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Factories, Builders Boost Economy At End Of Year

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. manufacturers ended 2011 with their best month of growth since the late spring. And the struggling construction industry spent more on projects for the third time in four months

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Oil Price Above $101 On Rising Consumer Confidence

The price of oil climbed above $101 a barrel in light holiday trading on growing consumer confidence and prospects for stronger demand.

Benchmark crude rose $1.52 on Tuesday to $101.19 per barrel in New York

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Consumer Confidence Index Surges In December

NEW YORK (AP) — Americans are gaining faith that the economy is on the upswing.

An improving job outlook helped the Consumer Confidence Index soar to the highest level since April and near a post-recession peak, according to a monthly survey by The Conference Board

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Survey Shows Economic Strength Of Midwest, Plains

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A survey of bankers in 10 Midwest and Great Plains states reflects continued economic growth in the region, which boasts strong agricultural performance and rising commodity prices

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Stocks Edge Higher on Signs Of Economic Growth

Signs of future growth in the U.S. economy and a drop in borrowing costs for embattled European countries pushed stocks higher in morning trading Friday.

The Conference Board's index of leading economic indicators rose more than Wall Street analysts were expecting, a sign that the economy may pick up in the coming months

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Still Living With Your Parents as an Adult? Well, You’re Hurting the Economy

While many college grads are only too happy to fly their parents’ nest and get a place of their own, the dip in the economy has meant some can’t — or won’t — until they feel more financially able to do so comfortably. What does this mean for the economy? Unfortunately, nothing good.

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Economic Woes Lead to More Men Becoming ‘Mannies’

While child care-givers such as babysitters and nannies have traditionally been women, the recent dip in the economy lead some men into the profession as well.

Dubbed “mannies,” the guys are often unemployed teachers, daycare workers or fathers.

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Survey of the Day: 47 Percent of Americans Think Wall Street Harms the Economy

The Occupy Wall Street movement continues to generate headlines, so what better time to see what Americans actually think of our esteemed financial institutions?

Forty-seven percent of Americans think Wall Street hurts the American economy more than it helps, whereas only 38 percent think the opposite is true.

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The Eurozone Crisis Deepens As Greece Attempts To Avoid Bankruptcy
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Expert Predicts Food Price Hikes [AUDIO]

An economist with the USDA is predicting substantial hikes in the price of food this year. The Wyoming Army National Guard will host their monthly memorial for veterans this month. Amy Richards has a report. Click past jump to listen to Wyoming Radio News.

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USDA Holds Firm on Overall Food Price Forecast [AUDIO]

Doug Randall reports that the Wyoming Department of Workforce Services will hold public meetings around the state go gather feedback. U.S.D.A economist Ephraim Liebtag says overall food prices will rise between 3 1/2 to 4 1/2 percent this year. Click past the jump to listen to Wyoming Radio News.

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