Author Archives: Alexander Kent

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America’s Most Segregated Cities

Racial segregation in U.S. neighborhoods has declined over the past several decades but it remains very high. Meanwhile, residential segregation by income has risen sharply from the relatively low levels ...
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America’s Best Companies to Work For

A company’s workforce is perhaps its most valuable asset, and no one knows more about a workplace than its employees. Employee opinions reflect basic measures, such as pay, perks, benefits, ...
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7 Countries Near Bankruptcy

Puerto Rico defaulted on its $58 million debt repayment this week for the first time in its history. With its failure to repay creditors, the commonwealth joins the ranks of ...
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How Obamacare Increased Insurance Coverage in Every State

President Barack Obama signed the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) on March 23, 2010, and open enrollment for all Americans began on October 1, 2013. While the ultimate ...
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9 States With the Most Dangerous Weather

Despite a historically slow start to tornado season in 2015, more than 400 tornadoes were reported in May alone, roughly double the average in recent years. May was also the ...
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The 10 Most Oil-Rich States

Oil futures fell last week, the biggest weekly decline since March, after the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) said that U.S. oil and gas inventories unexpectedly rose the week before. ...
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The 25 Most Expensive Steakhouses in the Country

Steaks are expensive -- whether you buy them at the grocery store or at a restaurant. Steak is often the most expensive item on a restaurant’s menu, and steakhouses are ...
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America’s Least Healthy Fast-Food Chains

 Sonic, according to a 24/7 Wall St. analysis, is the least healthy major fast-food restaurant in the United States. 24/7 Wall St. analyzed nutritional information for each of the country's largest ...
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10 States With the Most Gun Violence

 More than two-thirds of all homicides in the United States are gun-related. Of the 16,121 homicides reported in 2013, 11,208 were caused by gun violence. Including suicides, nearly 34,000 people ...
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America’s Most (and Least) Valuable States

  A recent study estimates that the combined value of all land in the contiguous United States is worth nearly $23 trillion. The most valuable state, according to the survey, ...
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The Happiest Countries in the World

 Denmark’s residents are the most satisfied with their lives, according to the Better Life Index released Monday. According to the study, published annually by the Organization for Economic Co-operation and ...
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The Most Unusual Causes of Death By State

The leading causes of death tend to be the same across the country. A majority of deaths are due to heart disease, followed by cancer and chronic lower respiratory disease. ...
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The Most Expensive Wars in U.S. History

 Declared an official holiday in 1971, Memorial Day honors those who have given their lives in service to the United States. While the human toll is always great, wars also ...
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States Where the Most (and Least) People Work for the Government

Public education, law enforcement, emergency services, and road maintenance are all largely funded by state tax dollars. State and local government employees help these public services run smoothly. Despite ...
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The Healthiest County in Each State

With the ongoing U.S. economic recovery and implementation of the Affordable Care Act, health insurance coverage rates among Americans have increased significantly. Americans may expect health outcomes to improve as ...
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