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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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What Industry Has the Highest Unemployment Rate?

It goes without saying that times are tough, but it’s been on some than others.

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Why Are So Many Workers Suing Their Employers?

The recession resulted in nine million Americans getting pink slips from their employers, with the workers who remained often forced to pick up the slack by putting in longer hours for the same pay.

Now some of those employees have filed suit demanding overtime wages to which they say they were entitled but never received.

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Towns Put Their Foot Down When It Comes to Holding Too Many Garage Sales

Garage sales are a great way to unload unwanted items and make a few extra bucks.

But some residents across America have been holding yard sales of epic proportions and now towns are looking to crack down.

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Does a Bad Economy Lead to Happier Marriages? — Dollars and Sense

While a depressed economy may be bad for your job prospects, a new study finds it could actually be good for your marriage.

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New Montana Unemployment Numbers [AUDIO]

Today, The Montana Department of Labor and Industry released the January unemployment numbers. Here is an exclusive KGVO News interview with Montana Labor Commissioner Keith Kelly on the numbers and their meaning for the state of Montana.

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MT Gas Prices Going Up, Still Below National Average

Gas prices in Montana have been increasing over the past week, but AAA Montana says they're still well behind the national average.

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