Here's a map of the change in median income by county. You'll see that it's down almost everywhere. But it's up in the oil boom country in the Dakotas.
A little natural-resource boom can do wonders for your economy, at least in the short term.
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Forget Oculus Rift
This $25 cardboard box turns your phone into an incredibly fun virtual reality experience.