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  • 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.

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    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.

  • 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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    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.

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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.

  • June 21- ICE Cotton futures fell on Friday as markets looked for further developments on the U.S.- China trade spat, while traders rolled their positions forward into the third month contract ahead of July's first notice day. *The presidents of the United States and China are set to meet next week in Japan and markets are hopeful the world's two biggest economies...

  • CHATTANOOGA, Tenn., June 13- For the second time in five years, workers at Volkswagen AG's Chattanooga, Tennessee, assembly plant have been voting this week on whether to unionize, potentially handing the United Auto Workers its first toehold in the U.S. The vote by 1,700 workers at VW's Chattanooga plant, which makes the Passat sedan and the Atlas SUV, comes at a...

  • June 11- Relativity Space, a venture-backed rocket maker, said on Tuesday it will lease space from NASA in Mississippi, where its gigantic 3 D printers will produce low-cost rockets to be used to launch small-payload satellites into orbit. The lease, for 220,000 square feet at NASAs Stennis Space Center rocket-testing facility, is the latest step for the Los...

  • June 5- The Department of Health and Human Services said on Wednesday it would cancel its research contract involving human fetal tissue from elective abortions with the University of California. Ohio, Mississippi, Louisiana and Missouri are among the U.S. states that have passed measures to ban abortion when a fetal heartbeat is detected, a move heavily...

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    Get the most out of every last dollar in retirement by packing up for Mississippi, where low expenses give seniors enough for an emergency reserve.

  • SAO PAULO, June 4- Brazil's power sector regulator ANEEL rejected on Tuesday the proposed transfer of wind power complex Alto Sertao III from Renova Energia SA to AES Tietê, a 1.34- billion real deal closed in April. Renova and AES Tietê were also seeking from ANEEL suspension of some fines related to delays in the complex's completion. Units in Renova were down...

  • U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran (R-MS) greets supporters during a campaign rally at Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport on June 22, 2014 in Gulfport, Mississippi.

    Seven-term Republican Sen. Thad Cochran, who used seniority to steer billions of dollars to his home state of Mississippi, has died. He was 81.

  • Demonstrators hold signs while marching during a protest against Georgia's "heartbeat" abortion bill in Atlanta, Georgia, U.S., on Saturday, May 25, 2019.

    Louisiana lawmakers passed an abortion ban on Wednesday that would prohibit women from terminating a pregnancy once a fetal heartbeat has been detected, NBC News reports.

  • NEW YORK, May 28- Lawyer Michael Avenatti pleaded not guilty on Tuesday to charges that he extorted Nike Inc, just hours after entering a not-guilty plea to defrauding porn star Stormy Daniels, the client who propelled him to fame as an outspoken adversary of U.S. Avenatti entered his pleas to extortion, communication with intent to extort and two counts of...

  • NEW YORK, May 28- Lawyer Michael Avenatti pleaded not guilty on Tuesday to charges that he stole from porn star Stormy Daniels, the client who propelled him to fame as an outspoken adversary of U.S. Magistrate Judge James Cott in Manhattan. In an indictment made public last Wednesday, prosecutors in Manhattan accused Avenatti, 48, of stealing about $300,000 from...

  • NEW YORK, May 28- Lawyer Michael Avenatti pleaded not guilty on Tuesday to charges that he stole from porn star Stormy Daniels, the client who propelled him to fame as an outspoken adversary of U.S. Magistrate Judge James Cott in Manhattan. In an indictment made public last Wednesday, prosecutors in Manhattan accused Avenatti, 48, of stealing about $300,000 from...