Author Archives: Steven Peters

The Most Popular Musicians on Tour This Fall

Calling all music fanatics and concert junkies who crave a euphoric live performance from their favorite artists. A few of us music fans at 24/7 Wall St. compiled a list ...
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30 Best Westerns of All Time

The Western is that most quintessentially American movie art form, the genre that speaks to rugged individualism and raises issues of, for better or worse, what it means to be ...
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States With the Most Americans on Disability

More than 10 million Americans received disability benefits in 2015. These benefits, paid mostly to disabled workers, totalled $11.4 billion per month. 24/7 Wall St. reviewed the percentage of each ...
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Where Your Car Is Most Likely to Be Stolen in Every State

Motor vehicle theft in the United States increased significantly in 2016, the first substantial increase in 15 years. Still, last year's uptick is minuscule when compared to the overall downward ...
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Where You’ll Pay the Most in Electric Bills

Whether it is powering a refrigerator to keep food from spoiling or heating water for a shower, many of modern life’s most basic functions require electricity. However, the cost of ...
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States Where Obamacare Is Disappearing

There has been an erosion in the number of insurance companies participating in the Affordable Care Act health insurance marketplaces. As insurers have exited states' exchanges in recent years, the ...
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The Cost of a Wedding in Every State

If you're planning on getting married soon, you're probably aware of how expensive weddings can be. Nationwide, couples spend an average of $26,720 on their weddings, but this changes dramatically ...
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The Largest City in Every State

Whether it is better to live in a big lively city or a quiet rural area is a contentious topic. City dwellers point to the availability of great restaurants, entertainment, ...
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Where Americans Are Traveling This Fourth of July and What They’ll Do

With summer officially here, Americans are finalizing their travel plans for the July Fourth holiday. Major U.S. cities, and some international destinations, will attract the most travelers. From amusement parks, ...
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The Most (and Least) Expensive States to Drive

The cost of driving a car in one state compared to another can differ by more than $2,000 a year. In states where accidents are prevalent, insurance rates are often ...
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Biggest Fourth of July Blockbusters of All Time

A film’s opening weekend can make or break the movie's lifetime value. Big opening weekends create a marketing buzz that helps future ticket sales. By raising interest in the film ...
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America’s 25 Least Affordable Housing Markets

In the wake of the subprime mortgage crisis, housing became much more affordable as prices dropped. Since peaking in 2012, however, affordability has rapidly declined. Inventory of for-sale homes fell ...
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Will the New Transformers Movie Make It One of Most Valuable Film Franchises?

The latest edition of the Transformers movie series, “Transformers: The Last Knight,’’ opened this week. If the film does as well as its predecessors, it would lift Transformers into the ...
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States Where the Most People Live With Their Parents

The hopes and dreams of young adults in the United States usually involve financial success -- and total independence from one’s parents. Achieving these dreams is by no means guaranteed. ...
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America’s 25 Most Affordable Housing Markets

Homeownership in the United States reached 63.6% this year, close to its lowest level since the Census Bureau began tracking the data over 50 years ago, and down from a ...
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