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This Week’s Essential StateImpact Idaho

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        These are the five stories that got the most clicks, comments and shares this week.  In case you missed one, we put them together in this handy list.  Just click the blue link to read more!
  1. In the Wake of Foreclosure, a Debt that Won’t Die: Ben and Lori Jensen thought after they lost their home to foreclosure the ordeal would be over, instead they were sued for the remainder of their home loan.  Molly Messick explains why more deficiency judgements are being filed.
  2. New York Yogurt Maker Bringing 400 Jobs to Twin Falls, Idaho: The Greek yogurt company Chobani is opening its second manufacturing facility in the Gem state.  Rumors of the deal had been circulating for weeks.
  3. A First Look at the Cost of Chobani’s Idaho Plant: The New York-based yogurt maker plans to make an initial investment of $100 million into its new Idaho Falls facility.  The city also committed big bucks.  Here’s a break down of what the city said it will invest.
  4. Small Banks May Be More Likely to Sue Former Homeowners: Terri Pickens is an attorney in Boise.  In her experience, “the small banks pursue everything.”  Here’s why.
  5. Business Owners Take on Recession vs. Recovery: Some Idaho business owners say the same thing: recession or recovery, it doesn’t really matter what it’s called, business is slow.  Emilie Ritter Saunders spoke with business owners across the state trying to find out what the words ‘recession’ and ‘recovery’ mean to them.  We want to hear from you too!


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