Author Archives: Michael B. Sauter

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Retailers Closing the Most Stores in 2019

This week, children’s clothing chain Gymboree is expected to file for bankruptcy protection and begin shuttering its 900 U.S. locations. The company had been in the process of closing hundreds ...
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The Cities With the Best Weather

For many Americans, particularly those looking for a place to retire, weather is a major role in the final decision. The ideal weather is, like many things, subjective -- ...
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America’s Most Hated Companies

No matter what industry a company is in, its most important asset is its reputation. Companies can spend millions of dollars each year on public relations, advertising, and brand research. ...
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20 Influential People to Watch in 2019

The rise of social media, coupled with the profusion of other sources of information and entertainment, has greatly expanded the universe of those who influence our daily lives -- what ...
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States With the Best and Worst Schools

For many parents, one of the most important considerations when choosing where to live is the quality of the local school district. It is, however, very difficult to measure ...
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25 Most Dangerous Jobs in America

In 2017 there were 5,147 accidental deaths in the American workplace. This figure is slightly down from 2016’s 5,190 deaths, but is still close to the highest annual total in ...
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30 Safest Cars in America

In a report released this week, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety identified the safest cars on the road. IIHS identified 30 2019 model year vehicles as a “Top Safety ...
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The Best-Selling Video Games of 2018

In the last few decades video games have gone from a niche medium for nerds and arcade regulars to a multi-billion dollar industry. So far in 2018, people around the ...
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21 Strategies That Could Avert Climate Disaster

A report released by The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, a U.N. body, in October 2018 highlighted the importance of keeping global warming to 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels. In November, ...
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The Most Productive Countries In The World

There are many different ways of measuring a nation's productivity, including total exports, economic output, and the share of workers who work full-time. Another way is measuring total economic output, ...
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Cities With the Highest Poverty Rates

Based on the latest data released in September by the U.S. Census Bureau, poverty is on the decline in the United States. In 2017, an estimated 13.4% of Americans lived ...
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America’s Most Creative Cities

In order to thrive, cities must find ways to attract new businesses and new workers. The jury is still out on the best way to attract workers, and even on ...
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26 Disaster Scenarios Caused by Climate Change

A sobering report released by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change in October 2018 highlighted the importance of keeping global warming below 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels. Today, average temperatures have ...
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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, ...
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The 25 Best Films of Stan Lee’s Career

Comic book legend Stan Lee died on Monday at the age of 95. His death marked the end of the long and prominent career of arguably the most influential, and ...
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