WASHINGTON -- The growth of personal income in California far outpaced other states' in the second quarter as household earnings in the Los Angeles area rebounded following the January earthquake, the government reported yesterday.

"In California, personal income increased 3.9% in the second quarter after declining 1.6% in the first," said a U.S. Commerce Department report. "The rebound reflected the effects on personal income of the destruction caused by the earthquake and the relief efforts that resuited."

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