Special Report - Page 2

12 Gifts Americans Spend the Most on for Father’s Day

Advertisers are prodding consumers to buy power tools and gardening equipment for dads this Father’s Day. However, those categories will likely pale in comparison to planned spending on dinner or ...
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College Majors With Highest (and Lowest) Unemployment

People who have graduated from college are historically more likely to be employed than those who have not. The unemployment rate for those with a four-year bachelor’s degree is 2.7% ...
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12 Worst States for Lyme Disease

Lyme disease is a debilitating, sometimes fatal infection passed to humans by infected blacklegged ticks. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there are more than 30,000 cases ...
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Price of a Pack of Cigarettes the Year You Were Born

A pack of cigarettes cost just 25 cents in the 1950s. At a time when the general public was not aware of the harms of smoking, cigarettes were cheap and ...
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Sexism Controversy Weighs on Valuation of Unicorn Uber

The controversy engulfing maverick ride-sharing company Uber might bring the $69 billion value of this high-flying unicorn -- more like Pegasus -- back to earth. The latest body blow to ...
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States Where Welfare Supports the Fewest Poor Families

The share of poor families who receive welfare in the United States through the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program (TANF) has fallen dramatically in the last 20 years. Today, ...
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Cities Where It’s Easiest to Get Away With Murder

America’s police departments closed the book on 61.5% of all reported homicides in 2015. Police devote more time and resources to violent crime, and the clearance rate for homicide is ...
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Do You Know When Your State Joined the US? Here’s The Answer

Ninety-seven percent of Puerto Ricans voted for statehood in a non-binding referendum Sunday, a result considered flawed given the fact that just 23% of eligible voters cast their ballots. It ...
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Cars Americans Don’t Want to Buy

Americans purchased 17.54 million cars and light trucks in 2016 -- more than ever before. While this has been a record year for a number of makes and models, not ...
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Highest Paying Jobs You Can Get With an Associate Degree

Educational attainment is a major determinant for how much Americans can expect to earn. In general, the more education and skills a job requires, the higher it tends to pay. ...
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States With the Most Foreclosed Homes

During the height of the Great Recession, foreclosures in the United States reached staggeringly high levels. In 2009, about one in every 45 American households were in the process of ...
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Highest Paying Jobs You Can Get Without a College Degree

The college enrollment rate has fallen in recent years, and many high school graduates are looking for lucrative opportunities that do not require four years of college tuition. While the ...
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Oldest County in Every State

Life expectancy in the U.S. has been steadily rising for decades, while the birth rate has recently fallen to record lows. Not only is the median age increasing, the percentage ...
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Best (and Worst) States to Be Unemployed

While the U.S. unemployment rate has steadily improved since the Great Recession, millions of Americans remain out of work. Every week, hundreds of thousands of the nation’s jobless apply ...
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50 Most Valuable Brands in the World

Google is the most valuable brand in the world, with a value of $245.6 billion, based on BrandZ’s annual listing of the most valuable brands in the world, according to ...
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