Richard Florida

AP

What Cities Really Need to Attract Entrepreneurs, According to Entrepreneurs

Hint: It's not favorable tax rates.

AP

The Global Map of Homophobia

As eyes turn to Sochi, a look at the countries where it's worst (and best) to be gay.

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Expensive London Is Still the U.K.'s Top Destination for Young People

High cost of living hasn't stopped British Millennials from flocking to the city.

Reuters

A $10.10 Minimum Wage Would Affect Some Metros Much More Than Others

There are tremendous differences in what it takes for workers to get by in different parts of the country.

IHS Economics

Mapping the U.S. Metros Where High Unemployment Could Persist for Years

Yes, there are still plenty of places that are unlikely to rebound until 2018 or later. 

Reuters

The Narrow Geography of the Grammy Awards

Half of the nods for this year's biggest awards went to artists living in L.A., New York, or Nashville.

Reuters

The Amazing Endurance of Slums

Despite major advances, the world's slum population will likely double to 2 billion by 2050.

Reuters/Swoan Parker

Why So Many Emerging Megacities Remain So Poor

How globalization has changed the nature of urban development.

Zara Matheson

Why Big Cities Matter in the Developing World

They can act as economic engines for entire countries.

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How to Build a Productive Tech Economy

There's no simple solution to encouraging local innovation.

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Where Americans Get Enough Exercise

Whether you're physically fit can depend on where you live.

AP/Mike Groll

Why Cities Can't Win in State Government

Big-city delegates have a tough time getting their way in state legislatures.

Shutterstock.com/Kushal Bose

2013's Best Performing American Cities

New rankings from the Milken Institute show just how diverse our tech economy has become.

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Why Some Communities Foster More Entrepreneurs Than Others

Self-employment is a riskier bargain in places with weak social ties.

Reuters/Jeff Haynes

The Case for a Local Minimum Wage

Given the differences in housing and living costs across U.S. metros, a single national rate makes little sense.

AP/John Swart

Why It's Harder to Move Up in America's Segregated Cities

The pernicious, lifelong effects of concentrated wealth and concentrated poverty.

AP/Bebeto Matthews

Why Bill de Blasio's Tax Hike Won't Cause the Wealthy to Flee New York

Don't listen to conservative arguments that higher taxes will scare off the city's elite.

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The Suburbs Are the New Swing States

Metropolitan political divides have replaced the old red-state/blue-state cleavage.

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Where 'Eds and Meds' Industries Could Become a Liability

If U.S. health care and education starts to cluster, some metro areas will lose.