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Investigators seek data recorder in California bus crash that killed 13
Willmar man involved in new medical transportation business
Records published Oct. 25
Authorities seek new tips in 5-year-old death investigation
Former Watson mayor pleads guilty to burglary
WCT 2016 Prep Volleyball Pairings
Roundup: YME opens 3A playoffs with straight-set win
Wild coach loves new Parise line
Zimmer says he has faith, but not proof yet of top team
NLS Football Preview: NLS, Melrose going in different directions
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
'Wayside School' opens tonight at The Barn
Rolling Stones to release new album in December
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
Spooktacular: The whole family can help make ghostly yard ornaments
David O. Johnson
Kathleen H. Diederich
Donna G. R. Gilman
Presidential Endorsement: This time for president, none of the above
John Gehrking letter: Sawatzky is a typical politician
Paul Hoffer letter: Lang is ready to serve his district
Dionne commentary: Trump is not a GOP aberration
Estrich commentary: Trump is the uncontrollable man
September 26, 2013
Fed's Lacker says hard to start tapering in Oct. without losing face
WASHINGTON/STOCKHOLM, Sept 26 (Reuters) - The Federal Reserve will find it hard to rein in monetary policy next month without losing face after it surprised markets by holding fire last week, a top Fed official said on Thursday.
September 26, 2013 - 7:31am
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 24, 2013
U.S. home prices up, but slip in confidence could be a concern
NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. home prices slowed their rate of gains in July and a dip in consumer confidence this month underscored the potential for higher borrowing costs and a sluggish economy to dent a housing market recovery. The S&P/Case Shiller composite index of 20 metropolitan...
September 24, 2013 - 11:44am
September 20, 2013
U.S. economic growth gauge holds at more than three-year high
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A measure of future U.S. economic growth held steady at its highest level in more than three years while the annualized growth rate hit a four-week high, a research group said on Friday. The Economic Cycle Research Institute, a New York-based independent forecasting...
September 20, 2013 - 10:25am
September 17, 2013
U.S. poverty rate flat, 48 million people uninsured: Census
(Reuters) - The number of Americans living in poverty remained steady last year at 15 percent after rising for several years in the wake of the recession, while the number of people without health insurance fell slightly to 48 million, U.S. government data released on Tuesday showed. The...
September 17, 2013 - 10:43am
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 22, 2013
U.S. unemployment aid applications rise to 336,000
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits rose last week after reaching the lowest level in 5 1/2 years....
August 22, 2013 - 2:44pm
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
U.S. small business confidence rises in July
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. small business optimism rose in July, with owners anticipating an improvement in sales and earnings, which could...
August 13, 2013 - 7:18am
August 9, 2013
Letter: Tim Miller’s twisting the facts
I read Tim Miller’s letter in the July 18 edition, and if it wasn’t so scary it would be funny. He is typical Tea Party who twists the facts to fit his own agenda. He reminds me of Ron Paul who has said he would bankrupt the U.S. and close it down before he would allow food...
August 9, 2013 - 2:00am
July 31, 2013
U.S. economy grows at 1.7 percent pace in 2nd quarter
WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. economic growth accelerated in the April-June quarter to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.7 percent, as businesses spent more and the federal government cut less. The Commerce Department says growth improved from a sluggish 1.1 percent rate in the...
July 31, 2013 - 7:00am
July 25, 2013
U.S. unemployment aid applications rise
WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits rose by 7,000 last week to a seasonally adjusted 343,000.
July 25, 2013 - 8:02am
July 24, 2013
Vision 2040 meeting in New London, Minn., focuses on well-being, economic vibrancy
NEW LONDON – The task of increasing the “well-being” of the Willmar area was voted the top issue to discuss during a Vision 2040 session...
July 24, 2013 - 11:17pm
Obama to try to focus public attention on economy
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Seeking to focus public attention on the problem he was sent to the White House to solve, President Barack Obama is making...
July 24, 2013 - 8:11am