Local

Positive But Slower Economic Growth

Photo: clipart.com

Positive But Slower Economic Growth

The monthly Mid-America Business Conditions Index, a leading economic indicator for a nine-state region, dipped slightly for the month of May. The index continues to point to positive, but somewhat slower economic growth for the region in the next three to six months.

Dr.Ernie Goss, director of Creighton University’s Economic Forecasting Group said the numbers show some growth ahead……

Goss said it appears there will be job growth, but it will be slow……   Goss says looking ahead six months, economic optimism, as captured by the May business confidence index, declined to 59.4 from 59.9 in April. ……

The Creighton Economic Forecasting Group has conducted the monthly survey of supply managers in nine states since 1994 to produce leading economic indicators of the Mid-America economy. States included in the survey are Arkansas, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oklahoma and South Dakota.

Recent Headlines

in Agriculture

Hail And Winds Damage Bon Homme County Crops

Fresh
clouds_3

Saturday morning a hail and wind storm swept through Bon Homme County South Dakota entering on the northwest side.  County…

in National

Dollar Tree to buy Family Dollar for $8.5 billion

Fresh
FILE - In this Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2005, file photo, customers walk past a Family Dollar store at Hickory Grove Market in Charlotte, N.C. Dollar Tree is buying rival discount store Family Dollar in a cash-and-stock deal valued at about $8.5 billion, the companies announced Monday, July 28, 2014.

Discount store chain Dollar Tree Inc offered to buy rival Family Dollar Stores Inc for about $8.5 billion.

in National

Tentative agreement reached on U.S. veterans’ funding bill

Senator-elect Bernie Sanders (I-VT) is interviewed by a Reuters reporter at Sanders' office in Burlington, Vermont on November 28, 2006.

The head of the Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs, and his House counterpart will outline the funding agreement at a news conference today.

in Agriculture

Chief Ag Trade Official Speaking To Grains Council This Week

Capital 2

  Chief U.S. Ag Trade negotiator Darci Vetter will speak to U.S. Grains Council members at their 54th Board of…

in Agriculture

Dairy Leader Sees Possible Chance For Immigration Bill

baby_calf_with_mama

  The recent wrangling over the border crisis involving tens of thousands of young migrants coming into the United States…