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Month: June 2016 (page 1 of 2)

Texas is the 9th Most Expensive State to Drive

After housing, transportation is the average American’s second largest yearly expense. Gasoline, insurance, and car repairs cost the average driver more than $3,000 annually. A number of factors, such as gas prices and road infrastructure, determine the cost of owning and operating a car. These factors vary widely from state to state. To identify the […]

Houston is the 4th Most Stressed-Out City

Money is the single largest cause of stress in the United States. Although the economy has been recovering from the Great Recession and aggregate income has been rising, many Americans face increasing debt burdens, stagnant wages, and rising poverty levels. According to the American Psychological Association, Americans’ stress levels are trending downward. However, the improvements […]

The Largest Company in Texas is Exxon Mobil

America’s largest companies tend to be located in major metropolitan areas. New York City alone is home to the headquarters of more than 70 of U.S.’s 1,000 largest public companies, the most of any city in the nation. 24/7 Wall St. reviewed annual revenues to determine the largest company in every state. All but five […]

Houston is Among the Richest 20% of American Cities

U.S. median household income increased in 2014 to $53,657, an increase of roughly $600 from the previous year. Still, U.S. incomes have yet to recover to pre-recession levels. Adjusting for inflation, U.S. 2014 median income was still below its 2009 level. Periods of recession and economic boom have an impact on the overall wealth of […]

Texas Has the 15th Highest Share of Urban Living

Since 1950, Americans have increasingly chosen to live in cities. Today, 81% live in urban areas, more than even before. Urban areas, however, make up just 3% of U.S. land area. The proportion of people living in urban areas varies considerably between states. 24/7 Wall St. reviewed data from the U.S. Census to determine the […]

Texas Has the 3rd Fastest Growing Economy

The U.S. economy grew 2.4% in 2015. This is the most the economy has grown in more than five years, and is a slight improvement on 2014’s 2.2% growth. The economies of all but two states grew in 2015, some substantially more than others, and for a variety of reasons. California and Oregon each grew […]

Houston is America’s 11th Fastest Growing City

The U.S. population grew by 0.79% over the last year, just slightly faster than the previous year’s growth rate but still among the slowest rates in decades. While the nationwide growth was slow, population increased much more rapidly in other parts of the country. Over the past five years, many of these same cities have […]

Texas is the 20th Cheapest State to Fix Your Car

Automobiles are one of the most expensive purchases many Americans make in their lifetimes. A car or truck’s sticker price is only the beginning of this expense, however, as maintenance and repair — both anticipated and otherwise — can be costly. Just how expensive a visit to the mechanic can be varies dramatically depending on […]

Texas Has the 5th Lowest Share of Smokers

In 1964, the Surgeon General’s Report on Smoking and Health linked for the first time smoking and adverse health outcomes. The pivotal report aimed to shift public opinion on smoking by identifying the dangers of tobacco use. The smoking rate in the United States has fallen precipitously in the last 50 years, dropping from 42.4% […]

Houston is the City With the 9th Most High-Tech Jobs

The United States’ GDP of $16.3 trillion in 2014 was the highest in the world, due in large part to the strength of U.S. industries. However, all industries are not equal in terms of their contribution to economic output. While the U.S. economy is among the world’s strongest, however, other countries continue to invest in […]

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