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By Joe Estrella, The Idaho Statesman, Boise Aug. 5--Hewlett-Packard dodged a question about layoffs at its Imaging and Printing Group in Boise again Monday after a published report said 300 furloughs are planned at plants in Oregon and Washington state. A former HP employee said the buzz at the Boise plant is that the company plans to limit its local jobs cuts to middle managers. "What people there are being told is that it won't be the peons that are affected," said Billy Knorpp, who...
By Joe Estrella, The Idaho Statesman, Boise Jul. 29--Idaho gasoline costs have failed to keep pace with falling pump prices nationwide in the last month, leaving Treasure Valley industry experts wondering why the state is lagging so far behind the U.S. average pump price. According to AAA Idaho, the cost of self-service regular gasoline averaged $4.15 a gallon statewide Monday, an increase of six cents in the last month. The U.S. average, meanwhile, was $3.96, down 11 cents from $4.07 a...
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