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States Drinking the Most Beer

About 213,029 barrels of beer, or 6.6 billion gallons, were shipped into the United States in 2013, down slightly from the year before. U.S. beer shipments, used to capture consumption ...
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The Worst Companies To Work For

 These days, employees can easily share their work experiences online, and employee opinions about companies and managers are all readily available to prospective workers and customers alike. As a result, ...
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States With the Fastest (and Slowest) Growing Economies

The U.S. economy grew 2.2% in 2014, largely on gains in the professional, scientific and technical services sector. Last year's growth was up from a 1.9% GDP growth rate in ...
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The States With the Strongest and Weakest Unions

In 1973, 24% of all U.S. wage and salary workers were members of unions. Since then, organized labor participation has steadily declined. Over the past decade, nationwide union membership ...
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The 25 Most Expensive Steakhouses in the Country

Steaks are expensive -- whether you buy them at the grocery store or at a restaurant. Steak is often the most expensive item on a restaurant’s menu, and steakhouses are ...
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The Richest Town in Each State

Incomes vary tremendously not just across the United States but also within each state. There was at least one town in each state with a median household income thousands ...
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9 Cities Running Out of Water

 The nine cities with the worst drought conditions in the country are all located in California, which is now entering its fourth consecutive year of drought as demand for water ...
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The Best and Worst States to Be Unemployed

Since it peaked at 9.6% in 2010, the U.S. annual unemployment rate has declined every year, reaching 6.2% in 2014. While the country may be on the path to ...
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The Poorest Town in Each State

Poverty in the United States is not uniform and varies from place to place. Still, each state -- no matter how rich -- has some poor towns. In every state, ...
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Can Google Make Fast Food Healthier?

When cooking at home, measuring the health value of a meal involves reading nutritional information printed on food packages or searching for food items online. When eating out, however, information ...
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America’s Most (and Least) Valuable States

  A recent study estimates that the combined value of all land in the contiguous United States is worth nearly $23 trillion. The most valuable state, according to the survey, ...
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States Where Incomes Are Booming (or Not)

 U.S. personal income totalled more than $13.5 trillion in 2014, up 8.9% from 2008, when Americans generated a total of $12.4 trillion. Income growth varied considerably between states. North Dakota ...
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The 9 Most Misleading Product Claims

It can be difficult for consumers to distinguish false advertising claims from true ones, especially when they are made by credible-sounding advocates. When companies with enormous spending power are ...
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9 Old-Fashioned Names Making Huge Comebacks

 Most people are called the name they were given at birth for their entire lives, and for that reason, the name of a child is often given intense consideration. Like ...
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The States With the Most (and Least) Divorces

 The status of relationships across the United States is difficult to reduce to a data set. Partnership is an intensely personal matter and marriage, a legal recognition of partnership, is ...
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