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America’s Best and Worst States to Live In

Life satisfaction in a given state is often based on highly subjective measures -- whether the climate is nice, whether friends and family are present, and other factors. While a ...
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Nebraska And North Dakota Unemployment Below 3%

Two states have unemployment rates below 3% They are Nebraska and North Dakota. Each stands out because the national rate is 5%, and in some states over 6% The jobless ...
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15 American Ghost Towns

 U.S. home prices have recovered substantially since the housing crisis. The improvement, however, has been uneven, and in many U.S. cities housing markets continue to struggle. In others, property values ...
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The Most Unusual Ancestry in Each State

Perceived as a land of opportunity, the United States has always attracted migrants from around the world who settled together in a nation now commonly referred to as the ...
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The Most Popular Brand in Each State

Marketing agencies make it a priority to identify the nation’s regional brand tastes -- why people choose Coca-Cola over Pepsi, or Ford over Chrysler -- in one part of the ...
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The Most Educated City in Every State

A little more than 30% of American adults are college educated, a slight increase from a year ago when 29.6% of adults had at least a bachelor’s degree. Education ...
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First Week Oregon Pot Sales Total $11 Million

Sales of marijuana for recreational use became legal in Oregon on October 1, and demand was literally unprecedented. The more than 250 medical marijuana dispensaries in the state posted first-day ...
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The 10 Worst States for Women

This October, California passed a pay equity law -- one of the first of its kind -- that expands the grounds on which women can challenge gender discrimination in the ...
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Why Is Maryland America’s Richest State?

A typical Maryland household earned more than $73,000 last year, more than in any other state in the country. The cost of living in Maryland, however, was also one of ...
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States With the Widest Gap Between Rich and Poor

Wages for the wealthiest 1% of Americans more than doubled between 1979 and 2011. Wages for the median U.S. worker, by contrast, increased just 6% over that period. The ...
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America’s Most and Least Educated States: A Survey of All 50

The United States offers some of the most expensive college educations in the world, and costs have risen to record highs. The College Board found that in the most recent ...
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Largest Industry in Each State

Over the first half of this year, the U.S. economy generated slightly more than $17.9 trillion in goods and services, up $286 billion from the previous six months. The nation’s ...
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America’s Richest (and Poorest) States

The United States added 3.2 million jobs in 2014, a greater addition to the workforce than in 2013, when 2.3 million jobs were added. At the end of last year, ...
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10 States Burning the Most Coal

President Barack Obama released in August the final version of his climate policy and energy use program, the Clean Power Plan. The plan, if it passes, will allow the EPA ...
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Highest Paid Public Employee in Every State

Nick Saban, the head coach of the University of Alabama football team, earns close to $7 million per year -- more than any other public employee in the country. While ...
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