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“Survey: Average American Hasn’t Made A New Friend — In 5 Years!”

“…Spending time in the company of good friends regularly has been shown to have a positive impact on health. But for many Americans, socializing in adulthood gets harder with age. A recent survey reveals that 45% of adults admit they find … Continue reading

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[General Electric] “GE Drops Out of the Dow After More Than a Century”

“General Electric Co. will drop out of the Dow Jones Industrial Average next week, a milestone in the decline of a firm that once ranked among the mightiest of blue-chips and was a pillar of the U.S. economy… GE shares … Continue reading

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“The average American works more hours than a medieval peasant”

“Research from Juliet Schor, currently a Professor of Sociology at Boston College, from her text The Overworked American: The Unexpected Decline of Leisure… The average American worker in 1987 was working about 1,949 hours annually, while an adult male peasant in 13th-century … Continue reading

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“In Nearly 70% Of US Counties, The Average Worker Can’t Afford To Buy A Home”

“Housing, as we’ve pointed out in the past, is perhaps the most reliable bellwether of widening economic inequality in the US. And in its latest quarterly report on housing affordability in the US, ATTOM discovered that median-priced homes aren’t affordable … Continue reading

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27 companies pay no taxes. Average American pays 27%

“There are 27 companies in the Standard & Poor’s 500, including telecom firm Level 3 Communications (LVLT), airline United Continental (UAL) and automaker General Motors (GM), that reported paying no income tax expense in 2015 despite reporting pre-tax profits, according to … Continue reading

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