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America’s Richest Cities

U.S. median household income rose to $56,516 in 2015, an increase of $2,800, or 5.2% over 2014 levels. Despite it being the largest percentage increase since 1998, median household income ...
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America’s 15 Fastest Shrinking Companies

It usually requires years and years of steady sales declines for a major public company to lose a substantial share of its revenue. Only a handful of S&P 500 companies ...
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40 Countries the U.S. Government Doesn’t Want You to Visit

When it comes to international travel, some countries are best left out of American vacation plans. Sectarian violence in the Middle East, narcotics trafficking in South America, and frequent terror ...
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America’s 15 Fastest Growing Companies

For board members and investors alike, revenue growth is one of the easiest ways to evaluate the long-term health of large publicly traded companies. That growth can be very difficult ...
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29 Best Jobs for Work-Life Balance

The modern 40-hour workweek was established at the end of the Great Depression, when the Fair Labor Standards Act introduced the standard workweek, minimum wage, and overtime pay in order ...
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Top Selling Products From Each State

The United States exported a total of $2.26 trillion worth of goods and services in 2015, down slightly from a record high of $2.38 trillion in 2014. Exports accounted for ...
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Companies Paying Americans the Least

Wal-Mart, the world’s largest company and private employer, recently raised the minimum wage of its employees to $10 an hour. Since the company’s announcement last year, several of the ...
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The Best and Worst Economies in the World

The global economy's growth of 2.5% in 2015 was down considerably from the 4.4% growth in 2010. Economic expansion is determined by two components: population growth and labor productivity. An ...
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The Safest Cities in America

The FBI reported Monday that 1,197,704 violent crimes were committed in 2015, up 3.9% from 2014. While the increase is discouraging, it is by no means a crime wave. Some ...
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The Most Dangerous Cities in America

The FBI reported Monday that 1,197,704 violent crimes were committed in 2015, up 3.9% from 2014. Violent crime rates are by no means uniform across the country. Some of the ...
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Worst States for Black Americans

This is a republication of a story done by 24/7 Wall St. on December 7 of 2015. Racial tension in the United States is at a high point not seen ...
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Least Healthy City in Every State

Life expectancy varies by nearly 10 years across U.S. cities. While the United States is the global leader for health spending, it trails many much poorer nations in health ...
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Largest Industry in Each State

Dozens of industries across all 50 states comprise the U.S. economy -- the world's largest economy accounts for more than a quarter of global GDP. Several states, including California ...
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Cities With the Fastest Growing (and Shrinking) Economies

The economies of the vast majority of U.S. metropolitan areas expanded last year. In aggregate, GDP across the nation’s 382 metro areas grew by 2.5%, up from a 2.3% growth ...
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Cities With the Highest Poverty Rates

The number of Americans living in poverty fell by 3.5 million to 13.5% of the population in 2015. While the poverty rate is the lowest since 2008, it is still higher ...
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