Tim Fernholz

Reuters/Mike Segar

Why Nobody Lives in So Many of New York’s Most Expensive Apartments

Some of the poshest apartments in NYC are vacant for much of the year. 

Reuters

Seattle Is Set to Adopt the Highest Minimum Wage in the World

It'll be raised to $15 an hour.

Reuters

Tonight's Uber Surge Pricing Nightmare Doesn't Have to Happen Next New Year's Eve

2 ideas for the company's busiest times.

AP/Reed Saxon. Illustration by Quartz.

In Los Angeles, Walking Illegally Is More Than Twice as Expensive as Parking Illegally

The city is cracking down on jaywalking.

Associated Press

How Europe's Financial Crisis Is Slowing Down Detroit's Bankruptcy

A reminder that the consequences of globalization are far-reaching and unexpected.

Associated Press

What Gives American Factories Their Competitive Edge: They're Easy to Close

U.S. workers: Cheap to hire, easy to fire.

Reuters

Internet Car Start-Ups Look to L.A.'s New Mayor for a Helping Hand

Will Eric Garcetti push for a reconciliation between the regulatory system, the existing industry and the new entrants?

Reuters

Mayor Bloomberg's Retirement Plan: 'Destroy' the Taxi Industry

Bloomberg has pledged to reinvent the industry after he leaves office. What might that look like?

Reuters

Will America's Oil Boom Save Its Manufacturing Sector?

It may actually make it sicker.

Reuters

Why a Browser Called Opera Is So Hot in Europe's Last Police State

Opera is surprisingly popular in Belarus, thanks to the country's socialist regime.

The Craziness of London's Housing Market, Explained in 1 Chart

Only 19 percent of property-buyers are British.