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Fortune Names World's 10 Best Leaders

Theo Epstein, Jack Ma top the list

(Newser) - The world's greatest leaders aren't necessarily heading countries. Indeed, the greatest leader is US politics is an Army general, according to Fortune 's fourth annual list of the world's 50 greatest leaders. However, each individual on the list—43 of whom appear for the first time—... More »

Top 10 US Jobs in 2017

Tech roles dominate the list

(Newser) - In the market for a new job? Consider one of these, which jobs website Indeed ranks as the top 10 jobs of 2017. Indeed put its rankings together based on number of job postings, growth opportunity data from 2013 to 2016, and salaries of at least $70,000, USA Today... More »

Performing CPR? Turn on These 10 Songs

Ah, ah, ah, ah, saving a life, saving a life

(Newser) - In a life-or-death situation, you might have a hard time recalling the recommended 100 sternum compressions per minute for CPR. Far easier to remember is a song like the BeeGees' " Staying Alive ." It's one of several catchy tunes—each with about 100 beats per minute—to make... More »

Best and Worst US States for Women

Say aloha to Hawaii, ladies

(Newser) - Women often wear pink when they're demonstrating for equal rights, but they may want to swap that out for a rainbow-colored lei instead. MoveHub looked at a variety of factors—including a state's gender pay gap, educational equality, and documented instances of violence against women—to determine which... More »

10 Worst Paying Jobs for Women

Female financial advisers make 56% of what men do: 24/7 Wall St.

(Newser) - 24/7 Wall St . is marking women's history month by drawing attention to the gender pay gap as it relates to specific jobs. It finds that women in some cases get paid about half of what men do in an average week for the same full-time wage and salary... More »

Happiest Cities Are Mostly in One State

8 of top 10 are in sunny California: WalletHub

(Newser) - Life in sunny California sure is sweet, according to WalletHub . Based on factors such as emotional and physical well-being and income and employment, the site has compiled a list of the happiest cities in the country—and ones in California dominate the upper ranks. The top 10, with "happiness... More »

Best Grad Schools in the US

Per the annual 'US News & World Report' ranking

(Newser) - While some claim earning an undergrad degree doesn't take much more than "hanging out on a college campus" for four years, getting into and succeeding at graduate school is a bit tougher—especially if you gain entry to one of the top schools in the nation. US News ... More »

The 10 Highest Paying Jobs in US

It pays to be a doctor: Glassdoor

(Newser) - Good news for the technologically challenged: It's still possible to rake in the big bucks even if you don't know the difference between "binary" and "byte." Glassdoor has ranked the highest-paying jobs in the country based on average base salary, and though TechRepublic points out... More »

10 Best Companies to Work For

Google is No. 1 (again) on 'Fortune' list, but Wegmans supermarket surprises at No. 2

(Newser) - Shocking no one, Google earns the No. 1 spot in Fortune's list of the 100 best companies to work for, making this the eighth time in 11 years the tech giant has taken top honors. Financial and other tech companies make up the bulk of the top 10 on... More »

Female Workers Should Check Out These Countries

Get thee to the Nordic nations

(Newser) - International Women's Day means global protests , "defiant" statues , and examining which countries are the best ones to work in if you're female. The Economist looks at the latter via its "glass ceiling index," which merges data on higher education, child care expenses, and salary, among... More »

5 Best, 5 Worst US Cities for Well-Being

Naples is the place to be

(Newser) - Perhaps there's something in the water in Naples. The Florida city has the best well-being score in the country for the second year in a row, according to Gallup , which conducted more than 354,000 interviews with US residents over a two-year period ending Dec. 30, 2016. It then... More »

This Is the World's Best Country

Switzerland tops the annual list

(Newser) - For its annual Best Countries list, US News & World Report surveyed more than 21,000 people from 36 countries around the world. Last year's top country, Germany, fell to No. 4 this year—and the US fell a corresponding number of spots, to No. 7. Japan, however, moved... More »

Each State Has an 'Iconic' Job. Here Are 10

Some may surprise you

(Newser) - Think Las Vegas and "casinos" probably pop into your head—meaning it won't be surprising to learn that gaming service worker is the job that's statistically the epitome of Nevada. 24/7 Wall St. crunched the concentration of particular jobs in every state and measured that figure against... More »

5 Best, 5 Worst Company Reputations

Congrats, Amazon

(Newser) - Congrats, Amazon. The company has the best reputation among American consumers, according to 24/7 Wall St. , which lists the companies with the best and worst reputations based on the 2017 Harris Poll and American Customer Satisfaction Index. The top five in each category, with a reputation score out of 100:... More »

7 States With Most Unsheltered Homeless

California has double the national average

(Newser) - An estimated 31% of the 549,928 homeless people in the US last year were living without a roof over their heads, meaning they did not stay in shelters or other housing programs, reports 24/7 Wall St . But the percentage in California, home to 21% of all homeless people in... More »

10 States With Highest Volunteer Rate

Utah is way ahead of the pack

(Newser) - A quarter of Americans volunteer each year. But if you think that's an impressive figure, you clearly aren't from Utah. Largely thanks to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, a remarkable 43.2% of Utah residents 16 and older volunteered annually between 2013 and 2015, per... More »

States With Longest, Shortest Life Expectancy

It's Hawaii on one end, Mississippi on the other

(Newser) - Some states fare better than others when it comes to the ultimate bottom line: life expectancy. Here are the worst performers, per an analysis at 24/7 Wall St :
  1. Mississippi, 74.8 years
  2. Alabama, 75. 4 years (tie)
  3. West Virginia, 75.4 years (tie)
  4. Louisiana, 75.8 years (tie)
  5. Oklahoma, 75.
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10 Highest Grossing Films Ever

'Gone With the Wind' is the king

(Newser) - With Oscars week upon us, 24/7 Wall St. has dug into Hollywood numbers to figure out the highest grossing films of all time. The site used data from Box Office Mojo, and the results reveal that 14 of the 25 films on the list came out prior to 1980. The... More »

Cities With Best, Worst Unemployment Rates

Ames, Iowa, leads the pack

(Newser) - The nation's unemployment rate now sits below 5%, but that figure obviously varies across the country. 24/7 WallSt crunched numbers and determined the US cities faring best and worst in terms of employment. Here are the five at the bottom of the scale:
  1. El Centro, Calif.: 20.9%, up
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Historians Say 11 Presidents Were Better Than Obama

But he's still the best since Ronald Reagan: poll

(Newser) - Barack Obama was the best US president since Ronald Reagan, but he's got nothing on Abraham Lincoln. That's the takeaway from a C-SPAN survey of 91 historians who helped rank the best presidents in US history based on 10 criteria, including administrative skill, moral authority, crisis leadership, and... More »

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