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Forbes: Buffalo is No. 8 most miserable city

Forbes magazine issued its list of "America's Most Miserable Cities," and, yes, Buffalo made the list.

Here's a slideshow of the top 20 cities on the list.

Cleveland took home the No. 1 spot, followed by Stockton, Calif. Other notables in the top 10: Miami, St. Louis and Memphis.

Here's how Forbes measured misery:

Our Misery Measure takes into account unemployment, taxes (both
sales and income), commute times, violent crime and how its pro sports
teams have fared over the past two years. We also factored in two
indexes put together by Portland, Ore., researcher Bert Sperling that
gauge weather and Superfund pollution sites. Lastly we considered
corruption based on convictions of public officials in each area as
tracked by the Public Integrity Section of the U.S. Department of
Justice.

We expanded the list of cities under consideration this year to
include the 200 largest metro areas (in years past we've examined 150)
which led to a shuffling in the ranks. Any area with a population of
more than 245,000 was eligible.

--Aaron Besecker

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