Special Report - Page 2

The County With the Most Expensive Housing Market in Every State

Home prices are higher today than they were before the housing bubble. Because incomes have increased at a slower pace than housing prices, however, housing affordability has actually declined. Housing ...
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25 Highest Paying Jobs

Wages of middle- and low-income earners increased in 2016 faster than wages of the highest earners. However, this increase does not come close to closing our nation’s income gap. The ...
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The Most Obese County in Every State

The average life expectancy of moderately obese people is about three years shorter than it is for the average American. At the extreme, severe obesity can lower life expectancy by ...
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States With Highest and Lowest Taxes

In the U.S. federalist system, each state government decides how to generate revenue -- that is, which taxes to collect, and how. No state tax code is identical, and largely ...
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States Spending the Most (and Least) on Gambling

Taking risks is at the heart of the entrepreneurial spirit that is often associated with the American way of life. While not exactly entrepreneurial, perhaps nowhere is risk-taking more apparent ...
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25 Worst Tasting Beers in America

Personal taste, by definition, is largely subjective. But when it comes to beer, while everyone may have a different favorite, there is broad consensus on which beers are the worst. ...
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What the Stock Market Was Worth the Year You Were Born

The Dow Jones Industrial Average surpassed 21,000 points for the first time ever on March 1. The milestone was achieved only 24 trading days after the Dow first reached 20,000. ...
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25 Lowest Paying Jobs in America

The U.S. economy has recovered considerably since the financial crisis of 2008-2009, with unemployment down substantially from its recession peak of nearly 10%. New minimum wage laws in some U.S. states, ...
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10 Disappearing Car Brands

The automobile is at once a symbol of American ingenuity and personal freedom as well as an indispensable tool for tens of millions of Americans. When it comes to choosing ...
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The Best and Worst States for Women: Ranking Gender Inequality in America

Wednesday, March 8 is International Women's Day. Women and men around the world will celebrate in support of gender equality and equal opportunity for all. Some will participate in organized protests ...
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States With the Highest (and Lowest) Paid Doctors

There are more medical doctors in the top 1% of earners than any other profession. The average salary of family and general practitioners nationwide is $192,120. Doctors who choose to ...
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The Happiest (and Most Miserable) Cities in America

In the United States Declaration of Independence, the pursuit of happiness is considered an inalienable right of all Americans. Finding happiness and fulfillment, however, is no easy feat, and some ...
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States With the Most Past-Due Medical Debt

The vast majority of people have experienced, are dealing with, or will someday likely endure any number of medical problems. Serious diseases, chronic conditions, and grave injuries or accidents ...
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Companies With the Best (and Worst) Reputations

It came to light in September that Wells Fargo had fraudulently opened over 2 million credit card and banking accounts without approval from customers, allowing the bank to collect $2.6 ...
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The Most Iconic Job in Every State

Whether it is a gaming supervisor in Nevada, a farm worker in California, an extraction worker in North Dakota, or a petroleum engineer in Texas, one occupation is often more ...
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