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New Study Shows Montana’s High Tech Sector Growing Fast, Outpacing Expectations

A new study by the University of Montana’s Bureau of Business and Economic Research shows a boom in the state’s high tech sector.

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Daines Urges Obama to Approve Keystone XL – Discourages Delayed Construction

Today Montana Senator Steve Daines condemned "the partisanship and political games," including President Barack Obama’s recent veto threat, that "have delayed the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline for more than six years."

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Study: Montana Infrastructure Receives a “Mediocre C-Minus”

The American Society of Civil Engineers released a graded report on Montana’s infrastructure recently, and the results are "mediocre."

" had an overall GPA of a 'C-minus,'" said Missoula-based engineer Melisss

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2nd Billings Business Quits in October

It was about a month ago that Del Taco closed its doors abruptly on Billings west end.

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Montana Minimum Wage Rises, Soon to be One of the Top 10 Highest in U.S.

Montana's minimum wage is scheduled to jump and will soon be one of the top ten minimum wage paying states in the country.

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Montana Unemployment Rate Rises, State Ecomomist Says “It’s a Good Sign”

Montana’s unemployment rate rose last month, jumping from 4.5 to 4.6 percent, and Montana Department of Labor and Industry Economist Barbara Wagner says this jump in the unemployment rate is actually a good thing.

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Montana Dept. of Revenue Settles Tax Dispute With Verizon, Sends $10. 5 Million back

The Montana Department of Revenue and cell phone service provider Verizon have reached a settlement over 32.8 Million dollars of contested taxes.

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National Gas Prices at a Six Year High, Montana Better Off

Independence Day is on the way, and, for some, so are some really high gas prices. However, gasbuddy.com petroleum analyst Patrick DeHaan says prices may begin falling again soon.

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UM Economic Bureau Chief Advises Montana Businesses to Factor Climate Change Into Expenses [AUDIO]

The cost of climate change will affect businesses across Montana, and the entire country, according to the University of Montana Bureau of Business and Economic Research. 

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Montana Gas Prices Near Ceiling, Should Come Down Soon

Gas prices went up yet again over the last week of April, but there may be hope in sight for consumers.

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