Special Report

50 Hardest Law Schools to Get Into

People love to ridicule this profession, but they should well remember that many of America's presidents were lawyers. Usually after nearly a decade of intense training, lawyers perform an important ...
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10 Cities Where Incomes Are Shrinking the Fastest

Personal income grew by 4.1% across the nation in 2015. The vast majority of metropolitan areas contributed to this growth, but in 10 urban regions, incomes declined. Personal income, which ...
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16 Most Segregated Cities in America

Next year will mark the 50-year anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1968, also known as the Fair Housing Act. The landmark bill prohibited by law long-standing practices of ...
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11 Reasons Mortgage Interest Rates Could Increase

The American dream of homeownership could become less affordable in the near future. For those lucky enough to afford a home, the purchase is an important milestone. Most Americans will ...
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Jobs With the Best (and Worst) Job Security

As a result of the Great Recession, unemployment in the United States peaked at 10.0% in October 2009. Though the overall unemployment rate has improved significantly since then, falling by ...
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50 Worst Product Flops of All Time

Some product launches can be spectacular failures, and Google Glass, an eyeglasses shaped head-mounted device with smartphone capabilities, failed spectacularly several years ago. However, Google is betting that Glass can ...
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States With the Most and Least Cat Owners

When it comes to cats, it won’t take you nine lifetimes to see how popular they are in the United States. These typically furry and cuddly animals were considered ...
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100 Top Grossing Movies of All Time

Two films released in 2015 broke the record for largest box office weekend of all time. Thanks to their strong openings, the two films -- “Jurassic World” followed by ...
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Biggest Layoffs of the 21st Century

As the U.S. economic expansion heads into its ninth year, the worst recession since the Great Depression is receding into memory. The layoffs that whipsawed the economy during the downturn ...
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12 States Where Anyone Can Carry A Concealed Weapon

The right to keep and bear arms in the United States originally resulted from the conviction that individuals have the right to self defense. Today, this right is enshrined by ...
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Sports Teams Running Out of Fans

Professional sports is big business in the United States. Total revenue across the four major team sport organizations -- the MLB, NHL, NBA, and NFL -- topped $30 billion in ...
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Where You’ll Pay the Most in Electric Bills

Whether it is powering a refrigerator to keep food from spoiling or heating water for a shower, many of modern life’s most basic functions require electricity. However, the cost of ...
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26 Most Dangerous Cities in the World

In a year of global protests, economic upheaval, leadership changes, and coups, some of the most dangerous cities of the world somehow got more dangerous. In the United States, there ...
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15 Places Most Vulnerable to Sea Level Rise

Over the next 100 years, rapid sea level rise will change the landscape of the U.S. and increase the risk of severe flooding for thousands of households. According to the ...
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The Most Common City Names in the US

Ever wonder if the name of your city is the only one of its kind in the country? Chances are it may be, given that of the 19,335 U.S. cities ...
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