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Phillips 66 gives $750K to SD2's science, technology program

Phillips 66 gives $750K to SD2's science, technology program

The Phillips 66 Billings Refinery pledged on Wednesday to donate $750,000 over three years to support enhanced science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education in Billings School District 2 elementary and middle schools.

July 09, 2014 10:10 am Photos

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Robert J. Samuelson: We have no solution to climate change

WASHINGTON — It would be healthy — in the sense of promoting honesty — if every report warning of global warming and climate change (the two terms are interchangeable) came with the following disclaimer:

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Marketing Cooler: Take a tip from Branson and become Social CEO

The business of doing business is often overwhelming and causes business owners and leaders to spend our days dwelling on the minutiae of day-to-day operations instead of what is truly important: communicating with our customers and clients and our employees.

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Central High students

Central High students

From the foreground, Drew Gerber, Sophie Malin and Kya Sorli work on their iPads in Shane Fairbank’s class at Central Catholic High School. Students are benefiting from technology upgrades made possible with Mayfair fundraising.

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Mayfair to help fund more technology in classrooms at Billings Catholic Schools

Mayfair to help fund more technology in classrooms at Billings Catholic Schools

For anyone still wondering whether technology enhances learning, just step inside a classroom where iPads are used.

April 25, 2014 12:30 am Photos

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Study finds treadmill desks, excercise balls help boost workers' productivity

It may be just the kind of place anyone would want to work. In one area sits a foosball table, pingpong table and video golf game to help employees break through creative blocks. In another area, slices of birthday cake adorn plates on the kitchen’s island counter.

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Robert J. Samuelson: Slow recovery or a permanent economic slowdown?

WASHINGTON — You might compare the U.S. economy to someone who's recovering from a serious illness. At first, everyone hopes the patient will return to normal. Then it's gradually realized that the patient suffered permanent damage and will never be the same. So, perhaps, with the economy. S…

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Sunburst kids win national problem-solving contest

SUNBURST — A group of Sunburst Middle School students is among five winners in a national contest to raise student interest in science, technology, engineering and math.

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Even in Wyoming, tablets are making cash registers obsolete

Even in Wyoming, tablets are making cash registers obsolete

CASPER, Wyo. — A clunky, plastic cash register sits abandoned behind the counter at Jacquie’s Bistro in Casper.

March 22, 2014 8:30 am Photos

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Montana Energy: For many energy companies, the grass is greener in Billings

Montana Energy: For many energy companies, the grass is greener in Billings

From his office in Billings, Casey Anderson supervises more than a dozen petroleum geologists

March 01, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Guest opinion: EPA rule hobbles economy, hurts consumer choice

FLINT, Mich. — At a time when many people have put off buying a new car until the economy improves, the last thing we need is a stringent government regulation on fuel efficiency that will raise the cost of vehicles and make matters even more difficult for consumers.

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Sunburst students to seek fix for alkali whiteouts

SUNBURST — A group of Sunburst Middle School students are among 15 semifinalists in a national project by Samsung to raise student interest in science, technology, engineering and math.

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40 Under Forty: Casey Anderson, president/CEO Brara Geo

40 Under Forty: Casey Anderson, president/CEO Brara Geo

Finding oil in the Bakken oil play has been compared to hitting a bull’s-eye from 1,000 yards away. You have to drill 10,000 feet below the surface and at some point turn the bit 90 degrees, steering it to a horizontal plane until it hits an oil-bearing formation somewhere between 10 and 20 …

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40 Under Forty: Michelle Jackson, market development manager, CenturyLink

40 Under Forty: Michelle Jackson, market development manager, CenturyLink

More and more, the way to do business in the 21st century is to get your head in the cloud.

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Michelle Jackson

Michelle Jackson

Michelle Jackson says she enjoys the fast pace of working for a technology company.

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Employment outlook: These five generations must learn to work together

This year, for the first time in American history, five generations will be working together. This is touted by some as a social phenomenon, and it brings up many issues in how to work together productively.

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Robert J. Samuelson: Will U.S. health costs continue slowing?

WASHINGTON — Call it the $2.8 trillion enigma. That’s what Americans spent on health care in 2012. The good news is that health spending slowed unexpectedly for the fourth consecutive year. The enigma is that no one really knows why. Despite many theories, there’s no expert consensus.

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Robert J. Samuelson: Hidden consequences of Snowden revelations

WASHINGTON — There is more than a little hypocrisy to the outcry that the government, through the National Security Agency, is systematically destroying Americans’ right to privacy. Edward Snowden’s revelations have been stripped of their social, technological and historical context. Unless …

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Missoula ranked 5th for density of high-tech startups

MISSOULA — Cyber labs, big data and applied research have become the latest buzzwords around the University of Montana campus, helping land Missoula high atop the list of small metros claiming the greatest density of high-tech startups.

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Federal appeals court to live stream proceedings

SAN FRANCISCO  — A federal appeals court that meets in San Francisco and other Western cities will soon stream some of its hearings live over the Internet, the court announced on Monday.

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