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Montana's SBA lending exceeds $104 million in 2014 fiscal year

Yellowstone County accounted for $40.7 million in lending from the Small Business Administration during the 2014 fiscal year. That total of 94 loans represents 38 percent of all loan volume for fiscal year 2014, according to figures released recently by the SBA.

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October 19, 2014 2:15 pm
Big Sky Economic Development: Own a business? You should have a plan

Big Sky Economic Development: Own a business? You should have a plan

When running or starting your own business, it can be easy to slip into self-deception. This begins when you start rationalizing any opposing evidence that is presented against your business idea.

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Gardiner businesses begin collecting resort tax

GARDINER — Businesses in the Yellowstone National Park gateway town of Gardiner have begun collecting a 3 percent seasonal resort tax.

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Your investments: Changing jobs? Be sure to check your options for your 401(k)

Your investments: Changing jobs? Be sure to check your options for your 401(k)

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.

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Simplifying taxes fastest way to grow our economy

NEW YORK — The modern income tax was passed 100 years ago on a simple premise — it would apply only to the top one-half of 1 percent of the population and it would be easy to fill out — just one page.

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Market Wrap: Santa rally has yet to boost markets

Market Wrap: Santa rally has yet to boost markets

Todd Buchanan recaps the market news of the last week.

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Market Wrap: Friday ends up breaking five straight down days

Market Wrap: Friday ends up breaking five straight down days

Gary Buchanan wraps up the market news for the week.

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Market Wrap: Shutdown may lead to good news for some home owners

Market Wrap: Shutdown may lead to good news for some home owners

Gary Buchanan recaps the market news of the last week.

October 19, 2013 8:46 am

Liz Cheney, Mike Enzi rake in big bucks for Senate campaign

The flood of money expected to enter the primary race between Republicans Liz Cheney and Sen. Mike Enzi has arrived.

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Market Wrap: Shutdown may have lead to lower trading volume

Market Wrap: Shutdown may have lead to lower trading volume

Todd Buchanan recaps the market news of the last week.

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Better Business: Be careful contracting with payment processors

Better Business: Be careful contracting with payment processors

Profit margins are tight for many businesses these days. One way businesses are increasing those margins is by cutting operating costs. So when a caller claims to be from your credit and debit card processing company with a new way to save on transaction costs, who wouldn’t stop and listen?

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Report: Montana pension investments gain 10 percent

HELENA — Managers of state pension money performed better than average, a new report reviewed on Wednesday showed, despite concerns about increasing costs.

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Lockwood residents indicate willingness to pay for paths, streetlights

More than half of the 30 Lockwood residents who showed up at a public meeting Tuesday night said they would be willing to tax themselves to pay for paved walkways and streetlights in their community, and another quarter said they would be willing to pay for only sidewalks.

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Wyoming hikes private equity investments

CHEYENNE -- Wyoming's five elected officials voted Monday to add $600 million to the state's investment in private equities in the next three to five years.

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Wyoming officials to vote on diversifying private-equity investments

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — The five elected state officials will vote Monday on whether to increase Wyoming's investments in private-equity funds.

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Bank officials teach kids about managing money

Bank officials teach kids about managing money

The banking jargon came fast and furious — debit versus credit, interest and principal, savings and checking. 

April 17, 2013 7:33 pm Photos

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Better Business: Use caution when consulting online rating services

Better Business: Use caution when consulting online rating services

In today’s digital world, it’s easy to find reviews on every product and service you need.

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Bill would lower property taxes on pollution control equipment

Bill would lower property taxes on pollution control equipment

HELENA — Industry representatives lined up Wednesday to a support a proposal to lower the state’s property tax rate on pollution control equipment.

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Wyoming Senate committee advances state retirement fund bill

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — A bill to increase some employer and employee contributions to the state retirement fund to help insure its future viability is moving closer to passage in the Wyoming Senate.

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