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A Flash Mob Performs 'Here Comes the Sun' in a Spanish Unemployment Office

Equal parts heartbreaking and heartwarming, we think.

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Why Virginia's Governor Wants to Tax Prius Drivers

The plan isn't as crazy as it sounds. It's just bad policy.

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A Whopping 369,000 Americans Missed Work Because of Sandy

The super storm may not have stopped companies from hiring, but it did wreak havoc with people's ability to get to their jobs.

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Will Obama Fight Colorado and Washington's New Pot Laws?

On Tuesday, voters in those states legalized marijuana for recreational use. But the administration could make implementation very difficult.

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Why California Is Suddenly Adding Jobs Faster Than Texas

Does the government deserve the credit?

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Millennial Homeowners Are Especially Screwed

Young owners are more likely to be behind on mortgage payments. But there's good news, too.

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The Bad News Behind the Good News That Home Prices Are Rising

Like every economic bulletin these days, this one comes with a catch.

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Young People Aren't Buying Cars Because They're Buying Smart Phones Instead

How the rise of the internet has caused driving rates to fall.

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A Hidden Casualty of the Housing Crisis: Public Schools

Property taxes are still down, which means schools are still cutting staff. Will the teaching economy ever recover?

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The High Cost of Beijing's Empty Bird's Nest

The celebrated venue costs $11 million a year to maintain.

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The Real Reason Kids Are Driving Less

Blame the internet.

America's Richest Cities, 1978 and Now

This chart illustrates the rise and fall of America's metros.