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US Gains 157K Jobs; Jobless Rate Rises to 7.9 Pct.

WASHINGTON - U.S. employers added 157,000 jobs in January, and hiring was much stronger at the end of 2012 than previously thought, providing reassurance that the job market held steady even as economic growth stalled.

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Economic Jitters Compete with President Barack Obama Agenda

WASHINGTON - Just as President Barack Obama is pushing new initiatives on gun control and immigration, the gloomy old problem of a sluggish economy is elbowing its way back into prominence.

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Congress OKs Cliff Deal, Signaling Future Fights

Congress' approval of a compromise averting a prolonged tumble off the fiscal cliff hands a victorious President Barack Obama most of the tax boosts on the rich that he campaigned on.

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Despite Rough Economy, South Dakota Exports Strong in 2012

Despite a sluggish national economy, manufacturing exports out of South Dakota have been solid in 2012.

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Thune: Still Hoping for ‘Fiscal Cliff’ Aversion

U.S. Sen. John Thune says he's frustrated that it's taking lawmakers so long to inch toward a deal before the so-called "fiscal cliff" prompts a variety of tax hikes in the new year, but he's still hopeful.

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Senate Leaders Offer Dour Take on ‘Cliff’ Talks

The top Senate negotiators on the effort to prevent the government from going over the "fiscal cliff" offered a pessimistic assessment Sunday barely 24 hours before a deadline to avert tax hikes on virtually every worker.

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What Does Going Over The ‘Fiscal Cliff’ Really Mean?

As the nation moves nearer to the deadline, and no deal in sight in Washington, a 'fiscal cliff' appears highly possible. Will it happen? We don't know yet. But we do know how it will affect you.

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Sales People, I Salute You

For those of you who make your living selling something, you have my utmost respect.

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Gas prices in the Sioux Falls area and around South Dakota have been trending downward in recent days. But pump prices are still higher than the local and statewide averages of one year ago.
Gas prices in the Sioux Falls area and around South Dakota have been trending downward in recent days. But pump prices are still higher than the local and statewide averages of one year ago.

Eyes (Still) on the Price

I've written before about how I notice gasoline prices as I drive down any street.

I just do. It's a habit with me.

But one day this week my car was under half-full, so I stopped where the price was $3

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US Trade Deficit Grows to $42.2 Billion in October

The U.S. trade deficit increased in October because exports fell by a larger margin than imports, a sign that slower global growth could weigh on the U.S. economy. The trade gap with China also hit an all-time high.

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