Revenues in more than two-thirds of the country's largest municipal governments had not bounced back to their pre-recession levels by 2011.
The most successful programs require huge cash investments and federal assistance — tough to come by in these troubled times.
There are deep divisions in one of the world's most powerful global cities.
The federal government plays a major role, but it is not the single largest industry in the region.
A team-by-team look at how professional basketball has become more than just an American sport.
More proof the rapper takes his self-appointed role as a Toronto booster seriously, in the form of baked goods.
How tech has won the recession, county by county.
Northeasterners are neurotic, West Coasters are laid back, and more empirical data on America's psychological geography.
Tea Party America doesn't look much like the base of the big-business Republican Party.
The city's tech and information sector has been pulling away from the rest of the country since 2009.
Not really, though there are a few exceptions.
The geography of American innovation over the last decade.
New numbers show the power of energy and knowledge economies.
It can create a troubling illusion of prosperity.
The economic recovery — if we can call it that — has been driven largely by low-paying positions.
Jobs paying more than $30 an hour have fueled Canada's job growth, in stark contrast to America's temp-heavy recovery.
80 percent of all metro areas saw their GDP's rise in 2012, according to a new Bureau of Economic Analysis report.
Politicians should stop pretending that owning your own home is the way to make the nation richer.
A new study shows that creative class workers spur innovation, no matter their field.