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States Where Poverty Is Worse Than You Think

The U.S. federal poverty line has been determined using the same general framework since the mid-1960s. In that time, the official measure has come under criticism as an inadequate way ...
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States Slashing Education Spending

State-level K-12 education spending has fallen dramatically in many states since 2008. In that time, 29 states cut per pupil spending, shifting the burden of financing education to local school ...
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The 10 Least Livable Countries

Based on the most recent release of the Human Development Index by the United Nations Development Programme, 24/7 Wall St. reviewed the most and least livable countries. Data from the ...
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The 10 Most Livable Countries

Based on the most recent release of the Human Development Index by the United Nations Development Programme, 24/7 Wall St. reviewed the most and least livable countries. Data from the ...
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States With the Widest Gap Between Rich and Poor

Income inequality has grown so severe in recent years that Federal Reserve Board Chair Janet Yellen described it as a source of great concern. In a speech earlier this month ...
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The 20 Most Profitable Companies in the World

With the recent release of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, Apple is again the focus of the financial world. Already in its opening weekend, Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) sold ...
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12 Countries That Hate Their Government Most

Europeans went in May to the polls to vote for their representatives to the European Parliament. The results were surprising, as parties in the far right and skeptics of the ...
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5 Reasons Oil Is Not Rising

The old oil bull market, the one where oil went to $140 per barrel, now feels like ancient history. Oil prices have recently been challenging lows not seen since 2012. Continuously ...
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The 10 Worst States for Women

Based on recently released Census Bureau data, women made up almost half of the workforce last year. Yet, even working full-time and year-round, they were paid only 79 cents for ...
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America’s Poorest Cities

Despite an ongoing economic recovery in the U.S., American households are still struggling. While last year the median household income rose to $52,250, Americans are still not as well off ...
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America’s Richest Cities

Despite an ongoing economic recovery in the U.S., American households are still struggling. While last year the median household income rose to $52,250, Americans are still not as well off ...
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The Best (and Worst) Countries to Grow Old In

The global population is aging rapidly. Today, there are roughly 868 million people who are at least 60 years old globally, or about 12% of the world’s population. By 2050, ...
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10 Safest High-Yield Dividends

Dividend payments in the S&P 500 keep setting new all-time highs. As of October, roughly 425 S&P 500 members paid dividends. The dividend yield for 98 of these companies was ...
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9 High-Yield Dividends for Risk Takers

Investors love dividends. All things being equal, investors will always prefer to be paid more than less. However, what is considered a high-yield in the S&P 500 today is just ...
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The 10 States With the Worst Quality of Life

The United States is one of the world’s most prosperous economies, with a gross domestic product that exceeded that of any other country last year. However, a vibrant economy alone ...
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