Special Report - Page 2

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America’s Richest (and Poorest) Towns

The economic recovery from one of the nation’s worst recessions has been uneven. While incomes have risen across the United States, so has the poverty rate. Opportunities for those living ...
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States Where the Most People Work for the Government

More than 22 million Americans are government workers. While the ideal size of government in the United States is a matter of intense debate, most Americans agree that government workers ...
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States Where Incomes Are Booming (or Not)

The combined sum of all income received by all Americans was $12.2 trillion in 2010. It was the end of what many economists consider the worst decade for the American ...
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Counties Going Hungry in Every State

Food is a basic need that many people take for granted. Yet, 48 million Americans face limited access to adequate amounts of nutritious food. Many who are food insecure rely ...
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Cars So Hot They’re Out of Stock

American motorists bought a record 17.5 million new vehicles in 2015. While automobile sales are at an all time high, certain makes and models are in much higher demand than ...
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Cars Americans Don’t Want to Buy

U.S. auto sales last year were the highest on record, with nearly 17.5 million cars and light trucks sold. Car manufacturers were not the only ones to enjoy the higher ...
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10 Deadliest Diseases in the World

Disease is responsible for by far the most deaths worldwide. The first eight of the 12 leading causes of death globally are all diseases, and only two of the next ...
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13 Things to Do If You Suddenly Become Filthy Rich

Becoming rich instantly, or in a very short period, is part of the great American dream. It happens each and every day to someone. What many people fail to consider ahead ...
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25 Most Stressed-Out Cities

Money is the single largest cause of stress in the United States. Although the economy has been recovering from the Great Recession and aggregate income has been rising, many Americans ...
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11 Cities Hit Hardest by Extreme Poverty

Although the economy has largely recovered from the worst effects of the recession, many more Americans live in poverty today than did during the crisis. Perhaps of greater concern is ...
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The World’s 15 Top Selling Drugs

Attaining a certain drug can mean the difference between life and death for millions of Americans. These essential products also help generate billions for drug manufacturers. Pharmaceutical companies generate an ...
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20 Most Polluted Cities in America

More than half of all Americans live in areas that have dangerously high levels of either ozone or particle pollution. The United States has made great strides controlling air pollution ...
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12 States Struggling With Mental Illness

Close to 10 million Americans suffer from chronic depression, bipolar disorder, or another serious mental illness. Depression alone is the leading cause of disability worldwide. In the United States, mental ...
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25 Highest Paying Companies in America

Paychecks in America vary tremendously. On average, U.S. workers earn just under $50,000 a year, which takes into account workers who live off poverty wages as well as those who ...
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Manufacturers Bringing The Most Jobs Back to America

The loss of American manufacturing jobs to foreign labor has been a central theme of several presidential candidates’ campaigns. However, the trend of offshoring may be slowing, according to one ...
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