Special Report


The 50 Worst Cities to Live In

Americans take into consideration a number of factors when deciding where to live, including the quality of schools, the strength of the local economy and job market, the area's safety ...
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Cities With the Most Idle Youth

There are an estimated 3 million people aged 16 to 24 in the United States who are neither employed nor in school. Because these youth are not acquiring job skills ...
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The Largest Company in Every State

America’s largest companies tend to be located in major metropolitan areas. New York City alone is home to the headquarters of more than 70 of U.S.'s 1,000 largest public companies, ...
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10 States With the Most Drug Overdoses

Fatal drug overdoses are on the rise in the United States. Specifically, deaths from heroin and other opioids have increased to the point that public health officials are calling ...
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5 Companies Buying Back the Most Stock in 2016

It is no secret that investors love dividends and stock buybacks. In recent years, there has been a larger shift into companies buying back shares of common stock, even while ...
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Companies With the Most (and Least) Female Leadership

Employment opportunities for women have improved significantly in the past 50 years -- and so has the wage gap. When the equal pay act was passed in 1963, women earned ...
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12 States Smoking the Most Marijuana

Support for marijuana legalization in the United States has risen steadily over the years. Today, a majority of Americans are in favor of legalizing the drug, although the number of ...
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The 30 Hottest Cities in America

Even before summer 2016 has officially begun, the nation faced a deadly heat wave. Temperatures hit triple digits across the Southwestern United States in late June, going as high as ...
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The 10 States With the Least Gun Violence

Violent death is a problem in the United States. Not only are mass shootings seemingly routine, but also U.S. firearm-related homicide and suicide rates are much higher than in other ...
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States Where the Most People Live in Cities

Since 1950, Americans have increasingly chosen to live in cities. Today, 81% live in urban areas, more than even before. Urban areas, however, make up just 3% of U.S. land ...
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The 10 States With the Worst Gun Violence

The shooting in Orlando on Sunday, which claimed the lives of 49 people, has reignited the debate over gun control in the United States. Studies have established a link between ...
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States With the Fastest (and Slowest) Growing Economies

The U.S. economy grew 2.4% in 2015. This is the most the economy has grown in more than five years, and is a slight improvement on 2014’s 2.2% growth. The ...
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The Most Expensive States to Fix Your Car

Automobiles are one of the most expensive purchases many Americans make in their lifetimes. A car or truck’s sticker price is only the beginning of this expense, however, as maintenance ...
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50 McDonald’s Menu Items With the Most Calories

The 40 piece Chicken McNugget is the most substantial meal available at McDonald’s, according to calorie counts published by the fast food chain. At 1,880 calories, enough energy is packed ...
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States With the Most Smokers

In 1964, the Surgeon General’s Report on Smoking and Health linked for the first time smoking and adverse health outcomes. The pivotal report aimed to shift public opinion on smoking ...
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