Author Archives: Michael B. Sauter

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The Most Dangerous Cities in America

The FBI reported Monday that 1,197,704 violent crimes were committed in 2015, up 3.9% from 2014. Violent crime rates are by no means uniform across the country. Some of the ...
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Worst States for Black Americans

This is a republication of a story done by 24/7 Wall St. on December 7 of 2015. Racial tension in the United States is at a high point not seen ...
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Cities With the Fastest Growing (and Shrinking) Economies

The economies of the vast majority of U.S. metropolitan areas expanded last year. In aggregate, GDP across the nation’s 382 metro areas grew by 2.5%, up from a 2.3% growth ...
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The Highest Paid Public Employee in Every State

Nick Saban, head coach of the men’s football team at the University of Alabama, is paid more than $7 million annually. He is the highest paid employee of all ...
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America’s Most and Least Educated States: A Survey of All 50

More Americans today hold academic degrees than ever before. The percentage of U.S. adults who completed a four-year college degree has steadily increased over the past 75 years -- from ...
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America’s Richest (and Poorest) States

The U.S. Census Bureau released on Wednesday new data from its 2015 nationwide population survey. According to the annual survey, the national median household income rose to $55,775 in 2015. ...
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Unicorn Bluff

The World’s 13 Most Valuable Startups

Every tech startup wants to become a unicorn -- a private company valued at more than $1 billion. Because they typically dominate a new business or technology, unicorns are able ...
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America’s Best (and Worst) Car Brands

American car owners seem to love their Lincolns while they are least satisfied with their Acuras, according to a recent survey of the auto industry. These are some of the ...
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America’s Most Segregated Cities

Of the 28.7 million black Americans living in the nation’s largest metropolitan areas, nearly one-quarter reside in segregated neighborhoods -- where at least 80% of residents are black. People living ...
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50 Least Powerful People in the World

A lucky few possess great fame, wealth, and influence. Even fewer manage to hold on to these positions of power without mishap. Such great heights are often quite perilous, ...
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Easiest (and Hardest) States to Find Full-Time Work

More than a quarter million jobs were added to the U.S. economy in July, and the official unemployment rate remained unchanged at just under 5%, according to the latest jobs ...
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Best (and Worst) Paying Cities for Women

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has recently made history as the first female nominated for president of the United States. Her nomination brought some long-standing issues of gender equality ...
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12 Companies Laying Off the Most Workers

Tech giant Cisco Systems is expected to announce plans to lay off 14,000 employees in the coming weeks, nearly one-fifth of its total headcount, according to technology news site CRN. ...
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Cities Where the Most (and Least) People Own Their Home

Home purchases in the United States have rebounded since the the recession that began in late 2007. The residential real estate market is a major pillar of the economy and ...
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America’s Most Violent (and Peaceful) States

Although the risk of deadly shootings appears to have escalated, violence in the United States is trending downward. In 1995, there were 685 violent incidents per 100,000 people nationwide. By ...
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