Author Archives: Evan Comen

Board Members Who Make More Than $1 Million

At a number of major American companies, compensation for board of director members has come under fire from shareholders in recent years. While director salaries remain a small fraction ...
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Places Where Weather Is Getting Worse Because of Climate Change

Climate change is one of the most serious public health issues facing America today. The annual average temperature in the United States has increased by 1.8 degrees Fahrenheit over ...
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Counties With Worst Drug Problems in Every State

Litigation over America’s opioid crisis has gathered steam in recent months. In a civil suit similar to the suits brought against Big Tobacco 20 years ago, nearly 2,000 towns, ...
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Most Powerful Hurricanes of All Time

Hurricane Erick formed over 1,000 miles southwest of Baja California over the weekend and now, along with Tropical Storm Flossie, poses a threat to Hawaii. The effects of these storms ...
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Counties With Worst Drug Problems in Every State

Litigation over America’s opioid crisis has gathered steam in recent months. In a civil suit similar to the suits brought against Big Tobacco 20 years ago, nearly 2,000 towns, ...
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States Lifting the Most Children Out of Poverty

Since President Lyndon B. Johnson declared the “war on poverty” in 1964, the share of U.S. children living in poverty has been cut in nearly half. According to analysis from ...
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25 Most Segregated Cities in America

More than 50 years after the Fair Housing Act of 1968 outlawed housing discrimination on the basis of race, sex, national origin, and religion, segregation persists in some of America’s ...
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25 Most Segregated Cities in America

More than 50 years after the Fair Housing Act of 1968 outlawed housing discrimination on the basis of race, sex, national origin, and religion, segregation persists in some of America’s ...
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Cities Where the Most Children Live in Poverty

America’s cities are home to some of the worst pockets of childhood poverty in the country. An estimated 17.7% of American children living in metropolitan areas -- a total ...
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How Many Children Live in Poverty in Your State

Throughout the United States, 18.4% of Americans under age 18 -- a total of 13.4 million children -- live in poverty, one of the highest child poverty rates of any ...
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Climate Refugee Crises Happening Right Now (and How to Help)

The total number of displaced people in the world has now surpassed an astounding 70 million people. This total includes nearly 26 million refugees who have been forced to ...
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Safest Cities in the World

The world is becoming more urbanized. Already, 55% the population lives in cities, and the UN projects the share will rise to 68% by 2050. As the global population ...
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The Largest Company in Every State

In the 2018 fiscal year, the 500 largest companies in the United States generated $13.7 trillion in revenue -- approximately two-thirds of the U.S. GDP. While many of the largest ...
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The States With the Best and Worst Economies

While the U.S. economy is flourishing in the wake of the Great Recession, not all parts of the country are benefiting equally from the economic recovery. Economic growth is driven ...
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Companies With the Biggest Corporate Debt

As the U.S. economy continues to expand in the wake of the Great Recession, many companies are taking advantage of low interest rates and cheap credit and are increasing ...
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