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N.D. oil tank spills reported

BISMARCK, N.D. — Oil spilled from two separate tank storage incidents, one in Bottineau County near Mohall, and one in Williams County near Wi…

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Warmth hurting N.D. spill cleanup

Warmth hurting N.D. spill cleanup

WILLISTON, N.D. — Temperatures that reached into the 50s here Tuesday hampered cleanup efforts at the site of a massive pipeline leak, making …

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Tanks overflow, cause oil spill near Williston

Tanks overflow, cause oil spill near Williston

WILLISTON, N.D. — Tanks that overflowed released nearly 40,000 gallons of oil and brine northwest of here, the North Dakota Department of Heal…

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Absarokee-based bank appoints new president

Absarokee-based bank appoints new president

Absarokee-based United Bank has appointed retired banking executive Terry Lobdell as interim bank president following the unexpected death of …

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Big oil-and-gas company will cut spending but keep drilling in Bakken

Big oil-and-gas company will cut spending but keep drilling in Bakken

WILLISTON, N.D. — Hess Corp., one of North Dakota’s largest oil and gas producers, will cut spending and operate fewer rigs in the Bakken this…

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Stockman Bank opens temporary location in downtown Missoula

Stockman Bank opens temporary location in downtown Missoula

MISSOULA — Downtown Missoula officially got a new business addition Monday as Stockman Bank announced the grand opening of a new temporary loc…

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Highlands mine could mean primary, secondary jobs for Butte

Highlands mine could mean primary, secondary jobs for Butte

BUTTE — At a time when local officials are trying to grow manufacturing in Butte-Silver Bow County, one of the area’s top prospects for adding…

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Bakken wives worry over job losses

Bakken wives worry over job losses

BISMARCK, N.D. — With the price for a barrel of crude oil hovering below $50 per barrel, the wives and girlfriends of the men who came to the …

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Have You Heard: Chipotle restaurant nears opening date

Have You Heard: Chipotle restaurant nears opening date

Fans of thick burritos and sustainable ingredients take note: Chipotle Mexican Grill is planning to open its new Billings restaurant in April.

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Business digest

A seminar on “Mineral Rights, Leasing and Royalties” is set for 4 to 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 4, at the Lewistown Community Center at 307 …

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Nearly 3M gallons of brine spill; N.D. oil boom's largest leak

Nearly 3M gallons of brine spill; N.D. oil boom's largest leak

BISMARCK, N.D. — Nearly 3 million gallons of saltwater generated by oil drilling have leaked from a North Dakota pipeline, an official said We…

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Low copper prices not affecting Butte mine

Low copper prices not affecting Butte mine

BUTTE — Dropping copper prices temporarily shuttered a mine in Troy this week, but don’t expect to see anything similar from Montana Resources…

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Dickinson refinery costing more than expected due to delays

Dickinson refinery costing more than expected due to delays

DICKINSON, N.D. — The cost of a new oil refinery near Dickinson is rising due to delays in getting the facility up to full production.

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As oil prices drop, jobs still abound in the Bakken

As oil prices drop, jobs still abound in the Bakken

BISMARCK, N.D. — Even though the number of rigs drilling the Bakken drops daily, Williston Job Service manager Cindy Sanford said her office i…

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Business digest

Business and industrial equipment owners may now submit personal property reporting forms electronically through the Department of Revenue’s o…

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Shaken or stirred: Doc Harper’s martini bar set to make a splash downtown

Shaken or stirred: Doc Harper’s martini bar set to make a splash downtown

Customers at Doc Harper’s in downtown Billings will see the inspiration for the new business once they walk in the door.

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Freight booming at Billings airport

Freight booming at Billings airport

Shipments of packages and other freight cargo fueled a busy 2014 at Billings Logan International Airport and helped boost the local economy, o…

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Vann's appliance store remains closed; future unclear

Vann's appliance store remains closed; future unclear

The Billings Vann’s store has yet to reopen after an abrupt holiday closure, and officials with the Florida-based parent company aren’t saying…

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New radioactive waste rules get hearing Friday

BISMARCK, N.D. — A bill to get the State Health Department prepared for new radioactive waste rules will be heard at 9 a.m. Friday in the Capi…

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Germany's Merkel says she doesn't see another Greek debt cut

Germany's Merkel says she doesn't see another Greek debt cut

BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel has underlined the refusal of Greece's European creditors to consider forgiving part of the debt…

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Drive to repeal medical device tax no slam dunk in Congress

Drive to repeal medical device tax no slam dunk in Congress

WASHINGTON (AP) — It flew through the Republican-run House in 2012, and a year later 79 of the Democratic-led Senate's 100 members embraced it…

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1st time advertisers make a play with Super Bowl spots

1st time advertisers make a play with Super Bowl spots

NEW YORK (AP) — More Super Bowl ad rookies will be trying to score a touchdown this Sunday.

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10 Super Bowl ads that everyone will be talking about

10 Super Bowl ads that everyone will be talking about

NEW YORK (AP) — It's almost show time.

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What slowing economy? US consumers are in a mood to spend

What slowing economy? US consumers are in a mood to spend

WASHINGTON (AP) — There's a good reason the U.S. economy is impressing the world right now despite a slowdown in the final three months of 201…

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Uber says outside review shows customer data safe, private

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Uber Technologies says that if you catch a ride with one of its drivers, your personal and financial data are safe — from…

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Lawsuit: Exploding air bag killed Texas man

HOUSTON (AP) — The family of a Texas man who died in a minor traffic accident is alleging in a lawsuit that their loved one is the latest pers…

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FDA approves ADHD drug for binge-eating disorder

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal health regulators have approved an attention deficit disorder drug for a new use: A first-of-its kind treatment for …

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Stocks sag at the close; January finishes on weak note

Stocks sag at the close; January finishes on weak note

The U.S. stock market capped a rough month Friday, delivering its third loss in five days and extending its declines for the year.

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Exxon Mobil updates anti-discrimination employment policy

IRVING, Texas (AP) — Exxon Mobil Corp. has updated its corporate policies to protect employees from discrimination for sexual orientation or g…

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How the Dow Jones industrial average fared Friday

Major U.S. stock indexes closed lower Friday, their third decline for the week.

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New York wage board suggests $7.50 wage for tipped workers

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Restaurant servers and other tipped workers in New York state would make $7.50 an hour before tips under a proposal recomm…

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Shake Shack shares more than double in stock market debut

Shake Shack shares more than double in stock market debut

NEW YORK (AP) — Wall Street went wild for burgers Friday.

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Mastercard and Amazon are big market movers

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Friday on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market:

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Stocks sag at the close; January finishes on weak note

NEW YORK (AP) — The stock market is sagging at the close as investors weigh a slowdown in the U.S. economy and corporate earnings.

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Grain lower, livestock mostly higher

CHICAGO (AP) — Grain futures were lower Friday on the Chicago Board of Trade.

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Oil soars on signs US oil companies curtail production

NEW YORK (AP) — The price of oil is up 7 percent on indications that production in the U.S. has slowed following the big drop in prices since …

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Germany to Greece: Don't mess with us over debt, austerity

Germany to Greece: Don't mess with us over debt, austerity

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece and its European bailout creditors were in open dispute Friday, with Germany bluntly rejecting suggestions the he…

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Number of Las Vegas visitors in 2014 climbs to 41.1 million

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A record 41.1 million visitors descended on Las Vegas last year.

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House Democrats' new message on the economy: We told you so

House Democrats' new message on the economy: We told you so

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Democrats' new message on America's economic recovery is: We told you so, and we're going to keep telling you so.

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Pilots at American and US Airways approve joint contract

DALLAS (AP) — Pilots at American Airlines and US Airways have approved a single labor contract, a step toward combining workforces at the two …

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Meet Ida May Fuller, recipient of 1st Social Security check

Meet Ida May Fuller, recipient of 1st Social Security check

LUDLOW, Vt. (AP) — Seventy-five years ago, the government cut 65-year-old Ida May Fuller a check. It was numbered 00-000-001 — the first Socia…

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Alibaba promises more action against fake goods

BEIJING (AP) — E-commerce giant Alibaba pledged Friday to do more to fight online sales of counterfeit goods, quickly settling a public disput…

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How to choose the right hearing aid for your specific needs

How to choose the right hearing aid for your specific needs

Tired of making people repeat themselves? Is cranking up the volume on the TV no longer enough help?

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Markets brace for Big Oil profit plunge

Markets brace for Big Oil profit plunge

NEW YORK (AP) — It's just a forecast, and for only one of 10 industry groups in the stock market. Yet it has almost singlehandedly turned what…

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