REAL OILFIELD WIVES So You're Moving to BoomTown, USA... Now What?
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STAFF BLOG THE N.D. CAPITOL AND BEYOND Senate committees finalized
The Senate has compiled its list of committee assignments for the 2011 Legislature.
Sen. Ray Holmberg, R-Grand Forks, will serve as chairman of the Appropriations Committee. Sen. Layton Freborg, R-Un... Posted on 12/8/10 at 10:01 AM
A new study of recoverable oil reserves in western North Dakota’s Williston Basin has been authorized by the U.S. Interior Department, Sen. John Hoeven, R-N.D., announced Thursday.
Hoeven said Interior Secretary Ken Salazar agreed to his request for an updated analysis of recoverable oil reserves in the basin to provide “a long-term outlook for production potential and infrastructure investment in the region.”
By Chuck Haga, Forum Communications Co.
, May 20, 2011
WASHINGTON (AP) — Industrial production rose in December by the largest amount in five months, providing the economy with solid momentum heading into the new year.
Activity at the nation’s factories, mines and utilities increased 0.8 percent last month, the Federal Reserve said Friday. Industrial production was up in every month but one in 2010.
EmPower North Dakota Commission has scheduled a series of policy development meetings open to the public for late April and early May.
Commission industry representatives will have a SWOT review, strengths, weakness, opportunities and threats. As well as proposals for policy or legislative action.
An encouraging earnings forecast from UPS and stronger manufacturing figures gave the stock market its sixth straight advance.
The gains Thursday were modest following a surprise increase in the number of newly laid off people seeking unemployment benefits.
A survey of rural bankers in 10 Midwest and Plains states shows signs of promise amid the prolonged financial weakness in the agriculture industry.
The overall index for the Rural Mainstreet economic report released late Thursday fell to 44.2 in April from 47.4 in March. The April 2009 index was 21.7.
Congress has more work to do. As critical as reforming our health insurance system is to stabilizing the nation’s long-term economic outlook, it is just as vital that Congress reform and strengthen the rules by which our nation’s financial services industry operates.
North Dakota businesses and industry are invited to participate in two university — industry technology transfer cost sharing programs — Students in Technology Transfer and Research and Faculty In Technology Transfer.
STTAR places students with firms across the state during the summer. To participate, companies must apply and demonstrate that students will make a contribution to company performance, products, or processes, using science and technology.
Our economy sure could use the Next Big Thing. Something on the scale of railroads, automobiles or the Internet — the kind of breakthrough that emerges every so often and builds industries, generates jobs and mints fortunes.
Silicon Valley investors are pointing to something called cleantech — alternative energy, more efficient power distribution and new ways to store electricity, all with minimal impact to the environment — as a candidate for the next boom.
By Jordan Robertson, The Associated Press
, October 07, 2009
Signs of life in the auto industry and an easing of the housing crisis helped reduce unemployment and kept foreclosures flat in some of the nation’s hardest-hit areas in July, according to The Associated Press’ monthly analysis of economic stress in more than 3,100 U.S. counties.
By Christopher S. Rugaber and Mike Schneider, The Associated Press
, September 08, 2009
A record 381 oil wells were drilled in North Dakota in the past year and more are expected this year, the state mineral resources director told oil representatives Thursday.
Lynn Helms gave his report to about 250 people at the North Dakota Petroleum Council’s annual meeting.
By James MacPherson, The Associated Press
, September 04, 2009
Acting with unusual haste, the Senate readied a $2 billion fill-up Thursday night for “cash for clunkers,” the economy-boosting program that caught the fancy of car buyers and instantly increased sales for an auto industry long mired in recession.
The House approved the replenishment last week for the 10-day-old program, which gives consumers up to $4,500 in federal subsidies for trading in their cars for new, more energy-efficient models. A final Senate vote would send the bill to the White House, where President Barack Obama’s signature was assured.
By David Espo, The Associated Press
, August 07, 2009
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