Entrenched poverty tough to shake in the Mississippi Delta


JONESTOWN, Miss. (AP) — Otibehia Allen is a single mother who lives in a rented mobile home in the same isolated, poor community where she grew up among the cotton and soybean fields of the Mississippi Delta.

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  • Written by By EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS , Associated Press

Insider Q&A: Assessing the stock market boom

WASHINGTON (AP) — Why has the U.S. stock market done so well in the past year? What might happen in the near future? Robert Baur, chief global economist for Principal Global Investors, analyzes worldwide trends that help answer such questions.


  • Written by By CHRISTOPHER RUGABER , AP Economics Writer