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Budget Cuts to Reduce Unemployment Benefits

South Dakota will be reducing extended unemployment compensation benefits by nearly 17 percent as part of federal budget cuts.

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Workshop to Study Suburban Poverty

I got a notice by e-mail (that's sent to news types all over the country) about a workshop to be held this fall at Hofstra University in New York that will target "suburban poverty,' and I have to admit the phrase was a new one to me

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Results of Aberdeen Retail Study to be Presented

The results of a retail market study commissioned by the city of Aberdeen will be presented on Thursday.

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Great News For Sioux Falls [AUDIO]

Sioux Falls Mayor Mike Huether talked about the city's solid revenue growth during his State of the City address on Thursday at Carnegie Town Hall.

"This town is fiscally sound.  For now, we are experiencing solid revenue growth

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Column: Tuition Hikes Leave College Grads Economically Vulnerable

The South Dakota Board of Regents has approved a tuition and fees hike of 4.4%, which will amount to about $335 in increased costs for students in the state’s public universities. This brings the average cost for an in-state student with a full course load to $7,900 a year.

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Official: Obama Proposes Cuts to Social Security

President Barack Obama's proposed budget will call for reductions in the growth of Social Security and other benefit programs while still insisting on more taxes from the wealthy in a renewed attempt to strike a broad deficit-cutting deal with Republicans, a senior administration official says.

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US Economy Only Adds 88K Jobs, Rate Drops to 7.6 pct.

U.S. employers added just 88,000 jobs in March, the fewest in nine months and a sharp retreat after a period of strong hiring. The slowdown may signal that the economy is heading into a weak spring.

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Consumer Confidence Falls in March

WASHINGTON - Americans are less confident in the economy than they were last month as massive government spending cuts have stoked economic uncertainty.

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Column: Desperate but Not Serious

PIERRE - South Dakota ranks 12th in per capita income and lottery tickets are selling fast. These things are not unrelated, but you have to look beyond the surface to see why.

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Survey: Low-wage Workers Gloomy About Future

WASHINGTON - America's lower-income workers have posted the biggest job gains since the deep 2007-09 recession - but few are bragging.

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