Author Archives: Michael B. Sauter

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America’s 50 Best Cities to Live

Moving from one city to another is much more common in the United States than it used to be. No matter the reasons for the move -- buying a house, ...
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10 Worst States for Women

The U.S. could elect the first female president in its history this November. For many advocates, representation in the nation’s highest office could lead to meaningful progress for women’s rights, ...
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Ranking Gender Inequality in All 50 States

The U.S. could elect the first female president in its history this November. For many advocates, representation in the nation’s highest office could lead to meaningful progress for women’s ...
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States With the Highest (and Lowest) Voter Turnout

In this year’s presidential primaries, more than 57.6 million Americans went to the polls, slightly less than the 2008 all-time record. It remains to be seen if high primary turnout ...
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The Worst Cities for Black Americans

Highly publicized police shootings of young black men continue to fuel a national conversation on race. Groups such as Black Lives Matter have sought to highlight systemic racial inequality in ...
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The Most Dangerous Cars in America

The average light vehicle on the road today was manufactured in 2003 or 2004. While cars built today usually meet the highest of safety standards, there are a number of ...
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10 Richest US Presidents

On November 8, Americans will go to the polls to elect the 45th President of the United States. While this year’s election is in many ways highly unusual, the two ...
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America’s 15 Fastest Shrinking Companies

It usually requires years and years of steady sales declines for a major public company to lose a substantial share of its revenue. Only a handful of S&P 500 companies ...
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Companies Paying Americans the Least

Wal-Mart, the world’s largest company and private employer, recently raised the minimum wage of its employees to $10 an hour. Since the company’s announcement last year, several of the ...
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The Most Dangerous Cities in America

The FBI reported Monday that 1,197,704 violent crimes were committed in 2015, up 3.9% from 2014. Violent crime rates are by no means uniform across the country. Some of the ...
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Worst States for Black Americans

This is a republication of a story done by 24/7 Wall St. on December 7 of 2015. Racial tension in the United States is at a high point not seen ...
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Cities With the Fastest Growing (and Shrinking) Economies

The economies of the vast majority of U.S. metropolitan areas expanded last year. In aggregate, GDP across the nation’s 382 metro areas grew by 2.5%, up from a 2.3% growth ...
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Nick Saban Alabama

The Highest Paid Public Employee in Every State

Nick Saban, head coach of the men’s football team at the University of Alabama, is paid more than $7 million annually. He is the highest paid employee of all ...
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America’s Most and Least Educated States: A Survey of All 50

More Americans today hold academic degrees than ever before. The percentage of U.S. adults who completed a four-year college degree has steadily increased over the past 75 years -- from ...
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America’s Richest (and Poorest) States

The U.S. Census Bureau released on Wednesday new data from its 2015 nationwide population survey. According to the annual survey, the national median household income rose to $55,775 in 2015. ...
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