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Countries With the Widest Gap Between the Rich and the Poor

The United States, which prides itself as a land of opportunity, has the fourth-most uneven income distribution among developed nations, according to recently-released data. Only Turkey, Mexico, and Chile had ...
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10 Most Expensive Places to Get Married

 You can’t put a price on love, but you can put a price on marriage, or at least the wedding with which it begins. The average U.S. wedding cost ...
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The Most Unusual Causes of Death By State

The leading causes of death tend to be the same across the country. A majority of deaths are due to heart disease, followed by cancer and chronic lower respiratory disease. ...
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The Most Expensive Wars in U.S. History

 Declared an official holiday in 1971, Memorial Day honors those who have given their lives in service to the United States. While the human toll is always great, wars also ...
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States Where Incomes Are Booming (or Not)

 U.S. personal income totalled more than $13.5 trillion in 2014, up 8.9% from 2008, when Americans generated a total of $12.4 trillion. Income growth varied considerably between states. North Dakota ...
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The 9 Most Misleading Product Claims

It can be difficult for consumers to distinguish false advertising claims from true ones, especially when they are made by credible-sounding advocates. When companies with enormous spending power are ...
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9 Old-Fashioned Names Making Huge Comebacks

 Most people are called the name they were given at birth for their entire lives, and for that reason, the name of a child is often given intense consideration. Like ...
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The States With the Most (and Least) Divorces

 The status of relationships across the United States is difficult to reduce to a data set. Partnership is an intensely personal matter and marriage, a legal recognition of partnership, is ...
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10 Most Popular Stores in America

Walmart is the most popular store in America. More than half of all shoppers in the country visited a Walmart location in March. No other U.S. store could claim ...
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The 10 Richest Towns in America

Income inequality is becoming the most important economic topic going into this election cycle. The absolute extremes of wealth and poverty are often found in the same area. The annual ...
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States Where the Most (and Least) People Work for the Government

Public education, law enforcement, emergency services, and road maintenance are all largely funded by state tax dollars. State and local government employees help these public services run smoothly. Despite ...
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The States With the Highest (and Lowest) Obesity Rates

 Obesity in the United States continues to rise, and the problem does not appear to be getting any better. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the national ...
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The Least Healthy County in Each State

With the ongoing U.S. economic recovery and implementation of the Affordable Care Act, health insurance coverage rates among Americans have increased significantly. Americans may expect health outcomes to improve ...
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Companies With the Best (and Worst) Reputations

Goldman Sachs has the worst reputation of any major American company. Upstate New York-based grocery chain Wegmans is the most highly-regarded company. Also notably, Samsung surpassed Apple this year as ...
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5 States Drinking Too Much Soda

In 18 states, more than 26% of adults consume sweetened-beverages such as regular soda and fruit drinks at least once daily. Sugary drinks are one of the primary sources of ...
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