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Great Recession

Wyoming's housing market didn't fall as hard as nation's, not climbing as fast

Wyoming's housing market didn't fall as hard as nation's, not climbing as fast

National trends can sometimes be slow to hit Wyoming. They often start in bigger metropolitan areas and trickle into the Cowboy State months or even years later.

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E.J. Dionne Jr.: Stakes in ACA debate higher than health care

WASHINGTON — You never get a second chance to make a first impression. But at the end of this month, the new health care law will get a third chance to make a decent impression — finally.

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Robert J. Samuelson: America's future hinges on fearsome mega-trends

WASHINGTON — Just why is American politics so dysfunctional?

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Guest opinion: U.S. jobless must be lifted up, not dropped off

In a country where the average CEO makes 354 times what the average worker makes, where we bail out banks, industries, governments; and we allow multibillion dollar corporations to generate profits and store them in offshore accounts so they don’t have to pay their fair share of taxes in Ame…

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Food pantries brace for demand because of food stamp cuts

Food pantries brace for demand because of food stamp cuts

With food stamp cuts starting Friday, local food pantries expected demand for their services to increase as poor families begin running out of the money for food earlier than usual.

November 02, 2013 12:30 am Photos

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Robert J. Samuelson: Slow U.S. economy accelerates family meltdown

WASHINGTON -- The discouraging March employment report, with a job increase of only 88,000, raises questions well beyond the dreary state of today's labor market. Prolonged high unemployment may be silently shredding the social fabric in ways that last for decades. Even before the Great Rece…

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Startups needed to create jobs: Bozeman’s Elixiter  in on ground floor of online marketing

Startups needed to create jobs: Bozeman’s Elixiter in on ground floor of online marketing

BOZEMAN - Even when the economy's gone cold, when the iron glows hot, a person has to strike. Andrew Hull did. The Billings native was leading product marketing efforts for Bozeman software overachiever RightNow Technologies when he decided to plunge into the shark tank that is self-employment.

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Chicago-purchased ads spark debate

Chicago-purchased ads spark debate

CHICAGO — Seven vinyl banners draped this month along one of Chicago’s most iconic bridges, advertisements some have dubbed “a visual crime” and “commercial graffiti,” are reviving a debate about how governments raise money in tough economic times.

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Recession catches up with Hanks' 'Crowne'

Recession catches up with Hanks' 'Crowne'

ORLANDO, Fla. — “I understand the concept of optimism,” Tom Hanks says. “But I think with me what you get is a lack of cynicism.”

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Guest opinion: 2011 Legislature threw state workers under the bus

The 2011 legislature is now four weeks gone, but the ugly mess it created in state employee pay lingers on. Despite Gov. Brian Schweitzer's outspoken commitment to Montana workers and their right to organize and bargain collectively — or because of it — the 2011 Legislature turned its back o…

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Economist: Consumers more confident about recovery

CASPER, Wyo. — Nearly two years after the Great Recession officially ended, an economist for the New York-based Conference Board says people are beginning to believe in the recovery.

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Marketing Cooler: In post-recession era, marketing is more important than ever

Do you like to be sold to? Is it your dream to walk into a store and be descended upon by clerks working on commission, each vying to sell you that shirt, tie, skirt, shoes, fishing equipment or whatever item you're eyeballing? Do you look forward to pulling onto a car lot and having three s…

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Rebound from recession could take years

Rebound from recession could take years

Businesses, which make up 16 percent of U.S. gross domestic product, aren’t spending much money.

September 13, 2010 8:07 pm Photos

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