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Midwest Energy purchases City of Seward electric system

Residents of the city of Seward recently voted by a 3-to-1 margin to sell their city's electric system to Midwest Energy, Inc. On Mar. 25, Stafford County Commissioners certified the results of the mail-in ballot, making the vote official.

April 01, 2015 | | Business


Waters True Value Spring Sweep

April 01, 2015 | | Business


American AgCredit reports increased loan volume in 2014

SANTA ROSA, Calif. - American AgCredit, a farmer-owned financial cooperative, recently announced net income of $98.9 million for the 2014 calendar year along with a cash dividend distribution of $39 million to its shareholders. This compares to net income of $111 million and a cash dividend of $37 million in 2013. American AgCredit has returned over $250 million to its customer-owners since 2005.

March 31, 2015 | | Business


Political polarization is a driving force in income inequality

Once again, researchers have found that political polarization is a driving force in income inequality.

March 31, 2015 | JJ Feinauer Deseret News | Business


“Free trial offers” may come with strings

Whether the product is a gym membership, a magazine, a weight-loss program or teeth whitener, low- or no-cost introductory offers are a frequently used marketing tactic for grabbing your attention, and your money. Astute consumers are should stay aware that there sometimes is a catch. Your Better Business Bureau offers this free advice regarding free trial offers. (But without the strings that accompany most things that are "free.")

March 29, 2015 | | Business


EDC shines at Starpower International

Attending their second comptetion of the year, students at Euphoria Dance Center earned several first overall in category awards in all three divisions of the Starpower International Dance Competition held March 13-15 at Century II, Mary Jane Teall Theater in Wichita.

March 29, 2015 | Veronica Coons | Business


Twitter uses venture capital to compete with Google's Android

Twitter is expanding beyond its 140 character tweets and is making a move into venture capital, investing in a company that wants to compete with Google's Android mobile operating system.

March 27, 2015 | Matthew Jelalian Deseret News | Business


How the Federal Reserve reconciles low unemployment and stagnant wages

When the Federal Reserve was established in 1913, over 30,000 different currencies were in some type of use throughout the United States. The lack of a uniform currency contributed to systemic weaknesses in the monetary system, including bank runs, unstable interest rates and prices, and an overall lack of confidence in banking institutions. Thanks to its capacity to mitigate each of the aforementioned issues, along with many others, the Federal Reserve has played a key role in stabilizing the United States economy.

March 25, 2015 | Randy Shumway Deseret News | Business


The middle class has had a rough couple of years

According to a new study released by The Pew Charitable Trusts, the percentage of homes that can claim a “middle-class” income has shrunk significantly since the year 2000.

March 24, 2015 | JJ Feinauer Deseret News | Business


'Soft skills' are important at work, and in life

It's interesting living with a high school junior.

March 23, 2015 | Greg Kratz Deseret News | Business


Renee Johnson retirement reception

A retirement reception honoring Renee Johnson, who is retiring from Keller Real Estate and Insurance Agency after many years of service, will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. on Thursday at St. Patricks Parish Center, 4100 Broadway. The public is invited to attend.

March 22, 2015 | | Business


Why you should begin planning for retirement in your 30s

The merits of saving for retirement were instilled in Neeraj Joshi by his parents early.

March 22, 2015 | Chuck Green Deseret News | Business


​Augustine joins Sunflower Electric Power Corporation

Sunflower Electric Power Corporation announced that Joe Augustine has joined the company as a Substation Technician Apprentice II-1st 6 months in Great Bend.

March 21, 2015 | | Business


In business and elsewhere, somebody's always watching you

Growing up in the 1980s, I remember liking Rockwell’s "Somebody’s Watching" Me. As far as I know, he was a one-hit wonder, but I find I still like that song. I even have it on my iTunes. At the time it was different and kind of funny.

March 20, 2015 | Jeremy Kartchner Deseret News | Business


Take advantage of today's 'golden age' of investing on the cheap

An old conundrum holds that you can’t get a job without experience, but you can’t get experience without a job.

March 18, 2015 | Jeff Wuorio Deseret News | Business


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Moon promoted to Lieutenant Colonel

Colonel Mark Bruce, Superintendent of the Kansas Highway Patrol has announced that Interim Assistant Superintendent Randy Moon has been promoted to lieutenant colonel, and has begun permanently serving as the assistant superintendent of the Kansas Highway Patrol, the position he has held in an interim capacity since February. Moon has served with the agency for 29 years, and has 31 years of law enforcement service to the citizens of Kansas.

April 19, 2015 | | Business


Ford Motor Company Employee Excellence Award

Each year the Ford Motor Company Employee Excellence Award is presented to Ford Dealership staff who consistently go above and beyond. Honorees are recognized for delivering outstanding customer satisfaction and sales, exemplifying what it meats to go further. Kansas honorees are Robert Carpino, Jesse Elkins, Jeffrey Lassman, Desa Marmie, Michael Schreifels, and Derek Wayne.

April 19, 2015 | | Business


Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center announces April graduates

Fifty-seven new law enforcement officers were congratulated by Kansas Supreme Court Chief Justice Lawton Nuss during their graduation from the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center (KLETC) on April 10.

April 19, 2015 | | Business


Happiness research inspired one business owner to implement a minimum salary

Seattle business owner Dan Price has a unique understanding of the minimum wage. Instead of basing it on market forces or existing budgets, he ties his own company's base salary to happiness research, which is why all 120 of his employees will soon earn at least $70,000 per year.

April 18, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Business


Great Bend Tribune wins 23 KPA awards

The Great Bend Tribune news and advertising departments took home 23 Kansas Press Association Awards of Excellence this year. The awards were presented Saturday at the Courtyard by Marriott in Junction City during the KPA Annual Convention.

April 18, 2015 | | Business


Only half of Americans invest in stocks, and here are some reasons why

A recently published BankRate.com survey discovered roughly half of all working Americans and 75 percent of millennials do not own any stock or 401(k) plans.

April 18, 2015 | Matthew Jelalian Deseret News | Business


Did you file your taxes jointly or separately? Here's how that might make a difference

Americans might not hate taxes as much as everyone thinks.

April 16, 2015 | JJ Feinauer Deseret News | Business


The unexpected place where millennials are shopping

Retailers might have overvalued the way millennials shop online.

April 16, 2015 | Tyler Stahle Deseret News | Business


St. Rose Health Center volunteers host Jewelry Fair

Anyone wondering about gifts for the graduate or mom on Mother's Day may want to take advantage of the upcoming B&N Jewelry Fair. St. Rose Health Center volunteers are sponsoring the event, which is open to the public.

April 16, 2015 | | Business


Adjunct professors are officially the new working poor

More than half of all welfare recipients (56 percent) rely on government assistance because their job doesn’t pay enough, not because they're unemployed, according to a new study released by the University of California, Berkeley.

April 16, 2015 | JJ Feinauer Deseret News | Business


Pulmonologist becomes part of the Specialty Clinic at St. Rose

Anyone with asthma, emphysema or other lung disease now has a new option for pulmonology treatment in Great Bend.

April 15, 2015 | | Business


15 facts to make tax day a little more interesting

Not everything about tax day has to be horrible. There are plenty of interesting facts to keep your mind busy during the lead up to the IRS' deadline for tax filing.

April 14, 2015 | JJ Feinauer Deseret News | Business


What you should do when facing a tax audit

April 15 is understandably unnerving for many taxpayers.

April 14, 2015 | Jeff Wuorio Deseret News | Business


Majors in business and engineering may maximize chances of getting a high-paying job

For many high school and college students, the main reason they prepare for and go to college is to have a stable, high-paying job after graduation. The trick is to find the major that will maximize job opportunities as well as earning power.

April 13, 2015 | Matthew Jelalian Deseret News | Business


KWU Receives $1M from Sunflower Bank to power technology upgrades

Kansas Wesleyan University has received a $1M gift from Sunflower Bank for a comprehensive campus-wide technology infrastructure upgrade. The university has awarded the project to Nex-Tech, a Lenora, Kansas-based technology company.

April 12, 2015 | | Business


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