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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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9 Countries That Control the World’s Nuclear Weapons

President-elect Donald Trump this month tweeted, “The United States must greatly strengthen and expand its nuclear capability.” Whether or not U.S. nuclear strategy meaningfully changes in coming years, the United ...
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Cities With the Shortest Life Expectancy in Every State

The U.S. death rate rose last year for the first time in a decade. This led to the first drop in life expectancy since 1993. The typical American in 2015 ...
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The Best (and Worst) Investments of 2016

Year-end reviews allow investors to examine which investments did well and which were better left out of the portfolio. They also provide a summary of trends, and perhaps hint at ...
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10 Brands That Will Disappear in 2017

A great deal needs to happen for an established brand to die. Brands can have immense power and the fortunes of a brand do not necessarily reflect the company's ...
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America’s Most and Least Successful Companies in 2016

The stock market provides a practical means for many companies, large and small, to raise capital. It is also a way for individual investors to profit tremendously -- if they ...
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The Best Charities to Donate to This Year!

Generosity is at the core of the holiday season, and each year many Americans make it a point to donate to the causes most important to them. Choosing which nonprofit ...
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Cities With the Longest Life Expectancy in Every State

The U.S. death rate rose last year for the first time in a decade. This led to the first drop in life expectancy since 1993. The typical American in 2015 ...
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The Most (and Least) Healthy States: A Survey of All 50

Progress in a society can be measured by steady improvement in health outcomes. The United States has made progress in some health areas over the years. Other health issues, however, ...
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American Cities Adding the Most Jobs This Year

The U.S. economy added nearly 2.5 million employed workers in the last 12 months, a growth of 1.7%. Employment is expanding even more rapidly in some parts of the country. Due ...
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American Cities Losing the Most Jobs This Year

The U.S. economy added roughly 2.4 million workers over the past year. Over the same period, the unemployment rate fell from 5.0% to 4.9%, close to the lowest it has been ...
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What Americans Spent on Christmas the Year You Were Born

The vast majority of Americans celebrate Christmas with lights, carols, fir trees and wreaths, as well as, of course, by buying and exchanging gifts. For most people, the celebration means, ...
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America’s 25 Thriving Industries

The United States added 5.7 million jobs to the economy over the past decade. Jobs were not added evenly across all industries, with some shedding jobs and others adding them. ...
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America’s 25 Dying Industries

Valued at nearly $20 trillion, the U.S. economy is the largest in the world. Maintaining a competitive edge necessitates remaining diversified and dynamic. While this means that some U.S. industries ...
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The Worst States for Black Americans

The United States was late to abolish slavery compared with many other nations, and in no other nation did its abolition involve the level of violence seen during the American ...
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