Author Archives: Samuel Stebbins

10 Cities Where Incomes Are Shrinking the Fastest

Personal income grew by 4.1% across the nation in 2015. The vast majority of metropolitan areas contributed to this growth, but in 10 urban regions, incomes declined. Personal income, which ...
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16 Most Segregated Cities in America

Next year will mark the 50-year anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1968, also known as the Fair Housing Act. The landmark bill prohibited by law long-standing practices of ...
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Jobs With the Best (and Worst) Job Security

As a result of the Great Recession, unemployment in the United States peaked at 10.0% in October 2009. Though the overall unemployment rate has improved significantly since then, falling by ...
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50 Worst Product Flops of All Time

Some product launches can be spectacular failures, and Google Glass, an eyeglasses shaped head-mounted device with smartphone capabilities, failed spectacularly several years ago. However, Google is betting that Glass can ...
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12 States Where Anyone Can Carry A Concealed Weapon

The right to keep and bear arms in the United States originally resulted from the conviction that individuals have the right to self defense. Today, this right is enshrined by ...
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Sports Teams Running Out of Fans

Professional sports is big business in the United States. Total revenue across the four major team sport organizations -- the MLB, NHL, NBA, and NFL -- topped $30 billion in ...
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39 Cities Where Most Americans Can’t Afford Their Homes

The U.S. Census recommends Americans spend no more than 30% of their income on housing costs per month. Still, an estimated 19 million U.S. households spend over 50% of their ...
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America’s Most Violent (and Peaceful) States

As it stands, the nationwide violent crime rate today is about half what it was in 1993. While the United States is a much more peaceful place than it has ...
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Cities Where Hurricanes Would Cause the Most Damage

Forecasters at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration predict 2017 will be a worse than average hurricane season, with between 11 and 17 named storms, including between two and four ...
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America’s Fastest Growing Last Names

Family names like Smith, Johnson, Williams, and Brown have been among the most popular in the United States for decades. While such names will not likely disappear anytime soon, changing ...
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9 States Drinking the Most Beer

Beer has been a popular drink choice in the United States since before the American Revolution. Even during Prohibition, many major breweries found ways to stay open, and some states ...
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20 Most Popular Stores in America

Walmart is the most popular store in America. More than half of all shoppers in the country visit a Walmart location in a given month. Apart from the discount store, ...
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The States With the Best and Worst Economies

Is your state a drag on the American economy or a boon? The 50 states -- as diverse as they are -- each contribute something to the U.S. economy. Because ...
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The Largest Company in Every State

The United States is home to some of the largest global companies. Of the world's 50 largest public companies by revenue, 21 are based in the United States, including five ...
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Cities With the Most Smokers

About 18.2% of the U.S. adult population smokes, down from over 40% half a century ago. Despite the dramatic decline, smoking is the leading cause of preventable death in the ...
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