Author Archives: Michael B. Sauter

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Pennies

The 8 Poorest U.S. Presidents

Based on campaign finance reports, Sen. Bernie Sanders and Sen. Marco Rubio, two of the leading candidates for the nation’s highest office, are each likely worth less than $500,000. Should ...
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The White House

The 10 Richest U.S. Presidents

Primary season is now underway, and in less than a year the United States electorate will vote for the nation’s 45th president. Most of the leading candidates among both Republicans ...
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Voting

States With the Highest (and Lowest) Voter Turnout

Just 71% of voting-age U.S. citizens are registered to vote, and an even smaller share actually makes it to the voting booth on election day. In the 2012 presidential election, ...
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Why the Most Expensive Super Bowl Ticket Costs $25,400

As Super Bowl 50 approaches, fans of the Carolina Panthers and the Denver Broncos -- and football fans in general -- are scrambling to find reasonably priced seats at Levi's ...
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Mansion, Newport, Rhode Island

The Richest County in Each State

With the 2016 Iowa caucuses next Monday about to kick off the election process for the next President of the United States, questions about the economy are at center stage. ...
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Corruption

The Most Corrupt Countries in the World

No country is free of corruption. It is a severe problem in more than two-thirds of countries globally, some of which are major global economic powers, according to Transparency International’s ...
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NYSE

The Best Stocks of The 21st Century

Investing in individual companies on the stock market can often seem like a roll of the dice. Share prices of even the largest publicly traded company can soar 25% over ...
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Sports Fans

Sports Teams Gaining the Most Fans

The success of a sports franchise is largely dependent on its ability to attract fans to games and sell tickets. The departure of the Rams from St. Louis after years ...
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Republican

The Most Republican County in Every State

The largely unexpected rise in support for Republican and Democratic presidential candidates Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders -- who represent two vastly different viewpoints -- reflects how polarized Americans ...
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Democratic

The Most Democratic County in Each State

The largely unexpected rise in support for Republican and Democratic presidential candidates Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders -- who represent two vastly different viewpoints -- reflects how polarized Americans are ...
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The Fastest Growing (and Shrinking) States

In the past year, the U.S. population grew by roughly 2.5 million people. International net migration accounted for approximately 46% of this growth. Natural growth -- the number of births ...
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Taxes

States Paying the Highest (and Lowest) Taxes

During the 2012 tax season, Americans paid an average of roughly $1 for every $10 they earned in state and local taxes -- on top of taxes paid to the ...
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Innovation

The Most Innovative Companies

The number of patent grants awarded in the United States fell in 2015 for the first time since 2007. In all, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) granted 298,407 ...
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Losing sports fan

Sports Teams Running Out of Fans

This week, the Rams franchise of the National Football League (NFL) announced it would end more than two decades in St. Louis and return to its former home in Los ...
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Business, Companies

America’s Most Hated Companies

Today's rapid and near-ubiquitous dissemination of news and information means corporations, too, can be more vulnerable to public opinion. For many companies, recovering from a bad reputation can seem impossible. ...
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