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The number of guns in the U.S. has increased by more than 60 percent since 1994. Latest figures show there are 310 million
Cheers! Alcohol in America is big business. We spent $162 billion buying beer, wine and liquor in 2011. That's in line with
It pays pretty well to legislate in Washington. Members of Congress, both senators and representatives, now make $174,000
Unemployment remains historically high, but some sectors are booming. Which are healthiest? Health care added more jobs than
Many of us think of the web as not only our constant companion, but a virtual necessity. But in fact, one in five American
Fifty years ago the median income for those 65 and over was $8,027 for singles; in 2010 it was $17,845. For couples, the
The cost of the average American hospital stay nearly doubled from 2000 to 2010 while average stay length declined. The decade
America's planes, trains and motor vehicles consume 13.6 million barrels of oil each day. Despite rising interest in alternative
The average female retiree on Social Security gets a monthly benefit $300 smaller than the average male retiree. Because