Author: <span class="vcard">Samuel Weigley</span>

To determine the worst states to be unemployed in, 24/7 Wall St. reviewed figures published by the Department of Labor’s Office of Unemployment Insurance and by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Here...
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To determine the best states to be unemployed in, 24/7 Wall St. reviewed figures published by the Department of Labor’s Office of Unemployment Insurance and by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Here...
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Source: ThinkstockLast year, 1.57 million Americans served prison sentences in state or federal penitentiaries, a slight decrease from nearly 1.6 million in 2011, according to figures released...
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Source: ThinkstockHeart disease, which causes heart attacks, is the leading cause of death in the United States. More than 700,000 Americans have a heart attack each year.According to...
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Source: ThinkstockIs the American Dream dead? The vast majority of Americans born into poverty are unable to make much more than their parents. According to data released earlier this week from a...
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Source: ThinkstockOn Thursday, the city of Detroit filed for Chapter 9 bankruptcy protection. The total value of the city’s outstanding obligations are estimated at more than $18 billion. This...
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For the second year in a row, 24/7 Wall St. has identified America’s worst companies to work for. While company management can improve employee satisfaction, most of the companies on our list...
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Source: ThinkstockU.S. gasoline prices have fluctuated between $3.40 and $3.60 for the past few months. As of Tuesday, the average fuel price nationwide was $3.63 per gallon, up from $3.48 per gallon...
Samuel, Alexander, Michael B. Sauter
24/7 Wall St. identified the worst car dealerships in the country based on Pied Piper’s Prospect Satisfaction Index. The index considered the dealership experience of 5,200 mystery shoppers who...
Samuel, Alexander, Michael B. Sauter
The average U.S. worker was paid $1,000 per week as of the fourth quarter of 2012. This is, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, a 4.7% increase from 2011.In the vast majority of U.S....
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Source: ThinkstockAfter falling for three straight years, U.S. beer consumption finally leveled off last year. In 2012, the country consumed 28.2 gallons of beer for every adult of legal age.Annual...
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Source: ThinkstockAfter work and sleep, most Americans have eight hours left of their day to spend as they please. How much time Americans spend watching TV, getting exercise, cleaning and playing...
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Source: courtesy Boeing Co.For the first time since 1998, global military spending is down. This coincides with a major decline in U.S. spending, which fell by more than $40 billion between 2011 and...
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Source: ThinkstockFrom rural covered passes to modern engineering marvels, bridges overcome natural obstacles and expedite transportation. Yet many of the bridges that people drive on every day are...
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Source: courtesy Deere & Co.Few things are more tied to a company’s identity than its logo. Who isn’t familiar with Nike’s swoosh or McDonald’s golden arches? A good logo helps consumers...
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