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Trump vows military to be ‘bigger and better and stronger than ever before’
Trump asks NASA to explore putting crew on rocket's debut flight
In sweeping move, Trump puts regulation monitors in U.S. agencies
Wall Street edges higher to give Dow 11th straight record
Kansas man charged with killing Indian engineer in possible hate crime
NASCAR ponders how to make Great American Race great again
NASCAR ponders how to make Great American Race great again
Bemidji coach issues apology for prep hockey brawl with Brainerd
Girls Basketball: Cardinals hit a bump in the road
Vikings' Spielman raves about running backs in NFL draft
New London Little Theatre Review: 'Opal's Million Dollar Duck' is genuine
'9 to 5' one for the ages -- even in Willmar: Musical on Barn stage through Feb. 26
Mary Tyler Moore has died at the age of 80
Golden Globe Awards: 'La La Land' Breaks Record for Most Win
Streaming overtakes U.S. digital music sales for first time: Nielsen
'Fire & Ice': Diamond Edge figure skating show is Saturday, Sunday in Willmar
Around our region published Feb. 22
Many Americans unaware of important heart health numbers: survey
Slow cooker recipes for easy meals on weeknights
Training can help surgeons tell patients best and worse scenarios
Anna Mae Hawley
Nicole Rae Ruff
Barbara Ann Berkeland
Tribune Editorial: Willmar City Council makes a good Holland decision
Cartoon by Ken Catalino
Cartoon by Bruce Plante for Feb. 23
Minnesota Opinion: Kill Legislature's ridiculous secret-meeting exemption
Cartoon by Ed Fischer
November 30, 2016
Consumers, exports give U.S. economy muscle in the third-quarter
WASHINGTON — The U.S. economy grew faster than initially thought in the third quarter, notching its best performance in two years, buoyed...
November 30, 2016 - 6:58am
August 29, 2016
Solid U.S. consumer spending boosts prospect of Fed rate hike
U.S. consumer spending increased for a fourth straight month in July amid strong demand for automobiles, pointing to a pickup in economic growth...
August 29, 2016 - 11:49am
September 26, 2014
Business spending, exports spur big bounce in U.S. economy
WASHINGTON — The U.S. economy grew at its fastest pace in 2-1/2 years in the second quarter with all sectors contributing to the jump in output in a bullish signal for the remainder of the year.
September 26, 2014 - 11:20pm
March 3, 2014
U.S. auto sales beat expectations, setting up strong March
DETROIT (Reuters) - U.S. auto sales in February were slightly brisker than expected as hefty incentives lured customers into dealerships late in the month despite cold and snowy weather.
March 3, 2014 - 1:18pm
U.S. factory, consumer spending data point to improving economy
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. factory activity rebounded from an eight-month low in February and consumer spending rose more than expected in January, suggesting the economy was regaining some strength after a recent slowdown.
March 3, 2014 - 11:36am
February 28, 2014
Fourth-quarter growth in U.S. economy cut to 2.4 percent
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. government slashed its estimate for fourth-quarter growth as consumer spending and exports were less robust than initially thought, leaving the economy on a more sustainable path of modest expansion.
February 28, 2014 - 8:09am
February 25, 2014
Macy's sticks to forecast despite slow Valentine's Day sales
(Reuters) - Macy's Inc's (M.N: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz) sales this year were weak until Valentine's Day, the department store operator said on Tuesday, but it stuck to its full-year forecast because it expects business to return to normal when the weather improves.
February 25, 2014 - 10:50am
February 13, 2014
Retail sales drop unexpectedly in January
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. retail sales fell unexpectedly in January, and another gauge of consumer spending also slipped. The Commerce Department said on Thursday retail sales fell 0.4 percent last month, led by a drop in automobile sales. Sales fell by a revised 0.1 percent...
February 13, 2014 - 8:30am
January 30, 2014
Household spending seen driving nation’s fourth-quarter growth
WASHINGTON — Strong household spending and robust exports kept the U.S. economy on solid ground in the fourth quarter, but stagnant wages could chip away some of the momentum in early 2014. Gross domestic product grew at a 3.2 percent annual rate in the final three months of last...
January 30, 2014 - 11:16pm
Households, trade boost U.S. fourth-quarter growth
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Robust household spending and rising exports kept the U.S. economy on solid ground in the fourth quarter, but stagnant wages could chip away some of the momentum in early 2014.
January 30, 2014 - 9:00am
December 26, 2013
U.S. holiday sales better than last year: MasterCard Advisors
(Reuters) - Sales during the 2013 U.S. holiday season grew from a year earlier as retailers used higher discounts and promotions to attract customers in a season with fewer shopping days, according to MasterCard Advisors. Holiday sales between November 1 and December 24 rose 2.3...
December 26, 2013 - 2:31pm
December 12, 2013
Retail sales rise in November, boost economic outlook
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. retail sales rose solidly in November as Americans bought automobiles and a range of other goods, adding to signs...
December 12, 2013 - 8:01am
December 2, 2013
Holiday weekend sales dip on discounts; e-commerce jumps
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Heavy discounting took a toll on U.S. retail sales during the Thanksgiving weekend as shoppers spent almost 3 percent less than they did a year earlier, according to data released Sunday by an industry group.
December 2, 2013 - 7:24am
November 20, 2013
Retail sales beat forecasts, point to firming growth
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A gauge of U.S. consumer spending rose more than expected in October as households bought a range of goods, suggesting upside momentum in the economy early in the fourth quarter. The Commerce Department said on Wednesday retail sales excluding automobiles,...
November 20, 2013 - 7:40am
November 19, 2013
Home Depot raises outlook again after strong quarter
By Dhanya Skariachan (Reuters) - A recovery in the U.S. housing market helped Home Depot Inc (HD.N: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz) top profit and sales estimates for the third quarter, prompting the No. 1 home improvement chain to raise its fiscal-year outlook for the third...
November 19, 2013 - 7:34am