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Why South Dakota Won't Bail Out Maine

Unlike Europe, U.S. states aren't likely to find themselves bailing one another out. Two economists find the reasons in two centuries of history.
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Drought In U.S. Now Worst Since 1956; Food Prices To Spike, Economy To Suffer

"Moderate to extreme" drought conditions already exist in about 55 percent of the continental U.S. No relief is in sight. There are warnings this could be one of the 10-most expensive weather disasters in U.S. history.
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Romney's Plan To Revive Jobs Has Mixed Results

The Republican presidential candidate says he wants to revive an idea first tried under the Bush administration: the personal re-employment account. Long-term unemployed people would get a lump sum to spend on job retraining and education. The idea was tried in eight states in 2004 and 2005.
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For Jobs, Some Young Lawyers Are Keepin' It Rural

Recent law school grads are facing one of the worst job markets in decades. But there's one place where law firms are hiring — rural America, where some counties are served by just one or two attorneys. Now some law schools in Iowa and Nebraska are trying to encourage their students to reconsider practicing law in small towns.
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Students Making Sacrifices To Meet College Costs

As the cost of education rises and the economy continues to take a toll on family incomes, more students are making sacrifices to make their higher education dreams come true.

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Call Me Maybe When Your School Loan Is Paid In Full

Beyond career choices and living arrangements, young adults say their student loan debt affects another key part of life: dating and marriage. Some have had partners break up over debt; other couples forge ahead, but keep finances separate and avoid legal marriage.
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Coney: The Hot Dog That Fed Detroit's American Dream

Take a hot dog from New York's Coney Island, throw in plenty of Greek immigrants and a booming auto industry, add some chili sauce, a steamed bun, chopped onions, mustard and an epic sibling rivalry and you've got the makings of a classic American melting pot story.

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