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Financial Economics

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.

September 01, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Guest opinion: Healthy reasons for young to get insured this month

With the March 31 deadline fast approaching to sign up for the health insurance exchange in Montana and Wyoming on, there is a blitz of editorials and ads by Affordable Care Act critics targeted to get young people not to sign up.

March 17, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Guest opinion: MyRA will provide more secure retirement for many Americans

When it comes to retirement, you would think that the vast majority of working Americans would be putting some money away for their future. But the truth is, many are not. For millions of working men and women, it is not easy to save for the long haul. Many employers do not offer a retiremen…

January 30, 2014 9:44 amLoading…

Actuary says time to change pension assumptions

HELENA — The board that runs the state's public employee pension system was told Thursday it should expect less earnings on its investments, a key assumption used to predict the solvency of the system.

September 12, 2013 2:11 pmLoading…

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.

April 29, 2013 11:39 amLoading…
House panel considers ending unisex insurance rates

House panel considers ending unisex insurance rates

HELENA — Even Shawn McQuillan's 88-year-old grandfather says his 20-year-old grandson drives too cautiously.

March 22, 2013 4:40 pm Related Loading…

Investors in broke resorts want documents unsealed

BOISE, Idaho - Resort property owners suing an international banking giant over allegations of a loan-to-own scheme say the financial firm has wrongly sealed thousands of pages of documents in the court case, and they want the documents made public.

September 27, 2012 2:05 pmLoading…

Hitching Post owners want insurance company lawsuit dismissed

A federal court should dismiss the lawsuit filed in Wyoming this month by the insurance company that claims the owners of the Hitching Post Inn in Cheyenne torched the legendary hotel for the money, according to legal papers filed last week.

January 28, 2012 11:45 pmLoading…

Feds: Proposed insurance rate hikes in Wyoming 'unreasonable'

MONTGOMERY, Ala. — U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius says proposed increases in health insurance premiums for customers in five states have been deemed "unreasonable" by the agency.

January 12, 2012 4:45 pmLoading…

Health premiums frozen for Montana public retirees

HELENA — Retirees of Montana public employee retirement systems will face no increase in health insurance premiums under an agreement reached by Gov. Brian Schweitzer and public employee unions.

September 08, 2011 2:34 pmLoading…

S&P boosts Wyoming credit to AAA, highest possible

CHEYENNE, Wyo — A national credit rating agency has upgraded Wyoming to its highest possible credit rating.

May 23, 2011 10:30 amLoading…

Republicans tout their workers' compensation plan

HELENA — Republicans running the Legislature say their proposal for fixing the state's expensive workers' compensation insurance system will decrease rates up to 44 percent.

January 24, 2011 1:52 pmLoading…
Dunning joins Stockman Bank

Dunning joins Stockman Bank

Mark Dunning has joined Stockman Bank as real estate loan officer for the Billings Heights office. Dunning will originate real estate loans and assist clients with their lending needs. Dunning has more than 22 years of banking experience, originating conventional, FHA and VA loans, for both …

September 26, 2010 12:00 amLoading…

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