Author Archives: Michael B. Sauter

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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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Cost of College the Year You Were Born

The annual cost of attending a four-year private institution in the United States reached $48,510 last year, more than double what it was less than two decades ago. For ...
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14 Countries the US Government Doesn’t Want You to Visit

The U.S. State Department issued in January a do not travel advisory for Venezuela, ordering the immediate evacuation of all non-emergency U.S. government employees and family members due to ...
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Places With the Most Underpaid Teachers

Educators occupy arguably one of the most vital roles in a society: preparing the next generation for life. Yet K-12 educators in much of the country are some of ...
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The Most and Least Valuable States

Placing an accurate dollar value on America’s land -- from natural features such as rivers and mountains to developed lands that include farms and skyscrapers -- is virtually impossible. Some ...
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Highest Paid CEOs at America’s Largest Companies

Chief executive officers are the highest-ranking -- and often highest-profile -- employees of any company or organization. They are also usually the highest paid. There are even some major companies ...
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18 Reasons to Drink Coffee for Your Health

Often, the foods and beverages people love the most are unhealthy -- soda, for example, can be killing you in at least 10 different ways -- and should be consumed only ...
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Countries Spending the Most on War

According to a new report, total global military expenditure rose to $1.8 trillion in 2018, a 2.6% increase from the previous year. Military spending in China rose for the 24th ...
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Most Dangerous City in Every State

The U.S. violent crime rate has been falling for years and currently stands at nearly its lowest point in decades. According to the FBI, over 1.2 million violent crimes -- ...
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50 Worst Product Flops of All Time

Google+ finally ceased operations in April after eight years of efforts to boost interest in the struggling social network. The long-anticipated shutdown represents just the latest major Google product to ...
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Retailers Closing the Most Stores

U.S. store closures are accelerating in 2019 as online commerce reshapes the industry. Already closings this year have exceeded the total store closings last year, according to Coresight Research, a ...
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50 Worst Product Flops of All Time

Google+ finally ceased operations in April after eight years of efforts to boost interest in the struggling social network. The long-anticipated shutdown represents just the latest major Google product to ...
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The Most Eco-Friendly States in America

Earth Day is celebrated on April 22, and those who celebrate it this year will do so in light of the increasingly grim news surrounding global climate change. Even some ...
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Where Your Car Is Most Likely to Be Stolen in Every State

Motor vehicle theft in the United States in 2017 remained effectively unchanged from 2016, when the rate increased by nearly 7%. Last year, there were 773,139 motor vehicle thefts across ...
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30 Richest Americans Of All Time

America is often referred to as The Land of Opportunity, offering people of all backgrounds and levels of education a chance to succeed and build a fortune through hard work ...
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