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Ex-Rolling Hills Clerk Denied Parole

GLENROCK, Wyo. (AP) — A woman who pleaded guilty to embezzling $100,000 from the small Converse County town of Rolling Hills has been denied parole.

Alyssa Stewart is the town’s former treasurer and clerk

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Airlines Are Now Getting Less Money from Checked Bags — Dollars and Sense

When fuel prices hit an all-time high a few years ago, many airlines began charging passengers to check their bags. The fees are unpopular, so there are probably lots of frequent fliers happy that airlines are now raking in less money from them.

But don’t laugh too hard — what they’re getting still isn’t chump change.

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Almost Half of College Students Are Clueless About How Much Loan Debt They Have — Dollars and Sense

It’s not unusual for college students to graduate with a hefty student loan debt. But according to a new study, many don’t know how much they owe — and some aren’t aware they owe anything at all.

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Could Bank Tellers Someday Become Extinct?

Many of us do our banking via ATM or other electronic means, but how would you feel if actual in-person tellers didn’t exist? A few banks are testing out new systems with the possible goal of making that idea a reality.

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Boy Scout Antler Auction Raises $90,000 In Jackson

JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — The 45th annual Boy Scout Elk Antler Auction in Jackson has raised nearly $90,500, most of which will benefit the National Elk Refuge.

The refuge says 7,398 pounds of antlers were auctioned off on Saturday

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Skechers Ordered to Pay $40 Million Fine for Misleading Claims About Its Shoes

You may have seen the ads for Skechers’ Shape-ups shoes featuring spokesmodels like Kim Kardashian and Brooke Burke.

But the FTC says the claims made within those ads and others like them were false, and it’s now ordered the shoe manufacturer to cough up a $40 million fine.

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Which States Have the Highest and Lowest Minimum Wage?

With the unemployment rate being what it is, a lot of people these days are being forced to work for minimum wage. But exactly how much you get could depend largely on what state you’re in.

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Steer Price Forecast, This Year And Next

Beef cattle prices are high right now, but not quite as high as had been expected.

U. S. Department of Agriculture Outlook Chairman, Gerry Bange says beef processors are complaining of negative processing margins, so they aren’t bidding as high for cattle. As a result, Bange says, the price forecast for steers has dropped by a dollar to $125.82. That’s still $11.00 higher than in 2011, mainly because of very low cattle inventories.

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