Michael B. Sauter, Samuel Stebbins and Evan Comen 24/7 Wall Street Published 12:13 p.m. UTC Aug 27, 2018 By several measures, the national economy is the strongest it has been in decades. The U.S. monthly unemployment rate now sits comfortably below 4%, and we are in the second longest period of GDP growth since World War II. In most states, unemployment has improved in recent years as well, but that is not to say every state economy is equally healthy. Some states are experiencing an economic boom, while others continue to struggle with job losses, poor GDP growth, and poverty. Economic vitality is as much about growth as it is about a state's ability to support its population -- with jobs, education, and economic opportunities. In turn, employed, better-paid, and better-educated residents contribute to economic growth. 24/7 Wall Street reviewed economic growth, poverty, unemployment, job growth, and college attainment rates to compare and rank state economies. The best … [Read more...] about Which state tops list for having the best and worst economies?
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With less than a week to go before Missouri’s Aug. 7 primary elections, Mid-Missouri candidates in one state Senate race and two House contests have raised $407,098.88, and spent more than half of that — $232,315.98.Based on the campaign finance reports due to the Missouri Ethics Commission eight days before the election, state Rep. Mike Bernskoetter, R-Jefferson City, who is running for the 6th District state Senate seat formerly held by now-Lt. Gov. Mike Kehoe, raised the most money since his campaign began — nearly $164,000.Jefferson City lawyer Rudy Veit, one of six candidates seeking to replace Bernskoetter as the 59th House District state representative, is a distant second, with more than $57,000 raised over the last year.And Dave Griffith, one of five candidates seeking to succeed term-limited Jay Barnes in the 60th House District, raised the third-most money, at nearly $55,000.Here’s a break-down of all the candidates’ fundraising and spending, by … [Read more...] about Mid-Missouri candidates in 3 races raise more than $400,000
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Intro Buying a car is a major financial decision. You can expect to pay thousands of dollars for even the cheapest new model, and you'll probably be driving it for years to come, so it's important to choose one that you can be happy with—which includes being able to afford the car payment.Before buying any vehicle, regardless of its ratings, consider whether it’s a good fit for your lifestyle. One effective way to choose a car that will serve you well for years to come is to look at which model is the favorite of other drivers in your area. Even if you have your heart set on a particular vehicle, it’s possible that a local favorite—perhaps one you’ve never considered—might be an even better fit for you.The car insurance comparison website Insurify analyzed its data to discover the most popular vehicle in each of the fifty states. As the cars on this list represent vehicles that are on the road, not just those rolling off dealer lots, they don’t … [Read more...] about The most popular car in every state
Politics Facebook Twitter Flipboard Email Enlarge this image Supporters of Planned Parenthood dressed as characters from The Handmaid's Tale protest last June outside the Capitol against Senate Republicans' health care bill. AFP Contributor/AFP/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption AFP Contributor/AFP/Getty Images Supporters of Planned Parenthood dressed as characters from The Handmaid's Tale protest last June outside the Capitol against Senate Republicans' health care bill. AFP Contributor/AFP/Getty Images Add Planned Parenthood to the list of organizations looking to take advantage of President Trump's low approval ratings in the 2018 midterm elections. The organization is not new to the rough-and-tumble of electoral politics — and has often itself become a top issue for Republicans looking to slash federal funding for the organization — but this year Planned Parenthood Votes and Planned Parenthood Action Fund will launch their … [Read more...] about Planned Parenthood Plans Major Political Effort In Key States For 2018 Midterms