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.
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.
Volunteers worked into the night to stack sandbags against rising Midwest floodwaters and evacuate people in its path — or rescue those already under water — after a powerful spring storm system unleashed downpours from Oklahoma to Michigan.
A monthly economic survey index for nine Midwest and Plains states dipped last month, suggesting only slow growth for the region over the next three to six months.
A new survey of rural bankers suggests that growth in farmland prices, cash rents and farm equipment sales remain strong despite the continuing threat of drought in some Midwestern and northern Plains states.
A new survey of business leaders suggests the economy will remain sluggish in nine Midwest and Plains states, and hiring will be slow over the next three to six months.
The economy in nine Midwest and Plains states likely will remain sluggish because of weakness in ethanol and food production, but conditions vary widely across the region, according to a report released Monday.
A new survey of business leaders suggests little or no economic growth in most of a group of nine Midwest and Plains states through the end of the year, but the booming oil business will continue to drive growth in North Dakota and Oklahoma.
Hurricane Isaac has been downgraded to a tropical storm, but it is continuing to be a threat to both lives and property.
Economic growth has continued to slow in rural areas of 10 Midwestern and Western states because of the problems in Europe and elsewhere, according to a report released Thursday.
Economic growth appears to be slowing in nine Midwest and Plains states, but a monthly survey of business leaders released Friday suggests the region remains healthy overall.
A recent survey of supply managers suggests growing economic strength in a nine-state region of the Plains and Midwest.
A survey suggests that rising fuel prices haven’t slowed the economy in a nine-state region in the Midwest and Plains.