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Chamber of Commerce backs sales tax before Willmar voters
Dayton offers proposal for 25 percent reduction in health insurance premiums
What to do when a health crisis pushes you over the limit
Police: Shots fired at law officers, protesters pepper sprayed as pipeline protest site turns tense
Minnesota BEST robotics competition Friday, Saturday at NLS
Gophers deal 21 with Brooks, Smith combo
Card girls CC team clinches fifth-straight state trip
Timberwolves' free agency waiting game already working out
Dubnyk makes 38 saves in Wild win over Sabres
National ranking not on teams' mind
Great Swedish Adventure begins and features woman with Willmar roots
Willmar native on 'The Voice'
1960's icon Bobby Vee dies at Minnesota care facility
Prince’s legendary vault is now open; song due out in November
Bob Dylan wins Nobel Prize in Literature
Pope Francis the manager - surprising, secretive, shrewd
NORTHLAND OUTDOORS: Meet a central Minnesota family whose made its living off wild rice for four generations
Now is the perfect time for houseplant tasks
Social Security Administration declared a 0.3 percent cost-of-living adjustment for 2017
An Epic journey
Melissa Heen Peterson
Myron F. Koosmann
Kenley Jo Krogfus
Tribune 2016 Endorsement: Elect Fernando Alvarado to Willmar's Ward 3 seat
Carroll and Donna Sarsland letter: The best choices for NL-S School Board
Bob and Joanne Thurston latter: Baker is the best voice for his district
Cindy Regan's letter: Clinton's corruption runs deep
Tribune 2016 Endorsement: Elect Julie Asmus to Willmar's Ward 2 seat
November 7, 2013
U.S. retailers' October sales rise, but holiday concerns remain
(Reuters) - Costco Wholesale Corp and Victoria's Secret parent L Brands Inc were among the major U.S. retailers to report same-store sales gains for October, but the outlook remained downbeat heading into the holiday season.
November 7, 2013 - 8:04am
Cautious consumers seen curbing U.S. economic growth
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. economic growth likely slowed a bit in the third quarter as consumers kept a lid on spending, supporting the Federal...
November 7, 2013 - 6:40am
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
October 10, 2013
U.S. retailers' September sales rise modestly, shoppers wary
NEW YORK, Oct 10 (Reuters) - U.S. shoppers remained cautious in September, gravitating toward bargains as their confidence took a hit from political strife in Washington and slow job growth, just weeks ahead of the start of the holiday season.
October 10, 2013 - 3:48pm
August 30, 2013
Weak spending, inflation data underscore soft U.S. economy
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. consumer spending barely rose and inflation was tame in July, offering a cautionary note on the economy as the Federal...
August 30, 2013 - 11:55am
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 26, 2013
Analysis: Spending on cars, homes threatens apparel sales as holidays approach
(Reuters) - Even with consumer confidence at a six-year high, retailers ranging from Target Corp (TGT.N: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz)...
August 26, 2013 - 8:01am
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. consumer confidence at five-year high in June
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Americans' confidence in the economy rose to its highest level in more than five years, bolstered by a more optimistic outlook for hiring.
June 25, 2013 - 12:11pm
May 31, 2013
Measure of U.S. consumer confidence at six-year high
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A measure of U.S. consumer confidence jumped to its highest level in almost six years in May, lifted by rising home prices and record stock market gains. Greater confidence could help revive spending in coming months.
May 31, 2013 - 10:46am
U.S. consumers cut spending 0.2 percent in April
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Americans cut back on spending in April after their income failed to grow, a sign economic growth may be slowing.
May 31, 2013 - 8:02am
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