HELENA — Accepting federal money to expand Medicaid to cover thousands of low-income Montanans looks like a good financial and policy deal for the state, a University of Montana economist told a health care conference here Monday.
Montana’s growing economy is slowing this year, largely because of federal cutbacks, softening commodity prices and low wages, a University of Montana economist said Tuesday in Billings.
Expanding Medicaid rolls would likely create thousands of jobs in the Billings area, but would also cost taxpayers millions, a University of Montana health care economist said in Billings Thursday.
WASHINGTON — Distilled to their discouraging essence, Republicans’ reasons for retreating from immigration reform reflect waning confidence in American culture and in the political mission only Republicans can perform — restoring America’s economic vigor. Without this, the nation will have a…
Economist Larry Swanson projects that Billings is headed toward a 2 percent unemployment rate in the next year. What does this mean for your business? If you’re like most businesses, you’re beginning to wonder how you will find employees in such a competitive environment. Now more than ever…
Farming’s best days may soon be behind it, the American Farm Bureau Federation’s top economist said Monday.
A declining birth rate will dampen future population growth to the point that net migration — people moving from place to place — will help determine which communities prosper and which ones stagnate, an economist says.
WASHINGTON— Here’s a somber thought: We may never — or at least not anytime soon — regain “full employment,” meaning an unemployment rate between, say, 4 percent and 5.5 percent. It is now four years from the recovery’s start, and the number of jobs is still 2.2 million below the pre-recess…
WASHINGTON — In politics, we often skip past the simple questions. This is why inquiries about the fundamentals can sometimes catch everyone short.
”If something cannot go on forever, it will stop.”
The booming oil and gas sector, companies involved in health care and firms interested in locating regional headquarters and back-office operations represent the best opportunities for recruiting new business into Yellowstone County, says a new business-recruiting strategy prepared for Yello…
The booming oil and gas sector, companies involved in health care and firms interested in locating regional headquarters and back-office operations represent the best opportunities for recruiting new business into Yellowstone County, says a new business-recruiting strategy released Thursday.
Minnesota-based Polar Service Centers said it hired almoat all the former Beall employees in Lockwood at the parts-and-service center and honored their current wages and medical and retirement plans.
With drought driving up demand, hay prices in Montana hit $200 a ton for most varieties, according to federal market reports.
CASPER, Wyo. — Anne Alexander had been thinking about seeking an elected political office for some time.
POMPEYS PILLAR — The market monitor at the scale house of the United Grain elevator gauges the world’s appetite for wheat in real time. When it fails to rain in Russia, the price rises. When Libya erupts in protest, the price falls.