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Livestock good for nearly 30,000 SD jobs, report says

July 17, 2014 in Uncategorized

BROOKINGS — According to a recent report, South Dakota’s livestock industry provides more than 29,000 jobs and contributes $7.3 billion to the state’s economy.

The report was commissioned by the United Soybean Board. It highlights the econ…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

Blockbuster Bakken deal may put a bit more oil in traders’ hands

July 15, 2014 in Uncategorized

A $6 billion takeover to create the biggest oil producer in the Bakken shale may also open up new opportunities for some big traders who ship oil from North Dakota and Montana to market.

Over the weekend, Whiting Petroleum said it would acquire Ko…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Blockbuster Bakken deal may put a bit more oil in traders’ hands

July 15, 2014 in Uncategorized

A $6 billion takeover to create the biggest oil producer in the Bakken shale may also open up new opportunities for some big traders who ship oil from North Dakota and Montana to market.

Over the weekend, Whiting Petroleum said it would acquire Ko…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Wells Fargo’s focus on energy show growth strategy

July 12, 2014 in Uncategorized

NEW YORK — Wells Fargo & Co is angling to cash in on the U.S. energy boom, as the fourth-largest U.S. bank looks for new avenues of revenue growth to overcome a slump in mortgage lending, its traditional driver of profits.
The bank is increasi…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Minn. overtakes SD for No. 1 as Midwest, Plains economy grows

July 1, 2014 in Uncategorized

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The economy in nine Midwestern and Plains states should continue growing steadily in the months ahead, according to a monthly survey of business leaders released Tuesday.

The region’s overall economic index crept up to 60.6 …continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

U.S. allows condensate oil exports, after light refining

June 25, 2014 in Uncategorized

WASHINGTON – U.S. officials have told energy companies that they may export a variety of ultra-light oil if it has been minimally refined, an apparent marginal loosening of a decades-old ban on selling U.S. crude abroad.

The U.S. Department of Com…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

U.S. allows condensate oil exports, after light refining

June 25, 2014 in Uncategorized

WASHINGTON – U.S. officials have told energy companies that they may export a variety of ultra-light oil if it has been minimally refined, an apparent marginal loosening of a decades-old ban on selling U.S. crude abroad.

The U.S. Department of Com…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Column: Poverty, hunger can’t match inflation

June 19, 2014 in Uncategorized

By LEE EGERSTROM, Minnesota 2020

ST. PAUL — Look across Minnesota’s landscape and everything that doesn’t have standing water has turned an explosive dark green. The growing season is under way; early season lettuce and other plants are…continue reading on dglobe.com

Column: Poverty, hunger can’t match inflation

June 19, 2014 in Uncategorized

By LEE EGERSTROM, Minnesota 2020

ST. PAUL — Look across Minnesota’s landscape and everything that doesn’t have standing water has turned an explosive dark green. The growing season is under way; early season lettuce and other plants are…continue reading on dglobe.com

Economy improving in rural parts of 10 states

May 15, 2014 in Uncategorized

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The economy appears to be gaining strength in rural parts of 10 Plains and Western states.

The overall economic index for the region improved to 55.6 in May from April’s 53.2, suggesting growth in the months ahead.

The su…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com