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Still living at home: Economists fret as young adults seem unwilling to fly the coop

Still living at home: Economists fret as young adults  seem unwilling to fly the coop

Burdened by $85,000 in college debt, attorney Bobby Waltman lives with his mom and grandmother in a three-bedroom house in Huntington Beach, Calif.

March 30, 2014 8:00 am(0)

Internet-enabled devices at home vulnerable to hacking

To keep an eye on his child via his smartphone, Marc Gilbert installed Internet-connected video baby monitors in his home in Houston.

March 30, 2014 7:00 am(0)

New workers start, stay behind

Gabe Ciuraru doesn’t see many good options for people his age.

March 23, 2014 6:00 am(0)

UM report: Visitors to Montana up in 2013

The importance of travel and tourism to Montana’s economy can, and has, been measured.

March 16, 2014 7:00 am(0)

Drought sends prices soaring: No relief from spike predicted any time soon

Next time you bite into a big, juicy hamburger, don’t be surprised if it bites back – at your bank account.

March 09, 2014 6:30 am(0)

Retailers track in-store moves

WASHINGTON – Signals emitted by your smartphone leave a digital trail that retailers can follow to find out how long you lingered in front of …

March 09, 2014 6:15 am(0)

‘Tsunami’ of store closings predicted

The experts who keep track of store openings and closings have been forecasting for more than a decade that the day was coming when American r…

March 09, 2014 6:00 am(3)

Passing on the family farm

It’s a love for the land that sinks as deep as a taproot. Or not.

February 10, 2014 9:13 am(0)

'Oil is the engine': 18,000 new residents in N.D. in 2013

'Oil is the engine': 18,000 new residents in N.D. in 2013

BISMARCK, N.D. — About 18,000 people migrated last year to North Dakota, boosting the state's population to a new high, according to U.S. Cens…

January 25, 2014 10:00 am(2)

Weather helps speed along ICU

HAMILTON – This year’s relatively mild winter is doing nothing but good for the ongoing construction project to build a new $3.2 million inten…

January 19, 2014 7:45 am(0)

Oil, grain freight trains squeeze Amtrak’s Empire Builder route

WASHINGTON – Freight congestion has caused massive delays and even cancellations of a popular Amtrak train in recent months, a situation that …

December 29, 2013 6:00 am(0)

Using 3-D printing, manufacturer builds replacement parts for Bakken equipment

BILLINGS – If computers and robots are taking over the manufacturing world, Billings businessman Graydon Udelhoven wants to be their master.

December 15, 2013 6:00 am(0)

25 ways Missoulians can buy gifts locally this holiday

25 ways Missoulians can buy gifts locally this holiday

Research has shown that buying locally supports community in more ways than just keeping dollars at home, and Susan Anderson, administrative c…

December 07, 2013 8:00 pm Related (0)

6th Street restoration: Two couples undertake ultimate do-it-yourself project on 100-year-old house, post progress updates online

6th Street restoration: Two couples undertake ultimate do-it-yourself project  on 100-year-old house, post progress updates online

A passer-by who stopped to inspect the work being done on the old house at 1026 S. Sixth St. W. suggested to its new owners they were wasting …

November 21, 2013 9:44 am Photos

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Quality first: Professionals offer tips for buying home decor that will last, please and won’t bust budgets

Quality first: Professionals offer tips for buying home decor that will last, please and won’t bust budgets

W outfit a home – new or in need of an interior upgrade – the good news is that less is often more.

November 21, 2013 9:28 am Photos

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Navigating the unknown: First-time homebuyers find classes, Realtors, lenders helpful

Navigating the unknown: First-time homebuyers find classes, Realtors, lenders helpful

Before she sat down to sign her life away, first-time homebuyer Rachael Caldwell stopped and took a deep breath.

November 21, 2013 9:21 am Photos

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Demand raising home prices: Real estate market improving in most of western Montana

Demand raising home prices: Real estate market improving in most of western Montana

Western Montana real estate continues to push back against the recession that crushed it several years ago, with home prices and sales continu…

November 21, 2013 9:07 am(0)

Yields average, sugar content down in beet harvest

Yields average, sugar content down in beet harvest

The sugar beet harvest was a sticky mess – and that was just the mud, say regional refineries who all but completed harvest this week.

November 10, 2013 8:00 am(0)

Bitterroot Valley log home builder nets honors

HAMILTON - A Bitterroot Valley log home company is the recipient of a top marketing award by a national association of home builders.

November 04, 2013 4:43 pm(0)

Swanson’s orchard tries out apple brandy, sells fast

Swanson’s orchard tries out apple brandy, sells fast

CORVALLIS – Back in 2009, Luke Swanson began pondering a way to use all the excess apples that his family’s orchard produced in good growing y…

October 27, 2013 7:15 am(0)

Beet farmers get some help with harvest

EDGAR – The Wetstein brothers were pretty beat down.

October 27, 2013 7:00 am(0)

Blow to economy could last

WASHINGTON – In the grand scheme of the $16 trillion U.S. economy, the nearly three-week government shutdown and standoff over the debt ceilin…

October 20, 2013 8:00 am(0)

Coping with toll of tech stress

The signs of tech stress are everywhere: The iPhone junkie freaking out over his contacts being swallowed alive by the new iOS 7 software. The…

October 14, 2013 9:13 am(0)

Montana Rail Link is BNSF's Shortline of the Year for 2013

BNSF Railway has selected Montana Rail Link, Inc. as its 2013 Shortline of the Year for its significant gro…