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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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House for Sale

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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carpenters

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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The Most (and Least) Dangerous States for Pedestrians

Once introduced, cars quickly became part of America's culture -- but with the automobile also came driver, passenger, and pedestrian traffic fatalities. Per capita traffic fatalities, including pedestrian deaths, have ...
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Home

The Size of a Home the Year You Were Born

In 1940, 20.2% of U.S. homes were overcrowded, according to the Census Bureau. By 2000, that figure had fallen to just 5.7%. For many reasons, Americans today have more room ...
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Poorest Town in Every State

Incomes in the United States are far from uniform. A typical household in Scarsdale, New York earns nearly a quarter of a million dollars a year, or more than 13 ...
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New Home Sales Soar in April

The U.S. Census Bureau and the Department of Housing and Urban Development reported Monday morning that sales of new homes in April soared to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of ...
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April Housing Starts Jump 6.6%

The U.S. Census Bureau and the Department of Housing and Urban Development reported Tuesday morning that new housing starts in April jumped to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.172 ...
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