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Statesman headline says “Samsung pleads guilty in price-fixing” and a sub head proclaims “Micron says it is cooperating with justice officials.” All true, but Micron gets immunity from prosecution because they turned state’s evidence. The feds claimed Micron conspired to fix prices of its products…same company that screams about “dumping” when the Koreans do it.
The phone company was ranked #1 for “directory service” by that famous bench mark index we all know so well, Paisley National Directory Assistance Performance Index. They should be #1 at $1.99 a call for a phone number! If you learn to use the internet to get phone numbers you can save a bunch.
The formerly bankrupt Boise construction company is under federal investigation along with the Idaho Transportation Board over award of a management contract for Guv. Dirk’s “connect Idaho” highway construction plan. Seems that 9 out of 10 staff experts (one was absent) at the Idaho Dept. of Transportation suggested the $1.2 Billion project be managed by Parsons Brinckerhoff, based in New York. Campaign donations from Washington Group were not a factor in the decision, according to official sources.
This story originated from the SPOKESMAN-REVIEW newspaper at Spokane, Washington. Nice to have an out-of-stater working as a GUARDIAN. Maybe the mainstream media can check out why the Idaho HOUSING and Finance Association is sales agent for the GARVEE bonds for this HIGHWAY project. We hear the IDOT has no authority to issue bonds and it will be a financial breeze for the housing agency to handle a transportation project. IHF is a “quasi government” agency with a colorful ad in the phone book.
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