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A forklift operator in Sycamore, Illinois.

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A forklift operator in Sycamore, Illinois.

Bloomberg by the Numbers: 36

Payrolls grew in 36 states in May. Texas led the gainers, with a 56,400 increase in employment, as Victoria Stilwell reports on the latest state-by-state employment count from the U.S. Department of Labor. Pennsylvania ranked second, with 24,700 added jobs....

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Tim Draper, managing partner of Draper Fisher Jurvetson, in Los Angeles.

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Tim Draper, managing partner of Draper Fisher Jurvetson, in Los Angeles.

Silicon Valley Not Only a State of Mind – State of its Own, per Draper

Silicon Valley is known for innovation, for thinking outside the box. It brought us the iPhone. But will it give us six new states? Menlo Park venture capitalist Tim Draper — whose firm bet early on Hotmail, Skype, Tesla, and...

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A delegate wears a quilt jacket at the Republican National Convention (RNC) in Tampa, Florida.

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A delegate wears a quilt jacket at the Republican National Convention (RNC) in Tampa, Florida.

Red States Cut Taxes, Blue Raised Them: Norquist Will Report

By the numbers, Grover Norquist maintains, things don’t look good for taxes. Admittedly, the father of the “Taxpayer Protection Pledge” has every reason to insist that he is winning the war against new taxes — not only in Washington, but...

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Job seekers speak to potential employers at a jobs fair for people 50-years-old and older, put together by the United Jewish Appeal Federation and  Federation of Jewish Philanthropies of New York, on November 20, 2013 in New York City.

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Job seekers speak to potential employers at a jobs fair for people 50-years-old and older, put together by the United Jewish Appeal Federation and Federation of Jewish Philanthropies of New York, on November 20, 2013 in New York City.

Bloomberg by the Numbers: 38

That’s how many states had a lower unemployment rate last month than in October 2012. The national unemployment rate was 7.3 percent in October ,compared with 7.9 percent a year earlier, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. In Florida,...

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The Texas flag on a television screen while employees assemble Motorola Solutions Inc. Moto X smartphones at the Flextronics International Ltd. factory in Fort Worth, Texas.

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The Texas flag on a television screen while employees assemble Motorola Solutions Inc. Moto X smartphones at the Flextronics International Ltd. factory in Fort Worth, Texas.

‘Texas Won’ — Fight Over, Perry Says

The California versus Texas competition that Gov. Rick Perry has popularized this year is over and — surprise —  the Texas governor thinks the Lone Star state won. “The discussion is over. The debate is over. Texas won,” Perry said...

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Former President George W. Bush poses with candidate for U.S. Citizenship Raul Guerrero during an immigration naturalization ceremony held at the George W. Bush Presidential Center on July 10, 2013 in Dallas, Texas.

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Former President George W. Bush poses with candidate for U.S. Citizenship Raul Guerrero during an immigration naturalization ceremony held at the George W. Bush Presidential Center on July 10, 2013 in Dallas, Texas.

Immigration: State-by-State Benefits of Overhauling U.S. Laws

The Obama White House and an alliance of business and labor leaders are making the case that immigration reform is good for the U.S. economy. The White House now has rolled out the case state-by-state, with an array of statistics...

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Employee Ryan McKelvey installs components to the frame of a pedicab at the Main Street Pedicabs Inc. manufacturing facility in Broomfield, Colorado, on June 24, 2013.

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Employee Ryan McKelvey installs components to the frame of a pedicab at the Main Street Pedicabs Inc. manufacturing facility in Broomfield, Colorado, on June 24, 2013.

State Job Gains Surprisingly Steady

The job market’s recovery from the deepest recession since World War II has been surprisingly similar among states, breaking with past economic rebounds, according to economists Jason Bram and James Orr of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. While...

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