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Millenial Money: Capture savings on professional photos

There's almost always a reason for photographs — an engagement , wedding, graduation, pregnancy, you name it. For many of these occasions, you'll want a professional on hand who can do more than add a fancy filter to an ordinary snapshot. But hiring a photographer to capture life's ...

Block joins Houston Engineering

Kyle Block joins Houston Engineering Inc.’s Minot team as a Technician I. He will serve on construction projects as a resident project representative on a variety of project types, serving as a liaison with contractors, and providing construction observation services. A Minot native, Block ...

Minot Area Chamber of Commerce Eagle Award winners

April recipients of the Minot Area Chamber of Commerce Eagle Award Program are: Natalia Boyko, Longhorn Steakhouse; Miranda Sherman, Kroll’s Diner; Lisa Laib, Panera Bread; Taaz Allen, Community Ambulance; Mark Bolinske, Ritter Family Dentistry; Shereen Vanatta, Trinity Health; Kayla Otto, ...

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April blizzard wreaks havoc A massive storm brought snow to much of the Great Plains, dropping up to two feet of snow in some places. The storm shut down airports and roads, but the worst damage could come from more flooding in areas still recovering from last months’ floods. For farmers, ...

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Oil gushes skyward Crude oil prices popped near a five-month high last week as oil supplies are threatened worldwide. The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries is continuing to maintain a production cut that was implemented last year to intentionally raise prices, while a series ...

What students can learn from the days before college loans

College tuition was less than what today's students pay for textbooks when Caron and Jack Knopoff attended Chicago's Wright Junior College in the mid-1960s. Tuition at what is now Wilbur Wright College was $24 per credit hour, Caron Knopoff says. To cover this cost, the couple, who were ...

Hiring rebounds as US employers add a solid 196,000 jobs

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hiring in the United States rebounded in March as U.S. employers added a solid 196,000 jobs, up sharply from February's scant gain and evidence that many businesses still want to hire despite signs that the economy is slowing. The unemployment rate remained at 3.8%, near ...

Jobs rebound drives US stocks higher for another weekly gain

Wall Street closed out another solid week of gains Friday as the stock market hit its longest winning streak in a year and a half. Health care, energy and technology companies accounted for much of the broad rally, which extended the S&P 500's consecutive run of gains to seven days. The ...

US mortgage rates move little after big drop; 30-year 4.08%

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. long-term mortgage rates moved little this week after the key 30-year loan rate marked its steepest weekly drop in a decade the week before. Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac said Thursday the average rate on the 30-year, fixed-rate mortgage ticked up to 4.08% from 4.06% — ...

Applications for US unemployment aid fall to 49-year low

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment benefits fell to its lowest level since late 1969, a sign that employers are holding onto their workers despite signs of a slowing economy. Weekly applications for jobless aid fell 10,000 to a seasonally adjusted 202,000, the ...

US stock indexes finish mostly higher after a wobbly day

Another wobbly day of trading on Wall Street ended Thursday with modest gains, nudging the market's winning streak to a sixth straight day. Banks, big retailers and communication services companies accounted for much of the market's gains as a late-afternoon flurry of buying drove stocks ...

High prices, interest rates push 1Q US auto sales down 2%

DETROIT (AP) — Automobile sales in the U.S. fell 2% in the first quarter, another sign the nation's economy is starting to slow. Automakers sold just over 4 million vehicles from January through March, according to Ward's Automotive Intelligence, and industry analysts blame the decline on ...

US stocks end moderately higher; S&P 500 on 5-day win streak

Stocks recovered from a late-afternoon bout of selling on Wall Street to finish modestly higher Wednesday, giving the benchmark S&P 500 its fifth straight gain. Technology stocks powered much of the rally, led by chipmakers. Retailers, homebuilders and hotel operators were among the big ...

World trade forecasts slashed again amid US-China standoff

GENEVA (AP) — The World Trade Organization has cut its forecast for trade growth this year by more than a percentage point, to 2.6%, due to an economic slowdown and amid a trade conflict between the United States and China. The downgrade — from 3.7% forecast issued in September — ...

US stock indexes cap listless trading day with mixed finish

A day of listless trading on Wall Street ended with an uneven finish for stock indexes as the market lost some of its momentum after a three-day winning streak. After a brief early slide, U.S. stocks mostly wavered between small gains and losses through the rest of the day, as gains for some ...

US construction spending up strong 1 percent in January

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. construction spending rose a solid 1 percent in February, led by a strong gain in spending on government projects, which hit an all-time high. The February increase followed an even larger 2.5 percent gain in January and a slight 0.2 percent rise in December, the ...

US stocks post solid finish on encouraging economic data

Stocks closed solidly higher on Wall Street Monday after a batch of encouraging global economic data kept investors in a buying mood. Financial and technology companies powered much of the rally, which extended the market's gains from last week, when the benchmark S&P 500 closed out its ...

Backdraft Cafe brings quality barbecue to Berthold

BERTHOLD — Two firefighters with a passion for barbecue have opened up shop in Berthold. Located at 213 Main Street North, co-owners Kalvin Myers and Kevin Archer are always serving up something good. The pair started catering unofficially for some friends and family, got into smoking full ...

Beuchler is senior vice president at Town & Country Credit Union

Fred Beuchler recently joined the Town & Country Credit Union team as the senior vice president, business lending. A Minot native, he started as a teller in the Fargo 25th Street location while he was attending college at NDSU pursuing a bachelor’s degree in ag economics with an emphasis ...