Special Report

With at least two more months remaining in the Western United States’ wildfire season, this year’s forest fires have already broken records. Four of the five largest wildfires in...
The economic fallout associated with the COVID-19 pandemic has proved too much for many American businesses to absorb. Small businesses across the country were forced to shut down in order to help...
Life expectancy is one of the most telling and often cited measures of the health of a given population — and in the United States, life expectancy is falling at a historic rate. After...
Throughout August and early September, the number of daily COVID-19 cases diagnosed in the U.S. appeared to be in decline. Yet the week ending Sept. 27 was the second week in a row in which the...
Nothing in 2020 has been the same — and Halloween won’t be an exception. The spooky holiday is a month away, and already scores of cities have cancelled popular events to avoid large...
American incomes in 2019 reached an all-time high, with the median household income rising to $65,712. While incomes vary widely from state to state, many have at least one major city in which...
The bad news just keeps coming for the restaurant business in America. A New York Restaurant Association study covering more than a thousand operators around the state found that, unless a full-scale...
As the U.S. continues to struggle with the health and economic consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic, school staff and teachers across the country have returned to work.  Many occupations deemed...
After the NFL season ends, teams turn their attention to the new crop of young players that will soon be joining the league via the NFL Draft. Franchises look for players that can address weak points...
Every state has bars that locals claim to have been around forever. But which one has been around the longest? Taverns and bars opened in America as soon as the first settlers arrived on the...
We all know a bad movie when we see one. Bad movies can have weak story lines, incompetent direction, poor technical quality, amateurish performances — or all of the above. Sometimes, the title...
U.S. Representatives and Senators are elected to Capitol Hill to represent the interests of all Americans. However, based on the reported net worth of sitting U.S. senators, it appears that many...
Schools across the country have reopened, and a traditional school day now involves social distancing, temperature checks at the door, mask wearing, and occasional temporary closures due to students...
According to conventional wisdom, there are many compelling reasons to work in the public sector. These can include job security, generous retirement and health care benefits, and work that is geared...
The percentage of American adults with a college degree has continued to increase in recent years, growing from less than 10% in much of the 1960s, up to 33.1% in 2019. Americans with college degrees...