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States Drinking the Most Beer

Despite shifting tastes among millennials, beer remains the most popular alcoholic beverage in the United States. It is the drink of choice for 43% of Americans who drink, beating out ...
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Highest Paying Jobs You Can Get Without a College Degree

Though a postsecondary education improves one’s chances of finding a high-paying job, college enrollment has been declining in the United States in recent years, likely due to rising tuition ...
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Cities Americans Are Abandoning

Each year, roughly 40 million Americans, or about 14% of the U.S. population, move at least once. Much of that movement includes younger people relocating within cities, but it ...
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Cities Americans Are Flocking To

Each year, roughly 40 million Americans, or about 14% of the U.S. population, move at least once. Much of that movement includes younger people relocating within cities, but it ...
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The County With the Fewest High School Graduates in Every State

In 1947, 30 years after Mississippi became the last state in the country to pass compulsory education laws, less than one in three American adults had a high school diploma. ...
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The County With the Most High School Graduates in Every State

In 1947, 30 years after Mississippi became the last state in the country to pass compulsory education laws, less than one in three American adults had a high school diploma. ...
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Retailers Closing the Most Stores

Sears Holdings Corp. said Thursday that it identified 100 unprofitable Sears and Kmart stores from which the struggling retailer will close 63 locations and begin store-closing sales “in the ...
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16 States Where Incomes Are Booming

During the Great Recession, U.S. gross domestic product declined 4.3%. Since then, the economy has rebounded and is now in one of the longest periods of expansion on record. As ...
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States Investing the Most in Higher Education

Last year, states spent over $83 billion on public higher education, or about $7,600 per student enrolled full-time in a public college or university. Since the early 20th century, every ...
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States Where the Most People Work for the Government

Since the economic recovery began in 2010, the private sector has added 16 million jobs. At the same time, however, the number of public sector jobs has remained static. ...
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Cost of College the Year You Were Born

The annual cost of attending a four-year private institution in the United States reached $46,950 last year, more than double what it was less than two decades ago. For many ...
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25 Cheapest Cars to Insure

Car insurance premiums have risen sharply in recent years, increasing by 33% between 2010 and 2016. And if owners are also paying off a car loan, insurance premiums, which ...
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25 Most Expensive Cars to Insure

Car insurance premiums have risen sharply in recent years, increasing by 33% between 2010 and 2016. And if owners are also paying off a car loan, insurance premiums, which ...
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States With the Most Premature Death

Life expectancy in the United States has fallen for two straight years, the first time this has occurred in more than half a century. The cause of this alarming ...
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The Biggest Company the Year You Were Born

To succeed in the U.S. economy, companies must constantly adapt to changing conditions. Though some of the nation’s largest corporations -- companies such as General Electric, Exxon Mobil, and ...
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