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Most employers keeping existing health coverage for workers – but worry about affordability

Most employers keeping existing health coverage for workers – but worry about affordability

HELENA — In the face of new health insurance requirements under the Affordable Care Act, most Montana businesses that already provide health c…

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Bitterroot Valley economy on its way up from the bottom

HAMILTON — Vicki Steele no longer feels like the Bitterroot Valley is on a freefall toward the bottom of the barrel.

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Tourism keeps Bozeman eateries cooking

Tourism keeps Bozeman eateries cooking

The restaurant economy in this quaint Rocky Mountain community never captures front-page headlines like Oracle or Big Sky Resort, but without …

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Most employers keeping existing health coverage for workers – but worry about affordability

Most employers keeping existing health coverage for workers – but worry about affordability

HELENA — In the face of new health insurance requirements under the Affordable Care Act, most Montana businesses that already provide health c…

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Bitterroot Valley economy on its way up from the bottom

HAMILTON — Vicki Steele no longer feels like the Bitterroot Valley is on a freefall toward the bottom of the barrel.

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With strong summer tourism, northwest Montana pushes for off-season visitors

With strong summer tourism, northwest Montana pushes for off-season visitors

KALISPELL — Tourism drives much of the economy in the northwest corner of Montana. The area has a national park to thank for that.

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Thompson Falls couple doubles down on Sanders County tourism

Thompson Falls couple doubles down on Sanders County tourism

THOMPSON FALLS — Here in the county seat of Sanders County — which typically delivers some of the toughest economic figures in Montana for une…

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Bakken boom trails into Billings

Bakken boom trails into Billings

Montana’s oil production held steady last year, but North Dakota pumped 60 percent more crude than in 2011.

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Yellowstone County economy primed for more energy growth

Yellowstone County economy primed for more energy growth

The Bakken oil boom and skyrocketing farm commodity prices kept the Billings economy chugging through the recession, and still economic develo…

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Montana's economy sees stronger growth in 2013

Montana's economy sees stronger growth in 2013

If Cal Kunkel were playing baccarat in Las Vegas, instead of building apartments in Billings, he’d definitely be a high roller.

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Original recipe: Bozeman's oldest cafe sticks with what works

Original recipe: Bozeman's oldest cafe sticks with what works

The cinnamon roll French toast at the Western Café is a sweet, sticky treat that when slathered in butter and washed down with coffee, takes o…

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Most employers keeping existing health coverage for workers – but worry about affordability

Most employers keeping existing health coverage for workers – but worry about affordability

HELENA — In the face of new health insurance requirements under the Affordable Care Act, most Montana businesses that already provide health c…

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Missoula will see stable, subtle growth

Missoula will see stable, subtle growth

MISSOULA – Missoulians can expect more of the same when it comes to the 2014 economy, subtle growth.

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Hamilton business survives, thrives in changing economy

Hamilton business survives, thrives in changing economy

HAMILTON – Timber framers are like farmers.

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Construction business changes with the times

Construction business changes with the times

MISSOULA — Before construction began its uptick after the Great Recession, James Schafer was busy carving a niche and growing the business he …

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Helena economy slower thanks to government cuts, but steady

HELENA — Economists projected Lewis and Clark County to see slow but consistent growth this year, with cuts to government spending felt more i…

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Helena hoping Boeing expansion attracts more investment

Helena hoping Boeing expansion attracts more investment

HELENA — Helena is known as a stable government town, but will a growing aeronautics industry make the capital city’s economy soar?

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Things are looking up in 2014 for Great Falls economy

The Great Falls area should see an economic boost in 2014, the president of the Great Falls Development Authority said.

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Butte's economy 'stable, manageable'

Butte's economy 'stable, manageable'

BUTTE — Compared to the recent rapid growth in Bozeman and Missoula, Butte maintains an even, manageable economy, which local economists say i…

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Butte’s challenge: Keeping the momentum going

Butte’s challenge: Keeping the momentum going

BUTTE — Butte put on a bright smile and big show for national and international business leaders — and some prominent politicians to boot — du…

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Montana slow to meet demand for high-tech industry jobs

Montana slow to meet demand for high-tech industry jobs

Greg Gianforte is Montana’s high-tech rainmaker whose tiny Bozeman startup morphed into a $1.5 billion software corporation in just 15 years a…

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Bakken boom making big impact on Billings businesses

Bakken boom making big impact on Billings businesses

To visualize the economic impact to Billings of the Bakken oil boom, you can watch the oil field trucks rumble by or you can track subtler clues.

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