President Trump’s visit to California is bringing in campaign money and bringing out more conflict.TOP STORIESTrump Swings Through (and at) CaliforniaPresident Trump is scheduled to go to San Diego for the finale of his two-day fundraising swing through California — a state where Trump received more than 4 million votes in 2016 while being trounced by Hillary Clinton’s nearly 9 million. But bringing in campaign money isn’t the only thing on his mind: Today, he is expected to set off a bitter court fight by revoking a rule in place since the 1960s that empowers California to set tougher car emissions standards than those required by the federal government. Meanwhile, Trump has continued to bash Los Angeles and San Francisco, especially on the issue of homelessness, just as he has done to many cities in a bid to appeal to rural voters. On Air Force One, the president said he is considering the creation of an “individual task force” as a possible … [Read more...] about Newsletter: Trump swings through (and at) California
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A quake with a magnitude of 6.4 shook southern California on Thursday, with tremors felt as far away as Mexico and the neighboring state of Nevada, DW reported. Worst hit was the city of Ridgecrest, some 180 kilometers (110 miles) northeast of Los Angeles, where the fire department was called to nearly two dozen incidents. City Mayor Peggy Breedon said emergency teams were responding to fires, broken gas pipes, as well as falling objects that struck people. "We are used to earthquakes but we're not used to this significance," Breedon told the MSNBC television network. Among the facilities damaged were a hospital, which had to be evacuated, and the US Navy's China Lake weapons testing range, where substantial damage was reported that included spillage of hazardous materials. The fire department for Kern County, which includes Ridgecrest, said it was also dealing with "multiple injuries," house fires, small brush blazes and gas leaks. The quake's epicenter appeared to be just 6 … [Read more...] about Earthquake shakes southern California
Samuel Stebbins and Michael B. Sauter 24/7 Wall Street Published 7:27 AM EDT Jun 27, 2019 By several economic indicators, the United States is in a historic era of prosperity. The unemployment rate recently hit 3.3%, its lowest point since the 1960s; the Dow Jones Industrial Average reached an all-time high last year; and over the past decade, incomes have climbed by 14% nationwide, and by at least 16% in over a dozen states. In this context, it can be easy to overlook the parts of the country that have been left behind. In nearly every state in the nation, there is at least one county where social and economic measures reflect a poor quality of life. To identify the worst counties to live in, 24/7 Wall St. used U.S. Census Bureau data to construct an index of three measures: poverty, the percentage of adults who have at least a bachelor’s degree, and average life expectancy at birth. Only counties with populations of at least 10,000 were considered. County equivalents … [Read more...] about The worst county to live in all 50 states
Samuel Stebbins 24/7 Wall Street Published 6:00 AM EDT May 19, 2019 Incomes climbed faster in 2017 for the typical American household than they have in years. The median household income of $60,336 in 2017 marked a 4.7% increase from the previous year – more than doubled the 2.1% inflation rate over the same period. The 2017 median household income of $60,336 marks a historic high and generally means greater wealth and buying power than in recent years. Clearly, however, incomes are not even nationwide, and while some areas are undoubtedly poorer, in dozens of thriving American cities, the majority of households earn over 20% more than the national median. 24/7 Wall St. reviewed median household income data from the U.S. Census Bureau for 381 U.S. metro areas to identify the 25 richest American cities. Though spread across the country, from New England to Alaska, the cities on this list tend to have much in common. Troubled towns: These are the worst cities to live … [Read more...] about The 25 richest cities in the US: California has eight of them
Janna Herron USA TODAY Published 5:19 AM EDT May 15, 2019 Finding an affordable home to buy should be easier than discovering buried treasure. But for many homebuyers – especially first-timers – it’s doesn’t feel that way. The lack of affordable homes has been a persistent problem in the housing market. In the first quarter, inventory rose 2.4% from a year earlier, according to the National Association of Realtors. But it’s still well below normal and that’s vexing homebuyers. To unearth low-cost homes, USA TODAY tapped Trulia to look at the largest 50 U.S. metro areas and identify ZIP codes where homes are affordable relative to the median metro income. Here's the hopeful news for buyers. In 43 metro areas, at least half the homes in the majority of ZIP codes were considered affordable. There were 604 ZIP codes – or 6.8% of all ZIP codes – where all of the homes were affordable. There were just 288 ZIP codes, or 3.3%, … [Read more...] about Homes for sale: Where are the affordable houses?