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Economic Index Jumps For Midwest, Western States
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — An index of economic conditions in 10 Midwest and Western states jumped this month after three months of drought-induced doldrums. The Rural Mainstreet survey of rural bankers rose to 56.6 for October from 48.3 in September. It was the first time since June that the index r…
Farmer Markets Have $1M Impact On Wyo. Economy
CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — A Wyoming Business Council study finds that farmers markets contributed over $1 million to the state’s economy in 2011. Data compiled by the council’s Agribusiness Division and run through a University of Wyoming economic impact model found that direct sales …
Oil Slightly Lower On Economic Questions
The price of oil is slightly lower as investors weigh positive U.S. economic news against ongoing concerns about Europe’s debt crisis Benchmark oil dropped 34 cents Tuesday to $92.14 per barrel in New York after falling earlier in the session. A new report says a measure of U.S. home prices j…
What Are the Top Gas-Guzzling Vehicles on the Road?
As the days of buying cheap gasoline pass into the American history books, more and more of us are driving fuel-efficient vehicles as a means to combat those steadily rising gas prices. That is, unless you happen to have enough money to not give three screaming squirts about how much gas prices go u…
Obama: Economy Has To Grow ‘Even Faster’
POLAND, Ohio (AP) — President Barack Obama says private sector job growth is a “step in the right direction,” but the economy must grow faster following a modest monthly job report. Obama spoke on the second day of a bus tour through Ohio and Pennsylvania as the government repor…
Oil Drops On More Signs Of Economic Trouble
NEW YORK (AP) — The price of oil is falling on more signs of trouble for the economy. U.S. employers added just 80,000 jobs in June — a disappointing number that shows the economy is still struggling three years after the recession ended. Meanwhile, borrowing rates for Spain and Italy …
Obama: Election Will Decide Nations Economic Fate
MAUMEE, Ohio (AP) — President Barack Obama has told an Ohio campaign crowd that he’s betting they won’t lose heart or interest in the November election despite political stalemates. He says the outcome will determine the nation’s economic future for the next 10 to 20 year…
Oil Falls On Lingering Concerns About Europe
NEW YORK (AP) — The price of oil is falling as Spain’s banking crisis adds to concerns about the weak European economy. Benchmark U.S. crude on Monday fell by $1.26 to $78.50 per barrel in New York. Brent crude lost 56 cents to $90.42 per barrel in London. Prices fell after Spain asked…
Gillette Economy 4th Among U.S. Cities Its Size
GILLETTE, Wyo. (AP) — A research firms ranks Gillette as the nation’s fourth-strongest economy out of 576 cities around the nation with between 10,000 and 50,000 residents. Sheridan is just behind at fifth. Florida-based Policom specializes in analyzing local and state economies and ra…
Survey: Farming Helps Economy Grow In Rural States
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The economy remains strong in rural areas of 10 Midwest and Plains states because of the health of agricultural businesses there. The overall economic index on the new monthly Rural Mainstreet survey rose to 58.5 in May from April’s already healthy 57.1. Any score ab…

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