North Dakota regulators on Wednesday approved a rate increase for Montana-Dakota Utilities Co. electric customers that includes a $4.70 monthly boost in the minimum charge for providing power to a home.
BISMARCK — Montana-Dakota Utilities Co.’s residential customers will see their monthly electric bills rise by $4 or more after North Dakota’s Public Service Commission granted the utility a temporary 7.9 percent rate increase.
By Dale Wetzel, The Associated Press
, June 17, 2010
The Senate voted on Tuesday to prohibit credit card companies from arbitrarily raising a person’s interest rate and charging many of the exorbitant fees that have become customary — and crippling — to cash-strapped consumers.
By Anne Flaherty, The Associated Press
, May 20, 2009
Utility companies say electric bills for their North Dakota customers would increase by some 40 percent under proposed federal cap-and-trade programs aimed at curbing greenhouse gas emissions. An Ohio State University professor says the North Dakota rates still would be cheaper than most other states.
By James MacPherson, Associated Press
, April 18, 2009
Rates on 30-year mortgages fell this week to the lowest level on record after the Federal Reserve launched a new effort to assist the staggering U.S. housing market.
Mortgage finance giant Freddie Mac said Thursday that average rates on 30-year fixed-rate mortgages drop-ped to 4.85 percent this week, from 4.98 percent last week. It was the lowest in the history of Freddie Mac’s survey, which dates back to 1971 and was down a full percentage point from a year ago.
An administrative law judge is recommending Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota get the 14.8 percent increase in premiums it had requested for its bank depositor group, which represents individuals.
Judge Susan Bailey’s order, dated last Thursday, recommends reversing Insurance Commissioner Adam Hamm’s denial of the rate increase. The judge recommends the increase take effect immediately.
By James MacPherson, The Associated Press
, March 03, 2009
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