America's Best Places to Find a Job
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Texas has proved enormously resilient during this recession. The state's economy has performed better than much of the nation. Home values never really bubbled in Texas. Also, the world's dependence on fossil fuels always helps Houston. The city is home to the headquarters of 27 Fortune 500 companies, including ConocoPhillips and Marathon Oil.