Author Archives: Michael B. Sauter

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America’s Most Violent (and Peaceful) States

Although the risk of deadly shootings appears to have escalated, violence in the United States is trending downward. In 1995, there were 685 violent incidents per 100,000 people nationwide. By ...
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45 Hottest Phones of All Time

More than two-thirds of adults in the United States today own a smartphone. As phone technology has progressed over the years, use of the devices has expanded from simple communication ...
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17 Counties Where People Die Old

Americans are living longer than they ever have before, as life expectancy has risen in recent years to 78.5 years. While the nation's life expectancy has improved, the country gained ground much ...
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America’s Best Companies to Work For

Americans work 34.4 hours per week on average, spending more time at work than employees of any other developed country in the world. Employed full-time, the average U.S. adult works ...
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American Cities With Booming (and Shrinking) Incomes

The American workforce earned 2.9% more income in 2014 than in the previous year. As the American economy continues to recover from the Great Recession, more people are able ...
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States Where Anyone Can Carry a Concealed Weapon

Each year, roughly 117,000 Americans are shot, and nearly one in every three of those shot die. Some Americans have responded to the problem of gun violence by advocating for stricter ...
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The 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, is ...
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25 Most American Cities

The electorate for the upcoming election will be the most racially diverse in U.S. history. Polling data and election coverage have shown an increasingly polarized America, and political analysts have ...
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The Most (and Least) Expensive States to Drive

After housing, transportation is the average American's second largest yearly expense. Gasoline, insurance, and car repairs cost the average driver more than $3,000 annually. A number of factors, such as ...
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Cities With the Most Idle Youth

There are an estimated 3 million people aged 16 to 24 in the United States who are neither employed nor in school. Because these youth are not acquiring job skills ...
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10 States With the Most Drug Overdoses

Fatal drug overdoses are on the rise in the United States. Specifically, deaths from heroin and other opioids have increased to the point that public health officials are calling ...
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The 10 States With the Least Gun Violence

Violent death is a problem in the United States. Not only are mass shootings seemingly routine, but also U.S. firearm-related homicide and suicide rates are much higher than in other ...
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States With the Fastest (and Slowest) Growing Economies

The U.S. economy grew 2.4% in 2015. This is the most the economy has grown in more than five years, and is a slight improvement on 2014’s 2.2% growth. The ...
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Cities Where Hurricanes Would Cause the Most Damage

If the nearly 7 million homes along the Atlantic and Gulf coasts were to be destroyed by hurricanes, reconstruction would cost an estimated $1.55 trillion. Miami, Florida, with 780,482 at-risk ...
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The Best (and Worst) States to Be Unemployed

Unemployment in the United States has steadily improved over the past six and a half years. The unemployment rate today is half its mid-recession peak, and non-farm payroll employment has ...
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