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    It’s no secret America has an overweight problem. About 42 percent of U.S. adults are obese, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. This is up from 30.5 percent obesity in the adult population in 2000. A person is considered obese if their body mass index exceeds 30. Some places in the U.S. have more of a bulge to battle than others. A new ranking of America's most overweight and obese cities shows how the states' major metro areas compare to the rest of the country. The WalletHub study, "2021’s Most Overweight and Obese Cities in the U.S.," analyzed data from 100 of the country’s most populated metro regions to rank which has the most overweight and obese adults. The U.S. has about 390 metropolitan statistical areas. The ranking includes three Massachusetts metros. The Worcester region is the fattest in the state, according to WalletHub, though...
    Nebraska places about in the middle of states in the U.S. for women, ranking 23rd in a new study by personal finance website Wallethub. "Nebraska is in the middle of the pack in the best states for women ranking," Wallethub analysts Jill Gonzalez said. "Its strong suits include the lowest unemployment rate for women – 4.2%, as well as job security for women. The state also has the highest high school graduation rate for women – 95.5%, and one of the largest shares of women who voted in the 2016 presidential election, over 70%."To come up with its rankings, Wallethub compared the 50 states and Washington D.C. across 26 metrics that measure living standards for women, including median earnings for female workers, women’s preventive health care and the female homicide rate. Nebraska has some strikes against it as well. "On the other hand, the percentage of women...
    BOSTON (CBS) — This shouldn’t come as a surprise to the “wicked smaht” people of Massachusetts. The Commonwealth is No. 1 in a new ranking of the “most educated” states in America. WalletHub’s list looked at educational attainment, school quality and the gender and racial achievement gap in determining each state’s ranking. Coming in right behind the Bay State were Maryland, Connecticut, Vermont and Colorado. New Hampshire was 8th on the list. More specifically, Massachusetts ranked first for educational attainment and third for quality of education. The state had the highest percentage of bachelor’s, graduate and professional degree holders, as well as the highest average university quality, according to WalletHub. West Virginia finished at the bottom of the list. Click here to see the full ranking from WalletHub.
    By: KDKA-TV News Staff PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – When it comes to the best states to drive in, Pennsylvania is at the bottom of the list. According to WalletHub, Pennsylvania is the 44th best state to drive in. Texas, Indiana and North Carolina are at the top. As for the worst state to drive in? Hawaii. Neighboring states Ohio and West Virginia came in 10th and 28th respectively. WalletHub compared all 50 states across 31 “key indicators” of a good commute, with data sets ranging from average gas prices to rush-hour traffic congestion to road quality. Pennsylvania ranks second for most auto repair shops per capita.
    Some states are better for raising a family than others. At least that’s what multiple experts at the personal finance website WalletHub have determined with their Best & Worst States to Raise a Family report for 2021. THE 10 BEST STATES TO MAKE A LIVING: STUDY WalletHub’s report analyzed the 50 U.S. states in five categories, which were broken down "across 52 key indicators of family-friendliness," including family fun, health and safety, education and child care, affordability and socio-economics. WalletHub’s top 5 best states to raise a family In ascending order, the top five states to raise a family are Vermont, New York, North Dakota, Minnesota and Massachusetts. Vermont notched the fifth place overall with high marks in socioeconomics as well as education and child care. The Green Mountain State is ranked No. 1 in health and safety and No. 4 for the fewest violent crimes per capita. THESE ARE THE...
    BOSTON (CBS) – The best state to raise a family in America is Massachusetts, according to a new report. WalletHub compared all 50 states using what they said were “five key dimensions” – family fun, health and safety, education and child care, affordability and socio-economics. Massachusetts came out on top, followed by Minnesota, North Dakota and New York. Vermont was fifth and New Hampshire ranked sixth. New Mexico was last. The study was based on 52 metrics. WalletHub said Massachusetts did well in the areas of parental leave, public school quality and children’s hospitals per capita. To see more on how they evaluated each state’s score, click here.
    MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Personal finance website WalletHub.com surveyed 100 major US cities recently and found Miami amongst the most financially distressed due to COVID-19. The COVID economic squeeze has played on the minds of South Florida residents. From social distancing slowing down down the restaurant business service and industry workers impacted by the ravaged tourism economy. More from CBSMiami.com ‘I Feel Stupid’: Fort Lauderdale Woman Claims She’s Out $50,000 After Being Duped By Accused Ponzi Schemer’ It’s Getting More Expensive To Live In South Florida Extended Jobless Benefits From Stimulus Package Becoming Available For Floridians Even though the vaccines are now at play, shots in the arms are slow in coming. So using data generated by internet inquiries in the Miami area, WalletHub.com produced a survey detailing concerns and establishing a distress profile for the area. WalletHub analyst Jill Gonzalez says, ‘I would say Miami, unfortunately,...
            by Ted O’Neil  About 97 million Americans say they plan to make a New Year’s resolution for 2021 that involves their financial situation, compared to 66 million who said they’ve done so in the past, according to a new survey by WalletHub. Of those who responded to the survey, more than a third say their top financial resolution will be to save more money. With that in mind, WalletHub came up with suggestions that can help you save more and spend less. The top priority is to make a realistic budget and stick to it. Americans will end 2020 with a cumulative $900 billion in credit card debt, which the National Foundation for Credit Counseling says is because only five in 10 adults have a budget. “A budget is not a way of punishing yourself,” Michael Kinsman, an accounting professor at Pepperdine University, said. “It is, instead,...
    Arizona received a score of 46.98 on a ranking of charitable donations and volunteer time, the lowest percentage among the 50 states, according to an analysis by the WalletHub personal finances website. The state’s residents were ranked 43rd in the category of “Volunteering and Service,” the study reported, while Arizona came in 50th in the “Charitable Giving” ranking. In turn, these two general categories were divided into 19 indicators, such as volunteer hours per capita, with each metric measured on a 100-point scale, according to WalletHub. Overall, the United States was found to be among the most generous countries in the world, with Americans giving more than $449 billion to charities last year, according to the National Philanthropic Trust. In addition, nearly 80 million Americans have volunteered their time to charitable activities, providing a combined 6.9 billion hours annually, which adds up to a value of $167...
    Ohio received a score of 66.29 on a ranking of charitable donations and volunteer time, the fifth highest percentage among the 50 states, according to an analysis by the WalletHub personal finances website. The state’s residents were ranked 11th in the category of “Volunteering and Service,” the study reported, while Ohio came in 13th in the “Charitable Giving” ranking. In turn, these two general categories were divided into 19 indicators, such as volunteer hours per capita, with each metric measured on a 100-point scale, according to WalletHub. Overall, the United States was found to be among the most generous countries in the world, with Americans giving more than $449 billion to charities last year, according to the National Philanthropic Trust. In addition, nearly 80 million Americans have volunteered their time to charitable activities, providing a combined 6.9 billion hours annually, which adds up to a value of...
    BOSTON (CBS) — If you were asked to come up with an adjective to describe the people of Boston, does “caring” come to mind? A new ranking puts Boston at the very top of a list of the “Most Caring Cities In America.” The report from personal finance website WalletHub evaluated cities’ compassionate spiriting based on caring when it comes to the community, vulnerable populations and the workplace. The data set included crime rates, the number of homeless people sheltered in a city, volunteering hours among a population and share of income donated to charity. Boston had the second-highest percentage of sheltered homeless persons. It was second in how much teachers care for their students’ well-being, and tied for first when it comes to residents working in community and social services. Rounding out the Top 5 behind Boston were Madison, Wisconsin; New York City; Fremont, California and Virginia Beach, Virginia....
    Coronavirus updates: Utah mink is first wild animal with COVID-19; California to get nearly 400K more vaccine doses; US deaths top 300K UK sees record number of job losses during 3- month period 39 Gifts That Are Selling Like Hotcakes During The Holidays Ad Microsoft Top credit card wipes out interest until 2022 (seriously) Ad Microsoft This Is the Present Everyone's Talking About Ad Microsoft Full screen 1/16 SLIDES © View Apart / Shutterstock.com The 15 Best College Towns and Cities in America You don’t need to be an honors student to know that location greatly affects a student’s choice of college. Some want to be far enough away from...
    MIAMI (CBSMiami) – A new study by credit score and personal finance website WalletHub ranked Fort Lauderdale as the least safe city in America but Mayor Dean Trantalis and other city leaders claim the study is based on irrelevant data, like potholes and credit scores. WalletHub compared 182 cities across three key dimensions: 1) Home & Community Safety, 2) Natural-Disaster Risk, and 3) Financial Safety. Each of the dimensions was evaluated using 42 metrics, which were each graded on a 100-point scale, to determine an overall score. Among the metrics was average COVID-19 cases in the last seven days per 100,000 residents, assaults per capita, traffic fatalities per capita, hurricane storm-surge risk level, tornado risk level, flood risk level and share of uninsured drivers. However, in press release on Tuesday, the city said, “extraneous criteria used in the article included things like retirement plan participation, credit scores, debt-to-income ratios and...
    CAMBRIDGE (CBS) — One of the best cities for college students is right here in Massachusetts, according to a new ranking. Cambridge comes in ninth on WalletHub’s list of “The Best College Towns & Cities In America.” While the city unsurprisingly scores very low when it comes to “wallet friendliness,” Cambridge ranks highly for “social environment” and “academic and economic opportunities.” Famously home to Harvard University and MIT, the city is fifth in the nation for “highest quality of higher education,” according to WalletHub. Ann Arbor, Michigan came in first on the list, followed by Austin, Texas and Provo, Utah. Boston was all the way down at No. 238. The Massachusetts cities ranked inside the Top 100 were Medford at No. 48, Somerville at No. 56, Amherst at No. 76 and Brookline at No. 88. Click here to see the full list.
    The Sunshine State is a bit dimmer this morning. Fort Lauderdale, one of Florida’s biggest cities, has been declared the most unsafe in America according to a new survey from WalletHub. The credit and consumer reports website said the preponderance of negative weather events plus rising COVID-19 cases were responsible for the city’s poor ranking, the local Sun Sentinel reported. KYLE RITTENHOUSE'S MOM SAYS TEEN GUNMAN WAS 'HELPING PEOPLE' IN KENOSHA “Aside from the types of hazards that can cause bodily injury or other physical harm, taking out an unaffordable second mortgage, forgoing health insurance or even visiting unsecured websites are also ways people run into danger,” said WalletHub. “Some cities are simply better at protecting their residents from harm.” Coronavirus cases have been on the rise in Florida, mirroring increases throughout the United States. So far the state has recorded more than a million cases with nearly 19,000 deaths. “We...
    Florida’s Fort Lauderdale has been rated the least-safe city in the entire United States by the website WalletHub, which compared statistics in 182 different cities, CBS4 in Miami reports. WalletHub compared the cities based on three key areas: home and community safety, risk of natural disaster, and financial safety. The cities were measured by 42 metrics on a 100-point scale to give an overall score. These metrics included the average number of coronavirus cases, assaults, traffic fatalities, and storm risk levels, among others. Fort Lauderdale is ranked last, with a total score of 38.96. The highest-rated city in the country is Columbia, Maryland, which scored 84.52 in total. “Much of the data being used in the WalletHub survey has little to do with safety. A closer look at the metrics reveals that cities are being judged on extraneous criteria including road conditions, retirement plan participation, credit scores, debt-to-income ratios, and...
    The Sunshine State is a bit dimmer this morning. Fort Lauderdale, one of Florida’s biggest cities, has been declared the most unsafe in America according to a new survey from WalletHub. The credit and consumer reports website said the preponderance of negative weather events plus rising COVID-19 cases were responsible for the city’s poor ranking, the local Sun Sentinel reported. “Aside from the types of hazards that can cause bodily injury or other physical harm, taking out an unaffordable second mortgage, forgoing health insurance or even visiting unsecured websites are also ways people run into danger,” said WalletHub. “Some cities are simply better at protecting their residents from harm.” Coronavirus cases have been on the rise in Florida, mirroring increases throughout the United States. So far the state has recorded more than a million cases with nearly 19,000 deaths. “We fear certain kinds more than others, though, and COVID-19...
    DENVER (CBS4) – Dating during a global pandemic brings its own unique challenges. If you’re dating in Denver, there is a silver lining. The city was recently ranked third in the nation for singles. A new study from personal finance website Wallethub compared 182 U.S. cities across three metrics: economics, fun/recreation and dating opportunities. Researchers divided those metrics into 32 categories, each graded on a 100-point scale, with a score of 100 being the most favorable for singles. Madison, Wisconsin, came in first place with a score of 66.48 followed by Atlanta with 65.51 and Denver with 63.14. Denver’s economy was ranked 108th and the city’s fun and recreation was ranked 28th in the nation. (credit: Wallethub) The study’s data set ranged from the share of the population that is single to the number of online dating opportunities to the average price for a two-person meal. Researchers also found that...
    COLUMBIA, MD. (WJZ) — For the third year in a row, Wallethub names Columbia as the safest city in America. Wallethub compared 192 cities, taking into account three criteria- home and community safety, natural disaster risk and financial safety. I’m proud that Columbia has been named the Safest City in America by WalletHub for the third year in a row! This accolade is a testament to the excellent quality of life we cherish in #HoCoMD. For many of us, home is somewhere you feel secure and part of an inclusive community. pic.twitter.com/Axal4F1csI — Calvin Ball (@HoCoGovExec) November 30, 2020 Howard County Executive Calvin Ball, the county’s fire chief and sheriff all said they credit county residents and how they embrace a safe and engaged community plan. “Over the past two years, my main goal was to increase community involvement within the Sheriff’s Office,” said Sheriff Marcus Harris. “I have...
    Are there trends for health, fitness, and obesity in different regions of the United States? Which states show the greatest consequences for those who are overweight and obese? Which states have the highest prevalence of overweight and/or obese persons? Personal financial website WalletHub recently examined all fifty states and the District of Columbia across three key dimensions: 1) Obesity & Overweight Prevalence, 2) Health Consequences and 3) Food & Fitness on 31 relevant metrics ranging from adult and childhood obesity and access to health food to projected diabetes and cholesterol numbers and school nutrition. WalletHub gathered this data from a number of sources, including the U.S. Census Bureau, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, and the Economic Research Service of the United States Department of Agriculture. The findings showed a number things, including that the Peach State doesn’t fare too...
    A personal finance website ranked Illinois colleges and universities and gave the state's top spot to Northwestern University. WalletHub compared higher education institutions using 30 metrics, including cost and financing, student to faculty ratio and graduation rate. WalletHub also analyzed post-attendance metrics, the student-loan default rate and the share of former students earning more than students who graduated from high school but didn't get a bachelor's degree. Institutions were considered colleges if they provide only undergraduate, or baccalaureate degrees and programs, and universities if they offer undergraduate, including masters and/or doctoral degrees and programs. WalletHub Analyst Jill Gonzalez said the top school in the state also fared well nationally. “No. 1 was Northwestern,” Gonzalez said. “Northwestern also ranked in the top ten nationwide, so obviously a great school with a very low admission rate.” The University of Chicago came in second followed by the Illinois...
    BOSTON (CBS) — Big cities aren’t for everyone and the coronavirus pandemic sparked a movement to the suburbs this year, according to WalletHub. Their latest survey shows three Massachusetts cities are within the top 10 of “Best Small Cities to Live in America.” They are Lexington, Needham, and Milton. Contenders were rated for affordability, economic health, education and health, quality of life, and safety. Specific points were awarded based on topics such as homeownership rate, debt per median earnings, foreclosure rate, high school graduation rate, the share of obese adults, average commute time, and bars per capita. Milton has the third-lowest crime rate and is tied for the highest percent of insured population, according to WalletHub. Arlington, Brookline, and Melrose are also within the top 100 overall. Somerville is not in the top 100 but the city is tied for the highest income growth of the cities reviewed.
    California's 10.8% unemployment rate in September was the third highest in the U.S., and the state also ranks third worst in a new study on states whose unemployment rates are bouncing back the best. Consumer finance website Wallethub analyzed four metrics to determine its rankings. "We looked at the change in each state’s unemployment during the latest month for which we have data (September 2020) compared to September 2019 and January 2020," Wallethub said in its report. "We also compared not seasonally adjusted continued claims in September 2020 to September 2019. Finally, we considered each state’s overall unemployment rate." Most states' unemployment rates skyrocketed at the end of March when government restrictions meant to slow the spread of COVID-19 closed businesses deemed to be nonessential. California's September unemployment rate (10.8%) was better than only Nevada (12.6%) and Hawaii (15.3%). Its year-over-year unemployment rate increase (186.4%) –...
    Texas' 8.3% unemployment rate in September was the 10th highest in the U.S., and the state also ranks 10th worst in a new study on states whose unemployment rates are bouncing back the best. Consumer finance website Wallethub analyzed four metrics to determine its rankings. "We looked at the change in each state’s unemployment during the latest month for which we have data (September 2020) compared to September 2019 and January 2020," Wallethub said in its report. "We also compared not seasonally adjusted continued claims in September 2020 to September 2019. Finally, we considered each state’s overall unemployment rate." Most states' unemployment rates skyrocketed at the end of March when government restrictions meant to slow the spread of COVID-19 closed businesses deemed to be nonessential. Texas's September unemployment rate (8.3%) was better than only the District of Columbia (8.8%), New Mexico (9.3%), New York (9.4%), Massachusetts...
    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Maryland is among the happiest states in the country, according to WalletHub. Maryland is ranked no. 5 on the list. Hawaii is the happiest state in the U.S. WalletHub ranked the 50 states based on factors including state depression and divorce rates. They also looked at the states’ positive COVID-19 testing rate. Hawaii ranked high for “emotional & physical well-being” and “community & environment.” Here’s a look at WalletHub’s top ten “happiest” states in the country: 1. Hawaii 2. Utah 3. Minnesota 4. New Jersey 5. Maryland 6. California 7. North Dakota 8. Iowa 9. Idaho 10. Connecticut According to the study, West Virginia is the unhappiest state in the U.S. West Virgina was the lowest ranked on “emotional & physical well-being.” Here’s a look at the rest of the bottom 10: 50. West Virginia 49. Arkansas 48. Oklahoma 47. Louisiana 46. Kentucky 45. Tennessee 44. Mississippi...
    (CBS4) – Colorado is not home to the happiest of Americans. At least that’s according to a new study from WalletHub. The Centennial State wound up with a relatively “fair to middlin'” ranking of 23. Empire, Colorado (credit: CBS) Colorado is famous for 300 days of sunshine, beautiful mountains and a high quality of life. Seems like a recipe for happiness if you ask us. So why the poor score? Colorado did get high marks in WalletHub’s “Work Environment” metric — in the Top 10, in fact (No. 9). A large reason for this was the high level of income growth many residents have been experiencing as of late. Of course, as one of the experts consulted for the study points out, more money doesn’t always lead to more happiness. “Beyond a certain point, having more money does not improve happiness any further. Some research even suggests that after a...
    SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — Looking for things to be happy about in 2020 might be just what Californians need as the COVID-19 pandemic rages on, the country’s politics are divisive as ever, and we’re having one of the worst wildfire seasons on record. WalletHub created a survey of 2020’s Happiest States in America and it turns out California scored pretty high. According to the credit score website, California is the sixth happiest state in the nation, earning high marks for “emotional and physical well-being.” Get the app: Download the CBS Sacramento News app for iOS and Android States ahead of California were Hawaii (No. 1) and Utah. Rounding out the top six were Minnesota, New Jersey, and Maryland. Nevada came in at number 19 and Arizona was 20. RELATED: Poll: Americans Are The Unhappiest They’ve Been In 50 Years WalletHub says its listmakers looked at happiness research to figure out which metrics...
    Whatever you've done to rationalize the hours lost to Turnpike traffic is apparently working. A recent report by WalletHub ranks New Jersey the 4th happiest state in the U.S., all because people here know how to stay positive despite the circumstances.  We're no Hawaii -- which comes in at No. 1 -- but according to WalletHub, we're doing pretty good for ourselves! The website looked at 32 key metrics including the depression rates, positive COVID-19 tests and unemployment rates. Each was graded on a 100-point scale, with a score of 100 being maximum happiness. New Jersey -- which received a total of 64.10 points -- has the lowest share of adult depression, compared to West Virginia, which has the highest, the study says. New Jersey (tied with New York) also reportedly has the lowest suicide rate and the third-lowest divorce rate. Click here for the full report.
    By: KDKA-TV News Staff PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Pittsburgh is one of the best coffee cities in America, according to a WalletHub report. Pittsburgh ranks number six in WalletHub’s list of best coffee cities in the nation, getting beat out by Tampa, Miami, Portland, San Francisco and Seattle. The ‘Burgh is also tied for first with the most coffee shops, coffee houses and cafes per capita. The worst coffee cities in the country? Toledo, Laredo and Greensboro come in last. WalletHub made the list by comparing the 100 most populated U.S. cities across 12 metrics. You can read more about the report and its methodology online.
    If you’re looking to live in the happiest state, you’ll need to move to Hawaii. At least that’s what personal finance website WalletHub determined in its “2020’s Happiest States in America” report, which was released on Tuesday. MAN'S SURFBOARD, LOST IN HAWAII, FOUND 5,000 MILES AWAY IN PHILIPPINES The Aloha State scored the top spot on a 100-point scale after being evaluated across 32 metrics, including the statewide depression and divorce rates, income and more. The state’s strongest categories were in “emotional and physical well-being” and “community and environment,” which ranked in 2nd and 3rd place, respectively. In the “work environment” category, Hawaii’s edge dropped to 16th place out of the 50 U.S. states. HAWAII TO ALLOW TRAVELERS TO SKIP QUARANTINE WITH CORONAVIRUS TEST Hawaii’s total score was 69.58 out of 100. However, it was a close 0.16 lead over Utah, which notched the number 2 spot on the list....
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    BOSTON (CBS) — There’s a new report out on “states that vaccinate the most” in 2020, and Massachusetts lands atop the list. According to WalletHub, Massachusetts is ranked first overall and No. 1 for children and teen immunization rates. The ranking comes as Massachusetts is requiring all students to be vaccinated against the flu before the end of the year, the first state in the country to do so. Public health officials say it’s critical to keep hospitalizations low this fall and winter amid the coronavirus pandemic. In a breakdown of vaccination statistics, WalletHub found that Massachusetts has the highest flu vaccination rate for children, and was near the top when it comes to HPV vaccinations for teenagers, flu vaccines for adults and meningitis vaccines for teens. A #COVID19 #vaccine is necessary to help America get back on its feet. See the states that #vaccinate the most here: https://t.co/s1tt8Je7yi pic.twitter.com/l2X4YBQaB7...
    CBS Detroit – Americans take as much as 87% of their daily trips around town in personal vehicles says a study from the Bureau of Transportation Statistics. The motor city is no exception, but with COVID-19 causing fear of using public transportation, more people have chosen to take their own vehicles instead of the bus. In fact, 20% of those who don’t own a car are now considering purchasing one. All this time on the road doing errands, commuting to work, or going up north to get away from it all adds up. On average we spend 310 hours on the road every year. For the average Joe, that adds up to about two and half years of driving over a lifetime. Ralph Waldo Emerson once wrote “Life is a Journey, not a destination”, and when it comes to driving the road you take determines how enjoyable that journey is....
    13 Things That Always Go on Sale in September Lucid Motors Air — A Brand-New American Luxury EV Savvy Americans do this to earn an extra $1,394 per month in retirement Ad Microsoft New Car Gadget Magically Removes Scratches & Dents Ad Microsoft Full screen 1/11 SLIDES © Provided by Best Life These Are the Laziest States in the U.S. Where you live affects many factors of your life: your physical health, happiness, and yes, even your work ethic. It turns out that some states have more productive employees compared to others who are, well, a little more lax. This is why financial services website WalletHub analyzed data to determine the states where people work the hardest—and those that are the laziest....
    University of Wisconsin-Madison restricts students movement for the next two weeks as Covid-19 cases rise Virtual Kitchen, founded by ex-Uber execs to help restaurants with delivery, raises $20 million Savvy Americans do this to earn an extra $1,394 per month in retirement Ad Microsoft New Car Gadget Magically Removes Scratches & Dents Ad Microsoft Full screen 1/11 SLIDES © Provided by Best Life These Are the Happiest States in the U.S. While the coronavirus pandemic has likely made it even more difficult to find happiness in your life right now than usual, there are certain factors that improve your chances. Take where you live, for example. Just like it can influence your physical health, the state where you reside can also have...
    Several Bay Area educational institutions have pulled spots in the top 20 in a recent WalletHub study ranking the top community colleges across the country, and even higher spots among those in California. College of San Mateo ranked third in the country, Ohlone College in Fremont took the seventh spot, Las Positas College in Livermore grabbed 14th, and De Anza College in Cupertino was 19th. Among California institutions, the above colleges were all in the top 10, with College of San Mateo ranked first, Ohlone second, Las Positas fifth, and De Anza ninth. While overall, community colleges offer a much more affordable education option for prospective students, “individual community colleges…vary in quality and affordability,” WalletHub, a financial advice site, said in its study. WalletHub’s study, published in August, looked at 18 factors of cost and quality for more than 650 institutions across the country, including the cost of in-state tuition...
    This gained us 8 to 10 years of not having to work Heres what you need to know about moving in retirement Change Engine Oil Hot … Or Not? Savvy Americans do this to earn an extra $1,394 per month in retirement Ad Microsoft New Car Gadget Magically Removes Scratches & Dents Ad Microsoft Full screen 1/11 SLIDES © Provided by Best Life These Are the Saddest States in the U.S. Just like how where you live can influence your physical health, the state where you reside can also have an impact on your mental health, especially when it comes to feelings of happiness—or in this case unhappiness—in your life. That's why financial services website WalletHub analyzed data to determine the happiest...
            by Bethany Blankley  As Americans approach Labor Day, with roughly 10.2 percent unemployed, a new survey conducted by WalletHub found that one in three Americans worry about job security. In its nationally representative Coronavirus & Labor Day Survey, WalletHub found that Americans want extended COVID-19 relief. Of those surveyed, 74 percent said Congress should continue to extend additional federal unemployment benefits until their respective states fully reopen. Half surveyed said they’ve worked harder since the state shutdowns began. The employment market is showing further signs of recovery, Bureau of Labor Statistics show. The national unemployment rate is 31 percent below the peak of 14.7 percent during the height of the COVID-19 shutdowns. WalletHub’s latest report on cities whose July unemployment numbers have bounced back is based on new Bureau of Labor Statistics data. The BLS recently disclosed that it misclassified many workers on temporary layoffs as...
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — Los Angeles has once again ranked among the worst cities in the country for driving. The latest study from WalletHub ranked Los Angeles the 6th-worst city to drive in. Other local cities followed closely behind with San Bernardino coming in 8th, Long Beach coming in 20th and Santa Ana coming in 22nd. Meanwhile, Anaheim came in 31st followed by  Riverside in 32nd. WalletHub compared a sample of the 100 most populated U.S. cities across four key dimensions including, cost of ownership and maintenance; Traffic and infrastructure; Safety; Access to Vehicles and Maintenance. L.A. also ranked on the list of cities with the highest likelihood to have an accident as well as the fewest auto-repair shops per capita. San Bernardino ranked on the list of highest car thefts. A new study by the Southern California Association of Governments found since mid-May traffic in L.A. has nearly returned...
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — If you’ve ever been stuck in traffic on the Schuylkill, I-95 or the Blue Route, this won’t come as much of a surprise. Philadelphia has been ranked the second-worst big city in the country to drive in, according to WalletHub.  Drivers in the City of Brotherly Love spend the most time stuck in traffic, according to WalletHub. The city is also tied for the highest parking rates in the country. In case you’re wondering, Oakland, California was ranked the worst place to drive in the country and Lincoln, Nebraska ranked the best.
    Georgia ranks in the Top 15 for hardest working states in the Union, according to personal financial website WalletHub. According to the World Economic Forum, the average American puts in upwards of 1,780 hours per year in working hours, but that average factors in the extremes on both ends of the spectrum, which vary considerably by state. Using data compiled from the U.S. Census Bureau, the Bureau of Labor Statistics, and a handful of other organizations, WalletHub recently compared all 50 states across 10 key indicators, including average workweek hours, share of workers with multiple jobs, annual volunteer hours per resident, and amount spent on leisure each day. So which states ranked at the top of the list as the hardest working? Let’s take a look in this week’s Map Monday. Use the interactive map below to see various state...
    By: KDKA-TV News Staff PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Pennsylvania has the second most coronavirus restrictions in the nation, a new WalletHub report says. WalletHub’s list of states with the fewest coronavirus restrictions has Pennsylvania at the bottom, sitting at number 49. According to the report, only California has more restrictions than Pa. Today I’m announcing new statewide #COVID19 restrictions, effective 7/16: ???? All indoor dining: Reduced to 25% capacity???? Bars: Open for sit-down meals at tables only, bar service prohibited???? Telework: Mandated (if possible)???? Gatherings: — Governor Tom Wolf (@GovernorTomWolf) July 15, 2020 The report ranks South Dakota, Utah and Oklahoma as the states with the fewest restrictions. WalletHub says the methodology compares the 50 states and D.C. using metrics like face mask mandates, travel restrictions, gathering restrictions, and places like schools, bars and restaurants reopening. In Pennsylvania, it’s mandatory to wear a mask in public. There are also...
    By: KDKA-TV News Staff PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Pittsburgh is one of the most pet-friendly cities in the United States. According to WalletHub, Pittsburgh is the No. 28 most pet-friendly city. WalletHub looked at the 100 largest U.S. cities across 25 metrics, including the cost of veterinary care and dog insurance, access to pet businesses and the number of dog parks. Philadelphia came in at No. 49. Tampa, Florida and Austin, Texas are No. 1 and No. 2 respectively. Click here to raed more.
    With nearly four in 10 Americans experiencing significant stress due to COVID-19, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on 2020’s Most & Least Stressed Cities in America, as well as accompanying videos. In order to determine where Americans cope best with their stress, WalletHub compared more than 180 cities across 42 key metrics. The data set ranges from how vulnerable the state is to COVID-19 to average weekly work hours to divorce and suicide rates. Stress Levels in Detroit (1=Most Stressed; 91=Avg.): 27th – Traffic Congestion 1st – Poverty Rate 2nd – Divorce Rate 95th – Job Security 1st – % of Adults with Inadequate Sleep 82nd – WalletHub “States with the Most Vulnerable Populations to Coronavirus” Score 24th – WalletHub “States with the Biggest Health Improvements During COVID-19” Score For the full report, please visit: https://wallethub.com/edu/most-least-stressed-cities/22759/ © 2020 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. This material...
    PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – WalletHub is ranking Pittsburgh among the top 50 most educated cities in America. According to WalletHub, out of the 150 largest metropolitan statistical areas, Pittsburgh is the 39th most educated. At the top of the list: Ann Arbor, San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara and Washington-Arlington-Alexandria. At the bottom of the list: McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, Brownsville-Harlingen and Visalia-Porterville. WalletHub used 11 metrics like the share of adults 25 years and older with a graduate or professional degree and the quality of universities. You can read more about WalletHub’s methodology here.
    PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Feeling a little bit stressed out these days? We all are, but maybe our rival to the west is feeling it more. A new study from WalletHub has found that Cleveland is the most stressed city in the United States. Meanwhile, Pittsburgh was about halfway down the list at 97th out of a total of 182 cities. The study looked at factors such as work stress, money problems, family issues, and health and safety concerns. You can read the full study and see how they decided on the rankings at WalletHub’s website.
    Cleveland, Ohio is the most stressed city in the country, according to a study conducted by WalletHub. The compared 182 cities located across the United States and rated them using 42 different metrics consisting of poverty rates, divorce rates, health, and average amount of sleep per night, per WalletHub. Each metric was then graded on a 100-point scale to represent the highest levels of stress. (RELATED: Study Finds Coronavirus Immunity Could Be Lost In Months) Source: WalletHub WalletHub used its own research as well as data collected from the United States Census Bureau and the Bureau of Labor Statistics to compile results. Here are the top seven most stressed out cities in America: Cleveland, Ohio Detroit, Michigan Birmingham, Alabama Gulfport, Mississippi Newark, New Jersey Baltimore, Maryland New Orleans, Louisiana The WalletHub study also found that workers in Anchorage, Alaska, work the most hours in a week while those in...
    Illinois is no longer an outlier in terms of the state's government-mandated COVID-19 restrictions, it's now in the middle of the pack when it comes to measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19. That’s according to an updated ranking of states based on rules such as face mask requirements and bar closures recently tabulated by consumer finance website WalletHub. In the days before Gov. J.B. Pritzker allowed the state to enter Phase 4 of his Reopen Illinois plan, the state was one of the most restrictive in the nation, ranked 41st overall. With the state entered Phase 4 on June 26, gyms, indoor dining, casinos, and indoor gaming were all allowed to resume with precautions. The precipitous drop in the rankings wasn’t just due to the easing of Illinois’ restrictions. It was the result of other states adding restrictions as new hot spots emerge. “With...
    A Wisconsin Fourth of July celebration. Kevin Fleming/Corbis/Getty Images To celebrate the Fourth of July, WalletHub ranked how patriotic all 50 states are. Here are the top 10. The site used many metrics, such as the percentages of adults who voted in the 2016 primaries and elections, the rate of both Peace Corps and AmeriCorps volunteers, the number of military enlistees per capita, and the number of veterans per capita. Overall, the factors came down to Civic and Military Engagement. New Hampshire took the top spot as the most patriotic state in the nation. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Independence Day celebrations will look a bit different this year, as the coronavirus pandemic puts a damper on most large celebrations like parades. But there are many different ways to celebrate and support your country, whether it's through the armed services, doing your civic duty as a...
    PITTSBURGH (KKDA) — Pittsburgh is among the worst-run cities in America, according to a study. According to WalletHub’s “Best- & Worst-Run Cities in America” Pittsburgh ranked No. 115 out of the 150 most-populated U.S. cities. Philadelphia came in at No. 135. WalletHub looked at the cities using six categories: financial stability, education, health, safety, economy and infrastructure/pollution. They then evaluated those categories using 38 relevant metrics and used a “Quality of City Services” score based on the weighted average across the metrics, according to WalletHub. Pittsburgh was No. 127 in financial stability, No. 13 in education, No. 64 in health, No. 30 in safety, No. 93 in economy and No. 38 in infrastructure/pollution. Nampa, Idaho was ranked as the best-run city, while Washington, D.C. was the worst. Click here to read more on the study.
    Change in Michigan Unemployment Claims (1=Quickest Recovery, 25=Avg.): 259.90% Change in Unemployment Claims (Latest Week vs Last Year) 18,783 the week of June 15, 2020 vs 5,219 the week of June 17, 2019 8th quickest recovery in the U.S. 42.22% Change in Unemployment Claims (Latest Week vs Start of 2020) 18,783 the week of June 15, 2020 vs 13,207 the week of January 1, 2020 3rd quickest recovery in the U.S. 2,167.83% Change in Unemployment Claims (Since Start of COVID-19 Crisis vs. Last Year) 1,612,869 between the week of March 16, 2020 and the week of June 15, 2020 vs 74,400 between the week of March 18, 2019 and the week of June 17, 2019 13th slowest recovery in the U.S. New unemployment claims last week were 78% below the peak during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the latest...
    PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — A study found Pennsylvania is among the least patriotic states in America. WalletHub released its rankings of “2020’s Most Patriotic States in America.” Pennsylvania ranked No. 37 overall, with only 13 states having lower patriotism marks, according to WalletHub. In the study, WalletHub says it used 13 categories to evaluate each state’s patriotism. They looked at the state’s military enlistees, veterans per 1,000 civilian adults, adults who voted in 2016 and volunteer rate, among others. Pennsylvania ranked No. 47 in the “military engagement’ rankings and No. 32 in the “civic engagement” rankings. New Hampshire was the most patriotic, while New Jersey came in at No. 50. Last year, New Castle was named one of the most patriotic cities in the country. Click here to read more about WalletHub’s study.
    TRENTON (CBS) — A new study ranked New Jersey the worst patriotic state in America. WalletHub released its 2020’s Most Patriotic States in America survey on Monday morning. WalletHub used 13 categories to break down which states showed the most patriotism including, the state’s military enlistees, the number of adults who voted in 2016 and volunteer rate. Download The New And Improved CBS Philly App!  New Jersey came in No. 50 for overall patriotism and No. 49 in veterans per capita. Pennsylvania ranked No. 37 overall, and Delaware came in No. 31. WalletHub says many Americans feel their patriotism has been effected by the recent protests against police brutality and many find it hard to celebrate a country that continues to have racist incidents persist.  
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