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America’s Most (and Least) Healthy States

Americans are by no means the healthiest people in the world. While there have been vast improvements in infant-mortality rates and smoking rates over the last several decades, the United ...
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Despite Lower Oil Prices, Texas Manufacturing Remains Relatively Strong

If there is one state that comes to mind that may be worrying about lower oil prices, Texas has to be at or at least close to the top of ...
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Most and Least Tax-Friendly States for Business

Policymakers have the difficult task of generating adequate tax revenue without excessively hampering economic growth and employment. States can promote business in various ways, but the tax system is one ...
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20% of Nation’s Homeless Are in California

The Department of Housing and Urban Development put out a sobering report about the status of homeless people in the United States. Although the count of the homeless dropped 10% ...
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States Where Poverty Is Worse Than You Think

The U.S. federal poverty line has been determined using the same general framework since the mid-1960s. In that time, the official measure has come under criticism as an inadequate way ...
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States Slashing Education Spending

State-level K-12 education spending has fallen dramatically in many states since 2008. In that time, 29 states cut per pupil spending, shifting the burden of financing education to local school ...
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States With the Widest Gap Between Rich and Poor

Income inequality has grown so severe in recent years that Federal Reserve Board Chair Janet Yellen described it as a source of great concern. In a speech earlier this month ...
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The 10 Worst States for Women

Based on recently released Census Bureau data, women made up almost half of the workforce last year. Yet, even working full-time and year-round, they were paid only 79 cents for ...
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The 10 States With the Worst Quality of Life

The United States is one of the world’s most prosperous economies, with a gross domestic product that exceeded that of any other country last year. However, a vibrant economy alone ...
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The 10 States With the Best Quality of Life

The United States is one of the world’s most prosperous economies, with a gross domestic product that exceeded that of any other country last year. However, a vibrant economy alone ...
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America’s Most (and Least) Educated States

The proportion of Americans with a college degree has increased steadily each year for more than a decade. According to the latest U.S. Census data, 29.6% of Americans at least ...
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States Where You Can’t Buy a Tesla

Every one of the 50 U.S. states has laws that govern the relationship between automakers and auto dealers and other types of franchise operations. Among other things, state franchise laws ...
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Monsoons Help U.S. Drought

The extreme drought in parts of the United States is being helped from an improbable source. It is what the U.S. Drought Monitor calls "monsoons." According to the experts from ...
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America’s Richest (and Poorest) States

The United States added more than 2.3 million jobs in 2013, the most in any year since 2005. Despite this, income levels and poverty rates did not improve in most ...
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$100 Is Worth $115.74 in Mississippi, Only $84.60 in DC

Apparently, $100 is not worth $100 everywhere in America. At least that is the conclusion of a study from the Tax Foundation, which has provided this sort of information since 1937. ...
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