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The Midwest On Ice

The latest reports out of the Midwest tell us that power is gradually returning to the more than half a million people who had lost power after an ice storm raked the area, beginning early Sunday. Oklahoma was the hardest hit, but Kansas, Missouri and Illinois have also been iced over. There have been 27 […]

Posted inRural Economy

Retailers Suffer as Consumers ‘Struggle to Make Ends Meet’

Family Dollar Store reported this week that November sales were lower this year than last, 3.4 percent lower than during the same period in 2006. The company said there wasn’t a problem with their stores. The problem, according to the five-and-dime style retailer, is that poorer people are having financial trouble. “Macro-economic pressures continue to […]