Special Report

Countries With the Fastest Growing and Shrinking Militaries

The United States military remains the largest force on the planet. The superpower’s 2016 military expenditure of $611 billion was equivalent to approximately 36% of all global military spending. U.S. ...
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America’s Least Eco-Friendly Vehicles

Burning just one gallon of gasoline creates 20 pounds of greenhouse gases -- the leading contributor to climate change. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, highway vehicles emit 1.7 billion ...
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11 Medical Conditions Aspirin Can Treat

About half of all Americans between the ages of 45 and 75 use aspirin, according to a recent survey. The drug’s popularity is attributable to its wide range of uses, ...
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States Producing the Most Renewable Energy

Climate change is widely viewed as one of the long-term events most threatening to the Earth and human life. Research shows that since the Industrial Revolution in the 1700s, changes ...
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25 Most Polluted Cities

Approximately 125 million Americans live in areas where they are exposed to dangerously high levels of air pollution, a considerable decline from the year before. This has been the trend ...
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America’s Most Eco-Friendly Vehicles

Highway vehicles in the United States emit approximately 1.7 billion tons of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere every year, close to one-quarter of all greenhouse gas emissions. With climate change ...
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Countries Doing the Most (and Least) to Protect the Environment

Unsafe water and poor air quality were responsible for a combined 6.8 million deaths worldwide in 2013, or more than one in every 10 preventable deaths. While most of these ...
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14 States Struggling With Mental Illness

More than 40 million Americans suffer from some form of mental illness, and nearly 10 million struggle with a serious condition such as chronic depression, bipolar disorder, and schizophrenia. While ...
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The Highest Paid CEOs at America’s 100 Largest Companies

Already making hundreds of times what most Americans earn in a year, CEOs at top U.S. corporations received a pay raise in 2016. The average executive officer at one of ...
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Cities With the Highest (and Lowest) Credit Scores

Whether you are being denied a home or auto loan, a rental application, or a job, having a low credit score is a challenging situation. Such difficulties make it even ...
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50 Worst Product Flops of All Time

Just like success, failure is part of doing business. Entrepreneurs and large companies often take big risks, hoping for success but not always achieving it. These failures take many different ...
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The Fastest Growing City in Each State

The U.S. population has grown by 3.7% over the past five years. While this is historically a relatively slow growth, some urban areas have experienced explosive growth over the same ...
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America’s Highest Paying Companies

American wages vary widely, from the minimum wage to six-figure salaries, and more. Often, it is the industry, in addition to the job, that determines the level of pay. The ...
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Companies Stashing the Most Money Overseas

The U.S. economic system encourages cost-cutting at every stage of business. While taxes are a yearly expense for small businesses, working families, and individuals, large U.S. companies avoid billions in ...
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States Where the Most People Use Only Cellphones

Americans are steadily abandoning traditional telephone landlines and exclusively using wireless devices. While 8.4% of U.S. households used only cellphones in 2005, this was true of nearly half of all ...
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