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Is 'Millennial Brain Drain' Reversing in Mid-Size Cities?

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.

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Meet the Few African-American Owners in D.C.'s Bar Boom

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.

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More Than Half of D.C. Schools Are Exposed to Gunfire

A new ShotSpotter report reveals troubling data, but authorities hope this tech can be used to find solutions.

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Beer Consumption Is Still Down, So Why Is There a Brewery Boom?

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.

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How Cash-Strapped Towns Are Saving Fourth of July Fireworks

Independence Day celebrations are an economic boost for communities. And with budgets tight, there are several ways towns can avoid canceling their shows.

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A Win for the U.S. World Cup Team Is a Win for U.S. Bars and Restaurants

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.

The Top 10 and Bottom 10 Places Gaining Employed People in the U.S.

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.

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Would You Pay $1,000 Once to Get Free Beer for Life?

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.

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Manhattan's and D.C.'s Populations Nearly Double Every Day With Commuters

Just think of the traffic.

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This Decrepit Lot Is the Future Site of the World's Largest Urban Greenhouse

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.

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This App Could Beat Groupon and Yelp at the Going-Out Game

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?

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Bringing Back Mississippi Riverfront Towns Through Bike Trails

Organizations like River Action in Davenport, Iowa, work with governments and businesses to rebuild waterfront communities.

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The Start-Ups Trying to Kill the Credit Card

Forgot your wallet? No problem. Coin, PayPal, Google Wallet, Dwolla, and other tech companies are making it easier than ever to live without plastic.

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Is Bloomberg the Right Leader of the Anti-Gun Movement?

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.