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America’s Fastest Shrinking Cities

The U.S. population rose by just 0.75% in 2014, roughly flat from previous years and the lowest growth rate in more than 70 years. Not only has the country become ...
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States Volunteering the Most (and Least)

Nearly 63 million Americans volunteered a total of roughly 7.7 billion hours in 2013, a contribution estimated to be worth approximately $173 billion. Despite the economic and community benefits of ...
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New Housing Starts Collapse in February

The U.S. Census Bureau and the Department of Housing and Urban Development reported Tuesday morning that new housing starts in February slipped to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 897,000. ...
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Ferguson Demographics by the Numbers

Ferguson, Mo., has a population of 21,203, according to the U.S. Census American Fact Finder database. Just over 29% of the residents are white, and nearly 68% are black or ...
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The Best (and Worst) Paying Cities for Women

Sunday was International Women’s Day, meant to celebrate achievements among women, and promote greater equality around the world. The United States is doing well in some areas, but continues to ...
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The States Where the Rich Are Getting Richer

Income inequality has widened in all 50 states in the last few decades. More recently, as the United States recovered from the latest recession, the gap between the richest and ...
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The Best (and Worst) States for Business

While the United States was founded on the principle of equality for all people, the 50 states are decidedly unequal in providing opportunities for business. For companies choosing to locate ...
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New Home Sales Flatten in January

The U.S. Census Bureau Wednesday morning released data on new single-family home sales for January 2015. Sales ticked down 0.2% month-over-month to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 481,000 from ...
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America’s 50 Coldest Cities

With nearly a month of winter left, 2015 is already the coldest winter since 1979. Cities as far south as Washington, D.C., have seen subzero temperatures while others have been ...
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New Housing Starts, Building Permits Decline in January

The U.S. Census Bureau and the Department of Housing and Urban Development reported Wednesday morning that new housing starts in January 2015 slipped to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of ...
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The Cities Where No One Wants to Drive

Roads are the arteries of the nation, and the automobile has been the centerpiece of American culture for decades. Despite Americans’ love for their cars, however, the rush hours are ...
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Cities Where Crime Is Plummeting

The United States is becoming safer, with crime levels dropping nearly every year, recently. Between 1991 and 2013, the U.S. violent crime rate has fallen by nearly 52%. Since 2009, ...
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10 States With the Worst Taxes for Average Americans

While a certain degree of income inequality might be expected, the difference between rich and poor Americans has grown dramatically in recent years. As of 2013, the wealthiest 20% of ...
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The Richest County in Each State

In his recent State of the Union address, president Barack Obama asked, “will we accept an economy where only a few of us do spectacularly well? Or will we commit ...
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2014 New Home Sales Rise to 6-Year High

The U.S. Census Bureau Tuesday morning released data on new single-family home sales for December. Sales jumped 11.6% to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 481,000 from a downwardly revised ...
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