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  • Ranking US states by job creation in past 5 years Friday, 18 Jul 2014 | 11:06 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— Since the Great Recession officially ended in June 2009, the U.S. economy has generated 7.8 million jobs. North Dakota, benefiting from an oil and gas drilling boom, has created nearly 98,000 jobs over the past five years, a 27 percent increase-- by far the best in the country.

  • Why airlines didn't avoid risky Ukraine airspace Friday, 18 Jul 2014 | 3:02 AM ET

    The possibility that the civilian jetliner downed over war-torn eastern Ukraine with nearly 300 people onboard was hit by a missile could have profound consequences for the world's airlines. In the hours after Thursday's disaster involving a Malaysia Airlines jet, carriers around the globe began rerouting flights to avoid Ukraine.

  • More sparring expected after Sunapee land ruling Thursday, 17 Jul 2014 | 9:37 AM ET

    Merrimack Superior Court Judge Larry Smukler ruled that state officials and Sunapee representatives had acknowledged the piece of land in the northwest corner of the park was part of the Sunapee leasehold.

  • Senate Republicans block bill on contraception Wednesday, 16 Jul 2014 | 1:33 AM ET

    Republicans blocked a bill that was designed to override a Supreme Court ruling and ensure access to contraception for women who get their health insurance from companies with religious objections. But Democrats hope the issue has enough life to energize female voters in the fall, when Republicans are threatening to take control of the Senate.

  • NH unemployment rate says the same for June Tuesday, 15 Jul 2014 | 11:50 AM ET

    In June 2013, the seasonally adjusted rate for New Hampshire was 5.2 percent. Nationally, the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for June was 6.1 percent, a decrease of 0.2 percentage points from May, and a decrease of 1.4 percentage points from the June 2013 rate.

  • Dairy Farmers of America ends price suit for $50M Monday, 14 Jul 2014 | 1:56 PM ET

    The lawsuit charged the cooperative, its marketing arm, Dairy Marketing Services, and Dallas- based Dean Foods with working together to monopolize the market for raw milk in the Northeast, driving down prices paid to dairy farmers. Dairy processor Dean Foods Co. agreed to a settlement of $30 million in 2011. Dean Foods also did not admit any wrongdoing.

  • Feds OK higher water temperature for Millstone Monday, 14 Jul 2014 | 11:20 AM ET

    HARTFORD, Conn.— Connecticut's nuclear power plant won permission to use warmer water from Long Island Sound for cooling at the second of its two units, federal regulators said Monday. The approval by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission allows the Millstone 3 unit to use water as warm as 80 degrees Fahrenheit, up from 75 degrees.

  • Energy a focus as leaders meet in New Hampshire Monday, 14 Jul 2014 | 9:35 AM ET

    BRETTON WOODS, N.H.— The premiers of the Eastern Canadian provinces and governors of the New England states said Monday that delivering clean energy to this corner of the United States is one of the most important issues facing the region.

  • Gas prices fall slightly in New Hampshire Monday, 14 Jul 2014 | 9:02 AM ET

    CONCORD, N.H.— Gas prices in New Hampshire have fallen 1.3 cents per gallon in the past week. That's still a little higher than the national average, which fell 3.7 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.61. Gas prices in New Hampshire 6 cents a gallon higher than they were a year ago, and are 3.6 cents per gallon higher than a month ago.

  • Biden calls on governors to lead nation Friday, 11 Jul 2014 | 3:06 AM ET

    NASHVILLE, Tenn.— Vice President Joe Biden on Friday condemned the political gridlock crippling Washington, calling on Republican and Democratic governors alike to lead the nation "out of this mess" while insisting that Congress approve billions of dollars to repair the country's aging infrastructure.

  • Ga. Senate: Kingston, Perdue spend combined $11M Thursday, 10 Jul 2014 | 1:57 PM ET

    ATLANTA— The two Republicans vying for Georgia's open Senate seat have spent a combined $11 million so far on the race, with just over a week to go before the July 22 runoff. The race is among a dozen being watched nationally as Republicans seek control of the Senate. Sam Nunn, will be able to claim the Georgia seat and help them keep a majority in the Senate.

  • Senate panel backs tighter rules on political cash Thursday, 10 Jul 2014 | 11:56 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— Members of the Democratic-controlled Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday sent to their colleagues a long-shot proposed change to the Constitution that would rein in political spending. "The plain text of this amendment would allow Congress to ban books, to ban movies and to silence the NAACP," said Sen.

  • RGA raises $26.6M in 2Q on Christie's watch Thursday, 10 Jul 2014 | 12:01 AM ET

    NEWARK, N.J.— The investigations into New Jersey Gov. The Republican Governors Association will report Thursday that it raised a record-breaking $26.6 million in the second quarter of 2014 under Christie's leadership.

  • US students in middle of pack on financial knowhow Wednesday, 9 Jul 2014 | 4:02 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— In an increasingly global economy, just 1 in 10 teenagers around the world is able to make some key— but complex— financial decisions, including choosing among various loans or analyzing invoices and pay slips.

  • Square One: How trailblazing women got their start Thursday, 3 Jul 2014 | 11:49 AM ET

    NEW YORK, July 3- Since last fall, Reuters has asked prominent achievers about the first job they ever had. From Mia Hamm to Margaret Atwood, Bob Schieffer to Tavis Smiley, they have shared their memories about the humble beginnings of their careers. Professor, Colorado State University; autism activist and subject of HBO movie " Temple Grandin".

  • NEW YORK, June 30- Even as BlackRock Inc is set to amass $1 trillion in exchange-traded fund assets in its iShares business, U.S. retail investors increasingly prefer to send their money to low-cost leader Vanguard Group, highlighting a weak spot for the world's biggest money manager.

  • The deal was approved by U.S. Bankruptcy Court Judge Brendan Shannon in Wilmington three months after Brookstone filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection when it saw sales fall as shoppers cut discretionary spending.

  • *Big Lots shares jump after results. NEW YORK, May 30- U.S. stocks were little changed on the last trading session of the month on Friday after traders shrugged off mixed economic data.

  • WASHINGTON, May 22- Billionaire environmental activist Tom Steyer will give a boost to 2014 political candidates from seven U.S. states who work to combat climate change, countering political support from fossil fuel interests.

  • WASHINGTON, May 12- U.S. Senate Republicans on Monday blocked an energy-efficiency bill backed by manufacturers and environmentalists, forfeiting a chance to vote on the long-delayed Keystone XL oil pipeline.