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Author: Dakota Mellish

How you can support the US Territories

By this time of the year, you are probably making plans for a vacation; perhaps for this summer, the coming winter, or even next summer. Maybe you already have a destination picked out, but if you haven’t, consider visiting one of the US territories. There are several benefits to doing this. For one, the territories do not require a passport if you are a US citizen, immediately saving you hundreds of dollars. English is also widely spoken, so navigating your way through a place such as the Northern Mariana Islands will not be difficult. The case for vacationing in...

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Territories lag behind national economy

Nationally, the United States economy has been growing steadily ever since the end of the recession. One such indicator of this national trend is unemployment, which has recently been dropping. Politicians such as President Trump have been quick to praise this achievement, particularly when it comes to the minority rates. Some have been quick to fact check him, while others agree with his claims. Nevertheless, the overall unemployment rate has been decreasing for the United States. The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that in April, unemployment fell to 3.9%. The last time it reached below 4.0% was in December...

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