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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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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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Stock Markets Continue To Struggle

It's another nervous day for investors on Wall Street. Standard and Poors downgraded the U.S. credit rating from AAA to AA+, which has investors selling off stocks. However, St. Cloud State Economics Professor King Banaian says the bigger picture is the overall global economy, which is also struggling.

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Boat Sales Rebounding In Minnesota

It's another sign the economy is improving -- boat sales in Minnesota are on the rise. Customers are returning to showroom floors and buying everything from docks and lifts to new and used boats.

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Pawlenty: US Must Not Be The Next Greece

Former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty says the United States followed Greece into democracy but should take steps so the country does not follow it into bankruptcy.

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