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  • NEW YORK, July 22- The United States recorded 25 new measles cases last week, raising the total number of cases this year to 1,148 in the country's worst outbreak in a quarter century, federal health officials said on Monday. The 2.2% increase in the number of cases between July 11 and July 18 included new cases in Ohio and Alaska, bringing the total number of states...

  • July 22- The United States recorded 25 new measles cases last week, bringing the total number of cases in the year to 1,148 as the country recorded its worst outbreak of the disease since 1992, federal health officials said on Monday. The 2.2% weekly increase in the number of cases of the highly contagious and sometimes deadly disease also included Ohio and...

  • Vermont was one of the first to get the ball rolling last year with its Remote Worker Grant Program, offering individuals up to $10,000 over two years to move to the Green Mountain State.

    Where you live could pay off.

  • Railroad tracks leading into the historic train depot in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

    By the numbers, these are America's worst states for business, according to a 2019 CNBC ranking released today. They received low marks for the quality of their workforce, business-friendliness, education and economic growth.

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    These states are the most expensive places to live in America, according to CNBC's 2019 Top States for Business study released Wednesday. CNBC scored all 50 states based on an index of average costs for basic items ranging from groceries to housing.

  • U.S. Economy Adds Jobs In September, Unemployment Rate Drops To 3.7 Percent

    America's infrastructure is a mess, and experts say it could take $4.5 trillion to fix it. Yet Washington has yet to ratify a bipartisan plan. These 5 states are in the roughest shape, reveals the CNBC 2019 America's Top States for Business study.

  • Alaska State Flag painted on luxury crocodile texture

    The Last Frontier is rugged territory with high costs and poor infrastructure. But there is no other place like it.

  • David Wald, a seismologist with the United States Geological Survey, breaks down what the aftermath of California's back-to-back earthquakes mean for the U.S. economy and how it may impact business.

  • SINGAPORE, June 27- Copper ticked up on Thursday but in a tight range as investors were cautious ahead of a weekend meeting between U.S. and Chinese presidents on their prolonged trade dispute. The United States and China have agreed to a tentative trade truce ahead of a meeting between leaders of the two nations at the G20 summit this weekend, the South China...

  • CPC SAYS THE HIGHEST ODDS FOR ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURES ARE ACROSS WASHINGTON AND ALASKA PANHANDLE.

  • WEATHER FORECASTER CPC: JULY-AUGUST-SEPTEMBER TEMPERATURE OUTLOOK INDICATES ABOVE NORMAL SEASONAL MEAN TEMPERATURES MOST LIKELY FOR WESTERN THIRD OF CONUS, ALL OF ALASKA.

  • Over the past three years, more than 90 percent of the nearly 4,000 land parcels offered by the government to drillers in the contiguous United States have drawn formal protests, compared to less than half prior to 2015, according to data recently released by the U.S. Department of Interior. There is no avenue to file protests against Alaska leases because they...

  • LOS ANGELES, June 6- FedEx Corp said it plans to hire about 700 flexible, part-time Express drivers in 160 U.S. residential and rural markets as customer-turned-competitor Amazon.com Inc puts pressure on established delivery firms. The lower-cost, part-time drivers will use company vehicles, receive no benefits, work no more than four weekly shifts, and be paid...

  • LOS ANGELES, June 6- FedEx Corp said it plans to hire about 700 flexible, part-time Express drivers in 160 U.S. residential and rural markets as customer-turned-competitor Amazon.com Inc puts pressure on established delivery firms. A typical residential delivery costs FedEx, UPS and the U.S. Postal Service $1.60 more than a commercial delivery.

  • ST PETERSBURG, Russia, May 25- Russia launched a nuclear-powered icebreaker on Saturday, part of an ambitious programme to renew and expand its fleet of the vessels in order to improve its ability to tap the Arctic' s commercial potential. The drive is part of a push to strengthen Moscow's hand in the High North as it vies for dominance with traditional rivals...

  • ANCHORAGE, Alaska, May 22- A pair of oil and gas lease sales that offered nearly 10 million acres of state territory in southern Alaska drew only three bids, officials announced on Wednesday. Hilcorp Energy Companys Alaska unit submitted bids for three tracts comprising 10,286 acres in the Cook Inlet region, said Kyle Smith, leasing manager for the Alaska...

  • CHICAGO, May 21- April, typically a big revenue month for U.S. states that levy personal income taxes, was especially robust this year, making up for subpar collections in prior months, but analysts cautioned the tax surge underscores how state budgets face greater volatility from federal tax law changes and the stock market. In California, where personal income...

  • WEATHER FORECASTER CPC: JUNE-JULY- AUG 2019 TEMPERATURE OUTLOOK INDICATES ABOVE NORMAL SEASONAL MEAN TEMPERATURES ARE MOST LIKELY FOR EASTERN& WESTERN THIRDS OF U.S., INCLUDING ALASKA.

  • The pending legislation would require a tally of metal reserves in the United States and seek to streamline permitting for the EV sector, an area where China already leads by a wide margin. Even some existing U.S. mines are in China's orbit, with domestic production of so-called rare earth minerals reliant on Chinese processing and now caught up in the U.S.-...

  • Legislation making its way through the U.S. Congress aims to help offset those gaps, but China remains the global EV sector leader, a dominance seen by some as difficult to supplant. Even some U.S. mines are caught in China's orbit, with domestic production of so-called rare earth minerals reliant on Chinese processing and now caught up in the U.S.- China trade...