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Personal finance: NC near top among ‘most sinful’ states survey

Feb. 14. Every state has virtues and vices, and vices can be especially destructive when people’s wallets are already stretched thin by high inflation. Harmful behavior on the individual level can result in staggering economic costs, considering that gambling addiction costs the U.S. $5 billion per year and smoking costs dwarf that with over $300 […]

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Survey looks at changes in jobless rates among states

Oct. 25. September’s jobs report showed a slowdown in growth. The economy gained 263,000 non-farm payroll jobs, down from 315,000 the previous month. In September, there were notable gains in sectors including health care and leisure and hospitality. Now, the U.S. unemployment rate sits at 3.5%, down from the nearly historic high of 14.7 percent […]