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  • In a closely watched annual release of survey data detailing healthcare and economic trends in 2018, the Census Bureau painted a mixed picture of how households fared during President Trump's second year in office, a time of strong economic growth and low unemployment. In addition, about 27.5 million residents, or 8.5% of people, did not have health insurance...

  • WASHINGTON, Aug 8- The number of Americans filing applications for unemployment benefits unexpectedly fell last week, suggesting the labor market remains strong even as the economy is slowing. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits declined 8,000 to a seasonally adjusted 209,000 for the week ended Aug. 3, the Labor Department said on Thursday.

  • WASHINGTON, Aug 8- The number of Americans filing applications for unemployment benefits unexpectedly fell last week, suggesting the labor market remains strong even as the economy is slowing. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits declined 8,000 to a seasonally adjusted 209,000 for the week ended Aug. 3, the Labor Department said on Thursday.

  • CHICAGO, Aug 5- Chicago Mercantile Exchange livestock futures swung wildly on Monday, with the most-active October lean hog futures going nearly limit-up and- down in the same trading session, amid growing tensions in the U.S.- China trade war. China's Commerce Ministry said that Chinese companies have stopped buying U.S. agricultural products, and that China...

  • CHICAGO, Aug 5- Volatility roiled the commodity grain futures markets on Monday, as uncertainty in the U.S. weather forecast supported corn and the growing tensions in the U.S.- China trade war weighed on soybeans. China's Commerce Ministry said that Chinese companies have stopped buying U.S. agricultural products, and that China will not rule out imposing...

  • Now, it has halted such payments at all 21 company sites after new allegations of improper handling of maintenance records arose at another base in Idaho, Mountain Home Air Force Base, John Henderson, the Air Force assistant secretary for installations, said in a statement to Reuters late on Friday. Balfour Beatty will not receive any management incentive fees,...

  • July 16- The U.S. Bureau of Land Management will move its headquarters to Colorado from Washington, officials said on Tuesday, sparking ire from conservationists who said the decision would weaken the agency dedicated to managing the country's vast public lands. The Department of Interior, which oversees BLM, announced the move in letters to key congressional...

  • Farmer John Duffy loads soybeans from his grain bin onto a truck before taking them to a grain elevator on June 13, 2018 in Dwight, Illinois, United States.

    Farm states are suffering from a host of challenges, including trade concerns, climate change, depressed commodity prices and a lack of immigrant labor. Bankruptcies are on the rise, threatening the family farm.

  • Pensive businesswoman with arms crossed in office window

    There are now more job openings in the US than there are workers, but your chances of landing your dream job are better in some states than in others. Here are the top 10 best bets in 2019, based on CNBC's America's Top States for Business study.

  • Flag of Idaho

    This rural state has become America's back office, providing support to companies on the coasts.

  • June 25- Micron Technology Inc said it had resumed some microchip shipments to Huawei Technologies Co Ltd and still expects demand for its chips to recover later this year, sending shares up as much as 10% late on Tuesday. Micron Chief Executive Sanjay Mehrotra said the Idaho- based maker of chips for smartphones and other devices resumed shipping some chips in...

  • June 25- Micron Technology Inc shares rose as much as 10% on Tuesday as the memory chip maker said it had resumed some shipments to Huawei Technologies Co Ltd and still expected demand for its chips to recover later this year. Chief Executive Sanjay Mehrotra said the Idaho- based maker of chips for smartphones and other devices resumed shipping some chips in the...

  • A cowboy with his horse.

    "It's the heartland, especially the Midwest and the Great Plains, where most of the best states for homeowners are found," the report says

  • CHICAGO, June 6- A rally in corn prices sent feeder cattle futures sliding on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange on Thursday, while deferred live cattle futures inched upward earlier in the day on signs of short-covering, traders said. "It's almost a knee-jerk, reflective action now: When corn goes higher, and the market expects corn prices to go even higher and higher,...

  • CHICAGO, June 4- Chicago Mercantile Exchange feeder cattle futures rebounded on Tuesday as traders hoped that feed costs will remain under pressure following news U.S. buyers are importing corn from South America. One source said Smithfield Foods likely ordered between five and 10 corn shipments from Brazil, which are expected to be loaded onto ships between...

  • 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...

  • 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. "China has a huge head start," said Gavin Montgomery, a battery and mining analyst at the Wood Mackenzie consultancy. Senator Lisa Murkowski, chair of the Senate's Energy and Natural...

  • In this Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2015 file photo, a nurse places a patient's medication on an intravenous stand at a hospital in Philadelphia.

    Idaho's wealthiest man just launched a new fund to defend people from "overly aggressive medical debt collectors."

  • Jonathan Williams, American Legislative Exchange council chief economist, joins 'The Exchange' to discuss states that are business friendly. Utah leads with Idaho and North Carolina following closely behind.