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States Profiting the Most From Sin

Smoking, drinking, gambling, and other vice-like habits are widely believed to be harmful -- not just to the individuals who drink, smoke, or gamble, but to society at large. Some ...
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51 Counties With the Highest Unemployment

The U.S. unemployment rate fell to 4.7% last May, the lowest level in more than eight years and down from 5.5% the year before. The U.S. economy has been steadily ...
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Shoppers

June Retail Sales Leap Past Estimates

U.S. consumers are spending again after a slow start to the year. The U.S. Census Bureau reported Friday that in June some retail businesses have posted solid year-over-year gains, led ...
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New Construction Spending Slips Nearly 1% in May

The U.S. Census Bureau reported this morning that construction spending in May dipped by 0.8% to an estimated seasonally adjusted annual rate of about $1.143 trillion from the upwardly revised ...
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25 Most American Cities

The electorate for the upcoming election will be the most racially diverse in U.S. history. Polling data and election coverage have shown an increasingly polarized America, and political analysts have ...
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Detroit

50 Worst Cities to Live In

Americans take into consideration a number of factors when deciding where to live, including the quality of schools, the strength of the local economy and job market, the area's safety ...
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Cities With the Most Idle Youth

There are an estimated 3 million people aged 16 to 24 in the United States who are neither employed nor in school. Because these youth are not acquiring job skills ...
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New Home Sales Tumble in May

The U.S. Census Bureau and the Department of Housing and Urban Development reported Thursday morning that sales of new homes in May slipped to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of ...
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Grand Central

States Where the Most People Live in Cities

Since 1950, Americans have increasingly chosen to live in cities. Today, 81% live in urban areas, more than even before. Urban areas, however, make up just 3% of U.S. land ...
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May Housing Starts Slip 0.3%

The U.S. Census Bureau and the Department of Housing and Urban Development reported Friday morning that new housing starts in May dipped to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.164 ...
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Retail

May Retail Sales Rise 0.5%

The U.S. Census Bureau released advance estimates of retail and food services sales for May on Tuesday morning. Seasonally adjusted sales rose by 0.5% to $455.6 billion, compared with April ...
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Cities Americans Are Abandoning

Moving to a new city can have a tremendous impact on a person’s life. Similarly, migration can have a significant impact on an area’s economy. With hundreds of thousands of ...
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States Drinking the Most Soda

There are serious health risks -- including weight gain, diabetes, and heart disease -- associated with soda and sugary drink consumption. Partially as a result, the American soft-drink industry has ...
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States Adding (and Losing) the Most Jobs

The United States has added more than 12 million jobs since the spring of 2011. Since then, the unemployment rate has fallen from 9.1% to 5.0% -- close to an ...
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New Construction Spending Falls Nearly 2% in April

The U.S. Census Bureau reported Wednesday morning that construction spending in April dipped by 1.8% to an estimated seasonally adjusted annual rate of about $1.134 trillion from the upwardly revised estimate ...
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