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The 10 Worst States for Women

California passed this October 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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8 States Running Out of Water

While drought conditions have improved in many regions of the United States, higher than average summer temperatures and patchy rainfall over the summer has contributed to one of the worst ...
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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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Unemployment Well Above 6% in Several States, West Virginia at 7.5%

While U.S. unemployment rate has dropped to 5.3% and the economy adds roughly 200,00 new jobs a month, several states have maintained unemployment rates much closer to what the higher ...
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The Largest Company in Each State

The largest companies in the United States are almost all concentrated in major metropolitan areas. Nearly one in 10 Fortune 500 companies are headquartered in New York City. The five ...
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The Next 11 States to Legalize Marijuana

 Marijuana prohibition is entering its 78th year. Colorado’s marijuana law went into effect at the beginning of last year in the wake of changing attitudes. Compared to 1969, when only ...
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The Hardest States to Find Full-Time Work

The U.S. labor market has improved considerably since the depths of the recession in 2009. However, traditional measures of the labor market may not always tell the full story. Despite ...
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States Where Unemployment Is Still Above 7%

As U.S. unemployment falls toward 5% and the economy adds close to 200,000 jobs a month, the recovery remains extremely uneven, with two states at or above 7% and a ...
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