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States With the Highest Obesity

Obesity has been associated with some of the nation’s biggest killers -- cancer, heart disease and diabetes. All have been closely linked to obesity. According to the National Cancer Institute, ...
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The Biggest Company the Year You Were Born

To succeed in the U.S. economy, companies must constantly adapt to changing conditions. Some of the nation’s largest corporations -- conglomerates such as General Electric (NYSE: GE), Exxon Mobil (NYSE: ...
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25 Cities to Find Great Jobs

When thinking of relocation, Americans consider an area's job prospects as among the most important factors. While other factors such as the school system or the cost of housing may ...
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Identity Theft

10 States With the Most Identity Theft

Identity theft -- when a criminal steals personal information such as a social security or credit card number -- remains one of the most popular scams in the United States. ...
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The Drunkest (and Driest) Cities in America

Alcohol poisoning and alcohol-related liver diseases are major contributors to the recently identified spike in mortality among middle aged, white Americans. Alcohol is the fourth leading cause of preventable death ...
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The Value of a Dollar in Every State

While a dollar bill looks and feels the same all over the United States, its value is often very different depending on where it is used. The prices of housing, ...
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Easiest States to Buy a Gun

The second amendment, which was passed by Congress on September 25, 1789, states, "A well-regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people ...
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The Most Popular Stores in America

Walmart is the most popular store in America. More than half of all shoppers in the country visit a Walmart location in a given month. No other U.S. store can ...
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America’s Richest (and Poorest) Towns

The economic recovery from one of the nation’s worst recessions has been uneven. While incomes have risen across the United States, so has the poverty rate. Opportunities for those living ...
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States Where the Most People Work for the Government

More than 22 million Americans are government workers. While the ideal size of government in the United States is a matter of intense debate, most Americans agree that government workers ...
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States Where Incomes Are Booming (or Not)

The combined sum of all income received by all Americans was $12.2 trillion in 2010. It was the end of what many economists consider the worst decade for the American ...
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Counties Going Hungry in Every State

Food is a basic need that many people take for granted. Yet, 48 million Americans face limited access to adequate amounts of nutritious food. Many who are food insecure rely ...
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10 Deadliest Diseases in the World

Disease is responsible for by far the most deaths worldwide. The first eight of the 12 leading causes of death globally are all diseases, and only two of the next ...
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25 Most Stressed-Out Cities

Money is the single largest cause of stress in the United States. Although the economy has been recovering from the Great Recession and aggregate income has been rising, many Americans ...
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20 Most Polluted Cities in America

More than half of all Americans live in areas that have dangerously high levels of either ozone or particle pollution. The United States has made great strides controlling air pollution ...
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