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Jobs With the Best (and Worst) Job Security

The U.S. unemployment rate reached 10% in October 2009, the highest since 1983, and the peak since the Great Recession ended in June 2009. Since then, unemployment has fallen steadily ...
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Property Tax

States With the Highest (and Lowest) Property Taxes

For Americans across the nation, housing expenses are typically the largest costs of living. Not only is a house the biggest purchase in most Americans' lives, but also monthly rent ...
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The New Hampshire Primary in 9 Charts

The results of the Iowa caucuses provided a snapshot of voter sentiments in the Midwest. Now, with New Hampshire’s first-in-the-nation primary election slotted for February 9, Americans will hear the ...
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Voting

States With the Highest (and Lowest) Voter Turnout

Just 71% of voting-age U.S. citizens are registered to vote, and an even smaller share actually makes it to the voting booth on election day. In the 2012 presidential election, ...
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Air Defense Missiles

Companies Profiting the Most From War

Since the conclusion of World War II, the United States and a number of Western European nations have maintained extremely costly military industrial complexes -- both in peacetime and during ...
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Mansion, Newport, Rhode Island

The Richest County in Each State

With the 2016 Iowa caucuses next Monday about to kick off the election process for the next President of the United States, questions about the economy are at center stage. ...
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Corruption

The Most Corrupt Countries in the World

No country is free of corruption. It is a severe problem in more than two-thirds of countries globally, some of which are major global economic powers, according to Transparency International’s ...
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Republican

The Most Republican County in Every State

The largely unexpected rise in support for Republican and Democratic presidential candidates Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders -- who represent two vastly different viewpoints -- reflects how polarized Americans ...
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Democratic

The Most Democratic County in Each State

The largely unexpected rise in support for Republican and Democratic presidential candidates Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders -- who represent two vastly different viewpoints -- reflects how polarized Americans are ...
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Stress

The Most Stressed Out City in Every State

Money is the single largest cause of stress in the United States, the richest country in the world. And while the economy is still recovering from the Great Recession, with aggregate ...
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Taxes

States Paying the Highest (and Lowest) Taxes

During the 2012 tax season, Americans paid an average of roughly $1 for every $10 they earned in state and local taxes -- on top of taxes paid to the ...
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Innovation

The Most Innovative Companies

The number of patent grants awarded in the United States fell in 2015 for the first time since 2007. In all, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) granted 298,407 ...
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Old People Walking

The Best (and Worst) States to Grow Old

Driven largely by baby boomers, who started turning 65 in 2011, the U.S. elderly population is expanding at a record pace. The number of Americans 65 and older is estimated ...
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Business, Companies

America’s Most Hated Companies

Today's rapid and near-ubiquitous dissemination of news and information means corporations, too, can be more vulnerable to public opinion. For many companies, recovering from a bad reputation can seem impossible. ...
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The Most Dangerous States in America

Violent crime has become less common in the United States in recent years. There were slightly more than 1.1 million reported incidents in 2014, or 366 incidences per 100,000 residents, ...
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