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  • California farms lead the way in almond production

    California farms lead the way in almond production
    One of California's top ambassadors often comes lightly salted and travels in a vacuum-sealed can. Eat an almond anywhere in the world and chances are that it was grown in the Golden State. California produces 82% of the globe's almonds, harvesting...
  • Michigan study: Fewer men around? Expect more youth violence

    Michigan study: Fewer men around? Expect more youth violence
    A new study that zeroed in on a single city in Michigan found that where men are scarce, youth were more likely to commit assaults. Researchers from the University of Michigan analyzed youth arrests and U.S. Census Bureau data for Flint, Mich., an...
  • Retail sales weak in advance of holiday season

    Retail sales weak in advance of holiday season
    Retailers had a shaky September, as lukewarm back-to-school shopping and a plunge in car purchases caused sales to slide from August, according to the government. Retail sales last month amounted to $425.9 billion, down 0.1% from August, the U.S. Census...
  • Dow, S&P 500 notch new highs despite disappointing economic data

    Dow, S&P 500 notch new highs despite disappointing economic data
    It didn't matter that consumer confidence slumped or that retail sales were weak. The stock market barreled to new highs anyway. The nation's two closely watched stock barometers — the Dow Jones industrial average and Standard & Poor's 500 index...
  • Premature births in the U.S. hit 15-year low, but still called high

    Premature births in the U.S. hit 15-year low, but still called high
    The rate of premature births dropped slightly in the United States last year, but the country still has a ways to go before reaching the March of Dimes’ goal of only 9.6% of babies born prematurely. Preliminary figures for 2012 show that 11.5%...
  • U.S. poverty higher, California highest, when housing costs added

    U.S. poverty higher, California highest, when housing costs added
    An alternative way of measuring poverty shows that nearly 2.8 million more people are struggling across the country than officially calculated, the U.S. Census Bureau reports – and California has by far the biggest share of people in poverty,...
  • Veterans Day: Nation gives thanks with parades, Obama lays wreath

    Veterans Day: Nation gives thanks with parades, Obama lays wreath
    The nation’s first four-star female general led New Yorkers in commemorating Veterans Day, part of the annual display of thanks to those who have served their country and an indication of the changing face of the military. Led by President Obama,...
  • Study: Local immigration policing efforts caused few exits from U.S.

    Study: Local immigration policing efforts caused few exits from U.S.
    When local police started quizzing people about their immigration status, some immigrants relocated – but they usually did not leave the United States, a new study finds. A working paper from the National Bureau of Economic Research found that...
  • Suzanne M. Bianchi dies at 61; UCLA sociologist studied family life

    Suzanne M. Bianchi dies at 61; UCLA sociologist studied family life
    Suzanne M. Bianchi, a UCLA sociologist who helped alter perceptions of working mothers during three decades investigating changes in American family life, died Nov. 4 at her home in Santa Monica. She was 61. The cause was pancreatic cancer, said her...
  • October retail sales beat forecasts: Happy holidays after all?

    October retail sales beat forecasts: Happy holidays after all?
    Retailers are going into the Thanksgiving, Black Friday and Christmas shopping season with a smaller degree of panic after government data showed better-than-expected sales in October. Retail sales jumped 0.4% last month, according to the U.S. Census...
  • October retail sales data are better than expected

    October retail sales data are better than expected
    The Black Friday shopping rush may be slightly less of a nail-biter for retailers after government data showed better-than-expected sales in October. Retail sales jumped 0.4% last month, the U.S. Census Bureau said Wednesday, handily exceeding the 0.1%...