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US Manufacturing Growth Improves in June; Hiring Jumps

posted on July 2, 2015 at 5:01 PM

Manufacturing growth has accelerated for the past two months, evidence that U.S. factories are beginning to adapt and overcome the drags caused by a rise in the dollar's value and cheaper oil prices, two trends that date back to last fall. Full Story

Environmentalists Want California to Stop Offshore Fracking

posted on July 2, 2015 at 4:52 PM

Environmentalists Tuesday called on Gov. Jerry Brown to halt plans for months of hydraulic fracturing in the waters off Southern California, warning that it could lead to chemical pollution or an oil spill. Full Story

Iowa farm equipment maker Kinze lays off 215 workers

posted on June 26, 2015 at 2:34 PM

Iowa farm equipment maker Kinze Manufacturing says it must lay off 215 workers as business has slowed because of the impact of low grain prices on farmer purchases. Full Story

John Deere Calls Off Some Layoffs At Waterloo Location

posted on March 6, 2015 at 4:09 PM

John Deere calls off some layoffs at Waterloo Iowa location. Full Story

Survey Says: More slow economic growth ahead in Midwest

posted on March 1, 2013 at 4:35 PM

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. Full Story

Survey shows China manufacturing at 4-month low

posted on March 1, 2013 at 4:33 PM

A survey shows China's manufacturing activity this month has declined to a four-month low in a reminder of possible threats to its shaky economic recovery. Full Story

Jobs Dominate Obama's State of the Union Address

posted on February 15, 2013 at 4:32 PM

Jobs Dominate Obama's State of the Union Address
President Obama delivered his annual State of the Union speech this week, calling for action on jobs, deficits and other of his lofty goals. Full Story

Estate Tax Rollback Could Stiffle Family Businesses

posted on November 30, 2012 at 4:55 PM

Estate Tax Rollback Could Stiffle Family Businesses
Farmland sales are happening all over The Heartland for a variety of reasons. In some cases, farmers are looking to expand their operations. Others are speculating on land values. And still others are trying to get ahead of looming tax... Full Story

Economist Sees Little Economic Growth Ahead

posted on October 5, 2012 at 3:56 PM

Economist Sees Little Economic Growth Ahead
A leading economic indicator in middle America crept above growth neutral this week, for the first time in several months, but not by much. Creighton University’s “Business Conditions Index” registered a weak 50.4 for the month of September.... Full Story

President Obama Makes Election Year Plea For Wind Industry

posted on May 25, 2012 at 5:04 PM

President Obama Makes Election Year Plea For Wind Industry
President Barack Obama returned to a familiar rural location this week to press for a key renewable energy tax credit. Speaking at TPI Composites, a wind turbine blade manufacturer in Newton, Iowa, the President hailed an extension of the wind... Full Story

Secretary Vilsack Talks Trade and the Economy in the Corn Belt

posted on February 10, 2012 at 6:08 PM

Secretary Vilsack Talks Trade and the Economy in the Corn Belt
Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack carried President Obama’s State of the Union message of economic recovery to the heart of theCorn Beltthis week. Full Story

North Dakota: The Oil Boom

posted on November 18, 2011 at 4:25 PM

North Dakota: The Oil Boom
New technology unlocks a gusher of a problem for North Dakota. There's a huge demand for workers, but those already in the region are pushing the infrastructure to the max. Full Story

Market to Market (November 11, 2011)

posted on November 10, 2011 at 8:18 PM

Market to Market (November 11, 2011)
Full Program: Amidst already-tight supplies, the Agriculture Department cuts U.S. crop production estimates. While some lawmakers eye cuts to federal farm programs, others ponder new supports for agriculture. And an in-depth examination of the North Dakota... Full Story

North Dakota: The state the recession forgot

posted on November 10, 2011 at 4:15 PM

North Dakota: The state the recession forgot
A recent study examining the U.S. economy state-by-state revealed a troubling development: Conditions are worse today than they were at the end of2008 inevery state in America, except one: North Dakota. Full Story

Market to Market (November 4, 2011)

posted on November 4, 2011 at 7:32 PM

Market to Market (November 4, 2011)
Full Program: Presidential candidates outline their vision for key sectors of the rural economy. North Dakota residents struggle to recover from record flooding in Minot. Those stories and market analysis with Naomi Blohm. Full Story
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