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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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New Housing Starts Disappoint Again in March

The U.S. Census Bureau and the Department of Housing and Urban Development reported Tuesday morning that new housing starts in March rose to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 926,000, ...
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The States With the Most Deadly Accidents

There were 130,557 accidental deaths in the United States in 2013. Some types of accidental deaths are more common than others. Drug poisonings and motor vehicle accidents were the two ...
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The Most Republican County in Each State

Barack Obama won re-election in 2012 with about 51% of the popular vote, winning 26 states and the District of Columbia to capture 332 of 538 electoral votes. Despite the ...
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Unemployment Above 20% in El Centro, Calif.

The national unemployment rate dropped to 5.5% in March. In February, the most recent month in which cities were measured, the jobless rate in El Centro, Calif., was 21.3%, the only ...
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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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