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  • Connecticut: A Pricey State For Raising Kids

    Connecticut: A Pricey State For Raising Kids
    We live in a beautiful state, but, according to this article from the Huffington Post, we also reside in a very pricey area for raising children.  Connecticut is listed as the 9th most expensive state, in terms of child care bills, housing costs and several other factors.
  • Illinois at forefront of 'soybean revolution'

    Illinois at forefront of 'soybean revolution'
    — Longtime central Illinois farmers Pat and Mike Marron don't look like revolutionaries. They spend these early spring days inputting computer data for their GPS-driven tractor and fine-tuning equipment. Giant bags and bins of seed are stacked to...

    USDA considers mandatory reports of deadly pig virus outbreaks: industry group

    CHICAGO (Reuters) - The United States is considering rules that would require outbreaks of a deadly pig virus to be reported to the government in an effort to improve tracking of the disease, which has already spread to 30 states, an industry group said...

    Everything you always wanted to know about Easter hams

    Easter is prime time for ham and every year questions crop up about it. So here are some answers to the questions I frequently hear this time of year: Q: Should I buy a whole or a half ham? How much ham will I need per person? A: A whole ham...

    White House news group honors black reporter it once barred

    WASHINGTON Harry S. McAlpin made history in February 1944 when he became the first black reporter to cover a presidential news conference at the White House. Time magazine and The New York Times noted the milestone. And Franklin Delano Roosevelt, who'd...