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Bad Economic News May Lead to Lower Pump Prices

Montana's gas prices fell over the last week and one of the causes may be a series of bad economic news stories.

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Montana’s Unemployment Numbers go Up

Montana gains more than 1,300 jobs, but the unemployment numbers still go up. Montana Labor Commissioner Keith Kelly Explains why.

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Study Reveals That Otter Creek Coal Could Ignite Economy

Economists say that the development of Otter Creek Coal could create 1,740 long term Montana jobs and have a dramatic effect on the local economy.

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Montana Sawmill in Jeopardy, Waits on U.S. Forest Service

The fate of Mineral County's economy is in the hands of the U.S. Forest Service and if a group of helicopter contracts can't be renegotiated it could mean the closure of yet another Montana Sawmill.

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Half of Recent College Grads Don’t Have Full-Time Jobs

The unemployment rate for college graduates is lower than that for people without degrees, but that doesn’t mean they’re having an easy time of it.

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Many Americans Expected to Be Too Broke to File for Bankruptcy — Dollars and Sense

Some major companies and corporations such as MF Global and AMR, the parent company of American Airlines, have filed for bankruptcy.

In the process, they may have, directly or not, caused some people to go bankrupt.

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How Many Hours Does It Take a McDonald’s Worker to Afford a Big Mac? — Dollars and Sense

Economics can complicate the world’s most enlightened mind. They often involve complex equations with more numerals and variables than the theory of relativity.

However, one study has found a rather novel way of measuring and comparing the rise and fall of wages and it involves McDonald’s most famous sandwich.

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DIRECTV: a Great Place to Work

Finding a job that suits your strengths, interests and passions can be difficult. That’s why the employees of DirecTV know they are so lucky.

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Montana Projected to Have a $500 Million Surplus

Montana is projected to have a $500 million surplus by 2013, but Vice chairman of the Senate Taxation committee, Bob Lake warns that the money "is not in the bank yet."

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Could the Oil Boom Bust Small Montana Towns? [Audio]

KGVO News speaks with the Director of the Montana League of Cities, Alec Hansen about the strain the bakken boom is putting on small towns in eastern Montana

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