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Clinton tabs Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine as running mate
Rural Maynard family escapes burning home
Tim Huber's attorney argues lack of probable cause in seeking dismissal of murder indictment
Confusion on procedure takes new Willmar position off council table
Relay for Life Kandiyohi County
Stingers' rally fall short in loss to La Crosse
KRA revs up after weather delays
Roundup: VFW I heads into playoffs on hot streak
Sano breaks slump, leads Twins to victory
Former Minnesota Vikings coach Dennis Green dies
Hundreds enjoy an evening of music at Robbins Island
'American Crime Story,' 'Thrones" score top Emmy noms
Smithsonian exhibit on display at Prairie Woods
Sharing Netflix or HBO Go passwords now a federal crime
'My Ocean': On the Ordway Prairie in west central Minnesota
Frye -- Birkland
Dahl -- Schow
Lippert -- Marcus
How has the past affected today's outdoors heritage?
Doty — St. Aubin
Live it: How a mentoring program helps Willmar-area girls find their way
Live it!: Local mentoring program has a lasting effect on the young lives it touches
June/July issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
Live it: Tips for DIY leatherworking in jewelry
Live it: Nothing screams spring like asparagus
Robert J. Swanberg
Carol Ann Ringler
Ardis E. Smith
Myrtle M. Knutson
Adeline T.J. Skogstoe
Commentary: Latest VA fix creates new ills
Tribune Opinion: Willmar benefits from 'Moving Health Forward'
Letter: A credit to sports writing
Letter: Criticism of Peppin unwarranted
Cartoon by Bruce Plante
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