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Corps denies easement to complete Dakota Access Pipeline construction in ND
Law enforcers back away from skirmish line to de-escalate tensions at Standing Rock protest site
Ag Career Fair and Technology Showcase
Fire damages rural Olivia home
Law enforcement urges peace during pipeline protests
Willmar fifth at NXN nationals
Toriumi's hat trick powers WarHawks
Dragons win first of two on northern road trip
Slagter scores 31 in Cards' tournament win
Aggressive D key to Cardinals' victory
Willmar artist to paint community mural
'Mostly Minnesota Christmas' now playing
Lauded singer, poet Leonard Cohen dead at 82
'The Wall' on stage Friday at The Barn
Singer with regional ties talks about time on 'The Voice'
Willmar area cattle sorters leaving their mark on growing sport
Read Live it! December-January issue
Knowing personalized risk for diabetes may not change lifestyles
Around our region published Nov. 30
Willmar Senior High announces first-term honor roll
Evelyn R. Yanish
Todd D. Johnson
Helen W. Olson
Cartoon by Tom Stiglich
Letter: Treat all ladies with respect
Minnesota Opinion: Free Vikes-tix perk 'looks bad' for all
Estrich commentary: Living in the Trump twilight
Editorial: Time for two school sides to find agreement
Bruce & Deb Johnson
Russel & Dorraine Miller
April 3, 2015
U.S. job growth brakes sharply, clouds timing of Fed rate increase
WASHINGTON — U.S. employers added the fewest number of jobs in more than a year in March, the latest sign of weakness in the economy and one likely to further delay an anticipated interest rate increase by the Federal Reserve.
April 3, 2015 - 11:02pm
March 4, 2014
Bernanke says Fed could have done more during crisis
ABU DHABI (Reuters) - Former Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke said the U.S. central bank could have done more to fight the country's financial crisis and that he struggled to find the right way to communicate with markets.
March 4, 2014 - 9:00am
February 27, 2014
Weather seems to blame for U.S. slowdown, Fed's Yellen says
(Reuters) - Unusually harsh winter weather appears to be behind recent signs of weakness in the U.S. economy, Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said on Thursday, suggesting the central bank was poised to press forward in ratcheting back its stimulus.
February 27, 2014 - 3:12pm
February 11, 2014
In cautious testimony, Fed's Yellen says labor recovery far from complete
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - New Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said on Tuesday the labor market recovery is "far from complete" despite a drop in unemployment, yet she said the U.S. central bank expects to continue trimming policy stimulus in measured steps due to broader improvements...
February 11, 2014 - 7:56am
January 29, 2014
Fed cuts stimulus as expected; Bernanke prepares to depart
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Federal Reserve on Wednesday announced a further $10 billion reduction in its monthly bond purchases as it stuck to a plan to wind down the extraordinary stimulus despite recent turmoil in emerging markets.
January 29, 2014 - 1:28pm
October 30, 2013
Fed maintains strong stimulus as U.S. growth stumbles
WASHINGTON, Oct 30 (Reuters) - The Federal Reserve extended its support for a slowing U.S. economy on Wednesday, sounding a bit less optimistic about growth and saying it will keep buying $85 billion in bonds per month for the time being.
October 30, 2013 - 2:22pm
October 9, 2013
Obama to choose Yellen for top Fed job, markets relieved
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama will nominate Fed number two Janet Yellen on Wednesday to run the world's most influential central bank, providing some relief to markets that would expect her to tread carefully in winding down economic stimulus.
October 9, 2013 - 7:06am
April 30, 2013
Fed likely to stick with low-rate stance this week
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A combination of scant inflation and still-modest U.S. economic growth will likely lead the Federal Reserve this week to maintain its drive to keep borrowing costs at record lows indefinitely. By MARTIN CRUTSINGER AP Economics Writer WASHINGTON...
April 30, 2013 - 7:13am
January 8, 2013
US consumer debt rises on more car, school loans
WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. consumers borrowed more in November to buy cars and attend school, but stayed cautious with their credit cards. The Federal Reserve said Tuesday that consumers increased their borrowing in November by $16 billion from October to a seasonally adjusted record...
January 8, 2013 - 3:30pm
January 3, 2013
Minneapolis Fed forecasts strong Minnesota grown in 2013
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis forecasts stronger employment growth in Minnesota in 2013. The bank’s economists expect job growth of 2.2 percent in Minnesota this year. That’s higher than the historical average growth rate of 1.4 percent. The forecast...
January 3, 2013 - 3:29pm
January 25, 2012
Fed unlikely to raise rates until at least 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Federal Reserve went further than ever today to assure consumers and businesses that they'll be able to borrow cheaply well into the future. The Fed pushed back the date for any likely increase in its benchmark interest rate by at least a year and a half, until...
January 25, 2012 - 12:59pm
April 6, 2009
Fed money shapes Senate budget
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota legislators hit the three-month mark in their 2009 session on Monday, and the Senate Democrats' budget plan just now is taking shape. Weeks ago, Senate leaders said they would cut 7 percent across the board from state spending. Now, it is obvious that will not...
April 6, 2009 - 12:00am