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Find the Most Dangerous City in Your State

May 27, 2017 |

The most dangerous city in Illinois must be Chicago, right? Ditto with Detroit for Michigan and New York City for New York state? Not so much, at least in terms of per-capita violent crime. A new survey at 24/7 Wall St. crunches FBI crime data to find the most dangerous…
Newser

7th-Grader’s ‘Award’ Names Her Most Likely Terrorist

May 26, 2017 |

A mock awards ceremony for Texas middle school students ended on a sour note for one seventh-grader. Lizeth Villanueva tells KHOU teachers in the room were snickering as she and other students were handed certificates Tuesday at Channelview’s Anthony Aguirre Junior High, though she wasn’t laughing when she saw what…
Newser

Stocks rise for fourth day in a row, erasing most of last week’s decline

May 23, 2017 |

U.S. stocks rose Tuesday for the fourth day in a row as they continued to recover the ground they lost last week. Major indexes approached record highs again.

Most of the gains went to banks, which surged as bond yields jumped. Higher bond yields enable banks to charge higher rates on loans. Banks…


L.A. Times – Business

U.S. new home sales drop 11.4% in April, the most in two years

May 23, 2017 |

U.S. sales of new homes last month registered the biggest drop in more than two years.

The Commerce Department said Tuesday that new home sales skidded 11.4% in April to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 569,000. It was the biggest monthly drop since March 2015. Economists had expected a more…


L.A. Times – Business

Most Loved and Hated Telecom Companies in US

May 23, 2017 |

Believe it or not, Comcast is not the most hated telecommunications company in the country. The American Customer Satisfaction Index, out Tuesday, ranks America’s most loved and hated companies offering pay-TV, phone, and internet service, and though Comcast finds itself among the least loved companies, it’s not the most despised…
Newser

The 5 Most, Least Obese States

May 20, 2017 |

At least one in five Americans are considered obese, but some of them are clustered together geographically. And if you want to avoid a bulging waistline, you’d do well to steer clear of Paula Deen and the South and head West, notes 24/7 Wall St. in compiling its list of…
Newser

We Are Most Attracted to the Faces Around Us

May 19, 2017 |

All parents know their kids are the most mind-bogglingly beautiful creatures they’ve ever seen. But this bias for beauty appears to extend beyond one’s offspring to the faces of those we see the most. Researchers report in the journal Human Nature that people tend to prefer choosing mates whose characteristics…
Newser

CNN

Canada photos: 20 of the most beautiful places

May 16, 2017 |

From Prince Edward Island to Niagara Falls, we’ve rounded up photos of Canada’s most beautiful, diverse places.
CNN.com – RSS Channel – Regions – Americas

Tunnel Collapses at ‘Most Toxic Site in America’

May 10, 2017 |

A tunnel collapse was discovered at the Hanford Nuclear Site Tuesday, months after experts called the Washington state facility “the most toxic place in America” and a “Chernobyl waiting to happen.” Some 4,800 workers at the site were told to shelter indoors Tuesday morning after crews discovered the roof…
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