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Countries Buying the Most Weapons From the US Government

The U.S. government sent nearly $10 billion worth of military vehicles and weapons systems to foreign governments last year. The United States is easily the largest exporter of arms in ...
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Cities With the Highest (and Lowest) Unemployment Rates

The U.S. labor market has improved remarkably in recent years, as the unemployment rate has fully returned to pre-recession levels. The national unemployment rate reached 4.7% in December, the same ...
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The Net Worth of American Presidents: Washington to Trump

George Washington, the nation’s first president, was also one of the wealthiest men to hold the office. His Virginia plantation, Mount Vernon, consisted of five separate farms on 8,000 acres ...
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The Best (and Worst) States for Business

For 83 straight months, nearly seven years, the U.S. private sector has added jobs. Unemployment has steadily declined and remains close to a 10-year low. And with investors confident about ...
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20 Groceries Driving Up Your Bill the Most

Many American consumers have been felt the effect of rising food prices on their grocery bills. Between 2006 and 2016, the price of food has increased by 27.8%, outpacing the ...
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Cities Where Crime Is Plummeting

Violent crime rate in the United States rose slightly in 2015, from 362 incidents per 100,000 people in 2014 to 373 incidents per 100,000 Americans. Still, the long-term trend of ...
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Cities Where Crime Is Soaring

The violent crime rate in the United States rose slightly in 2015, from 362 incidents per 100,000 people in 2014 to 373 incidents per 100,000 Americans. Still, the long-term trend ...
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States Where the Middle Class Is Being Left Behind

By many measures, the U.S. economy is booming: unemployment is close to a decade-long low; the Federal Reserve recently raised interest rates for the second time in roughly a decade, ...
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The Tallest Building in Every State

Mankind has always sought to rise above the clouds, but it was not until the late 19th century that the technology became available to make what we commonly call skyscrapers ...
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The Most Expensive Super Bowl Tickets

Super Bowl LI is just a few days away, and fans of both the New England Patriots and the Atlanta Falcons, as well as NFL fans in general, are scrambling ...
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America’s Happiest (and Most Miserable) States

Nationwide, Americans' well-being improved in 2016 compared to 2015 and 2014. While many enjoy comfortable, healthy, and happy living and take their well-being for granted, not all Americans enjoy such ...
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States Adding the Most Jobs Since the Great Recession

The U.S. economy has changed drastically in the past decade. As the housing bubble burst and the economy spiraled into the worst recession the country has faced since the Great ...
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12 Occupations With the Worst Job Security

Every month, millions of Americans leave their jobs, either because they are laid off or because they quit. While most American workers likely seek stable, long-term employment, millions of U.S. ...
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13 Professions With the Highest Job Security

Every month, millions of Americans leave their jobs, either because they are laid off or because they quit. While leaving work or quitting can be a step to a better ...
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The Best Counties to Live In

An estimated 11.2% of Americans changed residences last year. Some of these left their homes for a new city, or suburb, looking for a better job and quality of life. ...
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