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The 10 States With the Best Quality of Life

The United States is one of the world’s most prosperous economies, with a gross domestic product that exceeded that of any other country last year. However, a vibrant economy alone ...
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Banks With the Most Branches

As of June, there were 94,725 bank branches in the United States, according to recently released data from the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC). This represents the lowest reported figure ...
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Cars With the Oldest Buyers

As the U.S. economy continues to recover, domestic car sales for 2014 are projected to come close to an all-time high. But while the auto sales have picked up, especially ...
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Retailers Hiring the Most Employees for the Holidays

Retailers across the nation are accepting waves of new employee applications in preparation for the imminent 2014 holiday hiring season. Seven of the nation’s largest retailers will together add nearly ...
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The Best- and Worst-Performing DJIA Stocks in 2014

The bull market may be five and a half years old, but stocks have been fighting each week to hit newer highs. The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) was up ...
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America’s Most Polluted Housing Markets

When discussing human impact on the environment, the focus is often on the global and national levels. But the impact can also be a major problem at the local level, ...
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10 Companies Cutting the Most Jobs

Through August, planned job cuts were slightly lower than they were during the first eight months of 2013. In all, companies have announced just under 333,000 planned layoffs so far ...
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America’s Most (and Least) Educated States

The proportion of Americans with a college degree has increased steadily each year for more than a decade. According to the latest U.S. Census data, 29.6% of Americans at least ...
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10 Best Technology Companies to Work For

No one knows more about a workplace than its employees. Employee opinions reflect basic measures, such as pay, perks, benefits, and hours worked. But they are also influenced by factors ...
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America’s Richest (and Poorest) States

The United States added more than 2.3 million jobs in 2013, the most in any year since 2005. Despite this, income levels and poverty rates did not improve in most ...
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America’s 50 Best Cities to Live

Americans take into account different factors when choosing where to live. For some, the quality of schools is important. For others, the strength of the local economy or personal safety ...
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10 Cities Where Homebuyers Pay Cash

Nearly 38% of homes and condos purchased nationwide in the second quarter were all-cash transactions. While this was slightly lower than the previous quarter's three-year high of 42% of transactions, ...
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The Most Educated Countries in the World

More people access higher education today than ever before. One in three adults in developed countries held a college degree in 2012, a substantial increase from 2000 when just over one in five had ...
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The Worst Economies in the World

After sliding for four consecutive years, the United States moved up two places for the second year in a row in the World Economic Forum’s competitiveness rankings, from fifth ...
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The Best Economies in the World

After sliding for four consecutive years, the United States moved up two places for the second year in a row in the World Economic Forum’s competitiveness rankings, from fifth last ...
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