Special Report

Richest Town in Every State

The American Dream promises to all the opportunity to attain financial security -- and even wealth -- through hard work. Just how widespread these opportunities are is a matter ...
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The Best Place in Each State to Enjoy the Water

As spring turns into summer and temperatures continue to climb, people will spend more and more time outdoors. Americans will look for ways to enjoy the warm weather and cool ...
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States Where the Most People Work for the Government

Since the economic recovery began in 2010, the private sector has added 16 million jobs. At the same time, however, the number of public sector jobs has remained static. ...
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Most and Least Environmentally Friendly States

In 2017, the United States emitted over 6,200 metric tons of greenhouse gases, more than Russia and the entirety of Europe combined. The country is second only to China in ...
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40 Most Successful Star Wars Actors

Star Wars has dominated at the American box office for the past 40 years. One-third of the country’s 15 top-grossing films of all time are Star Wars movies, and it ...
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25 Best Cities to Be a Waiter

Ask anyone working in a restaurant, and they'll tell you that waiting tables is a physically and emotionally demanding job. Yet, servers are often not compensated very well. In many ...
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Cost of College the Year You Were Born

The annual cost of attending a four-year private institution in the United States reached $46,950 last year, more than double what it was less than two decades ago. For many ...
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43 Most Outrageous Product Claims of All Time

It can be a daunting challenge for consumers to separate true advertising claims from false ones. That is especially difficult given the spending power merchants put behind advertising campaigns meant ...
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25 Cheapest Cars to Insure

Car insurance premiums have risen sharply in recent years, increasing by 33% between 2010 and 2016. And if owners are also paying off a car loan, insurance premiums, which ...
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25 Most Expensive Cars to Insure

Car insurance premiums have risen sharply in recent years, increasing by 33% between 2010 and 2016. And if owners are also paying off a car loan, insurance premiums, which ...
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States With the Best and Worst Early Education

The importance of proper nutrition, nurturing, and socialization during early childhood cannot be overstated. For many American families -- single-parent and low-income families in particular -- early childhood programs are ...
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Most Popular Ice Cream Shop in Every State

Summer is practically here and that means ice cream season is underway. Sweltering heat waves will prompt long lines outside of a variety of ice cream shops, including old-style ice ...
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25 Most Popular Stores in America

Consumer spending is the primary driver of economic growth in the United States. After climbing for eight consecutive years, U.S. consumer spending hit an all-time high of $13.4 trillion in ...
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23 Countries That No Longer Exist and the History Behind Them

There are 195 countries in the world today, but this number has changed over the centuries. Throughout history, borders have rarely remained static, with new countries forming and others ceasing ...
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States With the Most Premature Death

Life expectancy in the United States has fallen for two straight years, the first time this has occurred in more than half a century. The cause of this alarming ...
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