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States With the Best (and Worst) Schools

Few concerns facing the United States -- or any nation -- are more important than ensuring children receive a first-rate education. At her confirmation hearing on Tuesday, U.S. education secretary ...
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The Best and Worst States to Grow Old

The nation's elderly population is growing. The 2010 decennial census recorded the greatest number and proportion of Americans age 65 and older ever recorded, at 40.3 million people, or 13% ...
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America’s 25 Most Affordable Housing Markets

The U.S. housing market improved over the course of 2016. Home purchases are up, foreclosure activity is down, and in a vote of confidence for the U.S. economy, the Federal ...
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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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The Most Innovative Companies

After a decline in 2015, U.S. patenting activity rose to a record high in 2016. The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office granted 304,126 patents last year, up from 298,407 in ...
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Counties That Voted Most Heavily for Trump in Every State

Donald Trump will officially become president on January 20. His election has prompted a wide range of reactions, from supporters believing he is a populist leader to opponents fearing his ...
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America’s 25 Least Affordable Housing Markets

The U.S. housing market improved over the course of 2016. Home purchases are up, foreclosure activity is down, and interest rates are on the rise after the Federal Reserve hiked ...
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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 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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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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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 Best Charities to Donate to This Year!

Generosity is at the core of the holiday season, and each year many Americans make it a point to donate to the causes most important to them. Choosing which nonprofit ...
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Hispanic Unemployment by State

The likelihood of being unemployed in the United States depends to some degree on race and ethnicity. In 2015, 5.3% of the U.S. labor force was unemployed. For people of ...
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Black Unemployment by State

The likelihood of being unemployed in the United States depends to some degree on race and ethnicity. In 2015, 5.3% of the U.S. labor force was unemployed. For black or ...
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White Unemployment by State

The likelihood of being unemployed in the United States depends to some degree on race and ethnicity. In 2015, 5.3% of the U.S. labor force was unemployed. For white workers, ...
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