Before the clock strikes midnight for the new year, the Internal Revenue Service recommends a few tax tips for Montanans to save money for 2014 tax year.
Denice Johnson’s new Billings West End clothing store is exceeding her own expectations.
DICKINSON, N.D. -- If 2011 was the year of the oil boom, 2014 could arguably be considered the year of Dickinson's building boom.
When American freight trains delivered cargo after World War II, the steam-belching beasts commonly had seven people aboard — an engineer, a conductor, up to four brakemen and a fireman.
BISMARCK, N.D. — The abrupt decline in oil prices stands to be bad news in North Dakota, a state that has reaped billions in tax revenue as new drilling techniques made it the second-leading producer in the U.S. behind Texas. But a lot of factors will determine how great that impact is.
In the long term, Helena’s stable economy was not as heavily impacted by the recession as other areas of Montana, said Director of the University of Montana Bureau of Business and Economic Research Patrick Barkey.
HELENA — Montana’s economy has not grown as fast in 2014 as was predicted and the reasons seem to be drops in commodity prices and lower federal government spending.
WILLISTON, N.D. — It was in her senior year of college that Blaire Briody fell in love.
BUTTE — Craft distilleries are beginning to scatter across Montana like shot glasses across a bar, and it turns out Montanans have a taste for their own brand of booze.
HELENA — The Great Falls area is enjoying some industrial and other growth that is helping spur the local economy.
GREAT FALLS — While manufacturing and other industrial developments are making a comeback here, city leaders say they still strive to maintain the biggest economic player in town — Malmstrom Air Force Base.
The Montana Beer and Wine Distributors recently withdrew from the Alcohol Beverage Coalition as a statement of opposition to a bill set for introduction before the 2015 Legislature.
BISMARCK, N.D. – The North Dakota Department of Health has announced the times and locations of three public information sessions and hearings on proposed rules for the disposal and tracking of radioactive oilfield waste.
WILLISTON, N.D. -- People seeking work in North Dakota oil country are finding a different climate from two years ago.
DICKINSON, N.D. -- As North Dakota's government faces criticism for its alleged failure to regulate the oil and gas industry, state officials have sided with three oil companies in an ongoing lawsuit.
POLSON — At the north end of Flathead Lake sits Bigfork, and its main drag — Electric Avenue — is packed with tourist-driven art galleries, gift shops, restaurants and a summer theater.
HAMILTON — The economy of the Bitterroot Valley appears to be on the upswing, but there are still some speed bumps that will have to be negotiated.
KALISPELL — There are two economic forecasts for the northwest corner of Montana — one for Flathead County, which remains one of the state’s fastest growing, and one for everywhere else.
MISSOULA — The Missoula economy was hit harder than other areas of the state by the recession of 2008 because the closures of both the Stimson lumber mill in Bonner in 2008 and the Smurfit-Stone Container plant in Frenchtown in 2010 exacerbated the problem.
MISSOULA — If you could get every person on earth to spend just 50 cents in Montana once a year, you would pump more than $3.5 billion into the state’s economy.
MISSOULA — If there is one business in Missoula that could be considered a bellwether of the local economy, it might be WGM Group, a firm that provides an array of engineering, planning, consulting, surveying, environmental and water resources services.
BUTTE — While accounting for about only 3 percent of the Montana’s employers, agriculture, forestry and mining industries make up 12.5 percent of the state’s gross domestic product and almost 10 percent of work earnings.
BUTTE — Southwest Montana is anchored by two metropolitan centers — Butte and Bozeman — and the economic outlook for the region is a tale of two cities.
BOZEMAN — In Gallatin Valley, now the fastest-growing urban economy in the state, farmers grow wheat to make bread, while entrepreneurial engineers develop satellites about the size of a loaf.
BOZEMAN — Bozeman’s economy took a thrashing during the recession — at least compared to most of Montana. But by many measures, it’s bounding back with enthusiasm.