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10 Cities Where Homebuyers Pay Cash

Nearly 38% of homes and condos purchased nationwide in the second quarter were all-cash transactions. While this was slightly lower than the previous quarter's three-year high of 42% of transactions, ...
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The Most Educated Countries in the World

More people access higher education today than ever before. One in three adults in developed countries held a college degree in 2012, a substantial increase from 2000 when just over one in five had ...
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The Worst Economies in the World

After sliding for four consecutive years, the United States moved up two places for the second year in a row in the World Economic Forum’s competitiveness rankings, from fifth ...
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The Best Economies in the World

After sliding for four consecutive years, the United States moved up two places for the second year in a row in the World Economic Forum’s competitiveness rankings, from fifth last ...
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The 10 Most Affordable Housing Markets in America

Buying a home is likely the largest purchase most Americans will ever make. But while in some areas homeowners are more easily able to afford to buy, in others ...
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The 10 Least Affordable Housing Markets in America

Buying a home is likely the largest purchase most Americans will ever make. But while in some areas homeowners are more easily able to afford a house, in others they ...
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The 10 Lowest-Paying Jobs for College Graduates

College students who graduated with student debt in 2012 owed an average of nearly $30,000, according to a report from the Institute for College Access and Success. While such a ...
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America’s Favorite Six-Figure Jobs

The nationwide median household income was $53,891 as of June, according to Sentier Research, down nearly 5% from where it was at start of the recession. And while household incomes ...
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10 Best-Paying Jobs for High School Graduates

As the cost of attending college increases each year, some high school graduates may wonder how well they could do without a college degree. While occupations that only require a ...
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America’s Disappearing Jobs

After the Great Recession, which cost millions of Americans their jobs, the U.S. labor market has begun to heal. So far this year the United States has added an average ...
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America’s Fastest Growing Jobs

After the recession wiped out millions of jobs, the American labor market has at least partially recovered. So far this year, the United States has added roughly 1.6 million jobs. ...
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Cities With the Most Dangerous Diets

While most Americans can choose what they want to eat each day, in many regions that choice is considerably limited. A range of direct and indirect factors, including income, ...
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15 Biggest Employers in the World

Wal-Mart Stores (NYSE: WMT) is the world’s largest publicly traded employer, with approximately 2.2 million employees across of the globe, a number greater than the population of cities such as ...
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States With the Most Big Spenders

Consumer spending habits reflect the financial health of the nation’s households, yet vary widely across the United States. In 2012, Americans spent $35,498 per capita, a 3.3% increase from ...
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The Best (and Worst) Countries to Find a Full-Time Job

According to the International Labour Organization, last year 200 million people across the world were unemployed. Yet, according to performance management consulting firm Gallup, “this number grossly misrepresents the global ...
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