Based on figures published by the Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index, 24/7 Wall St. identified the 10 states with the highest percentage of the population that was classified as obese, measured by their self-reported height and weight.
The well-being of Americans hasn’t improved in the past six years, and it even declined slightly in 2013, according to a recent Gallup study.
If you’re happy and you know it … you might live in the Dakotas.
Beer is not selling the way it used to. U.S. sales of the beverage declined in four of the past five years. Between 2007 and 2012, beer sales fell by 2.3%, or more than 4.8 million barrels.
Some of the country’s once iconic brands — in retail, consumer products and beer — are now shells of their former selves.
Chocolate is big business, and Halloween is its biggest holiday.
Many of America’s once-great restaurant chains are now impossible to find. While McDonald’s and Subway locations continue to multiply, Howard Johnson’s and Chi-Chi’s are all but forgotten.
After falling for three straight years, U.S. beer consumption finally leveled off last year. In 2012, the country consumed 28.2 gallons of beer for every adult of legal age.
According to polling service Gallup, 72% of Americans surveyed in 2012 said they felt safe walking home at night. This is a slight uptick from 2011, when 71% of respondents said they felt safe.
By Douglas A. McIntyre, 24/7 Wall St. In the U.S.-centric world most Americans live in, all the greatest and most valuable brands were created here. Several studies by brand valuation experts show that to be true. But some of the world’s most valuable brands are not only owned by companies outside the United States, they are brands […]