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September Brings 750 Jobs to Missoula, 100 to Ravalli

A new set of unemployment numbers have hit the presses, and it looks like Montana is on a stronger footing this month. The state's unemployment rate dropped 0.2 points to 6.2 % while the national rate dipped 0.3% to 7.8%.

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Montana Fuel Now More Expensive Than the National Average

Gas prices at the pump in Montana went up one cent over the past week, which is more movement than the price has seen in over a month.

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Montanan’s Who Feel Economically Worse Off Likely to Vote Republican, Poll Finds

Poll shows that Montanan's who feel economically worse off tend to vote Republican.

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What is a Fair Amount for Montana’s Minimum Wage?

Montana's minimum wage is adjusted from year to year based on increases in the cost-of-living. In January of 2013, the minimum wage will jump up $.15 from $7.65 to $7.80 because the cost of consumer goods went up over the last year (measured from August 2011 to August 2012)

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Gas Prices Bucking Historic Trend, Staying High

Traditionally, the cooler months of the year bring a downward slide in gas prices.

Not so this year, however, as September closed with prices flat-lined for nearly three weeks in a row. The average gas price in Montana is still stuck at $3

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Hamilton Beats Missoula in Study of Montana’s Most Business Friendly Cities

Study discovers the most business friendly environments in the state of Montana.

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Montana Gas Prices Stall

Montana's gas prices this week are nearly identical to what they were a week ago. Although Montana's prices have been locked at $3.76 per gallon, the national price has dropped four cents to $3.81.

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Government Warns Hospitals Not to Use New Tech for Fraud

WASHINGTON (AP) — Computerized medical records were supposed to cut costs. Now the Obama administration is warning hospitals that might be tempted to use the technology for gaming the system

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Montana Unemployment Numbers Stay Flat in August

The Montana Department of Labor and Industry has published the State's unemployment numbers for the month of August.

The report shows unemployment holding relatively flat through the summer at 6

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Schweitzer Proposes a Tuition Freeze for Higher Education

Governor Brian Schweitzer is pushing for a tuition freeze as part of his last biennial budget submission.

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