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The Texas Surge: Is America Headed South?

For more than two centuries, the Census Bureau has plotted America's population center, mapping a steady progression of westward and southward growth. With a boom in Texas and busts on the coasts sending the center South, what does the new center say about the nation's future?

U.S. Housing Starts Fell 5% to 549,000 in June

U.S housing starts fell 5% to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 549,000 in June as apartment construction and single-family houses dropped. The number of single-family housing starts fell 0.7% to an annual rate of 454,000, the Commerce Department said in a statement.

U.S. travel exports continue to slip

U.S. travel exports continued to slip in March, as potential visitors from overseas continue to feel the sting of the ongoing financial crisis.

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