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This Retirement Town Is the Fastest Growing City in America

The U.S. Census Bureau has just released its data on the growth in the population of America's cities and counties. Only one city has grown over 30% over the period ...
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This Texas City Is the Fastest Growing in America

A number of the fastest-growing U.S. cities and counties are located in Texas, according to a new Census report. The report covers population changes in America between mid-2017 and mid-2018. ...
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This Tiny North Dakota County Is the Fastest Growing in America

There are 3,142 counties in America. Among these, only one grew over 50%, according to a recent Census survey. It is a small county in North Dakota with only about ...
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America’s Favorite Pizza Chain Is One Many People Have Never Heard Of

America's largest pizza chains have thousands of locations and billions of dollars of sales. The list includes Pizza Hut, Domino's, Little Caesars and Papa John's. But the chain with the ...
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Amazon Prime Added Just 2 Million New Subscribers in Q1

Subscriber growth for its Amazon Prime service continues to slow down for Amazon.com Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN). The number of U.S. Prime subscriptions rose by 2 million in the quarter, from ...
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Spirit Isn’t America’s Worst Airline Anymore

U.S. airlines are getting better. In fact, according to the latest quality rating, U.S. airlines as a group posted their highest quality numbers in the 29 years that the ratings ...
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Ocean Plastics 10 Times Worse in the Last 20 Years Than in the Previous 4 Decades

Since 1957, a device routinely used to measure the amount of plankton in the North Atlantic Ocean has been towed more than 6.5 million nautical miles on 16,725 trips. On ...
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People to Buy Fewer Cars This Year, but More Electric Vehicles

The global market for new cars in 2018 settled right around 95.16 million, slightly below the prior-year total but about 0.8% higher than projected 2019 sales of 94.4 million new ...
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How People Buying Cars Has Changed Over the Years

The cars on offer today are certainly not your grandfather's Oldsmobile, but buying one hasn't changed much, according to a new survey of more than 3,000 new and used car ...
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This Is America’s Favorite Coffee Brand

Walk through any large grocery store and the coffee aisle goes on forever. The same can be said as people walk down streets of major cities -- coffee shops everywhere, ...
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Nearly Half of Americans Say Their Taxes Are Too High, Lowest Level Since 1956

It is tax day, a day many Americans dread as they turn over their IRS paperwork, and sometimes a check, to the federal government. A new survey shows that 45% ...
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Can Smiling Make People Happier?

When people get happy, they often smile. New research shows that when people smile, on the other hand, they get happy. Researchers at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville reviewed ...
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US Farmers and Ranchers Getting Older, Fewer, More Female

The number of U.S. farms (including ranches) dropped 3.2% between 2012 and 2017, and total U.S. land devoted to farming dropped by 1.6%, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture's ...
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These Are the Places Americans Will Vacation in This Summer

About two-thirds of the people who travel for leisure will take a summer trip this year. Many of that 64%, according to the AAA, will leave the United States altogether. ...
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Black Unemployment Rates at 76% Above National Average

The unemployment rate for black Americans was 6.7% in March, as the overall economy added 196,000 jobs, relatively low, historically, but still higher by 76% than the 3.8% rate among ...
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