Author Archives: Samuel Stebbins

20 Companies Profiting the Most from War

The grim reality of civil wars in the Middle East, rising tensions between global powers, the spectre of international terrorism, and the increasing threat of cyberattacks are matters of ...
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Cities Where Crime Is Soaring in Every State

It seems there is no shortage of reports about mass shootings and high murder rates in major U.S. cities like Chicago. Yet the overall violent crime rate in the ...
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America’s Happiest (and Most Miserable) States

2017 was a challenging year for many Americans. The well-being of the average American dropped more in 2017 than in any year since the Gallup-Sharecare Well-Being Index began tracking ...
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Worst County to Live in Every State

The United States is one of the most socially and economically diverse nations on Earth. While some towns, cities, and even counties are home to widespread prosperity, others can ...
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The Worst States to Grow Old In

The United States was home to 46 million senior citizens as of 2016 -- about 15% of the total population. By 2060, the number of Americans 65 and older ...
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Jobs With the Best (and Worst) Job Security

Since hitting 10.0% in October 2009 -- its highest level in over two and a half decades -- the unemployment rate has been steadily declining in the United States. Today, ...
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States With the Best and Worst Diets

The prevalence of obesity among American adults has been on the rise for decades. While the obesity epidemic has ushered in wave after wave of fad diets and weight loss ...
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States With the Best (and Worst) Schools

Few issues facing the United States -- or any nation -- are more important than ensuring children receive a first-rate education. Policymakers and observers disagree as to how to spend ...
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The Richest County in Every State

Americans are generally satisfied with many aspects of their jobs, but not their paycheck. Only about 41% of U.S. workers are completely content with their pay, according to a ...
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Most Dangerous States in America

According to crime statistics recently released by the FBI, the United States was a safer place in the first half of 2017 than it was over the same period in ...
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America’s Most Hated Companies

A company can live or die by its reputation. Year after year, the vast majority of familiar companies and brands maintain -- or build -- their bond with the American ...
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25 Best Counties to Live In

The United States ranks as the 10th most developed country in the world, behind nations such as Norway, Australia, and Switzerland, according to the 2016 Human Development Index of the ...
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The Poorest County in Every State

The typical U.S. household earned $55,322 in 2016, an increase of $1,433 from the year prior. While income in the United States is increasing overall, so is income inequality. The ...
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The Worst States for Hispanics and Latinos

The United States is the most popular destination for immigrants in the world. As such, the nation’s demographic composition is anything but static. Comprising over 17% of the total U.S. ...
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The World’s 50 Most Innovative Companies

With a GDP of nearly $19 trillion and a population in excess of 323 million, the United States is the largest consumer market in the world. As such, global corporations ...
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