A monthly economic report suggests supply managers surveyed in nine Midwestern and Plains states are optimistic about the regional economy over the next six months. The confidence index for the Mid-America Business Conditions Index jumped to 66.5 last month from 57.2 in November.
With weather not posing a problem, shoppers flocked to their neighborhood malls and stores on Saturday to finish or, in many cases, begin their holiday shopping. According to retail analysts, Saturday is expected to be the busiest shopping day in the shortened season. And with just three days remaining until Christmas Day, many are finding deep discounts as retailers try to trim inventories. And it’s not just people getting presents under the tree. Leah Goldade of Lulu and Luigi’s Pet Boutique says business is brisk.
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) – A monthly economic report says business conditions in nine Midwestern states improved slightly in November. The Mid-America Business Conditions Index rose to a tepid 51.2 on a growth scale of 0 […]
A new Census report shows that Iowa and several other Midwest and Plains states have the lowest poverty rates when cost of living is factored into the calculation. The report released Wednesday showed that Iowa had the lowest rate at 8.6 percent. The national rate under the new measure is 16 percent.
Have you ever considered changing careers? It’s a common thought, but a gutsy move in a tough economy. So now, with the economy improving, we asked some people who’ve done it: How to start and two key questions to ask before making a change.
A new survey of business leaders suggests the economy will continue growing in nine Midwest and Plains states through the rest of 2013 but at a slower pace than earlier this year. The survey’s overall economic index rose to 53.8 in August from July’s 53.5.
Economic growth slowed down this month in rural areas of 10 Midwest and Plains states, according to a report issued Thursday. The overall economic index for the region slipped to 55.8 in August from 57.3 in July, but was far ahead of the 47.1 in August 2012.
Depending on your views, same sex marriage may — or may not — change the face of Minnesota. But based what has happened in other states, same sex marriage could have an important economic impact.
State officials assured legislative leaders on Thursday that Minnesota’s economy is on the upswing judging by promising jobs figures and tax collections, which will help buy off debt owed to schools and could enable the state to win a credit-rating upgrade.
While the national economy struggles, Minnesota’s unemployment rate just hit its lowest level in five years.
Two United States Senators were in St. Paul Thursday, pushing for federal money to fix what they say is a national crisis on the Mississippi River.
A century ago, the seven-story brick building a few blocks from downtown was a factory — a symbol of an era when Milwaukee and other cities ringing the Great Lakes were industrial powerhouses churning out steel, automobiles and appliances.
It’s a big night for racing in the Twin Cities, as the horses at Canterbury park are ready for the start of the racing season. It’s not just the jockeys and trainers who have something to be excited about.
Have a beer, help the economy? That seems to be the idea in some cities that have rushed to embrace craft brewers.
A big jump in new orders suggests the economy is improving in nine Midwest and Plains states, but it’s too soon to say whether that trend will continue, according to a monthly survey released Monday.