Positive signs in the Iron Range economy but worries it’s still driven largely by the mines. A dispatch from our Economic Lookout.
From chief economics correspondent Chris Farrell Government statisticians said today that consumer price inflation remains tame. The Consumer Price Index (CPI) is up a mere 1.1 percent over the past 12 months ending in August. The so-called core rate of inflation–the CPI minus volatile food and energy–has risen a 0.9 percent over the same time Read more →
One-person businesses are a crucial part of Minnesota’s rural economy but does the government see it that way?
The media may see a recovery in Rochester but many citizens don’t. An Economic Lookout dispatch.
On a western Minnesota evening, Minnesotans talk about the economy as they see it.
Life as a recent college grad in the Great Recession. An Economic Lookout dispatch.
From chief economics correspondent Chris Farrell As the summer of 2010 winds down the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan are in their eighth and tenth years. The Minnesota National Guard has actively served in both conflicts and elsewhere throughout the world. Sad to say, we’ve had all too many reminders of the human cost of Read more →
Core jobs are back on the Iron Range, but the region needs to expand its base. A dispatch from our Economic Lookout.
From chief economics correspondent Chris Farrell Ugh. (That’s a highly technical economic term). The U.S. economy expanded at a muted pace during the second quarter of the 2010. Government statisticians calculate that the economy expanded at a mere 2.4 percent annual rate. They also figured that the recession–the deepest and longest since the 1930s–was even Read more →
From chief economics correspondent Chris Farrell The Great Recession was still in full force for much of 2009 when I wrote The New Frugality. The book came out in January, 2010 and by then we knew that the recession had been the longest, deepest, and most punishing downturn since the 1930s. Very few people were Read more →