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Survey: Bankers Had Dire View Of Rural Economy In Midwest, PlainsA survey shows some bankers had a dire view of the rural economy in their 10 Western and Plains states.
Survey Suggests Economy Slowing In Rural Parts Of MinnesotaA new survey suggests that the economy will slow down in rural parts of 10 Western and Plains states -- including Minnesota -- in the months ahead. Creighton University economist Ernie Goss says weak crop and energy prices are hurting profits across the region.
Report: Rural Midwest, West Growth SlowingEconomic 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.
Survey: Higher Fuel Prices Slowing Rural GrowthHigher fuel prices may be applying brakes to the economy in rural areas of 10 Midwest and Plains states. A monthly survey index of rural bankers dropped to 57.1 in April from 59.8 in March.

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