Author Archives: Samuel Stebbins

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The Worst Counties to Live In

The U.S. population reached 316.5 million in 2015, an increase of 12.5 million from five years ago. In some areas of the country, however, the population declined substantially over that ...
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The Richest County in Every State

The wealthiest parts of the country are clustered around metropolitan areas in the Northeast, the Mid Atlantic, and the West Coast. Of the 15 wealthiest major U.S. counties based on ...
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America’s Most Hated Companies

When Time Warner Cable merged with Charter Communications earlier this year and the new public-facing operation rebranded, changing its name to Spectrum, it was likely for good reason. For many ...
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The Poorest County in Every State

Incomes vary considerably across the country as well as within states. The income gaps between each state's richest county and poorest county also vary considerably, with some states more equal ...
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The Worst CEOs of 2016

Many factors influence a company's performance -- some within the control of corporate leadership and some outside of it. If things go south, no matter the cause, corporate leaders are ...
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The Best CEOs of 2016

Many factors influence a company's performance -- some within the control of corporate leadership and some outside out of it. Anything from government regulations, economic conditions, the price of oil, ...
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40 Countries the US Government Doesn’t Want You to Visit

When it comes to international travel, some countries are best left out of American vacation plans. Sectarian violence in the Middle East, narcotics trafficking in South America, and frequent terror ...
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9 Countries That Control the World’s Nuclear Weapons

President-elect Donald Trump this month tweeted, “The United States must greatly strengthen and expand its nuclear capability.” Whether or not U.S. nuclear strategy meaningfully changes in coming years, the United ...
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The Best (and Worst) Investments of 2016

Year-end reviews allow investors to examine which investments did well and which were better left out of the portfolio. They also provide a summary of trends, and perhaps hint at ...
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America’s Most and Least Successful Companies in 2016

The stock market provides a practical means for many companies, large and small, to raise capital. It is also a way for individual investors to profit tremendously -- if they ...
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The Most (and Least) Healthy States: A Survey of All 50

Progress in a society can be measured by steady improvement in health outcomes. The United States has made progress in some health areas over the years. Other health issues, however, ...
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American Cities Adding the Most Jobs This Year

The U.S. economy added nearly 2.5 million employed workers in the last 12 months, a growth of 1.7%. Employment is expanding even more rapidly in some parts of the country. Due ...
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America’s 25 Dying Industries

Valued at nearly $20 trillion, the U.S. economy is the largest in the world. Maintaining a competitive edge necessitates remaining diversified and dynamic. While this means that some U.S. industries ...
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18 Biggest Companies That May IPO in 2017

Investors generally expect companies valued at billions of dollars to go public. Companies that issue an initial public offering (IPO) can use the funds to invest in growth opportunities. In ...
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The Best and Worst Run States in America: A Survey of All 50

Comparing the quality of governance between states can be challenging. The decisions state governors, legislators, city mayors and other elected officials make can have wide-reaching effects on state residents, and ...
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