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Behind the Numbers: May 6, 2007 - May 12, 2007

New Orleans: The Long Road Back

A new survey of New Orleans area residents shows how deeply Hurricane Katrina continues to plague the lives of those living in the city's hardest-hit parishes. In the poll, released today by the Kaiser Family Foundation, eight in 10 residents of Orleans, Jefferson, Plaquemines and St. Bernard parishes said Katrina...

By Jennifer Agiesta  |  May 10, 2007; 1:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Polls  
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Post-ABC CCI: Battling High Pump Prices

Despite steadily increasing gasoline prices, the Washington Post-ABC News Consumer Comfort Index (CCI) has nudged upwards over the past two weeks, buoyed by the highest personal finance ratings since last fall. This week the Post-ABC CCI stands at -3 on its scale from -100 to +100, after several weeks hovering...

By Jennifer Agiesta  |  May 8, 2007; 5:16 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Post-ABC Consumer Comfort Index  
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Richardson's New Mexico Cash Boom

On a presidential candidate's list of lucrative donor destinations, New Mexico barely rates a mention (its electoral competitiveness is another story). During the entire 2004 election, New Mexican donors combined to give just more than $3 million to the presidential candidates. But now that Bill Richardson, the state's governor, is...

By  |  May 7, 2007; 6:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Categories:  Campaign Finance , President 2008  
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