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Facebook Engagement for Publishers Plunges

Large content sites that count on reader engagement on Facebook Inc. (NASDAQ: FB) sites to drive and hold traffic have a problem. A new study says engagement has eroded, particularly as ...
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North Korea Leads as Global Slavery Hits 46 Million

The Global Slavery Index, created by the Walk Free Foundation, measures the presence of slavery by country in 167 nations. Based on its definition, North Korea has by far and ...
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Amazon Sells Drones for $9,000

The price of drones varies wildly. Amazon.com Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) sells one for $8,999.95. The price is a marketing trick to keep the sticker under $9,000. The technique is old and ...
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Detroit Still Offers $1,000 Homes

As the City of Detroit bulldozes thousands of homes, it has maintained a small, and largely unsuccessful program that allows people to buy homes for as little as $1,000. The low-priced home ...
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Mississippi Is the Most Obese State

Mississippi has the most obese residents of any of the 50 states. As a by-product, cases of diabetes and the costs of health care are high, along with premature deaths. In ...
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New Hampshire Spends Least Among States on Public Higher Education

New Hampshire spends the least on public higher education among America's 50 states. In most states in which this is true, tuitions are high. In the study, "States Investing the Most in ...
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Movie Industry Eyes May 2009 Box Office of $1.3 Billion

Traditionally, the Memorial Day weekend tops off box office receipts for May, which has been a good month for movie distributor for years. Over the past 10 years, May has ...
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Black Americans Invented Memorial Day

Through the fog of history, several groups lay claim the invention of Memorial Day. To some extent that is because the holiday has had different names. To some extent, the ...
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439 People Expected to Be Killed in Memorial Day Crashes

Car accidents across the United States have fallen year by year, due to a combination of drunk driving addressed by MADD, better cars with improved safety features, and likely better ...
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Exxon Is Best Performing Dow Stock of 2016, Up 15%

As oil prices have rebounded, so has the share price of the world's largest energy company. The stock of Exxon Mobil Corp. (NYSE: XOM) has risen 15.47%, against the performance ...
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A $252,000 Tree House for Sale in Kansas

Real estate listings are sometime exaggerations. The most searched house on Realtor.com this week is described as a "tree house." Actually: Designed to fit into the nature surrounding it, this ...
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Why Is the NRA Promoting Best of Military Fire Power?

The message that the NRA recently sent to its members was billed as something of a walk down memory lane, describing weapons over a century old. The message appears pedestrian, but a ...
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Volkswagen Expected to Have 13% Drop in May Sales

Among the expectations about U.S. cars sales in May is that overall the industry will suffer a drop off of 6.2% to 1,530,000, compared to the same month last year. Also, ...
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Gas Prices Rise Above $2 in Every State for the First Time in Months

The days when gasoline prices dropped close to $1 a gallon in some parts of the United States are months past. For the first time in nearly a year, the price ...
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Pittsburgh Is Best City for New College Grads

A new study claims that of the top 10 cities for new college graduates not a single one is in the tech hot areas on the West Coast. All are east ...
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