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The Healthiest City in Every State

 The long debate over the Affordable Care Act (ACA) has, if nothing else, put the spotlight on the poor state of the country’s health and health care system. The United ...
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The 10 Most Polluted Cities in America

 More than 138 million people, nearly 44% of the U.S. population, live in areas where air pollution reaches dangerously high levels during parts of the year. While exposure to low ...
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America’s Hottest Cities

 Life-threatening heat engulfed much of the Western United States this past weekend. Above-average, triple-digit temperatures struck Phoenix, Tuscon, Los Angeles and other cities on Saturday, breaking records and prompting warnings from local officials. More ...
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Battered Flint Michigan Gets GM Plant, but Not Jobs

Flint, Mich., was as badly hurt by the downturn in the auto industry as any other city. Unemployment has remained high, along with poverty and crime. Its population reached 196,000 ...
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Atlanta, Chicago Claim Top Spot in Wireless Survey

In the new RootMetrics survey, which covers the first half of the year, for overall wireless service in the nation's 125 most populous markets, Atlanta and Chicago easily finished at the ...
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10 Cities Where Incomes Are Growing (and Shrinking) the Fastest

Personal incomes grew by 0.8% across the nation in 2013. While some metropolitan areas were among the largest contributors to the growth, in over 100 urban regions, incomes declined. ...
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20 Cities With the Widest Gap Between the Rich and Poor

The nation’s wealthiest residents have controlled a disproportionately large share of all income for many decades. In 2001, however, that proportion became a majority share. Since 2007, the shares of ...
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The Most Expensive Town in Each State

 The prices of goods and services -- whether they are essential such as housing, food, and medical care or luxury items such as tobacco and sports equipment -- vary widely ...
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Detroit’s $1,000 Homes

While there is little or no sign of the success of Detroit’s program to sell homes for as little as $1,000, the opportunity continues. The Detroit Land Bank Authority may ...
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America’s Hottest Housing Markets

There are a number of ways to define hot housing markets, ranging from price increases to new housing starts. has come up with its own, which is the number ...
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Unemployment Remains Above 20% in 2 Cities

Unemployment rates in two American cities are closer to the jobless rate of Greece than that of the United States. Yuma, Ariz., and El Centro, Calif., had the highest in ...
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Denver and San Francisco Home Prices Lead the Charge, Up Over 10%

S&P Dow Jones Indices released the most recent results for the leading measure of U.S. home prices, the S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Indexes. On the broad spectrum, the 20-city composite gained ...
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The 25 Most Expensive Steakhouses in the Country

Steaks are expensive -- whether you buy them at the grocery store or at a restaurant. Steak is often the most expensive item on a restaurant’s menu, and steakhouses are ...
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9 Cities Running Out of Water

 The nine cities with the worst drought conditions in the country are all located in California, which is now entering its fourth consecutive year of drought as demand for water ...
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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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