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Your Car Is Most Likely to Be Stolen in These Cities

There were an estimated 748,841 vehicle thefts in the United States in 2018, or about 229 per 100,000 Americans. The vehicles stolen were worth, according to the FBI, an ...
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26 Climate Crisis Disasters That Will Get Worse If We Do Nothing

In September, the latest report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change was released, highlighting the importance of acting to lower global climate emissions and keep global temperature to below ...
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The Easiest (and Toughest) Cities to Be a Woman

The fight for women’s equality is one of the most enduring social justice issues in the United States. Many of the goals established in the Women’s Rights Convention in ...
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The Most Educated City in Every State

A larger share of Americans than ever before have gone to college and earned a degree. According to data released this month by the U.S. Census Bureau, 32.6% of ...
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America’s Poorest Metro Areas

This week, the U.S. Census Bureau released its 2018 data for large geographic areas, including states, metropolitan areas, and mid- to large-sized cities. On a national level, the median ...
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The Best and Worst Thing About Every State

Residents of every state have at least one aspect of their home they can brag about, but also one they would probably rather forget. Minnesota state residents may gloat ...
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The Healthiest City in Every State

Any person can fall ill at any given time, and often without explanation. However, there are a multitude of behaviors and lifestyle choices that can increase the risk of ...
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States With the Strongest and Weakest Unions

The share of American workers in unions fell once again in 2018, from 10.7% in 2017 to 10.5%. The decline is part of a much longer-term trend of the slow ...
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What It Actually Costs to Live in America’s Most Expensive Cities

Living in a large city has many advantages over a more rural lifestyle. Cities provide access to more entertainment and dining options, vibrant culture, and high-paying jobs. But urban centers ...
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Cities Where People Live the Longest in the Same Home

Roughly 14% of the American population packs up and moves each year. The result of this is that 71% of households today have moved into their current homes or ...
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America’s 50 Best Cities to Live

Living in the United States by no means guarantees a good life, but in some parts of the country, virtually all residents live a highly prosperous lifestyle. Being born ...
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Forests at the Greatest Risk of Extinction

The Amazon rainforest continues to burn, threatening the habitat of the millions of species found there and putting one of the world’s most important carbon sinks at risk. So ...
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American Cities Losing the Most Jobs

The U.S. economy added 164,000 jobs in July, nearly in line with the expectations of economists. July marks 106 consecutive months of jobs growth -- the longest in U.S. ...
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America’s Fastest Growing Housing Markets

The U.S. housing market is close to its highest value ever. The median sale price of a home sold in the second quarter of 2019 was $279,600, a 4.3% ...
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America’s Fastest Shrinking Housing Markets

More than a decade has passed since the U.S. housing bubble burst and the 2008 financial crisis began.  Home prices in major cities across the country lost about a ...
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