Author Archives: Michael B. Sauter

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The Worst Companies To Work For

 These days, employees can easily share their work experiences online, and employee opinions about companies and managers are all readily available to prospective workers and customers alike. As a result, ...
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States With the Fastest (and Slowest) Growing Economies

The U.S. economy grew 2.2% in 2014, largely on gains in the professional, scientific and technical services sector. Last year's growth was up from a 1.9% GDP growth rate in ...
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The States With the Strongest and Weakest Unions

In 1973, 24% of all U.S. wage and salary workers were members of unions. Since then, organized labor participation has steadily declined. Over the past decade, nationwide union membership ...
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13 Cars That Cost More Than They Used To

 Every year, car manufacturers tinker with their lineup and introduce new makes and models in order to reach new customers and keep the brand image fresh. While this practice is ...
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The Richest Town in Each State

Incomes vary tremendously not just across the United States but also within each state. There was at least one town in each state with a median household income thousands ...
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America’s Least Healthy Fast-Food Chains

 Sonic, according to a 24/7 Wall St. analysis, is the least healthy major fast-food restaurant in the United States. 24/7 Wall St. analyzed nutritional information for each of the country's largest ...
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7 Car Brands That Cost Less Than They Used To

 Every year car manufacturers tinker with their lineup and introduce new models in order to reach new customers and keep the brand image fresh. While this practice is important for ...
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The Poorest Town in Each State

Poverty in the United States is not uniform and varies from place to place. Still, each state -- no matter how rich -- has some poor towns. In every state, ...
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Countries With the Widest Gap Between the Rich and the Poor

The United States, which prides itself as a land of opportunity, has the fourth-most uneven income distribution among developed nations, according to recently-released data. Only Turkey, Mexico, and Chile had ...
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The 9 Most Misleading Product Claims

It can be difficult for consumers to distinguish false advertising claims from true ones, especially when they are made by credible-sounding advocates. When companies with enormous spending power are ...
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9 Old-Fashioned Names Making Huge Comebacks

 Most people are called the name they were given at birth for their entire lives, and for that reason, the name of a child is often given intense consideration. Like ...
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The States With the Most (and Least) Divorces

 The status of relationships across the United States is difficult to reduce to a data set. Partnership is an intensely personal matter and marriage, a legal recognition of partnership, is ...
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10 Most Popular Stores in America

Walmart is the most popular store in America. More than half of all shoppers in the country visited a Walmart location in March. No other U.S. store could claim ...
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The 10 Richest Towns in America

Income inequality is becoming the most important economic topic going into this election cycle. The absolute extremes of wealth and poverty are often found in the same area. The annual ...
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The States With the Highest (and Lowest) Obesity Rates

 Obesity in the United States continues to rise, and the problem does not appear to be getting any better. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the national ...
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