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Despite Low Employment, Millennials Hold Key To Reviving South Texas

The McAllen metro area in the Rio Grande Valley of Texas has one of the country's lowest employment rates for millennials. Economists say they will be critical to bringing the area out of poverty.
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For Millions Of Millennials: Some College, No Degree, Lots Of Debt

Noelle Johnson has about $20,000 in student loans and is still working on her degree. Without the higher earnings a B.A. can bring, even a modest student debt load can pose a big challenge.

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1 Million American Pension Plans Could Be Insolvent In 10 Years

The agency in charge of insuring private-sector pension plans is warning about big problems on the horizon. The Pension Benefit Guarantee Corporation projects that several large multi-employer plans will become insolvent within the next decade.
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No 'Misteak': High Beef Prices A Boon For Drought-Weary Ranchers

If you've shopped for meat recently, you no doubt have noticed that beef prices are up. That may be hard on consumers, but the prices are helping ranchers purchase expensive feed and rebuild herds.
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Amid The Stereotypes, Some Facts About Millennials

"Millennial" is the demographic buzzword of the moment. But are young adults today really so different from previous generations? We charted some numbers to find out — and spotted interesting trends.
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For Insight on Hogan's Anti-Tax Moves, Look At His Transition Team

The inheritance tax, sales taxes and the "rain tax" were targeted in the legislature by one of the governor-elect's top aides.

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How Many Louisiana Jobs Are Actually At Stake In Keystone Debate?

Momentum to push legislation approving the oil pipeline is getting a boost from the Dec. 6 Louisiana Senate runoff — even though the unbuilt portion of pipeline wouldn't run anywhere near the state.
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With Japan In Recession, Prime Minister Calls For Snap Elections

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe called for an election two years ahead of schedule, and he also delayed an increase in sales tax.
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Who Pays For Outdated Power Plant That Lacks Customers?

Electricity rates in Michigan's Upper Peninsula could go up next month by as much as 30 percent. Residents might have to start paying to keep a coal plant open that isn't needed anymore.
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What You Need To Know About The Keystone XL Oil Pipeline

The long-delayed project is a jobs generator to some and an ecological disaster to others. Ahead of a key Senate vote, we revisit what the Keystone XL pipeline would do and why it's so contentious.

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