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St Mary's Peak, reflected in a pond at the Metcalf Wildlife Refuge. (USFWS Photo)
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Refuge Association Report Says Wildlife Refuge Budgets In Danger

We've heard a lot - and will hear much more - about the "fiscal cliff" at the end of the year.

One of the federal budgets that could be affected is the US Fish and Wildlife Service's funding for the nation's 560 wildlife refuges

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Holiday Shopping Now Starts Before Black Friday or Cyber Monday — Dollars and Sense

While some fanatical Black Friday and Cyber Monday shoppers are already at the gates waiting to assault the holiday-shopping season with their fearsome craving for stuff, some retail analysts say the gates are actually open now and the race is already in progress.

Thom Blischok, chief retail strategist for Booz and Company says, “Cyber Monday has begun, essentially. No question about it.”

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Sad People Make Poorer Financial Decisions — Dollars and Sense

If you occasionally fall victim to the holiday blues, you'd better learn to shake it off. A recent study finds that the sadder a person is, the more likely he is to head down the road to bankruptcy.

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Secrets to Surviving Black Friday

I’m pretty sure Black Friday is the most terrifying day of the year. More recently, they made the biggest shopping day of the year even more treacherous by opening their doors the evening of Thanksgiving! The best way to make your day of shopping even more successful is to be fully prepared

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Facebook Can Now Help You Get a Job

Don't just update your status—update your résumé. Facebook has just released a Social Jobs App that will allow people to search job listings from a multitude of sites like Monster and DirectEmployers.

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There Is Still Time to Save on Last-Minute Holiday Airfare, but Not Much — Dollars and Sense

There is still time to find a few holiday travel deals before Thanksgiving weekend. However, with last-minute flightscosting as much as $200 more than those booked in advance, it's hard to say just how good those deals will be.

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New Manufacturing Business to Open in Bonner [AUDIO]

This news release provided by Missoula Economic Partnership

ALCOM to Open Manufacturing Facility in Bonner

Fast-growing trailer maker expects to hire 60 workers, grow to 200 in two years.

BONNER, MONT. — One of America’s fastest-growing and most respected brands of aluminum trailers will soon be made in Missoula County. On Wednesday, November 14, Maine-based ALCOM LLC announced it signed a lease to establish a new, 70,000-square-foot manufacturing facility in Bonner.

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What Will Thanksgiving Dinner Cost This Year? — Dollars and Sense

The price of Thanksgiving is going up this year, but not as much as you might think.

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Two Million Americans Could Lose Unemployment Benefits — Dollars and Sense

Federal unemployment benefits are set to run out this holiday season for over 2 million Americans out there still looking for work. Their only chance for survival is if Congress decides to extend the deadline for them to file for an extension for those benefits. However, with amendments to the program made already earlier this year, the outcome appears very bleak.

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Chinese Airline Demands Odor Free Pilots, Sniffs Armpits at Job Interviews

A pilot should have good vision and fast reflexes, that much is a given. But Hainan Airlines has an additional requirement for its pilots, which is a bit harder to explain...

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