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MONDAY, MAY 2, 2016

SUNDAY, MAY 1, 2016

Consumer Confidential: In search of fair drug prices

When CVS Health in February began taking over pharmacy operations at more than 1,600 Target stores, CVS Pharmacy President Helena Foulkes called the changeover “an important milestone.” “Our heart is in every prescription we fill, and providing accessible, supportive and personalized health care is part of our DNA,” she said.

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Review: Kindle Oasis aims at avid readers, pricey for others

NEW YORK (AP) – The Kindle Oasis is Amazon’s sleekest, lightest e-book reader yet – and at $290, unnecessary unless you’re a die-hard reader. The Oasis, which started shipping this week, is meant to be a luxury e-book reader – a solid, top-of-the line device, when money is no object. It’s designed strictly for reading, without Facebook, streaming video and other distractions common on full-functioning tablets.

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The Motley Fool: Pfizer’s promising pipeline delivers drugs and profits

If you’re looking to invest for the long term in a solid, income-generating company, take a gander at pharmaceutical titan Pfizer (NYSE: PFE). Its drug pipeline is one of the largest in the world, recently featuring 90 combined clinical and registration trials focused on six therapeutic areas. Fully 59 of those studies involved new molecular entities, and were not just label expansion opportunities for existing drugs (i.e., when an existing drug is tested for a new application). Pfizer sports a stellar vaccine portfolio and is developing “biosimilar” drugs that aim to take market share from major blockbuster drugs.

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Business Beat

Have an item for Business Beat? Send it to businessbeat Bishop has joined ALSC Architects of Spokane as an architect and senior designer. Bishop has experience in educational and medical facility design.EducationHenry Mroch has been named the 2016 Spokane ...

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The Week Ahead

Wednesday How to Start a New Business - SCORE Spokane will host this workshop, which will include information on legal, tax, insurance, accounting, business planning and funding topics. 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., 801 W. Riverside Ave., Suite 444. For information or to register, visit or call (509) 353-2821. $25/advanced; $40/at the door; $15 for an additional person from the same company.

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Pocatello’s FBI data center to expand, add jobs

POCATELLO – Pocatello Mayor Brian Blad said the FBI is expanding its data center facility, bringing 300 new jobs to southeastern Idaho. The Idaho State Journal reported that Blad announced Thursday the renovation project is expected to help Pocatello’s economy. Construction is expected to begin next spring.

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FRIDAY, APRIL 29, 2016

The Dirt

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Parting Shot — 5.3.16

The 2016 National Teacher of the Year Jahana Hayes, left, reacts to being acknowledged by President Barack Obama Tuesday, during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House ...

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