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Tennessee Pyramid Brings Outdoors Inside

Posted May 27th, 2016 at 1:52 pm (UTC-4)
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Online retail sales in the U.S. keep rising, reaching nearly $93 billion in the year’s first quarter, as the Department of Commerce reported this month. Their annual growth has outpaced that of in-store retail by a rate of at least 15 percent to 3 percent since 2010, Marketplace reports. But consumers sometimes want an immersive […]

Want to Reach US Hispanics? Try Texting Them

Posted April 27th, 2016 at 3:00 pm (UTC-4)
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The youngest major racial or ethnic group in the United States is the nation’s Latino population. Fifty-eight percent — nearly 6-in-10 — of U.S. Hispanics are millennials (approximately ages 18-33) or younger, according to the Pew Research Center. By comparison, half of the black population, and 46 percent of the Asian population, are in that […]

Are Kids Really to Blame for Women Earning Less?

Posted April 15th, 2016 at 1:22 pm (UTC-4)
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A woman who works full-time earns almost $11,000 less each year than her male counterparts, a difference that adds up to nearly a half-million dollars over the course of a career, and nowhere is the gender gap more apparent than in rural areas of the United States, according to a Congressional report released this month. […]

Here are the Most Googled Companies in Each State

Posted February 19th, 2016 at 9:05 am (UTC-4)
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Americans who search for the term “coca cola” most likely live in Georgia, while the Pepsi people are probably in Chicago. Career resource website Zippia researched which companies each state googles more than any other. Some of the results aren’t surprising. The most searched company in Michigan, home to the “Big Three” — the largest […]

9 of 10 Largest US Occupations Pay Miserly Wages

Posted December 21st, 2015 at 9:55 am (UTC-4)
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Of the 10 largest occupations in the United States, only one — registered nurse — makes more than the national average when it comes to all U.S. jobs. Nurses make $69,790 annually while the average U.S. worker makes $47,230, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The bureau’s Occupational Employment Statistics program provides employment and wage estimates for […]

Why So Many US Koreans Run Dry Cleaners While Arabs Are Grocers

Posted October 15th, 2015 at 9:10 am (UTC-4)
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In the United States, Koreans are 34 times more likely than other immigrant groups to run dry cleaners, while Gujarati-speaking Indians are 108 times more likely to manage motels. Economists William Kerr, of Harvard Business School, and Martin Mandroff, of the Swedish Competition Authority, studied the relationship between ethnicity, occupational choice, and entrepreneurship. They found that ethnic groups in the United […]

American Food Has Surprising Military History

Posted September 28th, 2015 at 9:11 am (UTC-4)
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Much of the food Americans buy at the grocery store has a secret military history. People in the United States eat more processed foods than anyone else in the world; foods like energy bars, frozen dinners and Cheeto snacks, the origins of which can be traced back to a military lab somewhere, according to food writer […]

More Americans Do This Job Than Any Other

Posted September 7th, 2015 at 6:01 am (UTC-4)
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Many Americans celebrate Labor Day by getting together for a cookout, taking a final road trip before the kids go back to school, or going to the beach. While Memorial Day — observed the last Monday in May — marks the unofficial start of summer in the United States, Labor Day — observed the first […]

What You Don’t Know About Fourth of July

Posted July 3rd, 2015 at 6:00 pm (UTC-4)
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On July 4, 1776, the U.S. Continental Congress approved the Declaration of Independence, in which the 13 colonies broke from England and set on the road to freedom as a sovereign nation. The Continental Congress was a convention of delegates from the colonies and became the governing body of the United Stares during the American […]

Here’s Your Chance to Live in a Deserted Shopping Mall

Posted May 20th, 2015 at 6:48 am (UTC-4)
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There was a time in the United States when the enclosed shopping mall was the place to go. These commercial centers were community gathering places for people of all ages — a de facto Main Street and town center that the suburbs never had. But now many of these vast shopping arenas are dead or dying, […]

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