Share of the population with alcohol or drug use disorders
Alcohol or drug use dependence is defined by the International Classification of Diseases as the presence of three or more indicators of dependence for at least a month within the previous year. Tobacco smoking is not included. Due to the widespread under-diagnosis, these estimates use a combination of sources, including medical and national records, epidemiological data, survey data, and meta-regression models.
Opendoor Raises $325 Million to Expand Homebuying to 50 Markets
Opendoor, a startup that uses computer algorithms to buy and sell homes, has closed a new fundraising round in a bid to supercharge growth.
47% of high school grads aren’t prepared for college
High schools are failing even those who earn a diploma, as students take courses that expose them to a little of everything and not much of anything, says Kati Haycock of The Education Trust.
California Local Government Pension Burdens 2017 Update
Many pension researchers prefer to use general fund totals rather than government-wide totals when showing pension burdens. We believe total revenue is more representative and more comparable across governments. Financial statements do not report pension contributions by fund and some of these contributions are borne by other governmental funds and enterprise funds. However, since we also collect general fund expenditures for our fiscal scoring reports, we have included a ratio based on that value as well
In our previous studies, we profiled the cities (San Rafael, San Jose) and county (Santa Barbara County) that top our current list. In this report, we will take a look at two cities (Berkeley and Newport Beach) and one county…
Essay: Anatomy of the Deep State
In a must-read essay, former GOP congressional analyst Mike Lofgren analyzes America's "Deep State," in which elected and unelected figures collude to serve powerful vested interests.
101 Awesome Quick Tips for Flipping Success
Looking to flip houses or improve your flipping business? These 101 quick tips will help you get on the right track!