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Does the Boom Overcome the Bust? Study Finds Oil-County Residents Fare Worse in Long Haul

EDITOR’S NOTE: For families who live in oil-boom counties, does the economic upside of the oil economy overcome the inevitable bust that follows? A new study suggests that the answer is no. Households in oil-boom counties between 1975 and 2012 earned $7,600 less cumulatively than their peers in similar counties without oil booms, the study […]