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20 Stores Open on Thanksgiving

This upcoming Thanksgiving weekend, 164 million Americans, or close to 70% of the U.S. population, will start their holiday shopping. And, according to the National Retail Federation, an estimated 1 ...
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50 Top Tech Gifts Under $100

For those on a budget or with many people on their holiday shopping list, most of this season’s hottest tech gifts might seem too expensive. The latest iPhones, Samsung Galaxies, ...
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Best States for a Healthy Retirement

After many years of working for a living, many Americans look forward to retirement. Typically around age 65, people have finished working, saving money, and raising their children, so their ...
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Top Tech Gifts This Holiday Season

This holiday season, Americans will spend millions buying all the newest gadgets the tech industry has to offer. Clothes, toys, books, and candy are always popular gifts. However, it is ...
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America’s Best States to Live In

Most Americans do not choose where they grow up and often end up living in the same place as adults, either for financial reasons or because of social and familial ...
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States With the Safest Drivers

Over 37,000 Americans died in motor vehicle crashes in 2016, a 5.6% increase over the previous year -- when deaths rose by 8.4%. The last time deaths caused by traffic ...
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25 Most Dangerous Cities in America

The horrific mass shooting at a church in Sutherland Springs, Texas over the weekend represents just the latest in a series of brutal gun massacres that have occurred across the ...
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The Worst Cities for Black Americans

Nationwide, the typical black household earns just 61 cents for every dollar the typical white household earns. Despite the achievements of the Civil Rights Movement more than five decades ago, ...
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The Worst Tragedy in Every State

October's massacre in Las Vegas represents the latest in a string of mass shootings that have killed hundreds across the country over the last two decades. Between the historic fires ...
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The Top Holiday Gift in Every State

Americans spent over $600 billion buying gifts during the holidays last year, and all signs point to this year being even bigger. The holiday shopping season more or less officially ...
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America’s 50 Best Cities to Live

As the land of opportunity, the United States has attracted people from around the world for centuries. Yet not all parts of the country are equally desirable, and some cities ...
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The Best and Worst Thing About Each State

Californians are likely proud of Hollywood, but probably not that proud of the air pollution problems some of their cities face. Idahoans no doubt are proud of their potato production, ...
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Best Public High Schools in Every State

Among all public services in this country, few are as uneven in quality as the American public education system. While schools must follow certain guidelines and are held to public ...
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The Most Famous Band Formed the Year You Were Born

About seven decades ago, a rock and roll group called The Beatles was formed in Liverpool, England. They would go on to make 27 separate No. 1 singles and become ...
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America’s Richest and Poorest States

The U.S. Census Bureau released on Wednesday new data from its 2016 annual population survey -- with largely positive findings. Most notable among the survey’s findings is the significant increase ...
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