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NH again named 'most livable state;' Utah on list

NH again named 'most livable state;' Utah on list

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CONCORD, N.H. (AP) -- For the fifth year in a row, a national ranking lists New Hampshire as the "most livable state" in the country.

The ranking, by CQ Press, is based on 44 factors, including income, crime rates, business taxes, employment, environment and education.

Last week, CQ Press named New Hampshire the safest state.

Other states at the top of the rankings were Utah, Wyoming, Minnesota and Iowa. Mississippi was at the bottom, with South Carolina, Kentucky, Tennessee and Arkansas.

For more information on the "most livable state" rankings, click the related link.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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