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5 States Drinking Too Much Soda

In 18 states, more than 26% of adults consume sweetened-beverages such as regular soda and fruit drinks at least once daily. Sugary drinks are one of the primary sources of ...
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The Healthiest County in Each State

With the ongoing U.S. economic recovery and implementation of the Affordable Care Act, health insurance coverage rates among Americans have increased significantly. Americans may expect health outcomes to improve as ...
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15 Companies Losing the Most Money

The drop in oil prices last year might have been good news for U.S. motorists, but it wreaked havoc for oil drilling companies. Oil and natural resource companies snagged five ...
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9 States With the Most Identity Theft Complaints

In 2014, data theft reached record levels. According to the Identity Theft Resource Center, there were 783 data breaches last year, a substantial increase from both the previous year and ...
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The States With the Most McDonald’s

McDonald’s (NYSE: MCD), with almost 16,000 outlets, is the largest fast-food hamburger chain in the United States. Many of the states where McDonald’s iconic Golden Arches dominate the landscape are ...
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The 20 Largest Privately Held Companies in America

Many of the largest companies are also household names -- but not all. While often the largest public companies are recognizable, some of the largest private companies are far less ...
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9 States Running Out of Water

For many states, the rainy season is over, and most of the Western United States is now locked into a fourth consecutive year of drought. The imminent dry summer is ...
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Countries That Hate America the Most

In 2014, 45% of the population across the 135 countries reviewed approved of the United States, roughly unchanged from the year before. Of major global powers, the United States received ...
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Countries Spending the Most on War

Global military spending totaled $1.78 trillion in 2014, down slightly from the year before. Military expenditures in North America, Western and European countries continued to slowly decline, while spending rose ...
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The Most Democratic County in Each State

President Barack Obama won re-election in 2012 with about 51% of the popular vote, winning 26 states and the District of Columbia to capture 332 of 538 electoral votes. Despite ...
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The States With the Most Deadly Accidents

There were 130,557 accidental deaths in the United States in 2013. Some types of accidental deaths are more common than others. Drug poisonings and motor vehicle accidents were the two ...
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12 States That Kill the Most Animals

The United States consumes the most meat per capita of any nation in the world. As of 2009, Americans consumed an average of 265 pounds of meat per person annually, ...
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States Using the Most Mind-Altering Drugs

While about 19% of Americans use drugs to relax almost every day, a nation-leading 28% of West Virginians report near-daily drug use. The Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index, which measures a range ...
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States With the Highest (and Lowest) Taxes

During the 2011 tax season Americans paid an average of 9.8% of their income in state and local taxes — on top of taxes collected by the federal government. This ...
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The Most Republican County in Each State

Barack Obama won re-election in 2012 with about 51% of the popular vote, winning 26 states and the District of Columbia to capture 332 of 538 electoral votes. Despite the ...
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