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States Where Older Americans Are Most Likely to Die From a Fall

Many Americans entering old age can look forward to a comfortable retirement, pursuing lingering life goals, and sharing a life of experience with younger generations. However, the physical decline that ...
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States With the Best (and Worst) Schools

Few concerns facing the United States -- or any nation -- are more important than ensuring children receive a first-rate education. At her confirmation hearing on Tuesday, U.S. education secretary ...
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The Best and Worst States to Grow Old

The nation's elderly population is growing. The 2010 decennial census recorded the greatest number and proportion of Americans age 65 and older ever recorded, at 40.3 million people, or 13% ...
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The Worst Counties to Live In

The U.S. population reached 316.5 million in 2015, an increase of 12.5 million from five years ago. In some areas of the country, however, the population declined substantially over that ...
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America’s 25 Most Affordable Housing Markets

The U.S. housing market improved over the course of 2016. Home purchases are up, foreclosure activity is down, and in a vote of confidence for the U.S. economy, the Federal ...
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The Richest County in Every State

The wealthiest parts of the country are clustered around metropolitan areas in the Northeast, the Mid Atlantic, and the West Coast. Of the 15 wealthiest major U.S. counties based on ...
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The Most Innovative Companies

After a decline in 2015, U.S. patenting activity rose to a record high in 2016. The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office granted 304,126 patents last year, up from 298,407 in ...
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America’s Most Hated Companies

When Time Warner Cable merged with Charter Communications earlier this year and the new public-facing operation rebranded, changing its name to Spectrum, it was likely for good reason. For many ...
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Counties That Voted Most Heavily for Trump in Every State

Donald Trump will officially become president on January 20. His election has prompted a wide range of reactions, from supporters believing he is a populist leader to opponents fearing his ...
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America’s 25 Least Affordable Housing Markets

The U.S. housing market improved over the course of 2016. Home purchases are up, foreclosure activity is down, and interest rates are on the rise after the Federal Reserve hiked ...
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The Poorest County in Every State

Incomes vary considerably across the country as well as within states. The income gaps between each state's richest county and poorest county also vary considerably, with some states more equal ...
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The World’s 31 Mega-Cities

The share of the world’s population living in cities is steadily increasing. A majority of the world’s population has lived in an urban setting since 2007. This trend of urbanization ...
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The Worst CEOs of 2016

Many factors influence a company's performance -- some within the control of corporate leadership and some outside of it. If things go south, no matter the cause, corporate leaders are ...
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The Best CEOs of 2016

Many factors influence a company's performance -- some within the control of corporate leadership and some outside out of it. Anything from government regulations, economic conditions, the price of oil, ...
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40 Countries the US Government Doesn’t Want You to Visit

When it comes to international travel, some countries are best left out of American vacation plans. Sectarian violence in the Middle East, narcotics trafficking in South America, and frequent terror ...
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