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Midwest economy: October state-by-state glance

November 1, 2013 in Uncategorized

The Institute for Supply Management, formerly the Purchasing Management Association, began formally surveying its membership in 1931 to gauge business conditions.

The Creighton Economic Forecasting Group uses the same methodology as the national s…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

Midwest economy: October state-by-state glance

November 1, 2013 in Uncategorized

The Institute for Supply Management, formerly the Purchasing Management Association, began formally surveying its membership in 1931 to gauge business conditions.

 

The Creighton Economic Forecasting Group uses the same methodology as the …continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

State-owned Bank of ND makes record $81M profit

April 24, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

BISMARCK The state-owned Bank of North Dakota set a record last year with $81 million in profits. Continue Reading

Gail Collins, New York, column: Life in Williston, home of the ‘other’ 1 percent

July 26, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Right now you are probably asking yourself: “What would it be like to live in a place with an unemployment rate of 1 percent?”
Me, too! So I went to Williston to find out. Continue Reading

OUR OPINION: Grand Forks could see opening of ‘new frontier’

July 19, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

If this growth to the west happens, then the coming of Walmart to Interstate 29 and Gateway Drive will be looked back on as a pivotal date. Continue Reading

Becky Ylitalo, Badger, Minn., column: Should song title be ‘America the Hypocritical’?

July 7, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Companies demand more and more out of us, placing unrealistic demands that ultimately hurt families at the core. Incomes drop as taxes and insurance premiums rise. Public education falters due to harsh state and federal mandates.
And as a result, middle-class Americans are the ones who suffer. Continue Reading

RALPH KINGSBURY: N.D. energy growth shows free market at work

May 18, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Keynesian economics made America the greatest power the world had ever seen. That was the conventional wisdom about 50 years ago. At that time, most students this writer included tended to accept the prevailing theories of every field of study. Keynes was right about anything dealing with economics; Freud was right about psychology, and so on. Continue Reading

Federal Reserve plans to forecast interest-rate changes four times per year

January 3, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

In a major shift, the Federal Reserve will start updating the public four times a year on how long it plans to keep short-term interest rates at record lows, according to minutes from its December policy meeting. The first forecast will be included in the central bank’s economic projections after its Jan. 24-25 meeting, the minutes said. Continue Reading

U study finds economic growth for Willmar, other outstate cities

January 2, 2012 in West Central Tribune

WILLMAR Willmar’s economy ranks closely behind significantly larger Greater Minnesota cities and lake country communities that count on tourism and recreation for a large part of their economy, according to a recently released study by the University of Minnesota.
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Slow day on the stock market

December 6, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Stocks are closing narrowly mixed after a report that a second European bailout fund was being considered set off a brief, late-day rally. Continue Reading