Special Report

Americans are less likely to move today than at any point in recent history. Over the 12 months ending in March 2019, the share of Americans who moved to a new home dipped below 10% for the first...
Samuel Stebbins
If you are one of the 90% of Americans who are staying inside in an attempt to limit the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, you may be running out of ideas about how to stay occupied. There is, after...
Hristina Byrnes
The surge of COVID-19 patients and deaths has overwhelmed hospitals all over the country. On a daily basis doctors and nurses are working on the front lines of what is being described as a medical...
Hristina Byrnes
Before neighbors could show off their wealth by purchasing the latest sports car, wealthy people in America flaunted their money by building opulent mansions. Erecting mansions today, thanks to...
Grant Suneson, John Harrington
The United States has one of the largest and most complex economies in the world, and state economies are often vastly different from one another. Some state economies have benefited from an...
Grant Suneson, Samuel Stebbins
The diner is a uniquely American institution. Historians trace its origins back to the horse-drawn lunch wagons that began appearing on the East Coast in the 1870s. These evolved into restaurants on...
Colman Andrews
Perhaps the most frequently cited bellwether of economic vitality is GDP growth. Rapid growth is indicative of a flourishing economy, while slow or negative growth suggests the opposite. Economic...
Samuel Stebbins
These days, in the face of the coronavirus pandemic, “quarantine” no longer sounds like some obscure concept from medieval times, and “isolation” means something considerably different than...
Colman Andrews
The coronavirus pandemic has wreaked both economic and emotional havoc on our nation. By now, we all know the basics (wash your hands frequently, keep at least six feet away from others, avoid...
Colman Andrews
The morning meal is big business in the fast food world. Between 2014 and 2019, breakfast visits to these establishments grew 7.7%, with an increase of 31% in spending. In 2018 alone, chain breakfast...
Colman Andrews
The highly communicable novel coronavirus has disrupted work for people across the planet, and in this sense the rich and famous are no different. Musicians have been forced to cancel their...
Charles B. Stockdale, John Harrington
The United States spends more per capita on health care than any other large developed country — and without a single-payer national health care system, much of that spending is shouldered...
Samuel Stebbins
As of 2009, more than half of the world’s population lived in urban areas. By 2050, the U.N. projects that two out of every three people live in an urban area. This ongoing shift to big cities...
Grant Suneson, John Harrington
“There’s one thing that’s really great about waking up early,” the comedian Kathy Griffin apparently once said, “and it’s not jogging or greeting the day —...
Colman Andrews
The United States is a large and diverse country with many traditions and laws varying from state to state. It’s no surprise then that some citizens look at people living in far-off states as...
Hristina Byrnes