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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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The Best States to Grow Old In

The U.S. elderly population is growing rapidly. The number of Americans 65 and older grew from 35 million in 2000 to 41.4 million in 2011 and to an estimated 44.7 ...
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The Worst States to Grow Old In

The U.S. elderly population has grown exponentially in recent decades. The number of Americans 65 and older grew from 35 million in 2000 to 41.4 million in 2011 and to ...
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States Where the Middle Class Is Dying

The American economy is by many measures well on the road to full recovery. The national unemployment rate was 6.2% in 2013, down from 9.3% in 2009; U.S. gross domestic ...
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New Housing Starts Rise, Building Permits Drop in December

The U.S. Census Bureau and the Department of Housing and Urban Development reported Tuesday morning that new housing starts in December rose to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.089 ...
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The Poorest County in Each State

In each state, there was at least one county with a median annual household income more than $7,000 lower than the state's median income. Virginia and Maryland had counties with ...
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November New Construction Spending Unexpectedly Drops

The U.S. Census Bureau reported Friday morning that construction spending in November decreased by 0.3% to an estimated seasonally adjusted annual rate of $975 billion from the revised estimate of ...
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The Most Dangerous States in America

The number of violent crimes dropped across the United States by 4.4% in 2013 compared to the year before, according to estimates released by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). ...
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The Safest States in America

The number of violent crimes dropped across the United States by 4.4% in 2013 compared to the year before, according to estimates released by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). ...
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November New Home Sales Slip to 4-Month Low

The U.S. Census Bureau has released data on new single-family home sales for November. Sales fell 1.6% month-over-month, to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 438,000 from a downwardly revised ...
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States With the Shortest Life Expectancies

The United States has a health problem. Across the country, life expectancies routinely fail to meet the standards set by other developed nations. Differences in life expectancy between the United ...
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The Cities With the Largest Homes

American families tend to spend about a third of their annual income on housing. Yet, depending on their location and the level of the family’s income, home sizes can vary ...
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New Housing Starts, Building Permits Drop in November

The U.S. Census Bureau and the Department of Housing and Urban Development reported Tuesday morning that new housing starts in November slipped to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.028 ...
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The Worst States for Black Americans

Racial disparities in social and economic outcomes exist in all parts of the United States. Black Americans make about 62 cents for every dollar earned by white Americans. Black Americans ...
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10 Best Cities for Waiters

Most waiters expect a 20% tip for good service, but does this actually happen? According to data collected from Americans using digital payment service Square, the average tip in the ...
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