Special Report - Page 2

Countries Doing the Most (and Least) to Protect the Environment

Unsafe water and poor air quality were responsible for a combined 6.8 million deaths worldwide in 2013, or more than one in every 10 preventable deaths. While most of these ...
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14 States Struggling With Mental Illness

More than 40 million Americans suffer from some form of mental illness, and nearly 10 million struggle with a serious condition such as chronic depression, bipolar disorder, and schizophrenia. While ...
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The Highest Paid CEOs at America’s 100 Largest Companies

Already making hundreds of times what most Americans earn in a year, CEOs at top U.S. corporations received a pay raise in 2016. The average executive officer at one of ...
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Cities With the Highest (and Lowest) Credit Scores

Whether you are being denied a home or auto loan, a rental application, or a job, having a low credit score is a challenging situation. Such difficulties make it even ...
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50 Worst Product Flops of All Time

Just like success, failure is part of doing business. Entrepreneurs and large companies often take big risks, hoping for success but not always achieving it. These failures take many different ...
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The Fastest Growing City in Each State

The U.S. population has grown by 3.7% over the past five years. While this is historically a relatively slow growth, some urban areas have experienced explosive growth over the same ...
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America’s Highest Paying Companies

American wages vary widely, from the minimum wage to six-figure salaries, and more. Often, it is the industry, in addition to the job, that determines the level of pay. The ...
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Companies Stashing the Most Money Overseas

The U.S. economic system encourages cost-cutting at every stage of business. While taxes are a yearly expense for small businesses, working families, and individuals, large U.S. companies avoid billions in ...
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States Where the Most People Use Only Cellphones

Americans are steadily abandoning traditional telephone landlines and exclusively using wireless devices. While 8.4% of U.S. households used only cellphones in 2005, this was true of nearly half of all ...
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36 Passports with the Best Travel Perks

People of nearly every nationality travel to destinations abroad each year. Where they go, how long they can stay, and how their income earned abroad is taxed varies considerably, depending ...
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How Many People Were Born the Year You Were Born

The birth rate in the United States is lower today than at any point in the nation’s history. As the baby boomer generation -- the largest generation in America’s history ...
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Cities Hit Hardest by Extreme Poverty

The American economy has been recovering from the Great Recession for nearly eight years. As the U.S. has added jobs and wages have risen steadily, a troubling trend has emerged. ...
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15 Most Stressed Out Cities

Financial insecurity, health problems, strenuous work hours, and long commute times can all contribute to stress. In the United States, none of these stressors are especially rare. And while some ...
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22 Retailers Closing the Most Stores

In April, Payless ShoeSource filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, and announced plans to close around 400 locations. This news comes about two months after RadioShack filed for Chapter 11 ...
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The Most (and Least) Healthy Countries in the World

Many factors contribute to the health of a population, and worldwide health varies to the extreme. While most Americans are aware that these global health disparities exist, a look at ...
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