Special Report

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Eight Housing Markets With the Longest Road to Recovery

Location, location, location, it is said, are key to succeeding in real estate. While the value of a single family home nationally may -- at the current pace -- be ...
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The Most Iconic Job in Each 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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The Worst Product Flops of All Time

The larger the company, the greater its capacity for taking risks. While pouring millions of dollars into market research and advertising campaigns can lead to tremendous successes, such ventures can ...
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States Volunteering the Most (and Least)

Nearly 63 million Americans volunteered a total of roughly 7.7 billion hours in 2013, a contribution estimated to be worth approximately $173 billion. Despite the economic and community benefits of ...
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The Largest Employer in Each State

It is essential for a state’s economy to have a diverse array of companies. Still, the impact each of the companies has on a state’s economy varies considerably. In each ...
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Companies Profiting the Most From War

Worldwide military expenditure shrunk in 2013 for the second consecutive year, falling by 1.9% to $1.75 trillion. The 100 largest arms-producers sold a combined $402 billion worth of arms and military ...
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15 Cities With the Most High-Tech Jobs

The United States’ GDP of $16.3 trillion in 2014 was the highest in the world, due in large part to the strength of U.S. industries. However, all industries are not ...
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10 Retailers Closing the Most Stores

With the growth of e-commerce still outpacing the overall growth of retail sales, retailers are continuing to close brick-and-mortar outlets. While total U.S. retail sales grew 3.7% in the ...
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States With the Highest Gas Prices

Gas prices in every state are higher than they were one month ago.  While the nationwide average price of $2.45 per gallon is far lower than levels one year ...
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The Best (and Worst) Paying Cities for Women

Sunday was International Women’s Day, meant to celebrate achievements among women, and promote greater equality around the world. The United States is doing well in some areas, but continues to ...
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10 Disappearing Middle Class Jobs

The United States shed 8.7 million jobs from the official onset of the Great Recession in December 2007 until the economy began regaining jobs in March 2010. Although the ...
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Cities With the Highest (and Lowest) Unemployment

Approximately 8.7 million U.S. jobs were lost during the Great Recession between 2007 and 2009. While all those jobs have been recovered, the nation’s unemployment rate remains above the level ...
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The States Where the Rich Are Getting Richer

Income inequality has widened in all 50 states in the last few decades. More recently, as the United States recovered from the latest recession, the gap between the richest and ...
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The Best (and Worst) States for Business

While the United States was founded on the principle of equality for all people, the 50 states are decidedly unequal in providing opportunities for business. For companies choosing to locate ...
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America’s 50 Coldest Cities

With nearly a month of winter left, 2015 is already the coldest winter since 1979. Cities as far south as Washington, D.C., have seen subzero temperatures while others have been ...
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