Author Archives: Samuel Weigley

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The Worst States to Be Unemployed

As a result of the sequester, which went into effect in early 2013 to help cut the U.S. budget deficit, a federal program intended to lengthen the amount of time ...
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The Best States to Be Unemployed

As a result of the sequester, which went into effect in early 2013 to help cut the U.S. budget deficit, a federal program intended to lengthen the amount of time ...
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States Sending the Most People to Prison

Last year, 1.57 million Americans served prison sentences in state or federal penitentiaries, a slight decrease from nearly 1.6 million in 2011, according to figures released Thursday by the Bureau ...
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Cities Where the Most People Have Heart Attacks

Heart disease, which causes heart attacks, is the leading cause of death in the United States. More than 700,000 Americans have a heart attack each year.According to the Gallup-Healthways annual well-being ...
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Ten Cities Where the Poor Can’t Get Rich

Is the American Dream dead? The vast majority of Americans born into poverty are unable to make much more than their parents. According to data released earlier this week from ...
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The Largest Municipal Bankruptcies in U.S. History

On Thursday, the city of Detroit filed for Chapter 9 bankruptcy protection. The total value of the city’s outstanding obligations are estimated at more than $18 billion. This makes the ...
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America’s Worst Companies to Work For

For the second year in a row, 24/7 Wall St. has identified America’s worst companies to work for. While company management can improve employee satisfaction, most of the companies on ...
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Nine States with the Most Expensive Gas

U.S. gasoline prices have fluctuated between $3.40 and $3.60 for the past few months. As of Tuesday, the average fuel price nationwide was $3.63 per gallon, up from $3.48 per ...
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Car Brands with the Worst Dealers

The success of car brands depends on quality and advertising -- at least, that is what most people think. But it may be that these cars are only as good as ...
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American Cities Where Wages Are Plummeting

The average U.S. worker was paid $1,000 per week as of the fourth quarter of 2012. This is, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, a 4.7% increase from 2011. ...
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States That Drink the Most Beer

After falling for three straight years, U.S. beer consumption finally leveled off last year. In 2012, the country consumed 28.2 gallons of beer for every adult of legal age. Annual ...
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What Americans Do When Not at Work

After work and sleep, most Americans have eight hours left of their day to spend as they please. How much time Americans spend watching TV, getting exercise, cleaning and playing ...
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Countries Spending the Most on the Military

For the first time since 1998, global military spending is down. This coincides with a major decline in U.S. spending, which fell by more than $40 billion between 2011 and ...
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States With the Most Dangerous Bridges

From rural covered passes to modern engineering marvels, bridges overcome natural obstacles and expedite transportation. Yet many of the bridges that people drive on every day are in rough shape. ...
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The Oldest Company Logos in America

Few things are more tied to a company’s identity than its logo. Who isn't familiar with Nike's swoosh or McDonald’s golden arches? A good logo helps consumers recognize brands instantly ...
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