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Site readiness is key for Top States infrastructure ranking
  + stars: | 2024-07-12 | by ( )   time to read: 1 min
Share Share Article via Facebook Share Article via Twitter Share Article via LinkedIn Share Article via EmailSite readiness is key for Top States infrastructure rankingThe Site Selectors Guild, which gathered some of the data on site readiness for the CNBC study, said Virginia's program is one of the most advanced and well funded of its kind in the nation.
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AdvertisementEllen was a member of Alliance Française, an organization centered on learning French and understanding the culture in France. It helped that we belong to the Association of American Residents Overseas, which has about 1,000 members in Paris. The food markets are phenomenalOn any given day except Monday, Paris hosts huge, open-air food markets where farmers arrive to sell their fresh produce. It's a walkable cityParis is the most walkable city I've ever been in. I've heard three or four French people who have spent time in either the US or Canada and then moved back to France.
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The Van Epps family left behind two dogs, a stunned and grieving community, and an untold number of priceless memories. The Van Epps family in an undated photo from several years ago. The Van Epps family took a different route. James Ryan Van Epps pitched in a baseball tournament the morning of the plane crash. Courtesy Ansley Van EppsMeanwhile, she and others who loved the Van Epps family took care of other priorities.
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As President Biden insists he will stay in the presidential race, Democrats are growing increasingly alarmed that his presence on the ticket is transforming the political map, turning light-blue states into contested battlegrounds. Down-ballot Democrats, local elected officials and party strategists say Minnesota, New Hampshire, New Mexico and Virginia — all of which Mr. Biden won comfortably in 2020 — could be in play in November after his miserable debate performance last month. On Tuesday, the Cook Political Report, a prominent elections forecaster, downgraded New Hampshire and Minnesota from “likely” wins for Mr. Biden to only leaning in his direction. And in a meeting at the White House last week, Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham of New Mexico told Mr. Biden that she feared he would lose her state, according to two people briefed on her comments.
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If current trends continue, Mr. Trump could rack up one of the most decisive presidential victories since 2008. The Biden campaign hoped to change this political dynamic by calling for a historic early debate in June. Of all the battleground states, Mr. Biden had been performing best in Wisconsin. However, in two polls released this week, Mr. Trump has pulled ahead of Mr. Biden. Republicans clearly understand that these three battleground states are Mr. Biden’s only remaining path to 270 electoral votes.
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download the appSign up to get the inside scoop on today’s biggest stories in markets, tech, and business — delivered daily. Read previewDemocrats could suffer a "landslide defeat," sweeping them out of office everywhere, a former Obama advisor told The Atlantic. Since his disastrous debate performance last month, Biden has fallen further behind former President Donald Trump — even in states key to Biden's reelection. Last week, Sabato's Crystal Ball moved Michigan from "Lean Democratic" to "Toss Up" and Minnesota from "Likely Democratic" to "Lean Democratic." If accurate, the latest poll numbers would narrow Biden's path to victory, as he is already fighting in the swing states of Arizona, Georgia, Michigan, Nevada, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin.
Persons: , David Axelrod, Barack Obama's, Joe Biden's, Biden, Axelrod, Donald Trump —, Crystal Ball, Mark Levine Organizations: Service, Business, Electoral College, Bloomberg, Trump, Lean, Republicans, Democratic, Democratic Manhattan Borough, CNN Locations: Virginia , New Hampshire, Minnesota, Michigan, New Hampshire, New Mexico, Virginia, Maine, Arizona , Georgia, Nevada , North Carolina , Pennsylvania, Wisconsin
To evaluate each state's infrastructure, our Top States study considers not just roads, bridges, ports and airports. The state broadband office notes that it is the nation's ninth-largest allocation per capita. The state's power grid is among America's least reliable, according to U.S. Department of Energy data. The severe weather means power outages are frequent as well. Since then, the power outages have persisted, making Maine's grid among the worst in the nation.
Persons: Pete Buttigieg, Seth Martindale, Rusty, Dan Koeck, Doug Burgum, Biden, Mark Miller, Suzanne Kreiter, Jim Justice, Senators Joe Manchin, Shelley Moore Capito, Mississippi Brenda Gavin, Elnora Ross, Michael Democker, Robert Gauthier, We're, Lauren Owens Lambert, Logan —, stoplights, Brianna Soukup, Lance King Organizations: Companies, Business, CNBC, Infrastructure Law, Arkansas Turrell, Arkansas Broadband Office, Law, Arkansas Economic Development Corporation, North Dakota, Washington Post, Peace Garden State, U.S . Department of Energy, Power Company, Dakota Utilities, Montana Bison, Getty, Industrial, Rte, Boston Globe, Census, U.S . Department of Transportation, West Virginia, Gov, U.S, Senators, West Virginia Coal Association, Justice, Manchin, Virginia Economic, First Street Foundation, Hawaii, Los Angeles Times, Afp, Boston Regional Airport, Spirit Airlines, Orlando, Logan, JetBlue, White Mountain Cable, Portland Press, Portland Press Herald, Central Maine Power, Power, Energy Department, Maine Locations: States, Arkansas, Arkansas Turrell Arkansas, Turrell Arkansas, Underwood, Peace, North Dakota, Minnesota, Dakota, Buffalo, Yellowstone, Montana, Massachusetts, Canton, Bay State, Boston, Kanawha, Poca, West Virginia, Winfield, Putnam County, Mountain State, Virginia, Mississippi, Louin , Mississippi, Gulf, BroadbandNow, Lahaina , Hawaii, Maui, Lahaina, Western Maui, Hampshire, Hampton , New Hampshire, Manchester, New Hampshire, New England, Maine, Epsom , New Hampshire, Brighton, Woodford Street, Portland, Alaska, Dalton, Coldfoot , Alaska
The median household income is over $100,000 in six cities, four of which are in California, according to a new analysis by GoBankingRates. In 2024, the median annual household income is estimated to be $78,171, according to data consulting firm Motio Research. In Detroit — which is ranked 30th in population size — the median income is $40,574. The wealthiest cities also tend to offer a high number of well-paying jobs in technology, finance, entertainment or health-care industries. Below are the median household incomes for the 25 most populous U.S. cities, ranked from highest to lowest.
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Trump’s Appeal Runs Deep - The New York Times
  + stars: | 2024-07-11 | by ( David Brooks | )   time to read: +1 min
A group of Democratic officials and union leaders told journalists that Donald Trump was competitive in New York State. In 2020, Joe Biden won New York by 23 points. But that doesn’t explain why Trump was ahead even before the debate. It doesn’t explain why Trump’s candidacy is still standing after Jan. 6. It doesn’t explain why America is on the verge of turning in an authoritarian direction.
Persons: Donald Trump, Joe Biden, Mark Levine, , Trump, Biden, I’ve, James Davison Hunter, ” Hunter Organizations: Politico, Democratic, New York, Democratic Manhattan Borough, Solidarity, University of Virginia Locations: New York State, New York, America
CNN —The average menstruating person will spend about five years of their total reproductive lifespan using an estimated 11,000 tampons, sanitary pads, panty liners and other menstrual products, experts say. What if some of those menstrual aids contain heavy metals or potentially toxic chemicals linked to chronic diseases and reproductive and developmental problems? “I do not want people to panic, but to be aware that heavy metals have been found in these menstrual products,” Schilling said. “However, there is no reason for people to be afraid to use menstrual products at this time,” she added. The team ran tests for 16 heavy metals: arsenic, barium, calcium, cadmium, cobalt, chromium, copper, iron, manganese, mercury, nickel, lead, selenium, strontium, vanadium and zinc.
Persons: Kathrin Schilling, ” Schilling, Amanda Hils, ” Hils, Anna Pollack, , Pollack, , tampons Schilling, nonorganic tampons, hasn’t, Nancy King Reame, Reame Organizations: CNN, US Environmental Protection Agency, Columbia University’s Mailman, of Public Health, US Food and Drug Administration, George Mason University, US Geological Survey . Chemicals, Environmental Health, Institute for Green Science, Carnegie Mellon University, American Chemistry Council, , for Disease Control, Prevention, FDA, School of Nursing, Columbia University Medical Center Locations: New York City, , Fairfax , Virginia, United States, United Kingdom, Greece, tampons, Pittsburgh
Share Share Article via Facebook Share Article via Twitter Share Article via LinkedIn Share Article via EmailSinking land could cost some U.S. homeowners 8.1% of their home valueThe land below many U.S. cities is sinking. Known as land subsidence, this natural and man-made phenomenon can have a direct effect on home values and put critical infrastructure such as railroads and airports in danger. Luckily, some land subsidence can be reversed. "It's not cheap and it's not easy. But we have tools in our toolbox that can implement that and see the results in … months or years," said Manoochehr Shirzaei, professor of geophysics and remote sensing at Virginia Tech.
Persons: Manoochehr Shirzaei Organizations: Virginia Tech Locations: U.S
America's Top State for Business 2024 is Virginia
  + stars: | 2024-07-11 | by ( )   time to read: 1 min
Share Share Article via Facebook Share Article via Twitter Share Article via LinkedIn Share Article via EmailAmerica's Top State for Business 2024 is VirginiaCNBC’s Scott Cohn joins ‘Squawk Box’ to reveal the winner in America’s Top States for Business 2024 rankings, and sits down with Virginia Governor Glenn Youngkin to discuss the state’s victory.
Persons: Virginia CNBC’s Scott Cohn, Glenn Youngkin Organizations: State, America’s, Virginia Locations: Virginia, States
Supply and DemandThe case for housing deregulation starts with Econ 101: Allowing builders to significantly increase housing supply leads to much lower prices. It isn’t rising demand, as the U.S. population rose even faster back when housing prices were roughly stable. Standard of LivingWhat would happen if homebuilders could once again freely build until housing prices were driven back down to cost? The admittedly small number of studies on the link between YIMBY and babies support common sense: Less regulation lowers housing prices, and lower housing prices generally raise birth rates and hasten child-bearing. In a rational world, the panacea policy of housing deregulation would be a done deal.
Persons: Ben Denzer, Taylor, Wharton, homebuilders, Thomas Piketty’s, , Matthew Rognlie, Peter Ganong, Daniel Shoag, Anne Case, Angus Deaton Organizations: Republicans, Research, Area, Wharton, Francisco, Francisco Los Angeles New, Francisco Los Angeles New York Phoenix Denver Houston Dallas, Japan Japan France France Britain Britain, Japan Japan France France Britain Britain Canada, → Utah Nevada Arizona New, San, San Francisco New, Atlanta Houston Boston, Democrats, Republican Locations: Minnesota , Oregon, California, New York City, Houston, Dallas, Francisco Los, Francisco Los Angeles New York, Wharton, United States, Japan, France, Britain, Canada, U.S, Japan Japan France France, Japan Japan France France Britain Britain Canada Canada, Bay, Dodge, → California Nevada Florida New York Arkansas, → Utah Nevada Arizona, → Utah Nevada Arizona New York West Virginia, Washington, San Francisco, San Francisco New York Los Angeles Rochester, N.Y, Atlanta
To rate each state's infrastructure, we look at roads, bridges, ports and airports. New in 2024, we evaluate so-called site readiness programs set up in many states to link companies with shovel-ready sites. The Economic Development Partnership of Alabama offers one of the more robust site readiness programs in the nation. Roads, bridges, and broadband are also in excellent shape in Tennessee. A respectable 24% of the state's power comes from renewable energy, putting it in the top half of states.
Persons: Pete Buttigieg, Buttigieg, Gary Hershorn, Brad Lander, Kathy Hochul, Luke Sharrett, Liam Kennedy, Chicago —, Carl Sandburg, Minnesotans, Tim Walz, Nathan Howard, — Virginia, Caitlin O'Hara, Elijah Nouvelage Organizations: Infrastructure Law, CNBC, Law, Business, Empire, Hudson, Corbis, Census, Gov, Indiana, CSX Corp, Bloomberg, Getty, Crossroads of America, U.S . Surface Transportation, Hoosier State, of Energy, Street Foundation, Economic Development, Alabama, Tennessee Downtown, Istock, Volunteer State, Energy Department, Illinois Metra, Chicago, Railroads, Census Bureau, Surface Transportation, Traffic, Midway, Chicago Department of Aviation, Lincoln, Minnesota, Jimkruger, Minnesota's Department of Economic, The Utah Department of Transportation, Beehive State, Planners, Virginia, Inc, , Washington Post, Georgia Passengers, Hartsfield, Jackson Atlanta International Airport Locations: States, York, Manhattan, New York City, New York, Ohio, Clarksville , Indiana, U.S, Indiana, Alabama, Trinity , Alabama, Yellowhammer State, Tennessee Downtown Nashville , Tennessee, Tennessee, Illinois, Chicago, Rudybalasko, Texas, Minneapolis , Minnesota, Mississippi, Minneapolis, Utah, Salt Lake City, Beehive, Farmington, Ashburn , Virginia, Northern Virginia, Arizona, Phoenix , Arizona, Atlanta , Georgia
On social media — and even in the halls of Congress — certain Biden supporters are using Donald Trump's associations with disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein as an argument to disqualify him. Discourse about Trump and Epstein was reignited after documents from Epstein's first Florida investigation in 2006 were released last week. Other Biden boosters have suggested a coordinated media cover-up to boost Trump's chances or doom Biden's. Related storiesMedia outlets haven't reported on Trump's connection to the new Epstein files because there isn't one. What we know about Trump's relationship with EpsteinTrump has appeared in previous unsealed and uncovered documents connected to the Epstein case.
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The iPhone maker on Wednesday launched a new marketing website as part of a rebranding effort for its suite of Apple Watch features aimed at children. The software that lets parents track their child's location and manage the device is called "Apple Watch For Your Kids." Apple introduced Family Setup in 2020, allowing parents to set up a kid's Apple Watch from their phone and to control messaging options. Young audiences are critical for Apple's watch device, which hit the market almost a decade ago. According to a May survey from Piper Sandler, 34% of U.S. teens own an Apple Watch.
Persons: Glenn Younkin, Apple, Piper Sandler Organizations: Apple, Wednesday, Apple Watch, Virginia Gov, Pew Research Center Locations: New York, New York City, Los Angeles
With President Biden struggling to right his listing re-election campaign, Democrats and Republicans are closely watching how the presidential contest is affecting races farther down the ballot. And no contest could prove more consequential than the razor-close battle for control of the House. Only four seats separate the Democratic Party from House control, a number still within the party’s grasp, even with the president’s struggles. But unless the party can turn around its bid to hold the White House, even that small hill could prove steep. That is because losing the White House would almost certainly cost Democrats the Senate as well.
Persons: Biden, , Yevgeny Vindman, Donald J, Trump’s, Mr, ” Mr, Biden’s Organizations: Democrats, Republicans, Democratic Party from, Representatives, Democratic, Senate Locations: Ukraine
Read previewA Navy sailor was disciplined after he tried to access President Joe Biden's medical records. On February 23, he looked up "Joseph Biden" on the military's Genesis Medical Health System three times, an official familiar with the situation told CBS News. "He did not pull up the right Joe Biden," the official told CBS News. Related storiesThe official told the outlet that the sailor admitted to the act, and said he had tried to access the records "out of curiosity." And a Monday White House press briefing turned heated when reporters probed Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre for details of a neurologist's visits to the White House.
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One by one, Democratic members of Congress began to stream out of the Democratic National Committee's headquarters on Tuesday morning. House Democrats had convened to discuss Biden's future. The number of Democratic lawmakers publicly calling for Biden to withdraw remains in the single digits. Rep. Summer Lee wears headphones as she departs House Democrats' meeting at the DNC on Tuesday. On Tuesday afternoon, hours after House Democrats' DNC meeting, Rep. Mikie Sherill of New Jersey became the seventh to call for Biden to step down.
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Donors often operate behind the scenes and, according to sources, have grown increasingly anxious about Biden’s candidacy following his halting debate performance last month. CNN reached out to the Biden campaign for comment. In the immediate wake of Biden’s debate performance, organizers paused conversations on planning the fundraiser until after the July 4 holiday to allow the dust to settle. A spokesperson for the Biden campaign told CNN the event was not affiliated with their official fundraising schedule. Donors elsewhere in the country have told CNN their events are on hold until Biden’s path is clearer.
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Getty ImagesThe share of people with medical debt in collections that shows up in their credit reports has fallen in the past decade. Colorado had no medical debt in collections in 2023 after it banned credit bureaus from including medical debt on credit reports. The independent government agency estimates the rule would remove up to $49 billion in medical debts from credit reports. "We find that people who have medical debt end up fighting all sorts of other debt," Rae said. About $7 billion in medical debt to be canceledCertain states, cities and counties are canceling about $7 billion in medical debt through the American Rescue Plan Act, federal legislation that was enacted in 2021.
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Opinion | Trump’s Lust for Expulsion Has Deep Roots
  + stars: | 2024-07-09 | by ( Jamelle Bouie | )   time to read: +1 min
Last week, millions of Americans celebrated our nation’s founding and with it our history of political and social inclusion. It is this history, of newcomers adding to the tapestry of the American experience, that is the foundation of our creedal nationalism, of the contested belief that “Americans are united by principles despite their ethnic, cultural and religious plurality.”I was at an Independence Day celebration of this belief at Monticello, Thomas Jefferson’s mountaintop home and plantation in Virginia, where dozens of new American citizens were welcomed into the national community with a festive naturalization ceremony, opened — as you might imagine — with a solemn reading of the preamble to the Declaration of Independence. Less central to our collective cultural memory than our history of inclusion — but no less central to American history as it actually unfolded — is a politics of expulsion, of the removal of people, groups and even ideas deemed incompatible with the national spirit, narrowly defined. “The suspicion of outsiders and quick resort to expulsion,” the historian Steven Hahn observes in “Illiberal America: A History,” is one of the defining features of the illiberal current in the American political tradition. If illiberalism — in stark contrast to the universalist claims of liberalism — ties rights and belonging to membership in specific communities of race, ethnicity, religion and gender; if it is “marked by social and cultural exclusions” and sees “violence as a legitimate and potentially necessary means” of wielding power, then it is only natural that illiberal movements or societies would wield expulsion as one method to discipline dissidents and outsiders.
Persons: , Steven Hahn, illiberalism Locations: Monticello, Thomas, Virginia, Independence, “ Illiberal America
As a single person, you'll need an annual income of $40,000 to cover basic expenses in the cheapest U.S. states, according to a recent SmartAsset analysis. The state with the lowest costs of living is West Virginia, closely followed by Arkansas and Oklahoma, the analysis says. In contrast, the most expensive state for a single person is Massachusetts, where a single person needs $58,009 per year to cover basic costs. The difference in basic costs between states is largely due to housing, which tends to be most affordable in rural states. MIT's Living Wage calculator is based on data from various federal agencies, adjusted for inflation as of December 2023.
Organizations: MIT, Bureau of Labor Statistics, CNBC Locations: West Virginia, Arkansas, Oklahoma, West, U.S, Dakota, Kentucky, Ohio, Louisiana, Mississippi, Iowa, Mexico, Nebraska, Alabama, Missouri, Wisconsin, Massachusetts, New York, California
When comparing personal wealth data with homeownership, a curious pattern emerges: Many states with high homeownership rates have lower income levels and vice versa. According to Federal Reserve data, West Virginia’s average personal income of $52,585 per capita is the second-lowest in the US. However, despite its relatively low personal income levels, it has the highest homeownership rate of all 50 states, at 77%, according to US census data. Mississippi—the only state with a lower average personal income than West Virginia—has the third-highest homeownership rate in the country. Even West Virginia, which counts three out of every four housing units in the state as owner-occupied, isn’t insulated, Sansalone said.
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Driving uninsured has various consequences, including fines, license suspension, and even jail time. If you drive without car insurance, your insurance rates could increase when you purchase or renew it. It can be tempting to skip the extra cost that car insurance adds to the price of owning a car. License suspension:Many states suspend your license or registration (or both) for months if you're caught driving uninsured. If you live in an area with high rates of uninsured drivers, this could cause issues for you.
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