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The Worst Companies to Work For

Keeping employees happy can only improve a company’s bottom line. Employee satisfaction can significantly impact the productivity, sales, and reputation of any company. Despite its importance, many companies struggle to ...
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The 50 Highest Rated CEOs

Top executives, CEOs especially, are often measured by the business decisions they make and how their company is performing. Often just as important, however, is the company's culture, which executives ...
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The Most (and Least) Valuable States

A recent study estimates that the combined value of all land in the contiguous United States is worth nearly $23 trillion. The most valuable state, according to the survey, is ...
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The 25 Least Healthy Cities in America

Thanks to continued improvement in public health care, Americans today are healthier than ever. The average American is expected to live 79 years, about six years longer than in 1975. ...
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Cities Americans Are Abandoning

Moving to a new city can have a tremendous impact on a person’s life. Similarly, migration can have a significant impact on an area’s economy. With hundreds of thousands of ...
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The Best (and Worst) States to Be Unemployed

Unemployment in the United States has steadily improved over the past six and a half years. The unemployment rate today is half its mid-recession peak, and non-farm payroll employment has ...
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States Drinking the Most Soda

There are serious health risks -- including weight gain, diabetes, and heart disease -- associated with soda and sugary drink consumption. Partially as a result, the American soft-drink industry has ...
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States Drinking the Most Beer

Nationwide, beer consumption per capita has declined by roughly 4% since 2011. Still, beer is big business in the United States.The beer industry generates $252.6 billion in economic output each ...
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The Best (and Worst) Cities for Single Mothers

Raising children on a single income is no easy feat, and single mothers in the United States struggle more than almost any other group of Americans. Still, some cities are ...
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States Adding (and Losing) the Most Jobs

The United States has added more than 12 million jobs since the spring of 2011. Since then, the unemployment rate has fallen from 9.1% to 5.0% -- close to an ...
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The Richest Town in Every State

Urban centers often have at their perimeters small towns with well-educated, wealthy residents. States without such large metropolitan areas tend to lag behind in income and education and as a ...
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Counties With the Worst Allergies in Every State

An estimated 50 million Americans suffer from nasal allergies -- and an additional 26 million have asthma. These conditions take a toll on the health of a city’s population as ...
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The Most (and Least) Dangerous States for Pedestrians

Once introduced, cars quickly became part of America's culture -- but with the automobile also came driver, passenger, and pedestrian traffic fatalities. Per capita traffic fatalities, including pedestrian deaths, have ...
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States Investing the Most in Higher Education

The total cost of attending college in the United States has risen dramatically in recent decades -- faster than inflation and faster than wage growth.Government investments in public higher education ...
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The Size of a Home the Year You Were Born

In 1940, 20.2% of U.S. homes were overcrowded, according to the Census Bureau. By 2000, that figure had fallen to just 5.7%. For many reasons, Americans today have more room ...
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