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Industrial, tech companies pull US stocks slightly lower

A mostly listless day on Wall Street ended Tuesday with stocks closing slightly lower as losses in industrial, technology and financial stocks outweighed gains elsewhere in the market. Stocks wavered between small gains and losses through much of the day, with communications companies and ...

US construction spending drops 0.6 percent in December

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. construction spending edged down 0.6 percent in December with declines in residential construction and government projects. Even with the December setback, construction spending for all of 2018 reached record levels, though it was the smallest increase seven ...

Health care, tech lead losses for stocks on Wall Street

Health care companies led stocks lower on Wall Street Monday as investors waited for more details on reports that the U.S. and China are moving closer to a deal to resolve their costly trade dispute. The sell-off was most pronounced in sectors that have shown strong gains over the last two ...

SCHEELS donates $140,000 to Minot State Dome seating project

SCHEELS and the Minot State University Development Foundation announced the donation of $140,000 to assist in the seating project and renovation of the Minot State Dome. Minot State and the MSU Development Foundation honored SCHEELS at the University’s Alumni, Booster, and Fan Appreciation ...

Four promoted at First Western Bank & Trust

Amanda Vera has been promoted to customer service specialist/BSA officer at First Western Bank & Trust. Vera came to Minot while serving in the Air Force 25 years ago. She holds a bachelor’s degree in technical management from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and is involved in the ...

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Grains Lower, Vexing Farmers Corn and wheat prices collapsed to new lows last week, disappointing farmers. Corn was especially damaged by a lack of a trade deal with China. That market had been hoping for increased corn and ethanol exports to China, but with no agreement so far, prices ...

3 reasons to choose a college based on price

Many prospective students choose a college for its location, its reputation or even its campus vibe. Here are three reasons to choose a college based on price. YOU CAN AVOID HIGH STUDENT DEBT If you pick an affordable college, you're less likely to be burdened with high debt. Borrowing less ...

US consumer spending fell sharp 0.5 percent in December

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. consumer spending tumbled 0.5 percent in December, the biggest decline in nine years, as the holiday shopping season ended in disappointment. Meanwhile, incomes rose sharply in December but edged down in January. The fall in consumer spending followed sizable gains of ...

S&P 500 snaps 3-day losing streak as US stocks close higher

Health care and technology companies helped lift U.S. stocks higher Friday, breaking a three-day losing streak for the S&P 500 and giving the benchmark index its fifth consecutive weekly gain. Renewed optimism for a potential resolution to the U.S.-China trade conflict helped put ...

Recipients for Minot Chamber’s Eagle Award

February recipients of the Minot Area Chamber of Commerce Eagle Award Program are: Kimble Wood, Allegiant Air; Ruth Rasmussen, McDonald’s; Joan Garberg, Central Campus School; Kale Schaan, Buffalo Wings & Rings; Dr. Michael Weisner, Minot Dental Partners; Dr. Josh Meske, Vision Source; ...

United Airlines adds third daily flight between Minot, Denver

United Airlines has added a third daily round trip flight between Minot International Airport and Denver International Airport, boosting the number of daily seats available by 50 percent. The new flight will begin June 6, but is already available for reservations. When the additional flight ...

Midwife Shawn Brooking now at CHI St. Alexius

Shawn Brooking has joined the patient care team at CHI St. Alexius Health Minot Medical Plaza. Brooking, a certified nurse midwife, provides care to every woman through all stages of life. She has particular interest in providing annual exams, screenings for cervical cancer, preconception ...

Carroll Joins CHI St. Alexius Health Minot Medical Plaza

Carmelia Carroll has joined the patient care team at CHI St. Alexius Health Minot Medical Plaza. As a family nurse practitioner, she provides care to all patients on a broad range of clinical issues. She promotes holistic care by encouraging self-care and prevention of illness through ...

Gartner joins sales force at Brokers 12

REALTOR Natosha Gartner is a new agent at Brokers 12 in Minot. A native of the Magic City, Gartner has past experience in management and human resources, and building and flipping homes in Minot and the surrounding area. She has a bachelor’s degree in management and human resources from ...

Edward Jones financial adviser Ginger Quam attends women’s conference

Financial adviser Ginger Quam of Minot recently attended a conference that recognizes top female Edward Jones financial advisers and provides attendees with the opportunity to network, hear from internationally recognized speakers, participate in elective sessions that explore performance ...

Dakota College at Bottineau hires foundation director

Dakota College at Bottineau has hired a new foundation director. Leslie Herslip-Stevens, of Mohall, started her position at DCB on Feb. 5. She will coordinate and manage all activities associated with the DCB Foundation, including new initiatives for gifting opportunities. Born and raised in ...

China’s Huawei unveils 5G phone with folding screen

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — China's Huawei unveiled a new folding-screen phone on Sunday, joining the latest trend for bendable devices as it challenges the global smartphone market's dominant players, Apple and Samsung. Huawei revealed its Mate X phone on the eve of MWC Barcelona, a four-day ...