Special Report

Traffic Jam

10 Cities With The Worst Traffic

 Urban commuters collectively lost 6.9 billion hours, and 3.1 billion gallons of fuel to traffic delays last year. Excess fuel and lost productivity cost American commuters $160 billion in 2014, ...
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The Healthiest City in Every State

 The long debate over the Affordable Care Act (ACA) has, if nothing else, put the spotlight on the poor state of the country’s health and health care system. The United ...
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America’s Best and Worst Car Brands

 Auto companies often make use of awards and quality ratings -- when they’re good at least -- to attract car buyers. The most important brand quality surveys are performed by ...
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The Net Worth of Each Presidential Candidate

The U.S. presidential election is by far the most expensive political race in the world, especially when compared with countries that have strict regulations on campaign funding and expenses. ...
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The Most Dangerous Cars in America

 Today, buyers of a new car can easily compare between vehicles' safety ratings. And consumers increasingly demand safer vehicles and want cars that can meet the highest safety standards. Still, ...
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America’s Most Segregated Cities

Racial segregation in U.S. neighborhoods has declined over the past several decades but it remains very high. Meanwhile, residential segregation by income has risen sharply from the relatively low levels ...
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The 10 Most Polluted Cities in America

 More than 138 million people, nearly 44% of the U.S. population, live in areas where air pollution reaches dangerously high levels during parts of the year. While exposure to low ...
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The Largest Company in Each State

The largest companies in the United States are almost all concentrated in major metropolitan areas. Nearly one in 10 Fortune 500 companies are headquartered in New York City. The five ...
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The Next 11 States to Legalize Marijuana

 Marijuana prohibition is entering its 78th year. Colorado’s marijuana law went into effect at the beginning of last year in the wake of changing attitudes. Compared to 1969, when only ...
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America’s Hottest Cities

 Life-threatening heat engulfed much of the Western United States this past weekend. Above-average, triple-digit temperatures struck Phoenix, Tuscon, Los Angeles and other cities on Saturday, breaking records and prompting warnings from local officials. More ...
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America’s Best Companies to Work For

A company’s workforce is perhaps its most valuable asset, and no one knows more about a workplace than its employees. Employee opinions reflect basic measures, such as pay, perks, benefits, ...
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The Hardest States to Find Full-Time Work

The U.S. labor market has improved considerably since the depths of the recession in 2009. However, traditional measures of the labor market may not always tell the full story. Despite ...
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7 Countries Near Bankruptcy

Puerto Rico defaulted on its $58 million debt repayment this week for the first time in its history. With its failure to repay creditors, the commonwealth joins the ranks of ...
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Iconic Car Prices Then and Now

 In the last 35 years, much has changed in the auto industry. Each year, in an effort to stay fresh in the eyes of consumers, manufacturers tinker with their lineup ...
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How Obamacare Increased Insurance Coverage in Every State

President Barack Obama signed the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) on March 23, 2010, and open enrollment for all Americans began on October 1, 2013. While the ultimate ...
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