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South Dakota and 18 other states are recording more births. Photo by Marcio Jose Sanchez  / Associated Press

South Dakota and 18 other states are recording more births. Photo by Marcio Jose Sanchez / Associated Press

Baby Boom = U.S. Recovery

Baby Boom, South Dakota style — read recovery, USA: More than 200 babies were born at Avera McKennan Hospital in Sioux Falls in August. “We’ve got babies coming out of our ears,”  obstetrician Kim McKay tells Bloomberg’s Kasia Klimasinska in...

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A worker uses a grinder smooth a weld on the joint between two sections of pipe on a section of the Gulf Coast Project pipeline in Atoka, Oklahoma, March 11, 2013. The Gulf Coast Project, a 485-mile crude oil pipeline being constructed by TransCanada Corp., is part of the Keystone XL Pipeline Project and will run from Cushing, Oklahoma to Nederland, Texas.

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A worker uses a grinder smooth a weld on the joint between two sections of pipe on a section of the Gulf Coast Project pipeline in Atoka, Oklahoma, March 11, 2013. The Gulf Coast Project, a 485-mile crude oil pipeline being constructed by TransCanada Corp., is part of the Keystone XL Pipeline Project and will run from Cushing, Oklahoma to Nederland, Texas.

TransCanada Spreads Money To Towns in Keystone Path

The Keystone XL pipeline is already paying dividends for tiny Circle, Montana — population just over 600 — even though construction hasn’t started and the project hasn’t been approved. TransCanada Corp., Keystone’s sponsor, sent a check for $5,000 to the...

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Senator Tim Johnson, a Democrat from South Dakota and chairman of the Senate Banking Committee, arrives to hear Ben S. Bernanke, chairman of the U.S. Federal Reserve, deliver his semiannual monetary policy report to the Senate Banking Committee on July 17, 2012.

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Senator Tim Johnson, a Democrat from South Dakota and chairman of the Senate Banking Committee, arrives to hear Ben S. Bernanke, chairman of the U.S. Federal Reserve, deliver his semiannual monetary policy report to the Senate Banking Committee on July 17, 2012.

Democrats Bullish About 2014 — Here’s Their Case

Democratic Sen. Tim Johnson’s decision not to seek re-election in Republican-leaning South Dakota has focused attention on the overall challenges his party faces in the 2014 midterm. As Democrats gear up to defend their Senate majority, substantially more of their seats appear  in play...

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Ashley Judd, center, attends the final day of the Democratic National Convention at Time Warner Cable Arena on September 6, 2012 in Charlotte, North Carolina.

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Ashley Judd, center, attends the final day of the Democratic National Convention at Time Warner Cable Arena on September 6, 2012 in Charlotte, North Carolina.

2014 Senate Primer: Why Democrats Have to Worry

Democrats have been here before — confronting a numbers game that undercuts their bid to keep a Senate majority. They confounded such odds in 2012, but by necessity their sigh of relief was brief. The Democrats face a similar scenario in the 2014 midterms, and later...

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Senator Tim Johnson, a Democrat from South Dakota and chairman of the Senate Banking Committee, arrives to hear Ben S. Bernanke, chairman of the U.S. Federal Reserve, deliver his semiannual monetary policy report to the Senate Banking Committee in Washington.

Photograph by Joshua Roberts/Bloomberg

Senator Tim Johnson, a Democrat from South Dakota and chairman of the Senate Banking Committee, arrives to hear Ben S. Bernanke, chairman of the U.S. Federal Reserve, deliver his semiannual monetary policy report to the Senate Banking Committee in Washington.

South Dakota’s Johnson: Super-PAC

A lobbyist and former aide to Sen. Tim Johnson, the South Dakota Democrat who leads the Banking Committee, has created a super-political action committee that could independently aid Johnson’s re-election campaign in 2014. Mike Chapman, co-founder and partner of D.C....

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