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Supply managers in 9 Midwestern and Plain states are expressing optimism about the regional economy. (Getty Images)

Economic Survey Suggests Optimism For Midwest

A monthly economic survey shows businesses looking forward to steady growth for the next six months.


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Economy Remains Weak in Midwest

Creighton University economist Ernie Goss said weakness in nondurable-goods producers, such as food and ethanol makers, combined with worries about the global economy to slow business in the region.


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Drought Drains Midwest Economy

Mid-America Business Conditions Index remained below growth neutral for a second month.



Midwest Business Conditions Index Falls in June

A quarter of the managers surveyed say the biggest hurdle in the next year is implementation of health care reform.


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Midwest Economy Growing Thanks to Farming

Economist Ernie Goss says even though the May numbers are positive, the region’s economic growth will slow in the months ahead.


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Midwest Economy Getting Stronger

Creighton University economist Ernie Goss says heavy manufacturing continues to be propel economic growth, with export-oriented manufacturers leading the way.


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Economy Breaking for High Cost of Gas

Creighton University economist Ernie Goss says there are signs that the higher energy and fuel prices are slowing growth in agriculture-dependent areas.


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No Fuel Price Impact on Missouri Economy

A survey suggests that rising fuel prices haven’t slowed the economy in a nine-state region in the Midwest and Plains.


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Midwest Economic Growth Stalled

The regional economy will grow slowly over the next three to six months, if at all.



Midwest Economy Struggles Along

Business conditions in nine Midwestern and Plains states suggest a slowdown in growth.



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