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Mining, Taxes and Jobs in Montana

What would the economy of the state of Montana look like if the eight largest hard rock mines – producing copper, palladium, gold, talc, cement and other products and materials – did not exist? That was a question posed in a recent study produced by the Bureau of Business and Economic Research. It addressed – Read More…

The Rise of Short-Term Rentals

In a recent study conducted in Gardiner, Montana, by the Institute for Tourism and Recreation Research at the University of Montana, unsolicited comments from nearly 50 percent of residents exemplified issues in Montana’s affordable housing crisis. Those comments ranged from complaints about high rent to unreasonable housing prices. And while the state battles an affordable Read More…

New business group launches in Billings

Billings, MONT.-Today, local business owners announced the formation of the Yellowstone Area Chamber of Commerce. The group was formed in response to a growing belief among business owners that common-sense, pro-business solutions have become secondary policy goals. The group will educate and advocate for proven and business-centric policy prescriptions that create a positive environment for Read More…

Eagle Bancorp Montana Completes Purchase of The State Bank of Townsend, Townsend, Montana

HELENA, Mont., Jan. 02, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Eagle Bancorp Montana, Inc. (NASDAQ: EBMT), (the “Company,” “Eagle”), the holding company of Opportunity Bank of Montana, today announced that it completed, effective January 1, 2019, its previously announced acquisition of Big Muddy Bancorp, Inc. and its wholly owned subsidiary, The State Bank of Townsend, Townsend, Montana Read More…

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Schlumberger revenue beats, sees international growth in 2019

(Reuters) – Schlumberger NV (SLB.N) on Friday reported quarterly revenue that topped estimates and forecast single-digit growth in international markets this year even as crude prices have tumbled roughly 30 percent since October. FILE PHOTO: The exterior of a Schlumberger Corp building is pictured in West Houston Jan. 16, 2015. Schlumberger, is the world’s No.1 Read More…

Gripped by Ghosn crisis, Renault expects slight sales growth

PARIS (Reuters) – Renault (RENA.PA) expects to deliver sales growth in 2019, despite the imminent ouster of Chairman and Chief Executive Carlos Ghosn and tension with alliance partner Nissan (7201.T). A Renault Megane car is pictured at Brussels Motor Show, Belgium, January 18, 2019. REUTERS/Francois Lenoir “Volumes progressed across almost all our regions (in 2018), Read More…

Netflix Reports Paid Customers Rise on Strength Overseas

Netflix is increasingly developing TV shows and films, such as the Spanish-language movie “Roma,” meant to appeal to audiences outside of the U.S. Photo: Gabby Jones/Bloomberg News 6 Comments By Joe Flint and Joe Flint The Wall Street Journal Biography @JBFlint Joe.Flint@WSJ.com Micah Maidenberg Micah Maidenberg The Wall Street Journal Biography @MicahMaidenberg micah.maidenberg@wsj.com Updated Jan. Read More…

House Democrats eye Paris vote

With help from Eric Wolff, Alex Guillén, Anthony Adragna and Annie Snider Editor’s Note: This edition of Morning Energy is published weekdays at 10 a.m. POLITICO Pro Energy subscribers hold exclusive early access to the newsletter each morning at 6 a.m. To learn more about POLITICO Pro’s comprehensive policy intelligence coverage, policy tools and services, Read More…

Goldman Sachs shares surge despite growing fallout from 1MDB scandal

Bribery scandal? What bribery scandal? Goldman Sachs shares surged 9.5 percent on Wednesday — their biggest single-day gain since 2009 — as the Wall Street behemoth reported blowout earnings and eased fears about possible penalties it could face for its role in a widening Malaysian corruption case. Goldman reported a surprisingly strong quarterly profit of Read More…

Wheeler faces the Senate

With help from Anthony Adragna Editor’s Note: This edition of Morning Energy is published weekdays at 10 a.m. POLITICO Pro Energy subscribers hold exclusive early access to the newsletter each morning at 6 a.m. To learn more about POLITICO Pro’s comprehensive policy intelligence coverage, policy tools and services, click here. QUICK FIX Story Continued Below Read More…

Market turmoil saps BlackRock’s Q4 profit

BlackRock, the world’s largest asset manager, reported lower-than-expected quarterly profits on Wednesday, as price cuts and market turmoil overshadowed strong sales of relatively low-cost funds. Sinking markets in late 2018 led investors to pull cash from the company’s typically higher-fee actively managed funds even as they delivered record cash to the company’s relatively low-cost exchange Read More…

PG&E bankruptcy shakes California

With help from Anthony Adragna, Alex Guillén and Ben Lefebvre Editor’s Note: This edition of Morning Energy is published weekdays at 10 a.m. POLITICO Pro Energy subscribers hold exclusive early access to the newsletter each morning at 6 a.m. To learn more about POLITICO Pro’s comprehensive policy intelligence coverage, policy tools and services, click here. Read More…

What's in a Green New Deal?

With help from Ben Lefebvre Editor’s Note: This edition of Morning Energy is published weekdays at 10 a.m. POLITICO Pro Energy subscribers hold exclusive early access to the newsletter each morning at 6 a.m. To learn more about POLITICO Pro’s comprehensive policy intelligence coverage, policy tools and services, click here. QUICK FIX Story Continued Below Read More…

The dark money group behind Scott Pruitt

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Inside EPA's chemical clean-up plan

With help from Zack Colman and Anthony Adragna Editor’s Note: This edition of Morning Energy is published weekdays at 10 a.m. POLITICO Pro Energy subscribers hold exclusive early access to the newsletter each morning at 6 a.m. To learn more about POLITICO Pro’s comprehensive policy intelligence coverage, policy tools and services, click here. QUICK FIX Read More…