Author Archives: John Harrington

Countries That Produce the Most Waste

Municipal solid waste management (MSW) is the most important service a city or state or nation can provide. MSW, or trash, is waste generated from companies, buildings, institutions, small businesses, ...
Read Full Story »

​Coldest Places in the World

With winter on its way and meteorologists warning of a renewed cold air, complete with winds and snow, hitting the Midwest and Northeast this weekend, we might find small comfort ...
Read Full Story »

​Worst Blizzards of All Time

When the weather outside is frightful during winter, that may mean a blizzard is blasting a region. The National Weather Service defines a blizzard as a storm featuring large amounts ...
Read Full Story »

30 Food Recalls That Poisoned the Most People

Chicken, beef, and deli ham – so far in 2018 such products contaminated with different strains of salmonella and listeria have sickened more than 220 people across the country. Millions ...
Read Full Story »

25 Poorest Countries in the World

Even though worldwide wealth is increasing -- it rose more than 3% to $80.68 trillion in 2017 -- not all of the regions are experiencing the same level of ...
Read Full Story »

25 Richest Countries in the World

The world is getting richer. The global economy expanded by more than 3% to $80.68 trillion in 2017. The world’s wealth is not distributed equally. North America, home to ...
Read Full Story »

Worst Holiday Movies Ever Made

Audiences love Christmas movies. Each of the top 10 grossing holiday films since 1980 has pulled in over $100 million at the domestic box office. “Home Alone” grossed over $285 ...
Read Full Story »

HBO Blackout on Dish May Hurt Customers for Awhile

HBO went dark on the Dish satellite network Thursday after the companies failed to reach an agreement to replace a contract that lapsed midnight on Wednesday. HBO claimed Dish blacked ...
Read Full Story »

Best Holiday Movies Ever Made

For many people, watching movies is a fun, integral part of the holiday season. For some, this means watching the same holiday classics year after year. Others are drawn to ...
Read Full Story »

Companies Expect Distracted Workers for Midterm Elections, Says Survey

This year, Americans are riveted on the outcome of the midterm elections, which are held between the presidential elections, more so than in other years. Companies are anticipating heightened interest ...
Read Full Story »

America’s Most Innovative Cities

As America’s economy continues to shift from heavy industry to technology, certain areas of the country have gained a reputation for innovation. Many factors contribute to differences in innovation activity ...
Read Full Story »

Real-Life American Heroes That Made a Difference in October

Few acts are more selfless than people donating organs or donating blood on a regular basis. The people who performed these acts are 24/7 Wall St.'s latest additions to the ...
Read Full Story »

October’s Most Inspiring News Stories

If ever we needed a month of good news, it was this one. October was marked by the horrific shooting in a synagogue in Pittsburgh and the pipe bombs sent ...
Read Full Story »

States That Are Addicted to the Lottery Have a Lot in Common

Chances are you had to go to work today -- because you did not have the Mega Millions ticket that netted a near-U.S. record of $1.537 billion. The winning ticket ...
Read Full Story »

States Spending the Most on Sweets

For candy makers, there are certain red-letter days during the year, like Easter and Valentine’s Day, that they hope will produce a cascade of revenue. Another such day is ...
Read Full Story »