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Governor Brian Schweitzer Celebrates Montana’s Fund Balance [AUDIO]

Montana Governor Brian Schweitzer celebrates Montana's ending cash balance for the fiscal year and discusses a variety of issues including taxes, revenue from the energy sector and unfunded liabilities.

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Union Bosses Get Green Jobs Money For Pointless Programs [VIDEO]

If you like to dig ditches and put the dirt right back in the hole you too can get taxpayer money to support your efforts. Union bosses explain how to pull government strings in this undercover video.

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Kmart sale
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Missoula’s Kmart Closing Its Doors In September

2012 will be the last of Kmarts 30-year-presence in the city of Missoula.

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Charitable Giving Up, But Still Less Than Pre-Recession Levels — Dollars and Sense

Money may be tight for lots of Americans, but that doesn’t mean we’ve lost our spirit of giving. A new study says we actually gave more to non-profits and charities in 2011 than in the year prior — but we’re still way off from the donations seen in 2007.

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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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