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February 22, 2016
Fed economist sees period of ag pain
FARGO, N.D. -- Cortney Cowley doesn't paint a pretty picture of the next few years for agriculture in the Great Plains. Cowley, an economist for the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, in its Omaha, Neb., branch, says farm income has continued to weaken with low commodity prices....
February 22, 2016 - 1:57pm
Agricultural economist looks ahead
GRAND FORKS, N.D. -- What's happening economically overseas and at home will affect U.S. agriculturalists in many ways, an economist predicted. "It's like being in a tornado. You'll be buffeted from all sides," Edmond Seifried said. Seifried, chief economist with Seifried and Brew,...
February 22, 2016 - 1:53pm
January 4, 2016
The good and bad of Minnesota's economy
January 4, 2016 - 9:54am
December 29, 2015
Retirees see economy glass as half empty
NEW YORK - With 69 straight months of job growth, unemployment at a seven-year low, the Dow Jones Industrial Average near all-time highs and the Federal Reserve confident enough to hike interest rates, you might think a sturdy U.S. economy has given everyone reason to cheer. Apparently...
December 29, 2015 - 2:23pm
December 16, 2015
Fed raises interest rates, signaling an improving US economy
WASHINGTON - The Federal Reserve hiked interest rates for the first time in nearly a decade on Wednesday, signaling faith that the U.S. economy...
December 16, 2015 - 4:34pm
December 15, 2015
North Dakota could be headed for recession, group says
A recent Moody's Analytics report warns North Dakota could be headed for "full-blown recession," but a UND economics professor dampened any dire predictions about the state's economy. The report cites drops in oil prices and employment reductions outside of the state's metro areas...
December 15, 2015 - 9:46am
December 1, 2015
U.S. manufacturing decreases, but rest of economy humming along
WASHINGTON - U.S. manufacturing contracted in November for the first time in three years as the sector buckled under the weight of a strong dollar and deep spending cuts by energy firms, but robust automobile sales suggested the economy remained on solid ground. Other data on Tuesday...
December 1, 2015 - 1:55pm
November 20, 2015
Wage pressures coming? Companies start to sound the alarm
NEW YORK - Early indications of wage pressures in pockets of corporate America have begun emerging in recent weeks, suggesting labor costs could be a bigger headwind for U.S.
November 20, 2015 - 10:38am
October 19, 2015
Fewer people crossing Canadian border impacts Grand Forks businesses
PEMBINA, N.D. - Compared to last year, the number of people crossing the Canadian border at the Pembina port of entry took its hardest hit in August, according to a recent report. The number of people who crossed the border in at Pembina is down 31.05 percent from August 2014, according...
October 19, 2015 - 9:04am
October 7, 2015
North Dakota economy slumped in second quarter as oil prices plummeted
BISMARCK - North Dakota's economy slowed down in the second quarter of this year, posting the first double-digit decrease in year-over-year taxable...
October 7, 2015 - 10:33am
October 6, 2015
N.D. taxable sales and purchases down 16 percent in second quarter compared with 2014
BISMARCK - North Dakota's taxable sales and purchases dropped 16 percent in the second quarter compared with the same period last year, led by a 31.4 percent decrease in the mining and oil extraction sector that reflects a slowdown in drilling activity as a result of depressed crude...
October 6, 2015 - 11:06am
October 1, 2015
Local hotel occupancy rates down on weaker Canadian dollar
A new survey adds to concerns that a slumping Canadian dollar is discouraging North Dakota's northern neighbors from visiting here. The survey...
October 1, 2015 - 10:07am
September 14, 2015
Export figures down, but data doesn't tell the whole story
GRAND FORKS, N.D. -- The Canadian dollar remains significantly weaker than its U.S. counterpart, which may be affecting exports from northern...
September 14, 2015 - 2:10pm
August 27, 2015
U.S. second-quarter GDP growth revised sharply higher to 3.7 percent
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August 27, 2015 - 11:11am
July 20, 2015
Bird flu's economic toll almost $650 million in Minnesota
July 20, 2015 - 10:07am