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Bing Predicts: NFL Week 15

It’s not like the New England Patriots tossed away their Super Bowl hopes after the upset 27-20 loss to the Dolphins. But now it is clear they are vulnerable. The ...
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The Most (and Least) Healthy States: A Survey of All 50

Progress in a society can be measured by steady improvement in health outcomes. The United States has improved in some health areas over the years, yet is facing serious challenges ...
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States Where Wildfires Caused the Most Damage

Five wildfires currently burn across California. The largest of these, which covers parts of Santa Barbara and Ventura counties, has already destroyed more than 230,000 acres and is the fifth ...
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50 Best Holiday Gift Ideas for Mom and Dad

If you’re one of the millions of Americans shopping for mom or dad this holiday season, you’re likely overwhelmed with choices from gift websites, magazines, and department store display cases. ...
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The Most (and Least) Expensive NFL Teams to See Before the Playoffs

Buying a ticket to an National Football League game is no small undertaking. Even the cheapest tickets are usually at least $100, and the average ticket price across the NFL ...
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50 Best Tech Gifts Under $50

The weekend of Black Friday has come and gone, but the 2017 holiday shopping period is far from over. In fact, according to one estimate, eight of the 10 busiest ...
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50 Most Well-Read Cities in America

According to the Pew Research Center, only about 1 in 4 Americans read a book in the last year. That statistic includes e-books and audiobooks, not just the printed word. ...
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25 Oldest Things in the World

From family heirlooms to antiques shops to museums, many Americans share an obsession the extremely old. This includes both man-made artifacts, such as a 130,000-year old piece of jewelry, and ...
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States With the Fastest and Slowest Growing Economies

The United States economy has been in a period of encouraging, consistent growth for several years now. U.S. GDP has now increased uninterrupted for 14 straight quarters. The stock market ...
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Best and Worst Economies in the World

United States gross domestic product topped $18.5 trillion in 2016, about $7.4 trillion more than that of China, the world’s second largest economy. GDP does not provide a complete picture ...
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20 Stores Open on Thanksgiving

This upcoming Thanksgiving weekend, 164 million Americans, or close to 70% of the U.S. population, will start their holiday shopping. And, according to the National Retail Federation, an estimated 1 ...
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50 Top Tech Gifts Under $100

For those on a budget or with many people on their holiday shopping list, most of this season’s hottest tech gifts might seem too expensive. The latest iPhones, Samsung Galaxies, ...
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Best States for a Healthy Retirement

After many years of working for a living, many Americans look forward to retirement. Typically around age 65, people have finished working, saving money, and raising their children, so their ...
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Top Tech Gifts This Holiday Season

This holiday season, Americans will spend millions buying all the newest gadgets the tech industry has to offer. Clothes, toys, books, and candy are always popular gifts. However, it is ...
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America’s Best States to Live In

Most Americans do not choose where they grow up and often end up living in the same place as adults, either for financial reasons or because of social and familial ...
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