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New London depot makes another historic move
Community steps forward to help as water recedes
From digging to grain bins, farmers face varied dangers
Tractor roll bars help save lives in most common farm accidents
Milan dedicates new Liberty Bell
Ridgewater rallies past Ellsworth, opens 2-0
NLS volleyball team wins two at Albany Invite
Ridgewater rallies past Ellsworth, opens 2-0
Molitor proceeding with caution on Mauer return
Maybe Bridgewater should just take a knee until Week 1
Tickets on sale Friday for tours of Paisley Park
Mislabeled pills seized at Prince's home after his death
J.K. Rowling releasing 3 new 'Harry Potter' books
New Barn play continues this week
R2-D2 actor kenny Baker dead at 81
Milestones launching in September
Live it: Get lost in the art of weaving
Live it!: The changing role of pets in a family
August/September 2016 issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
Live it: How a mentoring program helps Willmar-area girls find their way
Live it!: Local mentoring program has a lasting effect on the young lives it touches
Harris P. Hinderaker
William "Bill" Bradford
William R. Heitke
Roland E. "Rollie" Swenson
Why can't political ads be truthful?
Cartoon by Dave Granlund
Letter: Nutrition must start early in life
Minnesota Opinion: The long wait for mental health care needs fixing
Thomas: Abolishing 'man' at Princeton
October 29, 2013
U.S. consumer spending measure rises, but auto sales tumble
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A gauge of U.S. consumer spending rose in September as Americans likely snapped up Apple's new iPhone and bought leisure goods, but falling sales of automobiles pointed to sluggish economic growth during the third quarter.
October 29, 2013 - 10:56am
August 30, 2013
U.S. consumer spending up weak 0.1 percent in July
WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. consumers barely increased their spending in July after their income grew more slowly, held back by steep government spending cuts that reduced federal workers' salaries.
August 30, 2013 - 8:06am
August 13, 2013
Gauge of U.S. consumer spending posts biggest gain in seven months
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A gauge of U.S. consumer spending rose in July at its fastest pace in seven months, a sign of quicker economic growth that could strengthen the case for the U.S. Federal Reserve winding down a major economic stimulus program. Retail sales outside of cars,...
August 13, 2013 - 7:45am
July 15, 2013
Modest rise in retail sales offers cautionary note
By Lucia Mutikani Reuters Media WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Retail sales rose less than expected in June, the latest sign of a slowdown in economic growth that could argue against the Federal Reserve's plan to start trimming its monetary stimulus later this year. While other...
July 15, 2013 - 11:14am
June 27, 2013
U.S. consumer spending up 0.3 percent in May
WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. consumers spent more in May as their income increased, encouraging signs after a slow start to the year.
June 27, 2013 - 9:14am
June 26, 2013
U.S. economy grows at slower 1.8 percent rate in Q1
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The U.S. economy grew at an annual rate of 1.8 percent in the first three months of the year, significantly slower than first thought. The steep revision was mostly because consumers spent less than previously estimated, a sign that higher taxes could be having...
June 26, 2013 - 8:05am
June 25, 2013
U.S. new home sales hit fastest pace in 5 years
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Sales of new homes rose in May to the fastest pace in five years, a solid gain that added to signs of a steadily improving housing market.
June 25, 2013 - 2:59pm
May 30, 2013
U.S. economy grew at modest 2.4 percent rate in Q1
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The U.S. economy grew at a modest 2.4 percent annual rate from January through March, slightly slower than initially estimated. Consumer spending was stronger than first thought, but businesses restocked more slowly and state and local government spending cuts were...
May 30, 2013 - 10:25am
April 29, 2013
U.S. consumers boost spending 0.2 percent last month
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Americans spent more last month and their income grew, the latest indication that tax increases have yet to hold back the consumer. By CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER AP Economics Writer WASHINGTON (AP) -- Americans spent more last month and their income...
April 29, 2013 - 8:19am
April 26, 2013
U.S. economy accelerates at 2.5 percent rate in Q1
WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. economic growth accelerated to an annual rate of 2.5 percent from January through March, buoyed by the strongest consumer...
April 26, 2013 - 8:45am
February 13, 2013
US companies restocked at slower pace in December
WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. companies restocked their store shelves and warehouses at a slower pace in December, a sign of caution as sales weakened. Slower restocking was a major drag on the economy in the final three months of last year. Business inventories ticked up 0.1 percent in...
February 13, 2013 - 10:49am
February 8, 2013
US growth in Q4 likely stronger on export gains
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The U.S. trade deficit narrowed sharply in December because exports rose while oil imports plummeted. The smaller trade gap means the economy almost surely grew in the October-December quarter - an improvement from the government's estimate last week that it shrank...
February 8, 2013 - 9:25am
April 20, 2012
Former auto dealership could become church in Granite Falls, Minn.
GRANITE FALLS -- City Council members in Granite Falls will consider amending a zoning ordinance so that a vacant commercial property along U.S. Highway 212 can be converted for use as a church. Members of the Rock Haven Church asked council members on Monday to amend the commercial...
April 20, 2012 - 12:00am
March 5, 2012
Commerce Department warns that radiant barriers not cost-effective in Minnesota
March 5, 2012 - 12:00am
February 17, 2012
Minnesota Commerce Department cracks down on debt collection company
ST. PAUL -- The Minnesota Department of Commerce took action this week against 49 debt collection agencies nationwide that are owned and operated by NCO Financial Systems Inc. According to a news release from the department, an investigation revealed that the company allegedly employed...
February 17, 2012 - 11:45am