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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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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

With the 2016 presidential primaries less than 12 months away, campaign season is well under way for candidates of both parties. In the last election, President Barack Obama won with ...
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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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