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Police officer, 3 others killed in Wisconsin shootings
Burglars swipe $30K in tools from Minnesota school’s auto shop, principal's car
Great Indoors: Basketball-themed cake adds fun to Final Four
'Housing first' solution helping homeless fight addiction, health issues
Reps. Cramer, Peterson appear split on Obamacare replacement
Injured Lavine, his upbeat attitude still part of Timberwolves
Minnesota-born Lundquist chose broadcasting over the ministry 50-plus years ago
Bluejays ready to roll
Phil Hughes recalls visiting pitching guru Tom House
Hanzal's first Wild goal part of memorable family reunion
'Wheel of Fortune' unfortunate guess goes viral
'Sesame Street' to welcome muppet character with autism
Kim Kardashian breaks silence on Paris robbery
'Beauty and the Beast' smashes records with towering $170 million debut
'The Big Bang Theory' spinoff 'Young Sheldon' officially ordered at CBS
'Dogs!' Children's musical opens tonight at The Barn in Willmar
Willmar High School band and choir concerts rescheduled
Pirrotta Park: Spicer to rename downtown park
Volunteer training for AIS detection to begin in April
Play our Basketball Brackets Challenge
Milton M. Hamann
Marian A. Hanson
Ruth O. Jones
Hoops on Hops: Delve into the wide range of beer books
Port: Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton calls criticism over #NoDAPL protests response “inaccurate and offensive”
American wines are gaining in popularity
Lost Italian: It all starts with Pasta Aglio e Olio
Swift: The new 'Maximum Overdrive': Could our appliances be too smart?
November 7, 2013
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
November 5, 2013
Concerns rise for farmers as weather and economic issues impacting the ag sector
MINNEAPOLIS — Farmers face unpredictability, whether the topic is the weather or economics. In the weather, farmers are going to be forced...
November 5, 2013 - 11:55pm
October 31, 2013
Effects of shutdown minimal in Midwest when business activity index surges
WASHINGTON — Business activity in the Midwest surged past expectations in October as new orders hit their highest level since 2004, countering recent evidence of soft economic growth. Weekly unemployment claims also fell, in welcome news for the nation’s battered labor market...
October 31, 2013 - 11:35pm
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
U.S. consumer prices rise, but underlying inflation benign
WASHINGTON, Oct 30 (Reuters) - U.S. consumer prices rose modestly in September but there was little sign of underlying inflation in the economy, which should give the Federal Reserve scope to maintain its monthly bond purchases. The Labor Department said on Wednesday its Consumer...
October 30, 2013 - 7:59am
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
U.S. producer prices unexpectedly fall, inflation pressures muted in September
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. producer prices unexpectedly fell in September and the increase in the annual rate was the smallest in nearly four years, pointing to a benign inflation environment.
October 29, 2013 - 9:53am
October 28, 2013
U.S. factory, housing data suggest economy losing steam
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. manufacturing output barely rose in September and contracts to buy previously owned homes recorded their largest...
October 28, 2013 - 12:28pm
U.S. industrial output posts largest gain in seven months
(Reuters) - U.S. industrial production recorded its largest increase in seven months in September as utilities output surged after several months of declines, but manufacturing showed signs of cooling. Industrial output rose 0.6 percent last month after increasing 0.4 percent in...
October 28, 2013 - 9:37am
October 24, 2013
U.S. manufacturing growth slows in October, disrupted by government shutdown: Markit
NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. manufacturing grew at its slowest pace in a year this month and factory output contracted for the first time since late 2009, an industry report showed on Thursday. Financial data firm Markit said its "flash," or preliminary, U.S. Manufacturing Purchasing...
October 24, 2013 - 8:59am
October 22, 2013
Concerns over hiring likely to linger
WASHINGTON — The uncertainty and weakness that hung over the nation’s job market in September before the government shutdown aren’t going away. Employers will likely remain slow to hire as long as the economy struggles to accelerate, consumers limit their spending and Congress...
October 22, 2013 - 11:12pm
October 17, 2013
EBay holiday quarter outlook disappoints on U.S. weakness
(Reuters) - EBay Inc on Wednesday gave a disappointing holiday forecast, saying the U.S. economic environment, including consumer confidence, had deteriorated in part because of the shutdown of the U.S. government.
October 17, 2013 - 7:17am
October 4, 2013
Letter: Hunting boosts our economy
The beginning of hunting season is as much a hallmark of fall in Minnesota as football games, changing foliage, and cooler temperatures. Although nearly all Minnesotans are aware of the role hunting plays in our state’s heritage, hunting is rarely recognized as the economic driver...
October 4, 2013 - 12:00am
October 2, 2013
Private sector adds 166,000 jobs in September: ADP
NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. private employers added 166,000 jobs in September, lower than economists' expectations for the month, a report by a payrolls processor showed on Wednesday. Economists surveyed by Reuters had forecast the ADP National Employment Report would show...
October 2, 2013 - 7:23am
September 26, 2013
U.S. jobless claims fall; no more backlog
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The number of Americans filing new claims for jobless benefits fell last week to a near six-year low, a promising sign for the labor market. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits dropped 5,000 to a seasonally adjusted 305,000, the Labor Department...
September 26, 2013 - 7:52am