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8 States Running Out of Water

While drought conditions have improved in many regions of the United States, higher than average summer temperatures and patchy rainfall over the summer has contributed to one of the worst ...
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America’s Fastest Growing Jobs

 Some occupations are better positioned to capitalize on economic, demographic, and workplace trends than others. From 2005 through 2014, for example, employment of service unit operators in natural resources industries ...
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America’s Fastest Shrinking Jobs

 The economic recession of the last decade decimated the U.S. labor market, with millions of Americans losing their jobs. To this day, many occupations remain below their pre-recession employment levels. ...
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Companies Paying Americans the Least

Amid soaring corporate profits and stagnating worker wages in the past decade, growing numbers of low-wage workers are demanding higher pay. In the wake of intensifying debates over income inequality, ...
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Top Selling Products From Each State

Americans are used to seeing the "made in China" label on many products they buy, particularly clothing and electronics. A great many products, however, start their journey in the United ...
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The Healthiest City in Every State

 The long debate over the Affordable Care Act (ACA) has, if nothing else, put the spotlight on the poor state of the country’s health and health care system. The United ...
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The Net Worth of Each Presidential Candidate

The U.S. presidential election is by far the most expensive political race in the world, especially when compared with countries that have strict regulations on campaign funding and expenses. ...
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The Most Dangerous Cars in America

 Today, buyers of a new car can easily compare between vehicles' safety ratings. And consumers increasingly demand safer vehicles and want cars that can meet the highest safety standards. Still, ...
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The 10 Most Polluted Cities in America

 More than 138 million people, nearly 44% of the U.S. population, live in areas where air pollution reaches dangerously high levels during parts of the year. While exposure to low ...
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The Largest Company in Each State

The largest companies in the United States are almost all concentrated in major metropolitan areas. Nearly one in 10 Fortune 500 companies are headquartered in New York City. The five ...
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The Next 11 States to Legalize Marijuana

 Marijuana prohibition is entering its 78th year. Colorado’s marijuana law went into effect at the beginning of last year in the wake of changing attitudes. Compared to 1969, when only ...
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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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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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The Most (and Least) Expensive States to Drive

Owning a car is expensive. There are maintenance costs to consider, insurance to pay, and of course, gas. Several factors could affect these costs going forward. For one, if legislatures ...
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The Most Iconic Frozen Treats in Each State

Americans are becoming increasingly health conscious, yet frozen treats are more popular than ever and frozen dessert chains are increasing the number of their locations. Healthier than ice cream, frozen ...
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