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State Jobless Rate Increases

Wyoming's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate increased from 4.0% in June to 4.4% in July, according to a new report from the state Department of Research & Planning.

Senior Economist David Bullard says he was surprised by the jump because it seems to be inconsistent with other statistics, including claims for  unemployment insurance, which have actually been decreasing in the state.

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Gas Prices in Wyoming down Almost 3-Cents a Gallon

Average retail gasoline prices in Wyoming have fallen 2.8 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.56/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 494 gas outlets in Wyoming. This compares with the national average that has fallen 2

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They’re Growing Hemp Again in Kentucky

It is hemp but not the smoking kind.

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Deficit Down Sharply

Could be lowest deficit in 6 years.

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Hyundai Pays Big Government Fine

WASHINGTON (AP) — The government says Hyundai has agreed to pay a $17.35 million fine for delayed reporting of a brake defect affecting Genesis luxury cars.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said the defect involves corrosion in critical brake system components that can reduce braking effectiveness and increase the risk of a crash

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Rocky Mountain Power Plans Outages for Repair Work

Some power outages are planned.

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Lottery Locations Rolling Out

You can check their website to find retailers.

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Category: Economy, Wyoming News
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Social Security Trustees Report to Congress

The Social Security Board of Trustees today released its annual report on the long-term financial status of the Social Security Trust Funds. The combined asset reserves of the Old-Age and Survivors Insurance, and Disability Insurance (OASDI) Trust Funds are projected to become depleted in 2033, unchanged from last year, with 77 percent of benefits still payable at that time

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Research Firm Ranks Wyoming No. 2 in Business

Last year the state ranked number 5.

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Obama Pitches Economic Priorities in Minnesota

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — President Barack Obama says Republican obstructionism in Congress is keeping intact a system that is "rigged" against average people who are trying to do the right thing.

Obama is telling a crowd in Minneapolis that Republicans have blocked or voted down "every single serious idea" to help the middle class, including raising the minimum wage and extending unemployment benefits

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