Councilmembers have unanimously approved a measure to increase the minimum wage to $15 per hour by 2020.
Fifty years ago, hundreds of thousands of Cubans immigrated to the southern tip of Florida. Now, the city has to teach a new generation how to thrive in a bilingual economy.
As developers prepare for sea-level rise, low-income residents face displacement.
Young people who moved away to build their careers in the early aughts are seeing new potential to contribute—and flourish—in their home cities.
The revamped H Street corridor in Northeast D.C. has become a profitable place for African Americans to open bars. But they face more hurdles to getting a business running than the area's mostly white newcomers.
A new ShotSpotter report reveals troubling data, but authorities hope this tech can be used to find solutions.
The number of U.S. beermakers more than doubled between 2007 and 2012, despite a trend away from suds. That's because most newcomers are tiny and artisanal.
Independence Day celebrations are an economic boost for communities. And with budgets tight, there are several ways towns can avoid canceling their shows.
For several bars in Washington, D.C., sales have jumped 50 percent during World Cup games. The U.S. should win for pride. It should also win for the economy.
With one caveat: While the number of employed people may decline in an area, that doesn't necessarily mean the unemployment rate is going up.
A brewpub and a coffee shop in Minnesota's Twin Cities have used this one-time payment method to save their businesses. And there's no reason to think the model can't spread.
Just think of the traffic.
A 100,000-square-foot facility in D.C.'s Anacostia will produce 1 million pounds of produce a year and provide up to 25 permanent jobs.
San Francisco start-up Sosh delivers the best restaurants, events, and activities to your phone. But can it succeed where daily-deals sites have failed?
Organizations like River Action in Davenport, Iowa, work with governments and businesses to rebuild waterfront communities.
Forgot your wallet? No problem. Coin, PayPal, Google Wallet, Dwolla, and other tech companies are making it easier than ever to live without plastic.
The blunt-spoken billionaire mayor may be popular in Washington and New York, but that popularity doesn't extend to other parts of the country.