Research

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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Global Food Prices Spike Higher in November

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations tracks food prices worldwide. Those prices spiked in November, another challenge to the efforts to feed the world's hungry. The organization ...
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Extreme Weather Could Drive 22 Million People From Their Homes This Year

Cyclones, hurricanes and floods drove more than 7 million people from their homes in the first six months of 2019. By the end of the year, the total number of ...
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Top 10 Areas of the US at Risk of a Robot Takeover

Since the beginning of the Great Recession in 2009, the number of manufacturing jobs in the United States has actually increased slightly from 12.561 million to 12.811 million this past ...
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Study: The Poor Get Less Sleep, Leading to Greater Risk of Heart Disease

According to a 2002 study of socioeconomic and behavioral influences on deaths from cardiovascular disease (CVD), about two-thirds of such deaths among the poorest quartile of the study's population would ...
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Carbon Capture Technology Worse Than Doing Nothing to Halt Emissions

One of the best features of technology is its promise to solve a problem without forcing any change in how people behave. One such technology, called carbon capture, was touted ...
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15 Cities Where AI Is About To Kill Jobs

The story about jobs lost to automation has always focused on how the workers hardest hit by the brave new world will be those whose jobs are at risk from ...
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Almost Half of Americans Went to Civil Court Last Year — and Not for Traffic Tickets

Not counting traffic tickets, 47% of U.S. households reported having at least one civil legal problem in 2018. Counting traffic tickets, the total rises to 56%. A quarter said they ...
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Here’s Why Hispanic Women Make Half What White Men Did Last Year

Tuesday, November 20, marks a dubious achievement. It is the day that the income earned by a Hispanic woman will equal the pay earned by a non-Hispanic white male in ...
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500 Million Pieces of Trash Cover This State’s Roads

One of America's largest states by population has roads littered with items that people have thrown away. The litter ranges from cigarette butts to bottles and aluminum cans. Researchers say ...
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Health Care Data Breaches May Cost More Than Money

Cybersecurity threats against health care organizations rose by 60% year over year in the first three quarters of 2019. Phishing or spear-phishing is the most commonly used attack against health ...
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This Iconic Car Is the Least Reliable in America

Consumer Reports recently released its annual car survey. It covered data from more than 420,000 vehicles. The study looked at the reliability of 30 auto brands. An American luxury car ...
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How Young People Are Endangering the Car Industry

For some reason, younger Americans are buying fewer of the vehicles sold in the United States and old people are buying a larger percentage. As of 2017, more than half ...
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The Threat From Antibiotic-Resistant Germs Gets Scarier

More than 2.8 million antibiotic-resistant infections occur in the United States each year, and more than 35,000 people die as a result, according to the latest report from the U.S. ...
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