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  • Montana minimum wage up to $7.80 next year Tuesday, 2 Oct 2012 | 3:15 PM ET

    HELENA, Mont.-- The state Labor Department says Montana's minimum wage will increase by 15 cents an hour to $7.80 beginning on Jan. 1. Labor Commissioner Keith Kelly said Tuesday the cost of living rose by 1.7 percent from August 2011 to August 2012, leading to the increase in minimum wage.

  • Canada crude-Grades strengthen despite refinery work Tuesday, 2 Oct 2012 | 3:08 PM ET

    *Illinois, Montana refineries down for work. CALGARY, Alberta, Oct 2- Canadian crude prices strengthened on Tuesday, despite outages at some key U.S. refineries, after Syncrude Canada Ltd, one of the top to oil sands mining operations, reported lower production.

  • Home price changes in each state in August Tuesday, 2 Oct 2012 | 1:37 PM ET
  • CenturyLink workers in West authorize strike Monday, 1 Oct 2012 | 4:24 PM ET

    DENVER-- CenturyLink Inc. workers in 13 western states have voted to authorize a strike if union leaders can't reach a new contract with the communications company. The union and Monroe, La.- based CenturyLink are trying to reach a new contract for 13,000 employees, who formerly worked for Qwest Communications, before the current contract expires Saturday night.

  • Oct 1- Connacher Oil and Gas Ltd:. *Announces closing of sale of Montana refining and plans for 2013 capital. *Board approved preliminary 2013 capital budget of about $70 million relating.

  • Chamber launches voter mobilization effort Monday, 1 Oct 2012 | 4:07 AM ET

    WASHINGTON-- The U.S. Chamber of Commerce, which has spent tens of millions of dollars on television ads to help boost Republican congressional candidates, launched an extensive effort on Monday to mobilize voters. It also will include information on House and Senate races and a comparison of the candidates on the issues.

  • Towns for Sale Thursday, 9 Aug 2012 | 10:55 AM ET
    Buford, Wyo.,  to a Vietnamese buyer for $900,000 in April. The same month, a couple  the tiny town of Wauconda, Wash., for $360,000. In May, the French “ghost village” of Courbefy  to an American photographer for about $643,000.You regularly see news items about entire towns and villages going up for sale. Why buy a whole town? Many buyers see business potential. An oft-cited plan for such purchases is transforming it into a tourist destination. One man used his July  of the abandoned town Bank

    For those who might like to own a town (and perhaps even give it a wacky new name) and have at least $250,000 to spend, here are eight options.

  • In this video Montana Governor Brian Schweitzer reveals why he thinks his state is a top state for business. To vote for Montana tweet your vote to #TopStatesMT

  • U.S. Supreme Court

    The Supreme Court has reaffirmed its 2-year-old decision allowing corporations to spend freely to influence elections and has backed Arizona police checks of immigration status.

  • Jobs for Loners Tuesday, 8 May 2012 | 4:44 PM ET
    In the immortal words of Barbra Streisand, people who need people are the luckiest people in the world. But what about the rest of us? We don’t all have what it takes to be gregarious, and outgoing, and one’s ability to be sociable, or lack thereof, can affect the type of employment one ends up taking.The extroverted have a bevy of jobs that let them press the flesh. There are sales, management, life coaching, and any number of other jobs that demand constant interaction with others. On the othe

    Many jobs that let reserved types work in solitude offer poor salaries and unchallenging work. But there are other careers that are stimulating, well-paying and require little human contact.

  • States Wait to Collect Taxes on Mega Millions Winnings Friday, 30 Mar 2012 | 10:52 AM ET
    With the line stretching around the block, hundreds of people waited for over two hours to buy Mega Millions lottery tickets.

    State governments wait hopefully to collect the taxes on the Mega Millions jackpot, which would give a boost to struggling states.

  • Top 10 Luxurious Ski Homes Friday, 16 Dec 2011 | 3:49 PM ET
    Some people avoid winter, either by living in warmer climes or fleeing when winter looms. Others embrace it and head for the hills to strap on the skis or snowboards. These people need places to unwind after a day of romping in the powder.The editors at  put together a list of some prime ski homes, all of them for sale.The houses typically reflect a love for the outdoors, often featuring walls of windows, fireplaces and rustic beams and stone fireplaces. They’re all great for groups and have ent

    Click on to see these luxurious mansions, ranked from least expensive to most, many of which are ski-in/ski-out.

  • Homes on Top of the World Friday, 11 Nov 2011 | 4:40 PM ET
    There’s nothing like a commanding view to make a homeowner feel like the Master of the Universe. While no one has yet figured out a way to put a price on the great outdoors, sellers do place a significantly higher price on an apartment or house with spectacular views of nature. The properties here start out at nearly $3 million, and from there, the prices soar to nearly $50 million for one single-family house in Malibu. The following selections of luxurious homes from Realtor.com include views b

    The following selections of luxurious homes from Realtor.com include views both natural and urban that can be calming, inspiring, or stimulating, each with its own built-in ways to enjoy the lofty vistas.