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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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White Picket Fence

States Where the Middle Class Is Dying

Despite the country’s unemployment rate falling below 5% in January for the first time since 2008, and the Federal Reserve’s decision to raise interest rates for the first time since ...
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Pennies

The 8 Poorest U.S. Presidents

Based on campaign finance reports, Sen. Bernie Sanders and Sen. Marco Rubio, two of the leading candidates for the nation’s highest office, are each likely worth less than $500,000. Should ...
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The White House

The 10 Richest U.S. Presidents

Primary season is now underway, and in less than a year the United States electorate will vote for the nation’s 45th president. Most of the leading candidates among both Republicans ...
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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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Eight Medical Breakthroughs of 2015

Medical advancement is often a long and slow process -- decades can sometimes pass before an amazing idea finally materializes into a practical application. Developing drugs and other treatments often ...
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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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Pumping Gas

States With the Highest (and Lowest) Gas Taxes

Gas prices fluctuate wildly in the United States. Many factors can cause price swings, from seasonal conditions, global market trends, an announcement from a nation’s oil industry, to the development ...
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Lifting Weights

American Cities Getting the Most Exercise

Working out and remaining active are important components of a healthy lifestyle. According to the Mayo Clinic, regular exercise can help control weight, fight certain diseases and conditions, promote better ...
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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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New York City

The Tallest Building in Every State

Plans to build the Freedom Tower in lower Manhattan started in late 2001. It has taken nearly a decade and a half to complete the project, which created the tallest ...
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Why the Most Expensive Super Bowl Ticket Costs $25,400

As Super Bowl 50 approaches, fans of the Carolina Panthers and the Denver Broncos -- and football fans in general -- are scrambling to find reasonably priced seats at Levi's ...
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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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