Author Archives: Thomas C. Frohlich

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Cities With the Most Dangerous Diets

While most Americans can choose what they want to eat each day, in many regions that choice is considerably limited. A range of direct and indirect factors, including income, ...
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States With the Most Big Spenders

Consumer spending habits reflect the financial health of the nation’s households, yet vary widely across the United States. In 2012, Americans spent $35,498 per capita, a 3.3% increase from ...
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9 Cars Most Likely to Be Dumped

While consumers consider many factors when deciding on the next car to buy, their own previous experience is perhaps the most significant one. Some car brands command high customer loyalty, ...
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10 States Struggling With Delinquent Debt

Financial distress, or difficulty meeting debt obligations, is a daily part of life for many Americans, and for some, the lenders have come calling. More than one third of Americans ...
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America’s Fastest-Growing Retailers

After the recession, retailers are growing once again and, increasingly, moving online. In the first quarter of 2014, retail sales were 2.4% higher than the same time the year before, ...
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America’s Best Companies to Work For

No one knows more about a workplace than its employees. Employee opinions reflect basic measures, such as pay, perks, benefits, and hours worked. But they are also influenced by factors ...
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States Where It’s Hardest to Find Full-Time Work

While the labor market has improved significantly since the depths of the recession in 2009, high underemployment may be an indication that the economy is still struggling. As of the ...
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10 States Where Manufacturing Still Matters

Economic activity in America’s manufacturing sector rose for the thirteenth consecutive month this June, according to the Institute for Supply Management. Manufacturing jobs have been on the upswing as well, ...
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The 10 Most Dangerous States for Pedestrians

Nearly all Americans are pedestrians at some point during the day and must rely on traffic infrastructure and competent drivers to avoid accidents. Of the 33,561 traffic fatalities in 2012, ...
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10 Cities Running Out of Water

After multiple unusually dry years across the western, southern and central United States, more than 80% of California is now in a state of extreme or exceptional drought, according to ...
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Customer Service Hall of Shame

When it comes to companies we dread dealing with, we all know who they are. Let’s put it this way, would you rather go to the Apple Genius Bar to ...
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Customer Service Hall of Fame

Which companies do Americans enjoy dealing with the most? Truth is, many of the names that top this annual list of best companies for customer service will not surprise you ...
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Cities With the Most Abandoned Homes

While there are a variety of options for homeowners in foreclosure,many have chosen to cut their losses and abandon their property. The housing market has been improving across much of ...
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10 Countries Spending the Most on the Military

Global military spending continued to decline last year. Although arms expenditure has actually increased in much of the world, military spending in the United States -- which still accounted for ...
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Countries Spending the Most on Health Care

The United States currently spends more per person on health care than any other developed country. Health outcomes in the U.S., however, are among the worst. Despite weak health spending ...
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