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  • Peter Alley just won $500,000 in a lottery scratch-off game less than two years after another six-figure win.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Wood Maine State flag

    New England boasts a rich quality of life, but poor infrastructure makes it difficult to get around.

  • Purdue Pharma headquarters stands in downtown Stamford, April 2, 2019 in Stamford, Connecticut.

    California, Hawaii and Maine bring the total number of states suing OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma to 48.

  • May 2- Maine could soon prohibit parents from citing religious or personal beliefs to avoid vaccinating their children, making the U.S. state one of a half dozen cracking down during the nations' largest measles outbreak in 25 years. State legislatures in New York, New Jersey, Oregon, Vermont, Minnesota and Iowa, are looking at similar bills, that would only allow...

  • April 17- At a truck stop in Ridgefield, New Jersey, driver Paul Richards reviews a notebook where he tracks miles driven and what he is hauling. Across the United States, drivers, regional operators and industry officials say the $700 billion U.S. trucking sector slipped in late 2018, with the fall continuing into this year. An ACT Research index of truck carrier...

  • Students on campus at the University of Notre Dame

    You don't have to rely just on your paycheck for your student loans. Volunteering, apps and even some jobs could help you pay down your debt.

  • Warner Bros.' latest DC superhero adventure easily topped charts in North America, pocketing $53 million when it debuted in 4,217 venues. The film, made by Warner Bros.' New Line division, also earned $3 million in advanced screenings, bringing its domestic haul to $56 million. Warner Bros. and New Line spent $98 million to produce "Shazam!

  • ARUNDEL, Maine, March 19- For Maine dairy farmer Fred Stone, the discovery in 2016 that his cows were producing tainted milk has since brought financial ruin and threatened to shut down a century-old family business. The discovery of contaminated sites in Maine and around the country prompted Maine Governor Janet Mills this month to form a task force to study the...

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 28- The U.S. Senate is poised on Thursday to confirm President Donald Trump's candidate, a former coal lobbyist, to lead the nation's top environmental regulator, a nomination that has infuriated conservation groups and Democrats. Environmental Protection Agency acting Administrator Andrew Wheeler, a Washington insider with years of...

  • Students on campus at the University of Notre Dame

    You don't have to rely just on your paycheck for your student loans. Volunteering, apps and even some jobs could help you pay down your debt.

  • CHICAGO/ NEW YORK, Feb 1- Bone-chilling cold that paralyzed a chunk of the United States this week and killed at least 18 people eased on Friday as an errant Arctic air mass retreated ahead of a warmer-than-normal weekend in areas of the Midwest and Northeast. In Chicago, where the mercury dipped as low as minus 22 Fahrenheit this week, temperatures of 22 F by Friday...

  • CHICAGO/ NEW YORK, Feb 1- Bone-chilling cold that paralyzed a large part of the United States this week and caused at least 18 deaths eased on Friday as an errant Arctic air mass retreated, setting the stage for a warmer-than-normal weekend in areas of the Midwest and Northeast. In Chicago, where the mercury dipped as low as minus 22 Fahrenheit earlier this week,...

  • CHICAGO/ NEW YORK, Feb 1- Frigid weather that paralyzed a large swath of the United States this week and caused at least 21 deaths began easing on Friday as an Arctic air mass pulled away, setting the stage for a warmer weekend in the Midwest and the Northeast. Bryan Jackson, a National Weather Service meteorologist, said the core of the vortex was pulling north into...

  • Bryan Jackson, a National Weather Service meteorologist, said the core of the vortex was pulling north into eastern Canada, though residual icy air was still pushing over to the U.S. Temperatures on Friday morning ranged from below zero Fahrenheit to the teens in parts of New York, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts and New Jersey. Now the high pressure is over...

  • CHICAGO, Jan 29- A blast of Arctic air from the polar vortex brought dangerous, bone-chilling cold to a wide swath of the United States on Tuesday, stretching from the Dakotas through Maine, with snow expected as far south as Alabama and Georgia. By nightfall the mercury was hovering at 0 F in Chicago, 7 F in Detroit and minus 21 f in Minneapolis. "This could possibly be...

  • CHICAGO, Jan 29- A blast of Arctic air from the polar vortex brought record-setting cold to a wide swath of the United States on Tuesday, stretching from the Dakotas through Maine, with snow expected as far south as Alabama and Georgia. By late afternoon, the mercury was hovering at 4 F in Chicago, 10 F in Detroit and minus 15 f in Minneapolis. "This could possibly be...

  • CHICAGO, Jan 29- A blast of Arctic air from the polar vortex brought record-setting cold to a wide swath of the United States on Tuesday, stretching from the Dakotas through Maine, with snow expected as far south as Alabama and Georgia. By mid-afternoon, the mercury was hovering at 6 F in Chicago, 12 F in Detroit and minus 22 F in Fargo, North Dakota.

  • Jan 29- A blast of arctic-chilled air from the polar vortex brought dangerous, record-setting cold to a wide swath of the eastern United States on Tuesday, stretching from the Dakotas through Maine, with snow expected as far south as Alabama and Georgia. The Midwest will be the hardest-hit area, with a life-threatening wind chill bringing temperatures down as...