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From the editor: These business owners are going places

A couple of young business owners haven’t wasted any time in their careers since they were featured in separate issues of Billings Business over the past couple of years.

October 01, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

From the Editor: Your choices for grocery shopping are slowly getting better

A friend who moved from Billings to the Bozeman area a few years ago says one advantage of living in the Gallatin Valley, besides being so close to some pretty good skiing, is a tantalizing variety of grocery stores where he feels like a kid in a candy store.

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From the Editor: What's the future of TV? It may be just a hop away

 Depending on who’s talking, Dish Network’s controversial commercial-skipping video recorder is either the coolest home entertainment innovation since high-definition TV or a doomsday device that could ruin broadcasters.

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Please excuse the well-worn pun, but Sarah Calhoun had to learn the clothing business by the seat of her pants.

July 01, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

From the Editor: Beekeeper's quick action avoids YouTube moment

Sooner or later, any journalist who has ever wielded a pen and notepad gets an assignment that involves close interaction with an animal that can be cute, scary, cuddly, smelly and occasionally dangerous.

June 01, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

From the Editor: Investment pros are cautiously optimistic about JOBS Act

In a rare demonstration of bipartisanship, Democrat and Republican legislators recently joined President Obama for the signing of Jump Start Our Business Start-Ups, known as the JOBS Act.

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From the editor: Gas prices are high, but that's just part of the story

People complaining about the recent increase in gas prices have pinned the blame on Iranian ayatollahs, President Obama, environmentalists, Big Oil, people who drive gas-guzzling SUVs, or the theory that “peak oil” has arrived and world production is about to tumble.

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From the Editor: Expert says Montana's oil industry still has room to grow

It’s probably fair to say that Tom Richmond, administrator of the Montana Board of Oil and Gas, generally supports oil and gas development in Montana.

March 01, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

From the Editor: Past booms can teach us about the Bakken

Halliburton, the international oilfield services company, is denying that it’s planning to expand into Billings.

February 01, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

From the Editor: Skeptics have doubted Scheels before, and they have been wrong

OK, skeptics, step right up. You were the ones who crossed your arms and sent your tongues clicking when Scheels announced that it’s building a 220,000-square-foot megastore at Shiloh Crossing.

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From the Editor: 'Stay in School' really is good advice

Stay in school, kids. You'll be glad you did.

October 01, 2011 12:00 amLoading…

Heard the joke about the traveling salesman?

Have your heard the joke about the traveling salesman and the farmer's daughter?

September 01, 2011 12:00 amLoading…

From the Editor: California business may be ripe for picking, but success can be fleeting reports that companies are fleeing California in droves, looking for friendlier business climates outside of the Golden State.

August 01, 2011 12:00 amLoading…

Will the country warm to climate change?

A recent panel discussion on climate change only reinforces the notion that the United States lacks the political will to do much about a growing environmental threat, despite mounting evidence that the planet is warming because of human activity.

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From the Editor: Bozeman company making its mark in social media

If you're a business owner trying to incorporate Facebook, Twitter and other social media into your marketing scheme, there's a pretty good chance you may have some interaction with RightNow Technologies of Bozeman.

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From the Editor: Wind executive says out of state demand will fuel industry's growth

Some fans of renewable energy worry that their industry could soon be on the ropes because of a Republican-dominated Legislature that has turned its back on wind and solar power.

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From the Editor: Don't believe the hype; Investing in gold can be risky

You've probably seen the ads on cable TV touting gold, which is hovering at about $1,300 an ounce, as today's smart invest-ment.

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When you do the math, home ownership can still be a good deal

Maybe you're kicking yourself for not jumping into the housing market before the tax credit for first-time homebuyers expired last April.

November 01, 2010 12:00 amLoading…

From the Editor: For Montana manufacturers, box stores offer opportunity, challenges

With help from the giant membership warehouse chain Costco, Sam Hoffmann is selling more of his Bent Nail India Pale Ale than ever before.

October 01, 2010 12:00 amLoading…

From the editor: Green economy still has a way to go in Montana

No doubt you've heard politicians describe Montana as the Saudi Arabia of wind power because of our vast potential for clean, green energy development.

September 01, 2010 12:00 amLoading…

Local firm has ideas for cleaning up Gulf oil disaster

Could a small Montana company play a role in cleaning up the worst environmental disaster in the nation's history? Sen. Jon Tester believes it could happen.

August 02, 2010 7:00 amLoading…

From the Editor: Debate over health care legislation far from over

The legislative process that led up to the passage of the national health care reform bill was as ugly as week-old guacamole.

July 06, 2010 5:24 pmLoading…

What comes to mind when somebody tells you to 'Get Lost?'

When I heard about Montana's new tourism promotion, "Get Lost in Montana," the first thing that came to mind is that sinking feeling one gets wandering through the parking lot at Costo, looking for a subcompact car hidden some-where in a sea of pickup trucks and SUVs.

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Persistence helped MetraPark land 'Antiques Roadshow'

When PBS announced in January that its most popular prime-time program, "Antiques Roadshow," was making a whistle stop in Billings this June, it marked the culmination of an eight-year courtship by Sandra Hawke, marketing director for MetraPark, which will host the show.

May 01, 2010 12:02 amLoading…

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