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Selloff tarnishes image, but some still bullish on gold

April 19, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

For a commodity that dazzled for most of the last decade, gold turned to lead this past week when the price dropped 13 percent over two trading days. Continue Reading

Meeker County, Minn., drug take-back yields 18 lbs., box takes in 40 lbs.

May 2, 2012 in West Central Tribune

LITCHFIELD Meeker County officials collected 17.87 pounds of unused medication in the local portion Saturday of a national campaign effort of taking back old and unused prescription medication. Continue Reading

National unemployment rate hits 8.3 pct. after hiring burst

February 3, 2012 in West Central Tribune

WASHINGTON (AP) In the most impressive surge for the job market since the middle of last decade, the United States added 243,000 jobs in January, far more than economists expected. The unemployment rate dropped to 8.3 percent, the lowest in three years. Continue Reading

Another big down day for markets as Dow drops 400

August 18, 2011 in West Central Tribune

NEW YORK (AP) Just when Wall Street seemed to have settled down, a barrage of bad economic reports collided with fresh worries about European banks Thursday and triggered a global sell-off in stocks.
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Wall St. markets takes a dive on first day after downgrade, Dow down 634 points

August 8, 2011 in West Central Tribune

NEW YORK (AP) Stocks are plummeting at the close after anxiety overtook investors on the first trading day since Standard & Poor’s downgraded American debt. Continue Reading

Blood banks see drop in supply due to winter weather

January 28, 2011 in Worthington Daily Globe

WORTHINGTON Both the American Red Cross and the Community Blood Bank are reporting a drop in blood supplies due to severe weather problems, according to information released by both entities this week.
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State AGs: Craigslist should drop adult services

August 25, 2010 in West Central Tribune

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) State attorneys general nationwide are demanding that Craigslist remove its adult services section because they say the website cannot adequately block potentially illegal ads.
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Midwest economic confidence level drops in survey

August 3, 2010 in West Central Tribune

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) – Fewer of the supply managers surveyed in July for the Mid-America Business Conditions Index were confident about the regional recovery, despite positive economic signs in nine Midwest and Plains states.
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