Author Archives: Michael B. Sauter

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Cars So Hot They’re Out of Stock

American motorists bought a record 17.5 million new vehicles in 2015. While automobile sales are at an all time high, certain makes and models are in much higher demand than ...
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Cars Americans Don’t Want to Buy

U.S. auto sales last year were the highest on record, with nearly 17.5 million cars and light trucks sold. Car manufacturers were not the only ones to enjoy the higher ...
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11 Cities Hit Hardest by Extreme Poverty

Although the economy has largely recovered from the worst effects of the recession, many more Americans live in poverty today than did during the crisis. Perhaps of greater concern is ...
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Manufacturers Bringing The Most Jobs Back to America

The loss of American manufacturing jobs to foreign labor has been a central theme of several presidential candidates’ campaigns. However, the trend of offshoring may be slowing, according to one ...
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The Cost of a Computer the Year You Were Born

Once wildly expensive and inaccessible but to the very rich, computers today are one of the most ubiquitous technologies worldwide. In 1972, the most basic model of an HP 3000 ...
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18 Worst Product Flops of All Time

Big companies must take big risks and sometimes spend millions of dollars in an attempt to find the next big thing before competitors do. Such attempts, however, are not always ...
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The States With the Strongest and Weakest Unions

The U.S. Supreme Court issued in March a split vote on a decision that, if passed, would have prevented public sector unions from requiring non-union government workers to pay union ...
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The Most (and Least) Meaningful Jobs

The U.S. monthly unemployment rate fell below 5% this January -- the first time it has done so in eight years. A healthier economy means that some American workers can ...
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America’s Fastest Growing Cities

The U.S. population grew by 0.79% over the last year, just slightly faster than the previous year’s growth rate but still among the slowest rates in decades. While the nationwide ...
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How Much a Home Cost the Year You Were Born

People love telling stories about how a home purchased years ago for next to nothing is today worth hundreds of thousands of dollars or more. Truth is, those tales might ...
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States With the Highest (and Lowest) Sales Taxes

The deadline for filing income tax returns is less than a few weeks away. In addition to income taxes, Americans pay property and general sales taxes as well, which also ...
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The Least Healthy County in Every State

An enormous amount of time and money is spent keeping Americans healthy. Governments at all levels and individuals invest many resources on anything from medical expenses to the costs of ...
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The Largest Employer in Every State

A diverse array of companies is essential for a state to maintain a stable and healthy labor market. Some companies, however, impact a state’s economy and labor market far more ...
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Ticket Prices for the Top 25 College Basketball Teams

Coming up this weekend is Selection Sunday, when the NCAA selection committee will choose which teams are worthy of playing in the Division I Men’s Basketball Tournament -- also known ...
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11 Retailers Closing the Most Stores

As U.S. employment continues to improve in the years after the recession, Americans are more likely to have disposable income to spend on clothes and goods. Retail sales in the ...
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