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10 Countries Spending the Most on the Military

Global military spending continued to decline last year. Although arms expenditure has actually increased in much of the world, military spending in the United States -- which still accounted for ...
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Countries Spending the Most on Health Care

The United States currently spends more per person on health care than any other developed country. Health outcomes in the U.S., however, are among the worst. Despite weak health spending ...
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Countries With the Widest Gap Between Rich and Poor

The United States of America -- the land of opportunity -- has the fourth most uneven income distribution in the developed world. Chile has the most unequal distribution of income, while ...
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Nine Countries That Hate America Most

International approval of U.S. leadership improved last year, rising from of 41% in 2012 to 46% in 2013. This ended a downward trend in U.S. approval ratings, which had consistently ...
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Countries Where Children Have the Best Opportunities

Is America really the land of opportunity? According to data just released by Gallup, 80% of Americans believe children in the country have the opportunities to learn and grow. While ...
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Eight Countries Where the Most People Suffer

During the global financial crisis, suffering increased globally. According to a survey recently published by Gallup, 14% of the world’s population was suffering in 2012, compared to 11% on ...
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Ten Countries Where People Live Longest

Life expectancy in the U.S. has risen in the past few decades. While in 1970 life expectancy at birth was 70.9 years, it rose to 78.7 year by 2011. However, ...
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Ten Countries Where Salaries Are Soaring

Next year, U.S. wages will increase by about 1.5% after adjusting for inflation, according to ECA International estimates. In some parts of the world, wages will grow at double this ...
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The Happiest Countries in the World

The residents of Switzerland are the most satisfied with their lives, according to the latest Better Life Index report, released this week by the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development ...
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The Most Educated Countries in the World

Between 2010 and 2011, the percentage of adults with a college degree in the United States remained unchanged at 42%. Since 2000, the proportion of college graduates has grown at ...
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The Best (and Worst) Countries to Grow Old

The world’s older population is growing. According to a report released last week, 11% of the current world population is 60 and older. By 2050, more than one in five ...
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The Countries with the Most Multimillionaires

According to a recent study, the United States is home to about one in every three ultra-high net worth individuals -- those with $30 million or more in total assets. ...
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The Worst Economies in the World

After sliding in the rankings for four consecutive years, the United States moved up two places in the World Economic Forum’s competitiveness ranking, from seventh last year to fifth in ...
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The Best Economies in the World

After sliding in the rankings for four consecutive years, the United States moved up two places in the World Economic Forum’s competitiveness ranking, from seventh last year to fifth in ...
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Eleven Countries with Soaring Inflation

While inflation has been relatively tame in the United States and Europe, several large nations have struggled with rising prices. Sadly, most instances are simply stagflation, where prices are rising ...
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