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The 20 Largest Privately Held Companies in America

Many of the largest companies are also household names -- but not all. While often the largest public companies are recognizable, some of the largest private companies are far less ...
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9 States Running Out of Water

For many states, the rainy season is over, and most of the Western United States is now locked into a fourth consecutive year of drought. The imminent dry summer is ...
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Countries That Hate America the Most

In 2014, 45% of the population across the 135 countries reviewed approved of the United States, roughly unchanged from the year before. Of major global powers, the United States received ...
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Countries Spending the Most on War

Global military spending totaled $1.78 trillion in 2014, down slightly from the year before. Military expenditures in North America, Western and European countries continued to slowly decline, while spending rose ...
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The Most Democratic County in Each State

President Barack Obama won re-election in 2012 with about 51% of the popular vote, winning 26 states and the District of Columbia to capture 332 of 538 electoral votes. Despite ...
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The States With the Most Deadly Accidents

There were 130,557 accidental deaths in the United States in 2013. Some types of accidental deaths are more common than others. Drug poisonings and motor vehicle accidents were the two ...
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12 States That Kill the Most Animals

The United States consumes the most meat per capita of any nation in the world. As of 2009, Americans consumed an average of 265 pounds of meat per person annually, ...
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States Using the Most Mind-Altering Drugs

While about 19% of Americans use drugs to relax almost every day, a nation-leading 28% of West Virginians report near-daily drug use. The Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index, which measures a range ...
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The Most Republican County in Each State

Barack Obama won re-election in 2012 with about 51% of the popular vote, winning 26 states and the District of Columbia to capture 332 of 538 electoral votes. Despite the ...
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10 Cars Americans Don’t Want to Buy

The American auto industry was pummeled during the recession. Since then, car sales have recovered gradually. More than 1.5 million cars and light trucks were sold in March, up slightly ...
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The Happiest (and Most Miserable) Cities in America

Well-being captures the happiness of individuals. Not only are happier workers often more productive, but a healthy economy can also improve the well-being of an area’s residents. The measurement of ...
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The Healthiest (and Least Healthy) Countries in the World

World Health Day is on April 7, and people around the globe are turning their attention to health issues. The global infant mortality rate of 33.6 deaths per 1,000 live ...
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America’s Highest Paying Companies

The median income for all Americans was $35,540 in 2013, up slightly from the year before. At a number of U.S. companies, salaries are considerably higher. Based on figures provided ...
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America’s Fastest Shrinking Cities

The U.S. population rose by just 0.75% in 2014, roughly flat from previous years and the lowest growth rate in more than 70 years. Not only has the country become ...
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America’s Fastest Growing Cities

The U.S. population rose by just 0.75% in 2014, roughly flat from previous years and the lowest growth rate in more than 70 years. Not only has the country become ...
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