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2013 Brings Lower Unemployment Insurance Rates for Montana Employers

Montana employers will be spending less on unemployment insurance in 2013.

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12 Days of Christmas Will Cost Over $107,000 in 2012

Every year, economists predict how much the gifts mentioned in the song '12 Days of Christmas' will cost in today's economy. In 2012, the estimate is over $107,000.

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Montana’s Unemployment Rate Dips to Six Percent

New numbers out of Montana's Department of Labor and Industry are showing that October was a good month job growth.

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Petition to Nationalize the Twinkie Industry is Gathering Signatures

When the US auto industry was in jeopardy four years ago President Obama stepped in with a bailout package. Now it's the American junk food industry that's in peril, with Hostess Brands closing up shop and heading for liquidation, and some want Obama to take an even more drastic step.

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New Manufacturing Business to Open in Bonner [AUDIO]

This news release provided by Missoula Economic Partnership

ALCOM to Open Manufacturing Facility in Bonner

Fast-growing trailer maker expects to hire 60 workers, grow to 200 in two years.

BONNER, MONT. — One of America’s fastest-growing and most respected brands of aluminum trailers will soon be made in Missoula County. On Wednesday, November 14, Maine-based ALCOM LLC announced it signed a lease to establish a new, 70,000-square-foot manufacturing facility in Bonner.

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Applebees Faces Left-wing Boycott the Day Before Giving Free Meals to Veterans

Applebee's under fire for considering a slow in hiring or downsizing because the costs of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

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Montana Public Workers Earn More Than Their Private Sector Counterparts

New study shows that, contrary to what most Montanan's have been told, Public sector workers actually make about 15% more than their private sector counterparts.

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Craft Beer Benefits Montana’s Economy [AUDIO]

Montana’s 33 craft brewers represent a growing sector of manufacturing activity in the state, according to a new survey and economic impact study by researchers Colin Sorenson and Todd Morgan of The University of Montana Bureau of Business and Economic Research.

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Heartbreaking Video Shows Just How Bad Kalispell’s Economy Is

Before I moved to Missoula, I lived in Kalispell and had made many good friends over the course of years that I stayed there. Back in 2004, money never really seemed to be too much of an issue. But then again, that was before the entire global market came to a screeching halt. Since then, the lack of jobs and income has washed up large cities like Detroit and even as close as Spokane. We thought that perhaps Montana could be able to sustain itself with the tighter knit communities and small town prices. We were wrong.

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Grassroots Poverty Activists on Talk Back

Today (October 24) on Talk Back we will be speaking to members of Results, an activist group that works to end poverty largely by influencing legislation and policy.

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