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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.
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 58.2 in February, compared with 55.6 in January. Creighton University economist Ernie Go…
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. He says the country continues to dig itsel…
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 r…
Oil Drops As Global Economic Worries Resurface
Now that the U.S. presidential election is decided, the oil market is back to worrying about the global economy. Benchmark oil fell $2.67, or 3 percent, to $86.04 per barrel Wednesday in New York. It rose 3.5 percent Tuesday, ahead of President Obama’s re-election. The European Union is warni…
Gov. Mead Pushes Broadband As Way To Grow Economy
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Gov. Matt Mead wants to continue expanding access to high-speed Internet in Wyoming as a means to spurring economic growth. About 80 percent of all Wyoming homes have access to broadband services through telecommunications, cable or wireless providers. The Associated Pre…

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