Special Report - Page 2

Human Skull

America’s 10 Deadliest Diseases

Not including accidental deaths and suicide, the 10 most common causes of death in the United States are diseases. Heart disease and cancer, the two leading causes of death overall ...
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Aircraft Carrier

Countries Spending the Most on War

Military spending in the United States totaled $596 billion in 2015, far and away the largest annual military expenditure in the world at nearly three times that of second-place ...
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Military Vehicles

Countries With the Fastest Growing (and Shrinking) Militaries

Military spending in the United States totaled $596 billion in 2015, far and away the largest annual military expenditure in the world at nearly three times that of second-place China. ...
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Flop, Failure, Business

18 Worst Product Flops of All Time

Big companies must take big risks and sometimes spend millions of dollars in an attempt to find the next big thing before competitors do. Such attempts, however, are not always ...
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Hard hat and gloves, union

The States With the Strongest and Weakest Unions

The U.S. Supreme Court issued in March a split vote on a decision that, if passed, would have prevented public sector unions from requiring non-union government workers to pay union ...
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Soldier

15 Commercial Products Invented by the Military

Violence and destruction are perhaps at the core of military activity, but military needs are also the source of innovation. A number of widely used commercial products today were originally ...
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Eating Salad

The Healthiest County in Every State

Governments, individuals, and corporations spend an enormous amount of time and money to keep Americans healthy. Investments in anything from medical research, health care, insurance, nutritional programs, and exercise facilities ...
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teacher

The Most (and Least) Meaningful Jobs

The U.S. monthly unemployment rate fell below 5% this January -- the first time it has done so in eight years. A healthier economy means that some American workers can ...
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busy roads, city

America’s Fastest Growing Cities

The U.S. population grew by 0.79% over the last year, just slightly faster than the previous year’s growth rate but still among the slowest rates in decades. While the nationwide ...
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Shrinking city, abondoned

America’s Fastest Shrinking Cities

The U.S. population grew by 0.79% last year, just slightly faster than the previous year’s growth rate but still among the slowest rates in decades. According to the U.S. Census ...
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Basketball

How Much Will It Cost Each Fan Base to Attend the 2016 Final Four?

(Click image to enlarge) The stage for the 2016 Final Four is officially set, and Villanova, Oklahoma, North Carolina and Syracuse remain the final suitors to cut the nets ...
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Naples, Florida, palm trees

The Happiest (and Most Miserable) Cities in America

Well-being captures the happiness of individuals. Happier workers are often more productive, and a healthy economy can improve the well-being of residents. Measuring well-being is a complex process, and the ...
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Republican

Neighborhoods Donating the Most to the Republican Candidates

Elections are costly. Candidates, especially those running for president, have to consider how to pay for staff salaries, speaking venues, travel, food, and state election fees, among other things. Fundraising, ...
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Democratic

Neighborhoods Donating the Most to the Democratic Candidates

Elections are costly. Candidates, especially those running for president, have to consider how to pay for staff salaries, speaking venues, travel, food, and state election fees, among other things. Fundraising, ...
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Doctor

States Where Doctors Earn the Most (and Least)

Medical doctors consistently rank among the highest compensated professions in the country. In every state, an average primary care physician earns at least $166,000 more than the average salary across ...
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