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The Largest Employer in Every State

Walmart is by far the largest employer in the United States, employing over 1.5 million Americans. However, other companies are beginning to close in on Walmart’s lofty headcount. Of note ...
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The Size of a Home the Year You Were Born

While the U.S. housing market has largely recovered from the effects of the subprime mortgage crisis, homes are being built at barely half the rate they were in the ...
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The Most (and Least) Healthy Countries in the World

The average life expectancy at birth worldwide climbed from 52.6 years in 1960 to 71.9 years in 2015. The improvement in global longevity is largely the product of healthier lifestyles ...
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The Fastest Growing City in Each State

The U.S. population grew from 309 million in 2010 to 325 million in 2017, a 5.3% increase. While the nation is in a period of relatively slow growth, some urban ...
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The Happiest Countries in the World

Subjective well-being, or personal happiness, can depend heavily on country of residence. Western European and North American countries tend to have the happiest populations, while residents of countries in ...
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Most Expensive Housing Market in Every State

The U.S. economic recovery and continued growth have had many positive effects on the nation and the population. For at least one group, however, the improving economy has had a ...
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The Worst School District in Each State

Few public services in the United States contain such stark differences in quality as the public education system. While there are several school districts that spend more than $50,000 per ...
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The Best School District in Every State

Few public services in the United States contain such stark differences in quality as the public education system. While there are several school districts that spend more than $50,000 ...
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Richest Person of All Time From Your State

Today, 1% of the U.S. population controls nearly 40% of its wealth. This level of inequality is not the first time wealth has been so unevenly distributed in the United ...
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32 Fastest Growing Jobs Dominated by Women

Not that long ago, opportunities for women in the workforce were quite limited. Secretarial and clerical work, nursing, jobs in textiles and in service were expected positions for women, ...
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Industries With the Best (and Worst) Benefits

U.S. unemployment remains at its lowest point in over a decade. A healthy economy in general spells good things for businesses, but one byproduct of this for employers is ...
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50 Most Loved Kids’ Shows of All Time

Almost since the earliest days of television there has been been programming specifically aimed at children, both to entertain and educate. Children represent a large, impressionable audience with a great deal ...
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States With the Highest and Lowest Sales Taxes

On or before April 17, millions of Americans will file their income, property, and other taxes. Not included in the filings are sales taxes, but many Americans pay thousands ...
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13 Equations That Changed the World

Nearly every conceivable modern technology taken for granted today would not exist if it were not for specific revelations in the fields of mathematics, physics, and engineering. From the internal ...
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States With the Largest Average Tax Refund

By tax deadline day, which this year is April 17, over 150 million American households will file personal income tax returns. Many who file hope for a substantial refund ...
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