Author Archives: Steven Peters

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States Where Older Americans Are Most Likely to Die From a Fall

Many Americans entering old age can look forward to a comfortable retirement, pursuing lingering life goals, and sharing a life of experience with younger generations. However, the physical decline that ...
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The World’s 31 Mega-Cities

The share of the world’s population living in cities is steadily increasing. A majority of the world’s population has lived in an urban setting since 2007. This trend of urbanization ...
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Cities With the Shortest Life Expectancy in Every State

The U.S. death rate rose last year for the first time in a decade. This led to the first drop in life expectancy since 1993. The typical American in 2015 ...
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Cities With the Longest Life Expectancy in Every State

The U.S. death rate rose last year for the first time in a decade. This led to the first drop in life expectancy since 1993. The typical American in 2015 ...
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American Cities Losing the Most Jobs This Year

The U.S. economy added roughly 2.4 million workers over the past year. Over the same period, the unemployment rate fell from 5.0% to 4.9%, close to the lowest it has been ...
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The Largest Private Company in Every State

Going public is often regarded as the final step in a private company's growth. While a public offering streamlines fund-raising activities and offers many other advantages, many owners prefer to ...
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Student Debt

Schools Where Graduates Have the Most Student Debt

Student debt was the only kind of household debt that increased during the Great Recession. Since then, total student debt continues to grow in the United States reaching $1.3 trillion ...
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25 Least Affordable Housing Markets

Home prices and homeownership rates have risen in recent years, and federal regulators are poised to lift loan rules implemented over 10 years ago during the financial crisis. -- these ...
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The Most and Least Reliable Car in Each Class

Reliability is an important consideration when purchasing a vehicle. Not only do reliable vehicles require less maintenance and therefore save time and money, but also they keep a higher resale ...
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States With the Worst Roads

In its most recent assessment, the American Society of Civil Engineers gave the United States a failing grade for its infrastructure. According to the group, $3.6 trillion would be needed ...
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25 Cities Where Health Insurance Coverage Is Soaring

Since the Affordable Care Act was enacted in 2010, millions of Americans have gained health insurance coverage. The national uninsured rate declined from 16.3% in 2010 to 9.1% in 2015 ...
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America’s Poorest Cities

U.S. median household income rose by $2,800 to $56,516 in 2015. This 5.2% gain is the largest increase since 1998. However, incomes have not fully recovered from the recession and ...
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America’s Richest Cities

U.S. median household income rose to $56,516 in 2015, an increase of $2,800, or 5.2% over 2014 levels. Despite it being the largest percentage increase since 1998, median household income ...
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Least Healthy City in Every State

Life expectancy varies by nearly 10 years across U.S. cities. While the United States is the global leader for health spending, it trails many much poorer nations in health ...
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Cities With the Highest Poverty Rates

The number of Americans living in poverty fell by 3.5 million to 13.5% of the population in 2015. While the poverty rate is the lowest since 2008, it is still higher ...
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