BLUE CROSS BLUE SHIELD NORTH DAKOTA The cost of health insurance
By Ryan Schuster
Many blame insurance companies and rising health insurance premiums for increases in health care costs. But insurers are not the main driving force behind increasing health care cost... Posted on 2/22/13 at 12:13 PM
IN THE BLACK Bonus Gift Card Deals
With the holidays coming up many stores and restaurants are offering a bonus gift card of a certain amount if you purchase a specified amount of their gift cards. Besides using for gifts, you could a... Posted on 12/2/12 at 12:28 PM
REAL MONEY Consequences of Overspending on the Holidays
Millions of consumers have begun their holiday shopping, snagging sale items either in-person or online, and therefore considering themselves savvy shoppers. At the same time, many lost sight of the f... Posted on 11/29/12 at 11:22 AM
THE NEW FORTY Here's a thought - let's go dollar for dollar.
Every single day for the past couple of weeks I have received numerous big color glossy political advertisements in the mail. Yesterday, I received eight from an assortment of folks promoting both rep... Posted on 10/25/12 at 7:03 AM
GREATER GRAND FORKS YOUNG PROFESSIONALS Doing Business with this "Mob" is a Good Thing
There is a classic scene from the movie Goodfellas where Henry Hill describes what doing business with the Mob is like; needless to say the painted picture is less than desirable. So why would two loc... Posted on 10/15/12 at 9:56 AM
Strong auto sales, better hiring and a continued housing recovery helped the U.S. economy grow in January and February throughout the country, according to a survey released Wednesday by the Federal Reserve.
The White House and Republicans kept up the unrelenting mudslinging Sunday over who's to blame for roundly condemned budget cuts set to take effect at week's end, with the administration detailing the potential fallout in each state and governors worrying about the mess.
President Barack Obama’s second Inaugural Address offered a lot for progressives to like. There was the spirited defense of gay rights; there was the equally spirited defense of the role of government, and, in particular, of the safety net provided by Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security.
Base retention official says two base closure rounds possible The Grand Forks region will likely be fighting again to keep Grand Forks Air Force Base following news Thursday that the Obama administration will ask Congress to cut defense spending by $487 billion over 10 years and start another round of base closures.
The gains come just as separate reports show that wholesale prices are flattening and U.S. shoppers are spending more at Wal-Mart, the world's largest retailer. The big question: Can spending growth continue with pay raises scant and unemployment high?
The truth is that Obama’s health plan includes provisions that the Congressional Budget Office says might save $500 billion through efficiencies and other things — without cutting Medicare benefits at all.
Americans cut back on their spending in June for the first time in nearly two years and their incomes grew by the smallest amount in nine months, a troubling sign for an economy that is barely growing.
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