Special Report

Hottest Businesses to Franchise in America

Franchises added nearly 1 million new jobs in the United States over the past five years. Employment in the sector grew at an average annual rate of 2.6% over that ...
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States With the Most Gun Violence

The latest mass shooting at a Parkland, Florida high school reignited the debate over gun ownership rights and further highlighted the role that mental illness plays in these tragic ...
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States With the Longest and Shortest Life Expectancy

Due to improvements in medicine, sanitation, and other public health advances, life expectancy in most of the developed world has increased nearly every year over the past century. Despite this ...
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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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American Cities With the Most Property Crime in Every State

The vast majority of crimes committed in the United States are nonviolent property crimes -- larceny-thefts such as shoplifting, vehicle thefts, and burglaries. There were nearly 8 million such ...
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20 Best Events in Sports This Week

As the calendar moves toward late February, winter sports are in the spotlight. However, for some sports fans, thoughts are starting to turn to baseball. Pitchers and catchers have begun ...
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States Where Americans Are Paying the Most Taxes

In the U.S. federalist system, each state government decides how to generate revenue -- that is, which taxes to collect, and how. No state tax code is identical and, largely ...
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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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100 Most Popular Musicians on Tour This Year!

There's nothing like seeing your favorite artist in concert. No matter how often you listen to them at home, seeing a live show with a large crowd is a completely ...
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19 Teams That Never Make the Playoffs

Reaching the postseason is the goal of every professional sports team, and a reward for a successful regular season. For fans, the postseason is an emotional thrill; for players, it ...
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How Bad Is the Flu Season in Every State?

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said during its latest reporting week that the geographic spread of influenza in every state except for Hawaii and Oregon was “widespread.” This ...
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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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30 Worst Superhero Movies

Hollywood has been churning out a steady stream of superhero movies over the last decade. The reason is clear: These films perform extraordinarily well at the box office, grossing millions ...
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30 Best Superhero Movies

The popularity of superhero movies shows no signs of abating, as the current anticipation over the release of Marvel’s “Black Panther” movie illustrates. Furthermore, as shown by critics’ advance praise ...
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50 Best Cities for Singles

Tying the knot remains one of the most prominent milestones of adult life. Studies continue to demonstrate the benefits of monogamous partnerships, which really should not come as a ...
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