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Winter Blend Expected to Push Gas Prices Up in November
Hurricane Ida and the increased demand on gas pushed gas prices up locally in the past week. St. Cloud State Economist and Dean, School of Public Affairs, King Banaian joined me on WJON today. He expects gas prices to drop slightly after Labor Day weekend and continue to fall through October.
Central Minnesotans Can Expect to Pay More Dining Out
A worker shortage, COVID-19 pandemic and a shortage of many products has triggered inflation in many different areas in our economy. St. Cloud State Economist and Dean, School of Public Affairs, King Banaian joined me on WJON today. He says inflation is sticking around for the foreseeable future an…
Banaian; Gas Prices Likely to Drop After Labor Day
St. Cloud State Dean, School of Public Affairs and Economics Professor King Banaian joined me on WJON today. He expects gas prices to remain fairly steady until Labor Day where he expects a slight increase. Banaian says demand is expected to be reduced after Labor Day which will lead to a slight d…
Inflation is Happening in Central Minnesota
St. Cloud State Economics Professor and Dean, School of Public Affairs King Banaian joined me on WJON this week. Banaian says signs in inflation happening in Central Minnesota include employers being forced to hire workers at a higher wage than they are comfortable with and offering a signing bonus…
Banaian; Gas Prices Not Done Going Up [PODCAST]
Gas prices have been on the rise lately and St. Cloud State Economist King Banaian joined me on WJON today. He expects gas prices to hit $3.20 a gallon by Labor Day before dropping this fall. Banaian says the demand for travel won't likely subside until after Labor Day which will force this u…
Banaian; 20-24 Year Age Group Working Less [PODCAST]
St. Cloud State Economist and Dean, School of Public Affairs King Banaian joined me on WJON today. He says the national data indicates that the age group of 20-24 is working less than that age group worked in 2019. Banaian says the shortage in workers doesn't appear to be with teenagers as th…
Banaian; Gas Prices are Going Up [PODCAST]
St. Cloud State Economist and Dean School of Public Affairs King Banaian joined me on WJON today. He says gas prices are on the rise and expects to see $3 dollars a gallon gas at some point this summer. Banaian says the reason for the increase is largely due to demand.
Banaian; Economy Is Looking Good [PODCAST]
St. Cloud State Economist and Dean, School of Public Affairs, King Banaian joined me on WJON today. He says the stock market and economy are looking good. Banaian says there is optimism with more and more people getting the Covid-19 vaccine, less likelihood of shutdowns or dial backs and warmer we…

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