WASHINGTON — It's time for a primer on the Highway Trust Fund, which looms as the next battle in Congress' unending budget wars.
WASHINGTON — Is the Great Moderation back?
Whether you’re changing jobs, following your entrepreneurial dreams or finally taking that well-earned retirement, if you have an employer-sponsored 401(k) account, you’re going to be faced with the decision of what to do with it.
The Billings Chamber has long invested time and resources into the agriculture industry. The annual Ag Appreciation Banquet and annual Ag Tour, legislative support, and continued involvement and education through the Ag Committee are part of one of the Chamber’s largest and longest standing …
As Yellowstone County continues its positive growth pattern, one might think that in such good economic times — a large number of business expansions, strong job creation, and great private investment — now is the time to step back and just let things happen. Well, I would argue that we bett…
WASHINGTON — China's financial markets seem to be signaling trouble, as a government crackdown on corruption and loose credit begins to bite and jittery local investors scramble for safety.
People have had their health insurance canceled. They’ve lost their doctors. They have to pay for services they’ll never use. They’re forced to buy insurance they don’t want.
WASHINGTON — The great virtue of the Congressional Budget Office's recent report on the minimum wage is that it injects a much-needed dose of reality into the debate over job creation. The Obama administration and its congressional allies have taken the position that raising the minimum wage…
HELENA - A nonprofit company that services federal student loans plans to cut 10 to 15 jobs in Helena after losing a contract under the recent federal budget deal.
This winter, Katherine Hackett is wearing a hat and coat around her house. To save on heating costs, she keeps her thermostat set at 58 degrees. After 17 years in the health care industry, after raising two sons who are now in the military, Katherine abruptly got a pink slip and has been une…
HELENA — Montana's unemployment rate held steady at 5.2 percent for past three months, down from 5.7 percent at the beginning of 2013.
WASHINGTON — A funny thing happened on the way to the decline of the United States and the rise of China, Brazil and other emerging markets: Many prominent analysts began wondering if the pessimistic predictions about America were wrong — and whether it was the emerging markets that were hea…
Go ahead and admit it. Every time the Powerball jackpot climbs into the stratosphere, you find yourself fantasizing about what you’d do with all those millions.
WASHINGTON — As home prices rose in the second quarter, millions of borrowers regained equity, according to recent data.
With a federal government shutdown looming Monday, few agencies would say what was in store for government services or Montana’s 12,400 federal workers.
HELENA — Senate President Jeff Essmann on Friday asked for an attorney general’s opinion on how a state retirement board should interpret a new law to prepare for an actuarial valuation of the Public Employees Retirement System.
CASPER — Officials with the Wyoming Department of Workforce Services say the state's job market grew marginally in the third quarter of last year.
If you refinanced your mortgage in the early 2000s, you undoubtedly felt good knowing that you had taken advantage of some of the lowest rates in years. In those days, a 5 percent, 15-year mortgage seemed like a bargain.
Fewer people are starting small businesses now that the job market is looking better.
WASHINGTON — John Maynard Keynes once said that words should be used aggressively, "for they are the assault of thoughts on the unthinking." That's a starting point for an appreciation of Mervyn King, who will retire soon as governor of the Bank of England and who has displayed the quirky in…