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Alaska man injured in morning rollover in New London Township
High speed chase ends in Willmar with arrest of juvenile
Convictions published Feb. 21
County proposes new traffic option for wye corridor
Holland is the new Willmar City Administrator
Blackhawks close in on first-place Wld with win in St. Paul
Prep Wrestling: Willmar, KMS open state tournament March 2
Boys Basketball: Cards down Cards
Pitino finds lots of new friendly fans as team goes to 20-7
Garnett says return dreams with Wolves died with Sanders
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
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
Reader News: Diaper Bears for Hope Pregnancy Center
Limit teens' Saturday-night driving, experts suggest
Howard J. Powers
Willmar Commentary: America's predictable pension crisis
Harrop commentary: Trump has media crying ... all the way to the bank
Parenting Perspectives: Let your kids choose -- or pave -- their own paths
Column: Don't blame your pain on the weather
Letters: Principles to guide our lives
Sneakers show limits of trade policy in reviving jobs for Trump
American companies from appliance makers to auto parts suppliers have lined up to offer a quiet caution to President-elect Donald Trump as he...
November 21, 2016 - 11:11am
November 27, 2015
VIDEO: Black Friday crowds fall short
CHICAGO/PITTSBURGH —America’s annual Black Friday shopping extravaganza was short on fireworks this year as U.S. retailers’ discounts on...
November 27, 2015 - 10:38pm
October 5, 2015
Deals start early as retailers gear up for potentially difficult shopping season
NEW YORK - U.S. retailers enter the holiday season vowing to control discounting that has wreaked havoc on their results in the past, but competition between stores, consumers trained to expect discounts and a still-recovering economy point to a difficult year. The holidays...
October 5, 2015 - 11:31am
December 24, 2013
Shoppers in last-minute rush at area retailers
WILLMAR — Monday, the panic began to set in for last-minute Christmas shoppers. And though it’s a cliché to say men wait until the last...
December 24, 2013 - 7:00am
December 18, 2013
MNsure promises improvement and looks into extending deadline
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota's health insurance marketplace leaders are looking into extending a Monday deadline for buying policies. And MNsure's...
December 18, 2013 - 2:27pm
December 16, 2013
Snowstorm unlikely to hurt holiday sales, analysts say
(Reuters) - The snowstorm that hit the Northeast and Midwest this past weekend is unlikely to hurt overall holiday sales, analysts say, even as the shorter shopping season makes every day crucial for retailers. The season, which has six fewer days than last year because of a late...
December 16, 2013 - 7:59am
November 19, 2013
Best Buy warns promotions could hurt holiday quarter margins
(Reuters) - Best Buy Co Inc (BBY.N: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz) warned of an increasingly promotional environment heading into the holidays and promised to be competitive on price in the biggest selling season of the year, raising concerns about margins in the fourth qu...
November 19, 2013 - 7:14am
September 25, 2013
U.S. durable goods edge higher, boosted by car demand
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Orders for long-lasting U.S. manufactured goods edged higher in August and gave a signal that the factory sector gained...
September 25, 2013 - 8:58am
September 17, 2013
U.S. consumer prices muted, but rentals rise
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. consumer prices barely rose in August as the cost of energy fell, but an increase in rents and medical care costs...
September 17, 2013 - 7:55am
September 12, 2013
U.S. consumer bureau warns employers, banks on payroll cards
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. consumer watchdog warned on Thursday that employers cannot require workers to be paid using prepaid payroll cards, which are used as an alternative to traditional paychecks or directly depositing wages.
September 12, 2013 - 2:49pm
August 13, 2013
Average credit card debt per borrower dips in 2Q
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Americans remain stingy about carrying credit card balances and are making more of an effort to make timely payments, trends that have helped whittle the rate of late payments on credit cards down to the lowest level in nearly 20 years.
August 13, 2013 - 7:11am
June 18, 2013
U.S. consumer prices rise just 0.1 percent in May
WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. consumer prices rose slightly in May as higher energy costs were partly offset by cheaper food. The small increase underscores that inflation is mild.
June 18, 2013 - 7:51am
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
May 28, 2013
U.S. consumer confidence rises in May to 5-year high
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Americans' confidence in the economy jumped in May to a five-year high, lifted by a better outlook for hiring, rising home...
May 28, 2013 - 10:18am
May 23, 2013
Consumers will have to shell out more to have meat on their plates this summer grilling season
Beefing up could mean meat eaters will have to open up their wallets a little wider this summer, as the price of beef and other meats continues...
May 23, 2013 - 11:19pm