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3 years 11 months ago

Hurricane causes flooding, continues rampage

Some parts of North Carolina's Outer Banks are flooded and without power following a visit from Hurricane Earl. But emergency officials say no injuries have been reported. The Category 2 storm continues to push along the East Coast, with maximum sustained winds of 105 mph. Forecasters expect Earl...

4 years 4 months ago

New England tops in swine flu vaccinations

Health officials say New England leads the nation in swine flu vaccinations. The South has the lowest rates. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released its first state-by-state report on turnout for the swine flu vaccine on Thursday. Tiny Rhode Island has the highest vaccination rate of...

4 years 5 months ago

Northeast recovering from drenching

Utility crews in the Northeast continue to chip away at the leftover power outages from the weekend storm. A New Jersey utility says the storm caused more outages than any storm in its history -- affecting more than 400,000 homes and businesses. A low pressure system lingering off...

4 years 5 months ago

New layoffs soar to nearly half million

The number of new claims for unemployment benefits jumped unexpectedly last week as heavy snows caused layoffs to rise. A Labor Department analyst says mid-Atlantic and New England states are still processing a spike in claims stemming from the bad weather two weeks ago. The department says first-time...

4 years 11 months ago

New England hoping revenues rise as leaves fall

Northern New England's foliage is expected to be especially vibrant this fall. But tourism revenues likely will remain muted as the economy slowly recovers. Tourism officials are optimistic but don't expect to break any records. They're offering a variety of deals in hopes of at least matching last year's revenues,...

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