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How Obamacare Increased Insurance Coverage In Every State

President Barack Obama signed the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) on March 23, 2010, and open enrollment for all Americans began on October 1, 2013. While the ultimate ...
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The Most (And Least) Expensive States to Drive

Owning a car is expensive. There are maintenance costs to consider, insurance to pay, and of course, gas. Several factors could affect these costs going forward. For one, if legislatures ...
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9 States with the Most Dangerous Weather

Despite a historically slow start to tornado season in 2015, more than 400 tornadoes were reported in May alone, roughly double the average in recent years. May was also the ...
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New Home Sales Pace in June at 7-Month Low

The U.S. Census Bureau and the Department of Housing and Urban Development reported Tuesday morning that sales of new homes in June came in at a seasonally adjusted annual rate ...
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New Housing Starts Jump as New Apartment Buildings Soar 28% in June

The U.S. Census Bureau and the Department of Housing and Urban Development reported Friday morning that new housing starts in June rose to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.174 ...
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10 States With the Most Hate Groups

Sexual orientation, race, religious affiliation, and other, often immutable, characteristics are still the basis for discrimination and violence in the United States. While the organized hatred of entire groups of ...
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20 Cities With the Widest Gap Between the Rich and Poor

The nation’s wealthiest residents have controlled a disproportionately large share of all income for many decades. In 2001, however, that proportion became a majority share. Since 2007, the shares of ...
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States Drinking the Most Beer

About 213,029 barrels of beer, or 6.6 billion gallons, were shipped into the United States in 2013, down slightly from the year before. U.S. beer shipments, used to capture consumption ...
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Mixed Bag on Corporate Profits

Are corporate profits rising or falling? Well, it depends on how you look at the data. The Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) included a review of corporate profits in its ...
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New Home Sales in May Leap Higher

The U.S. Census Bureau and the Department of Housing and Urban Development reported Tuesday morning that sales of new homes in May rose to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of ...
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10 States With the Most Gun Violence

 More than two-thirds of all homicides in the United States are gun-related. Of the 16,121 homicides reported in 2013, 11,208 were caused by gun violence. Including suicides, nearly 34,000 people ...
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The Poorest Town in Each State

Poverty in the United States is not uniform and varies from place to place. Still, each state -- no matter how rich -- has some poor towns. In every state, ...
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The States With the Most (and Least) Divorces

 The status of relationships across the United States is difficult to reduce to a data set. Partnership is an intensely personal matter and marriage, a legal recognition of partnership, is ...
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The 10 Richest Towns in America

Income inequality is becoming the most important economic topic going into this election cycle. The absolute extremes of wealth and poverty are often found in the same area. The annual ...
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The States With the Most McDonald’s

McDonald’s (NYSE: MCD), with almost 16,000 outlets, is the largest fast-food hamburger chain in the United States. Many of the states where McDonald’s iconic Golden Arches dominate the landscape are ...
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