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States With the Highest and Lowest Gas Taxes

At the start of this 2018, seven states raised taxes on gasoline, while two states lowered the tax. Pennsylvania lowered taxes by six tenths of a cent, but the state ...
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America’s Most Hated Companies

A company can live or die by its reputation. Year after year, the vast majority of familiar companies and brands maintain -- or build -- their bond with the American ...
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25 Best Board Games for a Snowy Day

For over 7,000 years and counting, people worldwide have found time on quiet, snowy evenings to play board games. While games in ancient times were not made of cardboard, but ...
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The Poorest County in Every State

The typical U.S. household earned $55,322 in 2016, an increase of $1,433 from the year prior. While income in the United States is increasing overall, so is income inequality. The ...
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50 Places Raising the Minimum Wage in 2018

Several dozen American cities, counties, and states raised local minimum wages on January 1. In a few California cities, the minimum wage increased by $2.00 or more per hour. In ...
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25 Most Dangerous Drugs

Drug overdoses are now the leading cause of accidental death in the United States. More Americans die of drug overdoses than in car accidents, which are also frequently the result ...
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25 Athletes Who Came Out of Nowhere This Year

Some things are certain in sports. LeBron James, Alexander Ovechkin, Mike Trout, and Aaron are among the best in their respective leagues and will likely continue to dominate as long ...
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30 Most Anticipated Products Coming in 2018

The end of the year is always an exciting time. It is a time to celebrate with friends and family, to reminisce on the months gone by, and to look ...
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35 Best Tech Gifts on Sale

Tech gifts are expected to be as popular this holiday shopping season as ever, and as is always the case, the electronics that are the most in demand tend to ...
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Bing Predicts: NFL Week 15

It’s not like the New England Patriots tossed away their Super Bowl hopes after the upset 27-20 loss to the Dolphins. But now it is clear they are vulnerable. The ...
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The Most (and Least) Healthy States: A Survey of All 50

Progress in a society can be measured by steady improvement in health outcomes. The United States has improved in some health areas over the years, yet is facing serious challenges ...
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States Where Wildfires Caused the Most Damage

Five wildfires currently burn across California. The largest of these, which covers parts of Santa Barbara and Ventura counties, has already destroyed more than 230,000 acres and is the fifth ...
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50 Best Holiday Gift Ideas for Mom and Dad

If you’re one of the millions of Americans shopping for mom or dad this holiday season, you’re likely overwhelmed with choices from gift websites, magazines, and department store display cases. ...
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The Most (and Least) Expensive NFL Teams to See Before the Playoffs

Buying a ticket to an National Football League game is no small undertaking. Even the cheapest tickets are usually at least $100, and the average ticket price across the NFL ...
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50 Best Tech Gifts Under $50

The weekend of Black Friday has come and gone, but the 2017 holiday shopping period is far from over. In fact, according to one estimate, eight of the 10 busiest ...
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