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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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Montana Gas Prices Spike Up Seven Cents

Although Montana still has some of the lowest gas prices in the country, fuel prices have had a dramatic spike over the past week, April 14 - 21.

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Snow Boosts Montana Employment in January, Up 2,000 Jobs

Montana's unemployment rate went down in January, dropping by one-tenth, to 5.3 percent.

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Over 11 Million Non-Resident Visitors Spent $3.6 Billion in Montana in 2013 [AUDIO]

In case you were wondering how much tourism means to the state of Montana in jobs and revenue, the numbers just released for 2013 should convince you.

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University of Montana Enrollment Drops by 971 Students, Decline “Expected”

The University of Montana released its 2014 spring enrollment numbers today, February 27, and are reporting total enrollment of 13,544 students, a decrease of 971 students from last fall. 

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Missoula Economic Outlook – Slow But Steady Growth in 2014 [AUDIO]

The west is back. That's the headline from University of Montana Bureau of Business and Economic Research Director Patrick Barkey.

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City of Missoula Accused of Spending Too Much on Public Works by Not Using Private Contractors

A representative of Montana's private sector is criticizing the way that the City of Missoula deals with public works projects.

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New Survey Finds Most Montanans Without Health Insurance Want Coverage

The University of Montana's Bureau of Business and Economic Research has released the results of an extensive survey that questioned Montanans about health insurance.  The survey polled 4,662 Montanans between September 2011 and February 2012, and found that 20 percent did not have insurance.

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Montana’s Jobs for Graduates Program Ranked Number One in the Nation

Montana's Jobs for Graduates program was ranked number one in the nation this week. Montana Department of Labor and Industry spokeswoman Casey Kyler-West said the program has proven to have a long list of positive outcomes.

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Montana Total Employment Drops by 650, Unemployment Rate Stays at 5.3 Percent in August

The Montana Department of Labor and Industry is out with its unemployment rate numbers for the month of August, and the offerings are extremely similar to the results in past months.

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Missoula County to Auction Mobile Homes Over Delinquent Taxes, Many Still Occupied

Tuesday, September 10, is the last day for the owners of mobile homes in Missoula to pay off delinquent taxes from 2012.

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Montana Hunting Seasons Already Underway [AUDIO]

September marks the beginning of the long-awaited hunting seasons in Montana. In fact, several seasons are already underway.

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