To save money, more people are buying seeds to grow their own vegetable gardens.
They've avoided the worst of the housing bust. Oil and gas revenues have helped too.
Armed with federal funds, governors have announced new programs ranging from gas vouchers to job training.
U.S. Rep. Kirsten Gillibrand, who's relatively conservative, is named to take the seat vacated by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton
The US spends twice as much on healthcare per capita than other nations but still trails in access to care.
Biofuel researchers look for the good in a pesky plant.
Healthcare cuts in California and New York could affect thousands.