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    Below are the U.S. patents issued to Montana inventors from Feb. 23 to March 15, 2016. For assistance with patent filing, call Billings patent attorney Antoinette M. Tease at 406-294-9000.

      How quickly things change. Just a few years ago, the view of most economists and analysts was that the so-called BRICS – Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa – soon would overtake the world's advanced economies as engines pulling the world economy forward.

      Over 2,000 Montana residents have received training for good-paying jobs though RevUp Montana, a workforce project supported by a $25 million federal grant from the U.S. Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration. The goal is to put students into short-term degree, certific…

      Gallatin County has been the economic growth leader in Montana since the recovery began from the Great Recession. Yellowstone County has been in a solid second place. But this is hardly a new outcome, as an examination of historical growth rates for the state’s largest urban counties demonstrates.

      The coal business is a different kind of energy business. Unlike crude oil, coal is not a commodity traded freely on global markets. Unlike natural gas, its price is not generally subject to volatility when winters are colder or warmer than expected. And unlike wind and solar power, its cons…


      The Missoula Chamber provides resources to help businesses succeed. To that end, we closely engage our members to better understand their needs and to develop relevant, helpful resources. What we have heard loud and clear from our member businesses is that finding employees with the specific…

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