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Montana Unemployment Rate Rises, State Ecomomist Says “It’s a Good Sign”

Montana’s unemployment rate rose last month, jumping from 4.5 to 4.6 percent, and Montana Department of Labor and Industry Economist Barbara Wagner says this jump in the unemployment rate is actually a good thing.

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Montana Dept. of Revenue Settles Tax Dispute With Verizon, Sends $10. 5 Million back

The Montana Department of Revenue and cell phone service provider Verizon have reached a settlement over 32.8 Million dollars of contested taxes.

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National Gas Prices at a Six Year High, Montana Better Off

Independence Day is on the way, and, for some, so are some really high gas prices. However, gasbuddy.com petroleum analyst Patrick DeHaan says prices may begin falling again soon.

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UM Economic Bureau Chief Advises Montana Businesses to Factor Climate Change Into Expenses [AUDIO]

The cost of climate change will affect businesses across Montana, and the entire country, according to the University of Montana Bureau of Business and Economic Research. 

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2015 Missoula Budget Hikes Property Taxes by 2.8 Percent, Fees by 3 Percent

The city of Missoula has passed its fiscal year 2015 budget and Chief Administrative officer Bruce Bender says nearly two-thirds of that budget will go towards one type of expenditure.

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Montana Gas Prices Near Ceiling, Should Come Down Soon

Gas prices went up yet again over the last week of April, but there may be hope in sight for consumers.

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Montana Gas Prices Spike Up Seven Cents

Although Montana still has some of the lowest gas prices in the country, fuel prices have had a dramatic spike over the past week, April 14 - 21.

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Bullock Proposes $45 Million in Oil Patch Grants

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Gov. Steve Bullock is proposing a $45 million grant program to ease strains on basic services faced by towns in eastern Montana's fast-growing Bakken oil patch.

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Recent Net Migration Numbers Show Living in Montana is More Desirable Based on the Economy

Recent net migration numbers have portrayed Montana’s economy in a positive light.

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Missoula Company Receives $26 Million Investment to Expand Facilities

On April 9, a group of investors announced a plan to invest $26 million to expand a Missoula Company.

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