Fargo

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With that in mind, it is currently hiring agricultural bankers in markets like California, Wyoming and Idaho. Sources have revealed that Wells Fargo has laid off more than 200 bankers in its U.S. lending division in recent months, with a focus on its agriculture and energy teams, Reuters reported.