A measure of economic activity in each of the 50 states shows that the ones most reliant on the energy industry are suffering, while most of the U.S. is seeing solid growth.The Philadelphia Fed’s state coincident indexes for April, show 42 states with gains, seven with declines, and one — Indiana — unchanged, compared with their levels from January. A coincident index is set to the trend of its gross domestic product, using variables on jobs, hours worked in manufacturing, the unemployment rate and real wages.In the 12 months to April, the U.S. index grew by 3.1%, which is stronger than what GDP data over the same period suggests. (The map shows growth over three months.)What binds the seven states in decline is their exposure to the hard-hit energy sector. North Dakota, Wyoming, Alaska, Iowa, Louisiana, Oklahoma and Pennsylvania all are exposed to the industry through either fracking, conventional drilling, refining, or in Iowa’s case, ethanol. continue reading » 6SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr
Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A 12-year-old boy was fatally struck by an SUV driven by a man with a suspended license in Valley Stream on Thursday morning.Nassau County police said the boy was hit by a GMC Yukon at the corner of South Franklin Avenue and West Merrick Road at 7:17 a.m.The victim was taken to Long Island Jewish Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead. His identity was not immediately released.The driver, 29-year-old Austin Soldano of Seaford, was charged with unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle.He will be arraigned Thursday at First District Court in Hempstead.Homicide Squad detectives are continuing the investigation.
Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterSunday 29 Dec 2019 11:43 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link1.3kShares Comment Wright gave his verdict (Picture: Getty)‘When you look at the two games there’s definite improvement in Arsenal,’ said Wright on Match of the Day. ‘You just think what they could have done had they gone with the appointment after the Leicester game at the international break.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT‘It’s one and two touch all the way and its really quick. Fantastic zip, the fans should be happy with what they’re seeing at the moment but give Chelsea credit for what they’ve done today.’‘Very compact. Very solid. I like the shape,’ Keown added. ‘They’ve had three different managers by the way. Different ideas, different voices.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City‘It’s the front players, when they go to engage I think they do that really well. Everyone is engaging really very well.‘Chelsea with their system 3 at the back seem confused and Arsenal were really well organised hunting in packs. Everyone attuned to the system. I thought they did it really well.’Where will Arsenal finish this season?Top four0%Top six0%Top half0%Bottom half0%Relegation zone0%Share your resultsShare your resultsTweet your resultsMORE: Pep Guardiola sets Premier League record ahead of Sir Alex Ferguson, Jose Mourinho and Jurgen KloppMORE: Frank Lampard praises Mikel Arteta after Arsenal’s defeat to Chelsea Ian Wright and Martin Keown rate Mikel Arteta’s start at Arsenal after Chelsea defeat Arteta has failed to get a win under his belt thus far (Picture: AMA/Getty)Ian Wright and Martin Keown have both been impressed by Mikel Arteta’s start to life as Arsenal manager, despite the Spaniard failing to notch his first win.The Gunners were beaten 2-1 by Chelsea on Sunday, while they could only muster a draw in his first game in charge against Bournemouth.However, while results haven’t gone Arsenal’s way, club legend Wright has noted the marked improvement in Arsenal’s play, while former centre-back Keown has been impressed with the way Arteta has been setting his troops out. Advertisement
The 19-year-old made his debut from the bench against Moldova in the World Cup qualifier at Wembley two weeks ago and has explained how England manager Roy Hodgson has given him the incentive of a place in the squad if he continues his form. “I have set my sights on the World Cup,” Barkley said in his first interview with national newspapers. Press Association “It’s a goal for me. It will be hard, but through hard work hopefully I can get on the flight there. “He (Hodgson) told me to keep working hard and keep doing what I have been doing since the start of the season and if there comes a time that, because I am young, I’m on the bench, don’t let your head go down. “He believes in me. He has high hopes for me. He sees me being able to go to Brazil if I keep progressing as I have done since the start of the season.” However, Barkley, who joined Everton aged 11, has been advised to stay at Goodison Park for the development of his career by the captain of the club’s biggest rivals – Steven Gerrard. Barkley was sent out on loan to Sheffield Wednesday and Leeds while David Moyes was in charge at Everton, but he is now back in the fold and has secured a regular starting spot under new Toffees manager Roberto Martinez. Barkley said: “He (Gerrard) told me I’m from Liverpool, a local lad playing for the team I support, and there is nothing better. “He’s done that throughout his career. He said playing is the main thing, going to another team and not playing would be no good for my development. “I was a bit star-struck when I first joined up but Steven was good to me when I was away. I sat next to him on the coach and he gave me loads of advice. “He said the big hitters are going to be looking at me but the main thing for me is to stay with the club I’m at, the team I support and love, which is Everton.” Ross Barkley might be at the start of his England career but the Everton midfielder is setting his sights on playing in next summer’s World Cup.