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America’s 10 Worst States for Business

24/7 Wall St. recently examined the business environment in all 50 states. The bottom 10 are particularly difficult for those companies that are based in them, or those that have considered ...
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The Value of a Dollar in Every State

While a dollar bill looks and feels the same all over the United States, its value is often very different depending on where it is used. The prices of housing, ...
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Easiest States to Buy a Gun

The second amendment, which was passed by Congress on September 25, 1789, states, "A well-regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people ...
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The States With the Strongest and Weakest Unions

The U.S. Supreme Court issued in March a split vote on a decision that, if passed, would have prevented public sector unions from requiring non-union government workers to pay union ...
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3 States Have Unemployment Under 3%

As unemployment dropped to 4.9% in February, three states had unemployment rates of under 3%. They were New Hampshire at 2.7%, South Dakota at 2.7%, and North Dakota at ...
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Unemployment Above 6% in 6 States

The unemployment level in the United States in February was 4.9%. Six states lagged well behind that with jobless rates above 6%, which shows how uneven the rebound from the ...
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Black Unemployment at 9.6%

While the 2015 average national unemployment rate sat at 5.3%, the rate among African Americans was 9.6%, according to new data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). The rate ...
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The 5 States Where People Get the Least Sleep

Eight hours of sleep. That is the rule most often mentioned as the measure of a good night's sleep. Some people claim they can get by on less, and for ...
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Rhode Island Residents Most Dissatisfied With Their Roads

Among the smallest states geographically, a large number of Rhode Island residents are dissatisfied with their roads. Perhaps this is because they have so few of them. However, the second state ...
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12 States With the Most Hate Groups

Racial violence and hatred is on the rise in the U.S. as evidenced by the San Bernardino terror attacks, the racially motivated massacre in South Carolina, as well as the ...
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5 Worst States for Business

24/7 Wall St. recently examined all 50 states to discover the entire spectrum of those that were best and worst for business. Here we look at the worst five and ...
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5 Best States for Business

24/7 Wall St. recently examined all 50 states to discover the entire spectrum of those that were best and worst for business. Here we look at the top five and ...
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The Best (and Worst) States for Business

The United States has experienced 71 straight months of private sector job growth through January. This consistent improvement, stretching back to February 2009, has been a boon for existing businesses ...
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The States With the Longest (and Shortest) Life Expectancies

The average American born in 1960 is expected to live for 69.8 years. Today, the life expectancy of someone born in the United States is 78.9 years. Thanks to advances ...
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States Where the Middle Class Is Dying

Despite the country’s unemployment rate falling below 5% in January for the first time since 2008, and the Federal Reserve’s decision to raise interest rates for the first time since ...
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