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  • July 16- ICE cotton futures fell over 1% on Tuesday, on good crop conditions and planting progress in major growing regions in the United States, while a robust dollar kept the natural fiber close to three-year lows touched last week. * "The conditions are very good for growing cotton all across the country," said Rogers Varner, president of Varner Brokerage in...

  • NEW ORLEANS, July 14- Storm Barry trudged through northwestern Louisiana on Sunday, weakening to a tropical depression but dropping up to 15 inches of rain in some places to create life-threatening flood conditions along the Mississippi River. The National Hurricane Center said 3 to 5 inches of more rain was expected across south-central Louisiana, with...

  • NEW ORLEANS, July 14- Tropical Storm Barry trudged through northwestern Louisiana on Sunday, dropping up to 15 inches of rain in some places to create life-threatening flood conditions along the Mississippi River. Fears that Barry might devastate the low-lying city of New Orleans like Hurricane Katrina did in 2005 were unfounded, but rain in the forecast...

  • NEW ORLEANS, July 13- Hurricane Barry weakened to a tropical storm as it made landfall in Louisiana on Saturday, after a westward shift that appeared to spare low-lying New Orleans from the massive flooding feared earlier this week. The threat of major flooding from the historically high Mississippi River overtopping levees appeared to have passed, but the...

  • NEW ORLEANS, July 13- Hurricane Barry made landfall in Louisiana on Saturday and weakened to a tropical storm, after a westward shift that appeared to spare low-lying New Orleans from the massive flooding feared earlier this week. The National Hurricane Center, which hours earlier said Barry had become the first Atlantic hurricane of 2019, said the storm...

  • NEW ORLEANS, July 13- Tropical Storm Barry, poised to make landfall as the first Atlantic hurricane of 2019, churned ever closer to Louisiana's shore on Saturday morning as most New Orleans residents huddled at home, or in bars, bracing for the threat of severe flooding. It was on track to reach hurricane strength shortly before crossing the Louisiana coastline...

  • NEW ORLEANS, July 13- Tropical Storm Barry, poised to make landfall as the first Atlantic hurricane of 2019, churned ever closer to Louisiana's shore early on Saturday as most New Orleans residents huddled at home, or in bars, bracing for the threat of severe flooding. The storm, packing maximum sustained winds of 65 miles per hour, was on track to reach hurricane...

  • NEW ORLEANS, July 13- Tropical Storm Barry, poised to make landfall as the first Atlantic hurricane of 2019, churned ever closer to Louisiana's shore early on Saturday as most New Orleans residents huddled at home, or in bars, bracing for the threat of severe flooding. The storm, packing maximum sustained winds of 65 miles per hour, was on track to reach hurricane...

  • NEW ORLEANS, July 12- City officials warned New Orleans residents on Friday to secure their homes, stock up on supplies and prepare to huddle indoors with Tropical Storm Barry poised to make landfall as the first Atlantic hurricane of 2019.. While New Orleans authorities refrained from ordering evacuations and advised residents to shelter in place instead,...

  • Tropical Storm Barry's wind and rain began hitting parts of Louisiana early Friday as New Orleans and coastal communities braced for a drenching.

  • Mike Petters,  Huntington Ingalls Industries CEO with workers.

    Workers in lower-income and underserved communities often lack college degrees and industry certificates needed to compete for good jobs. Apprenticeship programs in states including North Carolina, Mississippi and Rhode Island are closing the gap.

  • Terrian Jones reacts as she feels something moving in the water at her feet as she carries Drew and Chance Furlough to their mother on Belfast Street in New Orleans during flooding from a storm in the Gulf Mexico that dumped lots of rain Wednesday, July 10, 2019.

    Tropical Storm Barry formed off the coast of Louisiana on Thursday and threatened to blow ashore as a hurricane with drenching rains that could test the flood-control improvements made in New Orleans since Hurricane Katrina 14 years ago.

  • WASHINGTON, July 10- Toyota Motor Corp said on Wednesday it will build a new sport utility vehicle at a $1.6 billion joint venture assembly plant in Alabama rather than produce Corolla cars. The largest Japanese automaker announced in January 2018 https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-alabama-plant/toyota-mazda-to-build-1-6-b i l l i o n- p l a n t- i n- a l...

  • Fans celebrate after making bets through FanDuel Sportsbook during Super Bowl LIII in East Rutherford, New Jersey, on Feb. 3, 2019.

    Within five years as many as 40 U.S. states may legalize sports gambling, and by next year roughly 50% of the U.S. population may have access to betting on games. A 2018 Supreme Court decision opened the challenge to Vegas. New Jersey is gaining.

  • 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 cheapest places to live in the US, according to the 2019 CNBC America's Top States for Business study released Wednesday. To determine which states are most affordable, we examined cost of living, housing, food prices and more.

  • In CNBC's America's Top States for Business study, we used hard data—including health, crime, environmental quality and inclusiveness—to evaluate quality of life in all 50 states. By the numbers, these 10 states are America's worst places to live.

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    Cost of living is the lowest in the nation. But with a weak economy and poor schools, you get what you pay for

  • WASHINGTON, June 27- The number of Americans filing applications for unemployment benefits rose more than expected last week, but there is still no sign of a significant pickup in layoffs even as economic growth has shifted into lower gear. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits increased 10,000 to a seasonally adjusted 227,000 for the week ended...

  • A man walks into the United States Steel plant in Clairton, Pennsylvania.

    Despite declining overall unemployment in the U.S., unemployment is rising in eight states Trump carried in 2016, which could spell trouble for him in 2020.