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Worst County To Live In Every State

By several economic indicators, the United States is in a historic era of prosperity. The unemployment rate recently hit 3.3%, its lowest point since the 1960s; the Dow Jones Industrial ...
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America’s 25 Least Affordable Housing Markets

Housing affordability in the United States is getting worse, with some experts even calling it a crisis. According to a new housing report, median home prices in the first ...
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25 Most Expensive Cars to Insure

Those feeling as if they are paying more for car insurance are not wrong. Car insurance premiums rose by more than 20% between 2011 and 2018 to a national ...
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25 Least Expensive Cars to Insure

Those feeling as if they are paying more for car insurance are not wrong. Car insurance premiums rose by more than 20% between 2011 and 2018 to a national annual ...
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5 Cities Have Lost Half or More of Their Populations Since 1950

U.S. population growth hit an 80-year low of 0.6% year-over-year in 2018. The slowdown in growth -- an already familiar phenomenon in some of the world’s most economically advanced countries ...
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America’s Richest Towns

The typical American household income was $57,652 in 2017, more than $6,000 higher than 2009’s median income of $51,425. Incomes have risen for the majority of households since the Great ...
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America’s Poorest Towns

The typical American household income was $57,652 in 2017, more than $6,000 higher than 2009’s median income of $51,425. While incomes have risen for the majority of households since the ...
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Cities With the Most Mega Homes

The mansion is one of the most commonly recognized symbols of wealth in America. Big homes are large enough to entertain parties, host multiple guests, and potentially even house staff. ...
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28 Most Polluted Cities in the World

Living in one of the world’s biggest cities confers all kinds of benefits, including access to public transportation, entertainment, jobs, restaurants and more. But for many millions of people around ...
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American Cities That Will Soon Be Under Water

The steady rise in global surface temperatures is largely attributed to human-caused greenhouse gas emissions. With rising temperatures, the world’s ice has been melting and sea levels have been rising. ...
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Cities on the Verge of a Housing Crisis

The American housing bubble that wreaked havoc on the global economy was a long time in the making. Largely the product of exploitative lending practices that put people in homes ...
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Largest Employer in Every State

Walmart is by far the largest employers in the United States, employing about 1.5 million Americans. Other companies, however, are beginning to close in on Walmart’s headcount. Amazon, thanks to ...
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This American City Has the Most Vacant Homes

The U.S. housing market is at one of its strongest points in decades -- and U.S. vacancy rates reflect that strength. Nationwide, just 1.52% of single-owner homes and condos ...
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The Value of a Dollar in Every State

The U.S. dollar is one of the strongest currencies in the world, meaning its purchasing power is much greater than the currencies of nearly all other independent nations. Yet the ...
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Places Where Poverty Is Causing Bad Diets

There is no question that people living in poverty face unique challenges that can lead to poor diets. Low-income Americans often cannot afford high-quality, nutritious food, but that alone ...
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