STAFF BLOG CAPITOL CHATTER Notebook: State gets jobs back
By Don Davis
Minnesota regained 1,200 jobs in August, pushing the state past the high mark it reached before the recession.
The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development announced Th... Posted on 9/19/13 at 5:05 PM
STAFF BLOG NIE ROCKS! The Fiscal Cliff
What is the fiscal cliff? It is a term first used by Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke to describe the impact on the economy of about $502 billion in expiring tax cuts and spending reductions, bot... Posted on 12/5/12 at 2:11 PM
COBBERS ON THE BRAIN Obesity: The Rising Epidemic
According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention website, . There has been an increase in obesity in the United States and rates remain high. More than one-third of U.S. adults (35.7... Posted on 11/25/12 at 3:20 PM
Ukrainian protesters stood their ground on Wednesday after an overnight sweep by riot police and their leaders dismissed an offer of talks from a president they say must quit for favoring ties with Russia over the European Union.
Alissa de Carbonnel and Pavel Polityuk
, December 11, 2013
For some living on the economically depressed Turtle Mountain Reservation in north-central North Dakota, it seemed too good to be true. Two people in a motorhome recently pulled into Belcourt, parked next to a convenience store and began handing out free cell phones in exchange for filling out some paperwork.
U.S. employers hired more workers than expected in November and the jobless rate hit a five-year low of 7.0 percent, raising chances the Federal Reserve could start ratcheting back its bond-buying stimulus as soon as this month.
Just in time for Christmas, state budget officials say Minnesota is sitting on a big surplus. New figures released Thursday by Minnesota Management and Budget show the budget is running a surplus of $1.086 billion.
The U.S. economy grew faster than initially estimated in the third quarter but weak demand and a pile-up in business inventories buoyed the case for the Federal Reserve to keep up its bond-buying stimulus for now.
Looking to bolster his support after a rocky couple of months, President Barack Obama will speak out on income inequality and economic mobility, issues likely to resonate with his core supporters, in a speech on Wednesday.
The second-ranking Democrat in the U.S. House of Representatives said on Tuesday he would not support a stop-gap funding measure aimed at avoiding a January government shutdown that keeps automatic spending cuts in place.
A federal judge on Tuesday formally declared Detroit bankrupt, a landmark ruling that clears the way for potentially sweeping cuts to city worker pensions and retirement benefits and for steep and possibly precedent-setting losses to the cash-strapped city's bond holders.
Joseph Lichterman and Bernie Woodall
, December 03, 2013
This is normally the week in my monthly rotation where I introduce you to a Greater Grand Forks Young Professionals member, but I’m feeling rather reflective in the spirit of Thanksgiving so I’ve decided to mix things up a bit.
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