Author Archives: Samuel Stebbins

31 American Cities Adding the Most Jobs

Currently, 20 cities in the United States and Canada -- narrowed down from an original list of 238 -- are waiting for Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos to announce the location ...
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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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The Price of Beer the Year You Were Born

While far from the most catastrophic consequence of climate change, a warming planet could mean higher beer prices. Last month, an international team of researchers announced that global warming and ...
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Most Dangerous States in America

Even as the U.S. population increased by 2.3 million from 2016 to 2017, the number of violent crimes fell by approximately 2,400 incidents. Experts project that the violent crime rate ...
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Cities With the Most Gun Violence

On the evening of Nov. 7, 2018, a lone gunman opened fire in a country music bar in Thousand Oaks, California, killing 12 before turning the gun on himself. The ...
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The Worst Cities For Black Americans

The unemployment rate for black Americans fell below 6.0% for the first time in history earlier this year. The historic dip in joblessness was a benchmark of progress in ...
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Most Expensive States to Get a Divorce

Today, about 46% of marriages in the United States end in divorce, down from 49% a decade ago. Divorce is often considered one of the most stressful life events, second ...
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Patna, India, the World’s Most Polluted City, Struggles With Air Quality Alerts

Patna, India, which 24/Wall St. recently identified as the world's most polluted city, has struggled with air quality recently. The Times of India wrote that more people in the city ...
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States Where Poverty Is Worse Than You Think

The official poverty rate -- the share of Americans whose incomes fall below a certain threshold -- is one of the most widely-cited measures of the health of the U.S. ...
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Neighborhoods Donating Most to Democratic and Republican Candidates

Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich once described politics as a war for power. As the 2018 midterm election nears, in many parts of the country, the analogy ...
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25 Most Polluted Cities in the World

New Delhi, a city that has long struggled with pollution, currently faces an air quality crisis. This month, particle pollution in the capital city has registered at more than ...
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30 American Ghost Towns

There are nearly 1.5 million vacant homes in the United States, or 1.5% of all homes, according to a new report from real estate data company ATTOM Data Solutions. While ...
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