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From Simply Wine to Simply Mac, mall space transforms in time for new iPhone pre-orders

From Simply Wine to Simply Mac, mall space transforms in time for new iPhone pre-orders

As thousands of people around the country line up early Sept. 19 to get their hands on Apple’s latest iPhone, Billings will have an Apple unveiling of its own.

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Travel and Leisure: Your smart phone will be your best traveling companion

What’s next in corporate travel technology? Your smart phone is your hotel room key? Yes, it’s on its way and in some cases, already here.

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Kids studying abroad are now never out of touch

Kids studying abroad are now never out of touch

NEW YORK — A generation ago, students on semester abroad were practically incommunicado, aside from airmailed letters and one or two calls home. These days, from the minute the plane lands, kids studying overseas are connected with home via Skype, Facebook, and messaging apps like Viber and …

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Target taps Cornell of PepsiCo as CEO, chairman

Target taps Cornell of PepsiCo as CEO, chairman

Target Corp. has named Brian Cornell, a senior executive at PepsiCo Inc., to be its new chief executive, becoming the first outsider to lead the nation’s fourth-largest retailer.

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Product placement hitting viral YouTube videos

YouTube stars are borrowing an idea from Hollywood’s Golden Age: product placement.

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Interactive: Technology of the Great War

Interactive: Technology of the Great War

An interactive photo essay covering key technologies developed during the first world war, from camouflage to tactics and weaponry.

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Travel and Leisure: Beware of cyber threats while traveling

Approximately 1.8 million travelers go through our nation’s airports every day. Most business travelers think they travel well, but that’s not always the case. They usually don’t think about safety because nothing has happened to them or whatever steps they take to guard their safety can be …

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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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