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More companies offering holiday bonuses

More companies offering holiday bonuses

More employees are going to see something extra in their stocking from their boss this year.

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'All factors point to very positive' for Billings, Eastern Montana

'All factors point to very positive' for Billings, Eastern Montana

With low unemployment, falling fuel prices, and growing consumer demand, the greater Billings area and most of Eastern Montana have been enjoying a good run, experts say.

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Charter planning to hire 100 new workers in Billings

Charter planning to hire 100 new workers in Billings

Charter Communications is seeking to hire 100 new employees in Billings, primarily in sales and customer retention, company officials announced Wednesday.

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Email outage hits Charter customers

Email outage hits Charter customers

Officials at Charter Communications say they are working to fix problems with the email system for customers with Bresnan.net addresses in Montana.

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Robert J. Samuelson: Understanding the great global oil bust of 2014

WASHINGTON — The great oil bust of 2014 is something to behold.

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Have You Heard: Fitness center on West End to key on classes, training

Zac Linton and Kody Christensen are fitness fanatics who are offering a change from the weights and bars of the traditional gym.

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Have You Heard: Burger Dive special goes national

Have You Heard: Burger Dive special goes national

One of Burger Dive owner Brad Halsten's top creations is on sale nationwide.

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Discount retailer Alco shuttering two Eastern Montana stores

Discount retailer Alco shuttering two Eastern Montana stores

Discount retailer Alco Stores announced Friday it is closing 200 stores nationwide and liquidating merchandise, including stores in two Eastern Montana towns.

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Gazette opinion: No change is good news in state business tax climate

Both Wyoming and Montana maintained their ranking in the top 10 best states for business tax climate in an annual report produced by the National Tax Foundation.

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Robert J. Samuelson: Why wages lag in recovery from Great Recession

WASHINGTON — I recently wrote about sluggish and stagnant wages, which are said to weaken the economy's recovery. I argued that workers' fear of losing their jobs is an important, perhaps decisive, explanation. In a nutshell: Frightened of being fired and being unable to find a new job, work…

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Guest opinion: American energy story entirely good news

Seemingly overnight, gasoline prices have plunged. Regular unleaded is approaching $3 per gallon at my local Wawa. That’s the lowest price since just after the recession ended.

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Guest opinion: Small financial steps can break debt cycle

Having credit available affords us the opportunity to get what we need (or want) now and pay for it later. But it can become a trap. If debt is not managed properly, it can snowball quickly, especially if balances aren’t paid off every month.

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Guest opinion: EPA carbon rule would mean fewer jobs, higher costs

The EPA’s new “Clean Power Rule” would impose new limits on carbon emissions that would devastate our coal industry. As a result, these rules will increase energy costs, hamstring job creation and economic growth and reduce the amount of revenue available for Montana’s infrastructure and sch…

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Billings has 3rd-biggest jump in country for September home sales

Billings has 3rd-biggest jump in country for September home sales

Eileen Ziler picked a good time to sell her Billings West End home.

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Guest opinion: Good management produces county's enviable fiscal health

Guest opinion: Good management produces county's enviable fiscal health

Most counties would love to be in Yellowstone County's shoes. We have a $100 million budget, a double A+ bond rating, adequate reserves and very little debt. I take great pride in showcasing a well-managed local government. Would it not be great if our federal government could make that clai…

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Have You Heard: Startup Weekend comes to Billings

The first steps are usually the toughest for budding entrepreneurs, so a group of experts is coming to Rocky Mountain College to help.

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Mall retailers optimistic after Scheels leaves

Mall retailers optimistic after Scheels leaves

Scheels Sporting Goods has officially closed in the Rimrock Mall, but mall retailers say they are optimistic after losing a major anchor tenant.

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From the Editor: Our community is better because of people like Paul Metzger

Thousands of people, many of them not yet born, stand to benefit from the generosity of Paul Metzger, the Laurel farmer who left $38 million from his estate to St. Vincent Healthcare and the Billings Clinic.

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Amazon hopes to swipe market share with mobile payment app

NEW YORK — Amazon is taking direct aim at mobile payment systems such as Square by introducing the Amazon Local Register, a credit card processing device and mobile app designed to help small business owners accept payments through their smartphones and tablets.

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Women business owners at a disadvantage when seeking bank loans

Women are a growing force in the business world, but if they own a company, they may still struggle to get a loan from a bank.

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