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Dollar Continues Gains On Positive Economic Data

NEW YORK (AP) — The dollar is continuing to gain against world currencies following the latest signs that the U.S. economy is strengthening.

The Labor Department reported that applications for unemployment benefits fell to a five-year low last week

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UW Sets Record for External Research Funding

Faculty members at the University of Wyoming received a record $86 million in external funding in the 2012 fiscal year.

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U.S. Budget Impasse Holding Back Economy

WASHINGTON (AP) — The latest Associated Press Economy Survey suggests the biggest drag on the economy is the continued budget impasse in Washington, not the slow pace of consumer spending.

The consensus has emerged just as the political standoff could lead to automatic spending cuts later this week

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National Park Cuts Detailed in Memo

Visitors to America's national parks will encounter fewer rangers, find locked restrooms and visitors centers, and see trashcans emptied less often if 5 percent across-the-board federal budget cuts are enacted.

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Officials: Fed Cuts Would Cost Wyoming Millions

Hundreds of civilian military employees in Wyoming could be furloughed if cuts in U.S. defense spending go through.

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Simpson, Bowles Offer New Plan to Avoid Cuts

Former Wyoming Sen. Alan Simpson is offering a new plan to avoid automatic spending cuts set to hit March 1 absent a bipartisan deficit-reduction deal.

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Consumer Spending Drives Two-Thirds Of U.S. Economy
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Economic Growth Seen For Wyoming

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A survey of rural bankers in 10 Midwest and Plains states suggests slow economic growth is ahead.

A report released Thursday on the Rural Mainstreet Index says the overall index rose to 58

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White House: Economy Healing, But Could Be Wounded

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says a new jobs report shows the U.S. economy is healing, but warns Congress not to inflict wounds with looming spending cuts.

Alan Krueger is chairman of President Barack Obama's Council of Economic Advisers

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Economists Growing More Upbeat About Year Ahead

NEW YORK (AP) — Economists are increasingly, but still cautiously, optimistic about growth in the year ahead with hiring expected to pick up in coming months.

A quarterly survey by the National Association for Business Economics released Monday shows half of the economists polled now expect real gross domestic product — the value of all goods and services produced in the United States — to grow between 2 and 4 percent this year

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Billions in Gas Drilling Royalties Transform Lives

Private landowners are reaping billions of dollars in royalties each year from the boom in natural gas drilling, transforming some lives even as the windfall provides only a modest boost to the broader economy.

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