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Drought Expected to Worsen in the West

While there are pockets of abnormally dry areas east of the Rocky Mountains, nearly all of the United States west of the Rockies is expecting drought conditions to persist or ...
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States With the Fastest (and Slowest) Growing Economies

The U.S. economy grew 2.2% in 2014, largely on gains in the professional, scientific and technical services sector. Last year's growth was up from a 1.9% GDP growth rate in ...
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The States With the Strongest and Weakest Unions

In 1973, 24% of all U.S. wage and salary workers were members of unions. Since then, organized labor participation has steadily declined. Over the past decade, nationwide union membership ...
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Unemployment Drops Below 3% In Nebraska

The U.S. economy has added enough workers since unemployment hit 10% at the depths of the recession that the national jobless rate has moved down to 5.5%. The recovery has been ...
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The Best and Worst States to Be Unemployed

Since it peaked at 9.6% in 2010, the U.S. annual unemployment rate has declined every year, reaching 6.2% in 2014. While the country may be on the path to ...
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10 States With the Most Gun Violence

 More than two-thirds of all homicides in the United States are gun-related. Of the 16,121 homicides reported in 2013, 11,208 were caused by gun violence. Including suicides, nearly 34,000 people ...
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Downpours End Texas Drought

Part of northern Texas and Oklahoma had the worst rating posted by the U.S. Drought Monitor -- "exceptional drought"* -- until recently. That is the same designation given to most ...
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Marijuana Industry Struggles Against Tough Politics

Colorado's effort to tax marijuana as a means to help the state budget never materialized, at least financially, slowing expansion of industries supported by the drug. As attempts to approve marijuana's use ...
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The Poorest Town in Each State

Poverty in the United States is not uniform and varies from place to place. Still, each state -- no matter how rich -- has some poor towns. In every state, ...
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The States With the Most People Dying From Cancer

According to data collected by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the leading causes of cancer death are generally the same across the country. Lung cancers were ...
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America’s Most (and Least) Valuable States

  A recent study estimates that the combined value of all land in the contiguous United States is worth nearly $23 trillion. The most valuable state, according to the survey, ...
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States With the Highest Jobless Rates

By Larry Ramer Most of the states with the highest unemployment rates have seen their labor markets rebound over the past year, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data shows. In ...
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10 Most Expensive Places to Get Married

 You can’t put a price on love, but you can put a price on marriage, or at least the wedding with which it begins. The average U.S. wedding cost ...
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States Where Incomes Are Booming (or Not)

 U.S. personal income totalled more than $13.5 trillion in 2014, up 8.9% from 2008, when Americans generated a total of $12.4 trillion. Income growth varied considerably between states. North Dakota ...
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Virginia and North Carolina: States Without Drought

As all of California and much of Nevada, Oklahoma and Texas wither under historic drought, some states have none. Among these are North Carolina and Virginia. Although their advantages are hard to ...
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