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How Does Wyoming’s Unemployment Percentage Rate Against The Rest Of The Country?

There have been many speculations of the country's unemployment rate, but is it nearly as bad as the media makes it out to be? And how does Wyoming rate compared to other states in the union?

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Wyoming Named 2nd ‘Best Run State’ in America

When it comes to states managing their finances and the welfare of its people, how does this state stack up against the other 49?

Good. Really, really good!

According to Yahoo finance, Wyoming ranks #2 in the Best Run States in America.

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Casper Named 1st Google ‘eCity’ Award Winner In Wyoming

Casper has been recognized as a leader in the digital economy

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Brothel Owner Recommends Legalized Prostitution to Fix Economy

There is one business that continues to flourish no matter how unstable the American economy seems to become: prostitution. And while lawmakers are currently struggling to figure out ways to keep the country from tipping right over the fiscal cliff, there are some that believe the solution lies in legalizing and taxing the sex trade.

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Alan Simpson Talks Fiscal Cliff on The Daily Show

Former Senator for the state of Wyoming, Alan Simpson, appeared on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart Wednesday night.

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What Are the Top Gas-Guzzling Vehicles on the Road?

As the days of buying cheap gasoline pass into the American history books, more and more of us are driving fuel-efficient vehicles as a means to combat those steadily rising gas prices.

That is, unless you happen to have enough money to not give three screaming squirts about how much gas prices go up. For that

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Falling Gas Prices Means Great News for Car Owners

Just a few months ago, analysts were worried gas prices would soar this summer, possibly topping $6 a gallon. But now that the warmer months are upon us, there’s been an abrupt about-face.

In fact, fuel prices are now falling so steadily that many experts predict that by this fall, a gallon of gas will be under $3.

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Hiring Strangers to Do Your Chores Has Never Been Easier with Micro-Labor Sites [VIDEO]

Whether you need a fresh pair of pants stat or your garden could use a good weeding, the internet is making farming out your chores and odd jobs the best way to clear off your “to do” list.

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Give Thanks to the Recession, Families Are Closer Than Ever Because of It

A lot of families don’t have to go over the river and through the woods to get to grandmother’s house for the holidays this year. More and more families are living in grandmother’s house, and getting closer because of it.

Many cultures support a tradition of multigenerational families living in one home, but it has been decades since the US was one of them. Now, because of the current nature of the economy, that seems to be shifting.

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Is Your State Paying the Most for Electricity?

Turning up the dial on your thermostat in the fall and winter months is bound to add major coin to your electric bill, so you power through. Unless you live in Utah, and then you really have nothing to worry about, according to new data released this week.

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Still Living With Your Parents as an Adult? Well, You’re Hurting the Economy

While many college grads are only too happy to fly their parents’ nest and get a place of their own, the dip in the economy has meant some can’t — or won’t — until they feel more financially able to do so comfortably. What does this mean for the economy? Unfortunately, nothing good.

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Economic Woes Lead to More Men Becoming ‘Mannies’

While child care-givers such as babysitters and nannies have traditionally been women, the recent dip in the economy lead some men into the profession as well.

Dubbed “mannies,” the guys are often unemployed teachers, daycare workers or fathers.

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