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States Producing the Most Renewable Energy

Climate change is widely viewed as one of the long-term events most threatening to the Earth and human life. Research shows that since the Industrial Revolution in the 1700s, changes ...
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25 Most Polluted Cities

Approximately 125 million Americans live in areas where they are exposed to dangerously high levels of air pollution, a considerable decline from the year before. This has been the trend ...
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14 States Struggling With Mental Illness

More than 40 million Americans suffer from some form of mental illness, and nearly 10 million struggle with a serious condition such as chronic depression, bipolar disorder, and schizophrenia. While ...
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50 Worst Product Flops of All Time

Just like success, failure is part of doing business. Entrepreneurs and large companies often take big risks, hoping for success but not always achieving it. These failures take many different ...
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America’s Highest Paying Companies

American wages vary widely, from the minimum wage to six-figure salaries, and more. Often, it is the industry, in addition to the job, that determines the level of pay. The ...
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Best States for Immigrants

The California Senate passed a bill this month that provides a number of protections to immigrants in the state in light of recent crackdowns by Immigration and Customs Enforcement. ...
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Cities Hit Hardest by Extreme Poverty

The American economy has been recovering from the Great Recession for nearly eight years. As the U.S. has added jobs and wages have risen steadily, a troubling trend has emerged. ...
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22 Retailers Closing the Most Stores

In April, Payless ShoeSource filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, and announced plans to close around 400 locations. This news comes about two months after RadioShack filed for Chapter 11 ...
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The Most (and Least) Healthy Countries in the World

Many factors contribute to the health of a population, and worldwide health varies to the extreme. While most Americans are aware that these global health disparities exist, a look at ...
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32 Huge Brands Pulling Ads From ‘The O’Reilly Factor’

"The O’Reilly Factor," the most popular show on cable news, has turned from moneymaker to potential liability as companies have been pulling their ads in the wake of host Bill ...
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32 Major Brands Pulling Ads From ‘The O’Reilly Factor’

"The O’Reilly Factor," the most popular show on cable news, has turned from moneymaker to potential liability as companies have been pulling their ads in the wake of host Bill ...
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19 Mistakes the IRS Says Filers Must Avoid

Tax season began on January 23, but millions of Americans have likely put off filing until the last few weeks before the April 18 deadline. Government cutbacks last year resulted ...
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The Least Healthy County in Every State

By many health measures, the United States, a nation of over 320 million, is an anomaly. Despite health spending approaching $10,000 per person -- which amounts to twice and even ...
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The Happiest Countries in the World

The Norwegians and the Swiss have the highest life satisfaction in the world, according to the newest edition of the Better Life Index. According to the study, published annually by ...
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Best (and Worst) Paying Cities for Women

The typical woman working full time in the United States earns just 80 cents for every dollar the typical man earns. While the gender pay gap has narrowed substantially since ...
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