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Unemployment rates fell in 21 states in June, rose in 12

Nebraska has America's lowest unemployment rate, at 2.6 percent, while West Virginia has the highest, at 7.4 percent.

College of the Ozarks ranked among best in nation

College of the Ozarks is known as "Hard Work U."  Now it's known as one of the top universities in America.


Will Jeep keep building Wranglers in Ohio? Decision near

Fiat Chrysler says it hopes to decide by the end of the summer whether Jeep Wrangler production will stay in Toledo.


EBay bans sales of all Confederate-themed merchandise on its site

EBay will begin notifying sellers and remove items that contain the Confederate flag. A search for "Confederate flag" brought up 1,400 listings, including watches, neckties and hats.

Home construction increases in the Ozarks

US home sales jump in May, average prices close to 2006 peak

May was the third consecutive month of the sales rate exceeding 5 million homes, with signs the economy is pushing up average prices.

IRS announces steps to combat taxpayers' identity theft

The Internal Revenue Service says criminals have stolen personal information of 104,000 taxpayers and used the information to claim fraudulent returns.


Bird flu: U.S. will import egg products from Netherlands to ease shortages

Large bakeries and makers of cookies, crackers and breads face an egg crisis. A third of the supply disappeared because of the H5N2 virus, which led to the deaths of 35 million egg-laying hens.

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US construction spending up in April, highest level in more than six years

Healthy gains in housing, government spending and non-residential construction.

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