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The AP’s monthly analysis of conditions around the country calculates a score from 1 to 100 based on unemployment, foreclosure and bankruptcy rates. Counties must have populations of at least 25,000. A county is considered stressed when its score exceeds 11.
The Associated Press reviewed tea party operations in almost every state, interviewing dozens of local organizers as well as Democratic and Republican strategists to produce a portrait of the movement.
The Bengals won the AFC North with a 10-6 record, just their second division title since 1990, both under Marvin Lewis. They did so despite the deaths of wide receiver Chris Henry and Vikki Zimmer, the wife of defensive coordinator Mike Zimmer. Several players' families also were directly affected by the tsunami in the Samoan Islands.
Four North Dakota counties, including Grand Forks County, and one Minnesota county -- Polk County -- rank among the nation's least stressed counties in November, according to the Associated Press Economic Stress Index.
GF County, Polk County among nation's least-stressed counties The AP's Economic Stress Index found that the average county's score for November was 10.2. That was down only slightly from the worst reading during the recession: 10.3 in March 2009. North Dakota (4.3) was the least-stressed state; and Grand Forks County was among four in North Dakota that were in the least-stressed top 20 counties. Nevada was the most stressed state..
Martin Crutsinger and Mike Schneider
, January 11, 2010
For some people, this cats vs. dogs thing is the great divide in America.
An Associated Press-Petside.com poll recently found that 74 percent of people in the United States like dogs a lot, while only 41 percent say they like cats a lot.
The interactive Stress Map offers insight into the American recession, translating it into misery and geography using an equation, the Stress Index, that shows us – state by state, county by county – just how uncertain and battered we actually are. It takes the numbers, the pronouncements, the big plans for recovery and illustrates what they mean on Main Street, or what passes for it in 21st-century America.
U.S. manufacturers, including major drugmakers, have legally released at least 271 million pounds of pharmaceuticals into waterways that often provide drinking water _ contamination the federal government has consistently overlooked, according to an Associated Press investigation.
Jeff Donn, Martha Mendoza and Justin Pritchard
, April 20, 2009
Most people say they plan to use this year's tax refund to pay bills, deciding in this sour economy to be more frugal with their annual windfall.
Fifty-four percent of those receiving refunds said they intend to pay off credit card, utility, housing and other bills, according to an Associated Press-GfK poll released today. That compares with 35 percent who said the same thing a year ago.
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