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Better Business: Employers cite reasons for conducting employee background checks

There are many reasons a business would have a background check policy for job candidates. The main reason is protecting the business, its emp…

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This entrepreneur started young: Five minutes with Magnus Johnson

This entrepreneur started young: Five minutes with Magnus Johnson

Magnus Johnson got a jump on a business career years before he was old enough to drive. His company, MagMHJ LLC, is a technology company that …

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New TV set-top boxes yield $168M in electricity savings

Consumers saved an estimated $168 million in electricity last year as a result of improved efficiency of television set-top boxes, the industr…

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Name change to CVS Health part of plan to halt tobacco sales

As CVS sharpens its focus on customer health, the nation’s second-largest drugstore chain will tweak its corporate name and stop the sale of t…

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Montana patents

Below are listed U.S. patents issued to Montana inventors July 22-Aug. 19, 2014. For assistance in patent filing, call Billings patent attorne…

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Big Sky Economic Development: BSED's 25-year history is full of accomplishments

Big Sky Economic Development: BSED's 25-year history is full of accomplishments

This year, Big Sky Economic Development celebrates 25 years of service to our community. While we take a moment to reflect on our organization…

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Personal finance: Make sure your timing is right when filing for Social Security

Question:  My wife and I recently turned and are starting to think about retiring.  Some of my friends have taken Social Security early at age…

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Business licenses

The following business licenses were issued during August, 2014. The information is collected by the city of Billings.

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Chamber News

As we read national headlines about stagnant economic activity around the country, Billings has been marching a path of steady growth. This gr…

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Better Business: Background checks can provide a measure of protection against crime

There are many reasons a business would have a background check policy for job candidates. The main one is protecting the business, its employ…

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Travel and Leisure: Follow these tips to pack the perfect carry-on bag

If you're a road warrior, you know that carry-on baggage restrictions have been in place for years. And, with the fees that airlines charge to…

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Commercial building permits

Fence/Roof/Siding#1 Shadow Place#Zarn Gerald W. & Arlyne Michel#Rambur Construction Inc.#$18,454 Fence/Roof/Siding#2 Shadow Place#Longori…

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Sales Moves: Get your social selling mojo in gear, or you'll be lost

 Here are a few questions to get your social sales juices flowing:

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Jell-O can't shake its sales slide

NEW YORK — Jell-O has lost its jiggle and nobody knows how to fix it.

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Dairy industry group urges farmers not to allow tours, on-farm interviews

BOISE, Idaho — An Idaho dairy industry group has sent a letter to its members urging them to deny media requests for tours and on-farm intervi…

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Residential building permits

Addition Single/Duplex/Garage

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Yellowstone County commissioners look at rural taxing district for development

Yellowstone County commissioners look at rural taxing district for development

Billings-area business leaders are pushing Yellowstone County commissioners for a new rural taxing district to boost industrial development.

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Business digest

Montana arborists, foresters, and natural resource professionals are invited to the fifth annual Northern Rockies Tree School in Cody, Wyo., O…

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Have You Heard: Startup Weekend comes to Billings

The first steps are usually the toughest for budding entrepreneurs, so a group of experts is coming to Rocky Mountain College to help.

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Meet MSUB hall of fame business class

Meet MSUB hall of fame business class

They started in different fields and different eras, but they found something in common in the end: success.

September 28, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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