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Craft Beer Benefits Montana’s Economy [AUDIO]

Montana’s 33 craft brewers represent a growing sector of manufacturing activity in the state, according to a new survey and economic impact study by researchers Colin Sorenson and Todd Morgan of The University of Montana Bureau of Business and Economic Research.

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Heartbreaking Video Shows Just How Bad Kalispell’s Economy Is

Before I moved to Missoula, I lived in Kalispell and had made many good friends over the course of years that I stayed there. Back in 2004, money never really seemed to be too much of an issue. But then again, that was before the entire global market came to a screeching halt. Since then, the lack of jobs and income has washed up large cities like Detroit and even as close as Spokane. We thought that perhaps Montana could be able to sustain itself with the tighter knit communities and small town prices. We were wrong.

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September Brings 750 Jobs to Missoula, 100 to Ravalli

A new set of unemployment numbers have hit the presses, and it looks like Montana is on a stronger footing this month. The state's unemployment rate dropped 0.2 points to 6.2 % while the national rate dipped 0.3% to 7.8%.

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Montana Fuel Now More Expensive Than the National Average

Gas prices at the pump in Montana went up one cent over the past week, which is more movement than the price has seen in over a month.

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Gas Prices Bucking Historic Trend, Staying High

Traditionally, the cooler months of the year bring a downward slide in gas prices.

Not so this year, however, as September closed with prices flat-lined for nearly three weeks in a row. The average gas price in Montana is still stuck at $3

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Montana Gas Prices Stall

Montana's gas prices this week are nearly identical to what they were a week ago. Although Montana's prices have been locked at $3.76 per gallon, the national price has dropped four cents to $3.81.

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Vann’s Appliance Announces Store Closures [AUDIO]

Vann's to close its doors.

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DIRECTV: a Great Place to Work

Finding a job that suits your strengths, interests and passions can be difficult. That’s why the employees of DIRECTV know they are so lucky.

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Banks to Pay Billions Over Foreclosure Violations

As of today, five of America’s largest banks have agreed to a $25 billion dollar settlement over foreclosure violations. Bank of America, CitiBank, JP Morgan Chase, Wells Fargo and GMAC were confronted by 49 Attorney Generals representing every state except Oklahoma.

Montana is estimated to receive nearly $20.4 million doll

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A Look at Missoula and the Nation’s Gas Prices [audio]

There are few people more interesting to interview than Senior Petroleum Analyst for Gasbuddy.com, Patrick Dehaan.

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