Research

These Companies Paid Their Boards Over $10 Million

Chief executive officer pay levels have become part of a heated debate about how much public company leaders should be paid. Some packages have risen into the tens of millions ...
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Phoenix to Hit 113 Today, That’s 57 Days Over 100

Phoenix probably will set the temperature record for August 20. The heat is supposed to top out at 113. Since June 24, the daily high has topped 100, and it ...
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McKinsey Warns of Looming Asian Debt Crisis

The Asian financial crisis of 1997 wreaked havoc on the financial systems of Thailand, Indonesia and South Korea particularly, but the effects were felt all around the globe. To staunch ...
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US Car Buyers Are Paying More for Less

The auto industry's salad days may be over. After five years of selling more than 17 million new cars annually to American drivers, the industry is on track to sell ...
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Electric Vehicles Are Coming, but Are Drivers Following?

Most Americans believe there will be 70% more electric vehicles (EVs) on U.S. streets and highways in the next five years. Most Americans also believe someone else will be driving ...
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IRS Budget Cuts Cost $34 Billion in Lost US Tax Revenue

In a 2016 tax gap review by the U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS), the agency estimated that U.S. individual and business taxpayers had avoided paying $406 billion because they underreported ...
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2019 on Track to Become Worst Year Ever for Data Breaches

The number of data breaches resulting in exposed records is up by 54% year over year in the first half of 2019, and the number of records exposed in those ...
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UN Issues Report and Warning on Global Land Use

The introduction of meatless plant-based protein foods from companies like Beyond Meat and Impossible Burger hasn't arrived a moment too soon to effect (perhaps) a change in people's eating habits. ...
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New Study: Drop in Heart Disease and Stroke Deaths Is Over

One primary reason that longevity in the United States has grown for decades is more effective treatments for cardiovascular disease. That has, among other things, lowered the number of deaths ...
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Wide Home Ownership Disparities Along Racial Divide

Since the home price recovery began in 2010, U.S. home prices have risen by 73%, even though homeownership rates among all Americans has declined by 3% to 64.1%. The rate ...
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This Is Why Kids Born in Big Cities Make More Money As Adults Than Others

Being born in a big city is no guarantee of starting life with a silver spoon in one's mouth, but it can have significant advantages. In the United States, for ...
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US Opioid Disaster Has Cost State Governments an Estimated $130 Billion

The opioid epidemic in the United States affects every American, either directly or indirectly. More than 700,000 Americans have died from opioid overdoses, often leaving behind families trying to understand ...
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How to Survive a Potentially Deadly Riptide

Since the beginning of this week, two Americans have drowned after having been caught in powerful rip currents off the coast of Florida. One was a 19-year-old recent high-school graduate ...
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The Artificial Sweetener in Your Favorite Diet Drink Could Be Dangerous

A new report published last week charges that the most widely used sugar substitute in the world may not be as safe as consumers have been told. Aspartame, an artificial ...
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US Corn, Soybean Production Could Drop by Half as the Earth Heats Up

While it's not too difficult to list the predicted effects of a warming global climate, putting those effects into an ordered list from most to least severe may be harder. ...
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