Special Report

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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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Nick Saban Alabama

The Highest Paid Public Employee in Every State

Nick Saban, head coach of the men’s football team at the University of Alabama, is paid more than $7 million annually. He is the highest paid employee of all ...
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Potential Marijuana Tax Revenue in Every State

Four states and the District of Columbia have voted since 2012 to legalize the retail sale of marijuana. One main incentive of legalization is the tax revenue states receive from ...
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America’s Most and Least Educated States: A Survey of All 50

More Americans today hold academic degrees than ever before. The percentage of U.S. adults who completed a four-year college degree has steadily increased over the past 75 years -- from ...
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America’s Richest (and Poorest) States

The U.S. Census Bureau released on Wednesday new data from its 2015 nationwide population survey. According to the annual survey, the national median household income rose to $55,775 in 2015. ...
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The World’s 13 Most Valuable Startups

Every tech startup wants to become a unicorn -- a private company valued at more than $1 billion. Because they typically dominate a new business or technology, unicorns are able ...
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Cities Where You Don’t Want to Get Sick

Medical errors and suboptimal hospital conditions are a leading cause of death in the United States, resulting in hundreds of thousands of fatalities each year. Of course, some hospitals are ...
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America’s Best (and Worst) Car Brands

American car owners seem to love their Lincolns while they are least satisfied with their Acuras, according to a recent survey of the auto industry. These are some of the ...
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