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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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The Most (and Least) Expensive States to Drive

Owning a car is expensive. There are maintenance costs to consider, insurance to pay, and of course, gas. Several factors could affect these costs going forward. For one, if legislatures ...
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The 10 Jobs With the Best Job Security

Although the U.S. unemployment rate has been steadily declining for some time, jobs remain scarce for many Americans. While some trades and skills remain in demand or carry the promise ...
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9 States With the Most Dangerous Weather

Despite a historically slow start to tornado season in 2015, more than 400 tornadoes were reported in May alone, roughly double the average in recent years. May was also the ...
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The Most Iconic Frozen Treats in Each State

Americans are becoming increasingly health conscious, yet frozen treats are more popular than ever and frozen dessert chains are increasing the number of their locations. Healthier than ice cream, frozen ...
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Top class service

Customer Service Hall of Fame

 Most large companies aspire to have a reputation for exceptional customer service. Only a select few, however, manage to earn it. In order to find those companies that truly stand ...
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Customer Service Hall of Shame

 Every company in the United States claims to care more about its customers than the competition does. Yet polls show that some corporations do a truly abysmal job of keeping ...
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Money down the Drain

IPOs Running Out of Cash

Over the past five years, there has been a resurgence in initial public offerings (IPOs) in the United States. While they have not quite reached the excesses that characterized the ...
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12 American Names Popular for the First Time

 Parents have different approaches to choosing a name for their baby girl or boy. Some consult books or read lists of names in lifestyle guides, while some name their children ...
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7 Bizarre Medical Treatments Back in Use

“First, do no harm," is one of the main principles guiding health care professionals. While these words are not part of the Hippocratic Oath, they form the basis of what ...
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America’s Most Violent (and Most Peaceful) States

While violent crime rates in the country have fallen steadily over the past several decades, the United States is still one of the less peaceful nations in the world. ...
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10 Cities Where Incomes Are Growing (and Shrinking) the Fastest

Personal incomes grew by 0.8% across the nation in 2013. While some metropolitan areas were among the largest contributors to the growth, in over 100 urban regions, incomes declined. ...
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The 10 Most Oil-Rich States

Oil futures fell last week, the biggest weekly decline since March, after the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) said that U.S. oil and gas inventories unexpectedly rose the week before. ...
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10 States With the Most Hate Groups

Sexual orientation, race, religious affiliation, and other, often immutable, characteristics are still the basis for discrimination and violence in the United States. While the organized hatred of entire groups of ...
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20 Cities With the Widest Gap Between the Rich and Poor

The nation’s wealthiest residents have controlled a disproportionately large share of all income for many decades. In 2001, however, that proportion became a majority share. Since 2007, the shares of ...
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