In football and in business, timing matters. When former college quarterback Drew Hedrick began selling real estate in Billings in late 2008, the nation was in the midst of the longest and deepest recession since the Great Depression.
HELENA — More than 130,000 Montanans will see reductions in food assistance Nov. 1 when a temporary increase to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program ends, the
WASHINGTON — It is an index of fear. Last week, interest rates on 10-year U.S. Treasury bonds fell to 1.4 percent. This was the lowest on record and less than present or expected inflation (generally 2 percent to 3 percent). On 30-year Treasuries, rates have tumbled to 2.5 percent. The inves…
MontanaPBS is presenting three free screenings of the made-in-Montana documentary “Fort Peck Dam.” It will also be shown on June 24 at 7 p.m. on Montana PBS.
Telling the story in one hour of the herculean effort it took to redirect the longest river in the U.S. and construct the Fort Peck Dam was a challenge for filmmaker Scott Sterling.
Workers service the cutting head on one of four massive dredges during construction of the Fort Peck Dam, a six-year-long Public Works Administration project that brought a badly needed economic boost to Montana during the Great Depression.
On an August day in 1933 at the peak of the Great Depression, 21-year-old Margaret Ping said goodbye to her parents, hopped on a train in Billings and headed for New York City and the start of a career of service that has spanned nearly 80 years.
WASHINGTON — Four years after the onset of the financial crisis — in March 2008 Bear Stearns was rescued from failure — we still lack a clear understanding of the underlying causes. Hundreds of studies and books have given us an increasingly detailed picture of what happened without conclusi…
Last week, I voted against the American Jobs Act after considerable discussion, research and listening to many folks. I stand by my vote, and I want to share my reasons directly with you.
WASHINGTON — It’s a cliche — but true — that a huge obstacle to a stronger economic recovery is the lack of confidence in a strong recovery. If consumers and businesses were more confident, they would be spending, hiring and lending more freely. Even a slight relaxation might do wonders for …
FORT PECK — Lane Gobbs drove 40 miles out of his way on Wednesday to see the historic releases from Fort Peck’s spillway, a stream of 37,000 cubic feet per second of water exploding into a roaring, frothy boil of white water at the base.
GARNET — We’re coming up on ghost season here in these rugged mountains, where winter is reputedly the best time to hear the tinkling of piano keys where there are no pianos or to see white-haired Frank Davey in a three-piece suit outside his general store.
There is currently a debate taking place in Washington about whether we will hold Wall Street accountable and protect consumers. One of the main contributors to this recession was a financial crisis as dire as any we’ve known in generations. It nearly dragged our economy into a second Great …
WASHINGTON - We live in the shadow of the Great Depression. Americans' gloom does not reflect just 8.1 percent unemployment or the loss of $13 trillion worth of housing and stock market value since mid-2007. There is also an amorphous anxiety that we are falling into a deep economic ravine f…
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