Special Report - Page 2

States Profiting the Most From Sin

Smoking, drinking alcohol, and gambling are all -- when done in excess -- widely recognized as bad for your health. Yet millions of people enjoy such vices on a daily ...
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Highest Paying Jobs You Can Get With a College Degree

The college debt crisis has left thousands of young Americans financially crippled as they attempt to pay off tens of thousands of dollars in student loans. In addition, there is ...
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America’s 25 Most Affordable Housing Markets

Homeownership in the United States reached 63.6% this year, close to its lowest level since the Census Bureau began tracking the data over 50 years ago, and down from a ...
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50 Worst American Cities to Live In

Quality of life in an American city often depends on the neighborhood one lives in, as abject poverty and crime can be found just blocks away from prosperity. Still, as ...
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12 Gifts Americans Spend the Most on for Father’s Day

Advertisers are prodding consumers to buy power tools and gardening equipment for dads this Father’s Day. However, those categories will likely pale in comparison to planned spending on dinner or ...
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College Majors With Highest (and Lowest) Unemployment

People who have graduated from college are historically more likely to be employed than those who have not. The unemployment rate for those with a four-year bachelor’s degree is 2.7% ...
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12 Worst States for Lyme Disease

Lyme disease is a debilitating, sometimes fatal infection passed to humans by infected blacklegged ticks. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there are more than 30,000 cases ...
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Price of a Pack of Cigarettes the Year You Were Born

A pack of cigarettes cost just 25 cents in the 1950s. At a time when the general public was not aware of the harms of smoking, cigarettes were cheap and ...
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Sexism Controversy Weighs on Valuation of Unicorn Uber

The controversy engulfing maverick ride-sharing company Uber might bring the $69 billion value of this high-flying unicorn -- more like Pegasus -- back to earth. The latest body blow to ...
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States Where Welfare Supports the Fewest Poor Families

The share of poor families who receive welfare in the United States through the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program (TANF) has fallen dramatically in the last 20 years. Today, ...
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Cities Where It’s Easiest to Get Away With Murder

America’s police departments closed the book on 61.5% of all reported homicides in 2015. Police devote more time and resources to violent crime, and the clearance rate for homicide is ...
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Do You Know When Your State Joined the US? Here’s The Answer

Ninety-seven percent of Puerto Ricans voted for statehood in a non-binding referendum Sunday, a result considered flawed given the fact that just 23% of eligible voters cast their ballots. It ...
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Cars Americans Don’t Want to Buy

Americans purchased 17.54 million cars and light trucks in 2016 -- more than ever before. While this has been a record year for a number of makes and models, not ...
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Highest Paying Jobs You Can Get With an Associate Degree

Educational attainment is a major determinant for how much Americans can expect to earn. In general, the more education and skills a job requires, the higher it tends to pay. ...
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States With the Most Foreclosed Homes

During the height of the Great Recession, foreclosures in the United States reached staggeringly high levels. In 2009, about one in every 45 American households were in the process of ...
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