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King Banaian (Photo: Lee Voss)
King Banaian (Photo: Lee Voss)
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SCSU Economist King Banaian Talks Gas Prices, Retail and TV [AUDIO]

St. Cloud State Economist and Dean, School of Public Affairs Professor King Banaian was my guest today on WJON. He talked where gas prices will be by this summer, why restaurants and retail stores have been closing or opening and about how people are changing how they get their Television.

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Photo by Isaac Schweer, WJON
Photo by Isaac Schweer, WJON
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Experts Provide Economic Outlook In St. Cloud [AUDIO]

The American economy is currently climbing out of a recession and experts from around the upper Midwest are in St. Cloud this week to provide an outlook for the future.

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Wages Creep Up Slowly, Housing Market Does Too

Minnesota's economy is headed in the right direction but many people may not be feeling it in their paychecks yet.

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Minnesota 9th Best State for Business [AUDIO]

Minnesota got high marks on Forbes latest rankings of business-friendly states, placing ninth overall.

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King Banaian (Photo: Lee Voss)
King Banaian (Photo: Lee Voss)
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Banaian Says Gas Prices Stabilizing [AUDIO]

I talked with St. Cloud State Interim Dean, School of Public Affairs and Economics Professor King Banaian at St. Cloud State today on WJON. He says gas prices have stabilized for many reasons including a push for more fuel efficient vehicles.

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Economic Outlook Looks Positive for St. Cloud [AUDIO]

The 52nd annual Winter Institute hosted a business outlook panel on Thursday to discuss the economic future for the St. Cloud area.

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Justin Sullivan, Getty Images
Justin Sullivan, Getty Images
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Winter Institute Discusses Impact of North Dakota’s Oil Boom on St. Cloud Area

The 52nd annual Winter Institute held a discussion on Thursday to discuss the North Dakota Oil Boom and how it economically impacts Central Minnesota.

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Select Committee on Living Wage Jobs met in St. Cloud today. (Photo: Alex Svejkovsky, WJON News)
Select Committee on Living Wage Jobs met in St. Cloud today. (Photo: Alex Svejkovsky, WJON News)
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Select Committee on Living Wage Jobs Makes Stop in St. Cloud [AUDIO]

The Select Committee on Living Wage Jobs made a stop in St. Cloud today (Tuesday) to discuss with workers if Minnesota's economy is working for you?

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Speaker Jack Schultz address crowd  (Photo by: Alex Svejkovsky, WJON News)
Speaker Jack Schultz address crowd (Photo by: Alex Svejkovsky, WJON News)
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Speaker Talks About Big Success in Small Towns [AUDIO]

The River's Edge Convention Center held a seminar focusing on small towns achieving big town success. Jack Schultz, author of the book Boomtown USA: The 71/2 Keys to Big Success in Small Towns, spoke to a room full of people saying that any town can have economic success.

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More Trash Means Improving Economy

Trash disposal is up in Minnesota and a state agency says that's a good sign for the economy. The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency says historical trends show the amount of materials brought to landfills tend to increase as the economy grows and decrease when the economy contracts.

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