Research

US Postal Service Is America’s Most Trusted Brand

The besieged U.S. Postal Service (USPS), which has lost billions of dollars and is dogged by competition from UPS and FedEx, is the most trusted brand in America. Morning Consult ...
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Visiting the Library Is Twice as Popular as Going to the Movies

The two most common leisure time, cultural activities in America are going to the library and going to the movies. On average, American adults visit a library 10.5 times a ...
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$45 Billion in US Weather Losses Is Lowest in 3 Years

There were 14 weather events in the United States last year that caused more than $1 billion each in damage. That's the same total as in 2018 and two fewer ...
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Want to Lose Your Job to Automation? Move to Las Vegas.

If you live and work in Las Vegas, there is a one in three chance you will lose your job to automation. If you are replaced, it will be by ...
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Jobless Rate in This City Is Barely Above 1%

America has enjoyed its lowest unemployment in five decades as the national figure has fallen to 3.3% in recent months. According to new data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, ...
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The Best Airlines and Airports for On-Time Performance

While safety is an airline's primary concern, on-time arrival and departure ranks high with passengers. Nearly half (nine) of the world's 20 airlines with the best on-time performance in 2019 ...
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These Are the World’s Safest Airlines

Just three airline crashes in 2019 cost the life of at least one passenger. Dominating that short list was the March crash just minutes after takeoff of an Ethiopian Airlines ...
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Why Lost Jobs and Opioids Affected Coal Miners and Autoworkers Differently

In the five-year period following the closure of an automobile manufacturing plant, deaths from opioid abuse in areas affected by the closures rose by 85%, from 12 per 100,000 population ...
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World Population to Hit 7,621,018,958 as New Decade Starts

The world population will reach 7,621,018,958 as the clock ticks into the first moments of January 1, 2020. This means it will have risen 77,684,873 since the same time last ...
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US Population Hits 330,222,422 to Start New Decade

As the clock hits midnight and a new decade begins January 1, the population of the United States will reach 330,222,422. That number will be up by 21,476,884 from Census ...
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Obama and Trump Tie for Most Admired Man of 2019

Gallup has released its annual list of the people most admired by Americans. The list first appeared in 1948. For 2019, former President Barack Obama and current president Donald Trump ...
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Past Decade Marked by Cellphones, Employment and Social Media

What has changed in the United States, and changed the country, in the past decade? Among those things at the top of the list is record unemployment, the rise of ...
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49 Journalists Killed This Year

According to Reporters Without Borders, 49 journalists were killed in 2019 around the world. The number is high but is the lowest in 16 years. The figure was a drop ...
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Health Insurance Helps You Live Longer

One of the most controversial parts of the Affordable Care Act (aka, the ACA or Obamacare) was the penalty for taxpayers who did not have health care coverage, the so-called ...
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16 Major Housing Markets Expected to See Lower Sales and Lower Prices in 2020

Buying a home is one of the biggest financial decisions most people make. After a decade-long increase in housing prices after the Great Recession, there are at least some views ...
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