Bloomberg Rankings sorted through U.S. Census data for metropolitan areas to rank those with the greatest population growth, then scored areas on growth in gross domestic product, adjusted for inflation. They combined the two scores and winnowed the list to regions with more than 1 million residents to find the top 12 American boomtowns.
3. San Jose, Calif.
7. Dallas (Score: 88.82)
10. Charlotte-Gastonia-Concord, North Carolina 2007 Population: 1,651,568 2011 Population: 1,795,472 Percent Change: 8.71 GDP Compound Annual Growth: 0.14%
9. Portland-Beaverton Oregon, Vancouver Washington
A voice fit for Broadway took home the big win for this years Star Voice Singing competition. Annali Fuchs of Santa Maria wowed audiences Satuday night at the Chumash Casino with her powerhouse voice. The New York Native made it to the Top 4 alongside Luther Richmond of Santa Barbara, Djoir Jordan of Thousand Oaks and Jineanne Coderre of Santa Maria.
Douglas MacArthur returns to the Philippines, Nixon sets off the "Saturday Night Massacre," Jackie Kennedy remarries, the Sydney Opera House opens, tragedy strikes Lynyrd Skynyrd, and Muammar Gaddafi is killed, all on this day.