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Federal Workers Earn 78% More Than Private Sector Workers

According to a study of data from the Bureau of Economic Analysis, conducted by the Cato Institute, compensation for federal workers is 78% higher on average than compensation for private sector employees. Federal compensation averaged $119,934 in 2014, which was 78 percent higher than the private-sector average of $67,246. To put this in perspective, the…

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AIDs Drug Soars In Price After Being Acquired By Investor

The Internet is in a full scale uproar over the acquisition, and price increase of a medicine created to help stop parasitic infection. The medicine, Daraprim, which has been on the market for 62 years, is the standard of care for a food-borne illness called toxoplasmosis caused by a parasite that can severely affect those…

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Volkswagen Stock Price Plunges After Emissions Scandal

Volkswagen AG lost almost a quarter of its market value after it admitted to cheating on U.S. air pollution tests for years, putting pressure on Chief Executive Officer Martin Winterkorn to repair the reputation of the world’s biggest carmaker. Volkswagen plunged as much as 23 percent to 125.40 euros in Frankfurt, wiping out about 15.6 billion…

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Legal Marijuana Tax Revenue Skyrockets

Legal marijuana tax revenues have been breaking records in Colorado this summer, nearly doubling monthly numbers from last year and on pace to exceed projections of legal sales that bring revenue back to the state. Through the first seven months of this year, Colorado has brought in nearly$73.5m, putting the state on pace to collect over…

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The Fall Season In 5 Charts

Summer is nearing an end. It’s getting darker a little bit earlier, the leaves have already started to change in color, and it’s cooling down (unless you live in California, where it’s still 90º). Fall is one of the more magical times of year most of us look forward to. It ushers in the holiday…

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5 Charts Every Student Can Relate To

It’s already the start of another school year. Summer flew by, and you never called that girl from third period. You were busy playing X-box, eating pizza rolls, and sleeping in ’til 4:00 p.m. But all good things must come to an end. Here’s 5 charts that all students can relate to. That New S*** As…

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Zac Efron’s DJ Movie Busts

If you haven’t heard of Zac Efron’s new movie, “We Are Your Friends” don’t worry, no one else has either. What was marketed as a “passion project” for Efron has resulted in a measly opening weekend performance. The movie only had a $6 million budget, but in it’s first weekend at the box office returned…

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Back To School Shopping Schedule

It’s late August and that means back to school season is almost over. All your shopping is done…right? Well, according to some new MasterCard Research 26% of people don’t complete back to school shopping until after the school year has already started.

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The Ashley Madison Hack in 7 Charts

Unless you’ve been living on Mars for the last 6 weeks, you’ve probably heard of the Ashley Madison Hack. The now infamous website promotes extramarital affairs with the slogan, “life is short, have an affair.” The selling point behind the website was the extreme level of discreteness offered to it’s clients. In a bit of…

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July 2015 Hottest Month on Record

A new study U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration reveals that July 2015 was the hottest month ever measured since records started being kept in 1880. What’s even more shocking is nine out of the ten hottest months ever recorded have occurred since 2005. This year has already set record breaking temperatures and some scientists…

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