Author Archives: Samuel Stebbins

20 Companies Profiting the Most from War

Global military spending increased by 3.9% in 2017, according to the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute. The global rise was driven partially by a $9.6 billion hike in U.S. spending ...
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Best and Worst Run States in America: A Survey of All 50

No two states are exactly alike. Job market strength, economic productivity, and individual prosperity and security all vary widely from state to state. While some of these conditions can be ...
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Highest and Lowest Paying Jobs of 2018

In the United States, 40 hours of work per week is generally considered full-time employment. Though nearly 130 million Americans work full-time, they are compensated differently depending on where they ...
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The Best and Worst CEOs of 2018

In August 2018, 154 chief executives at American companies left their job -- the most of any month on record, according to management consulting firm Challenger, Gray, & Christmas. While ...
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Biggest Mergers of the Year

2018 is on pace to be a record-breaking year for corporate consolidation. In the first three quarters of the year, companies around the world announced merger and acquisition deals worth ...
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The Biggest Product Launches of 2018

Our world has been shaped in large part by just a handful of revolutionary consumer products and the companies behind them. Such milestones include the first modern automobile, first sold ...
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America’s Highest Paid Governors

Governors are the highest-ranking officials in state government. Much like CEOs in the private sector, governors serve as the chief executives of their state, wielding exclusive power and shouldering the ...
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Safest Cities in America

The number of violent crimes per capita in the United States fell 0.9% last year, according to recent data from the FBI, from 386.3 incidents per 100,000 Americans in ...
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Biggest IPOs of the Year

In the first three quarters of 2018, 173 companies have gone public in the United States. By year’s end, the total number of domestic initial public offerings is projected to ...
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Cities With the Lowest Poverty Rates

In his 1964 State of the Union address, President Lyndon Johnson declared war on poverty. The ambitious initiative gave way to a range of policies aimed at eliminating poverty in ...
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Worst-Paying States for Women

President John F. Kennedy in 1963 signed into law the Equal Pay Act, which prohibits wage discrimination on the basis of gender. While progress has been made in the years ...
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20 Worst Paying Jobs for Women

Gender equality has taken a more central role in the American political and cultural discourse in recent years. One of the chief targets in the fight for gender equality is ...
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States With the Most People in the Military

There are 1.3 million active duty service men and women enlisted in the U.S. military. The vast majority of them -- about 87% -- are stationed on bases throughout the ...
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Cost of a Thanksgiving Meal the Year You Were Born

Thanksgiving is among the oldest uniquely American traditions. Though not declared an official national holiday until 1941, Thanksgiving as we know it was born from the autumn harvest feast early ...
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Cities Where the Rich Are Getting Richer and the Poor Are Getting Poorer

Income inequality continues to rise in the United States. The Gini coefficient, a standard measure for the distribution of wealth in an area, rose significantly in the 1980s and ...
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