A federal government program is trying to turn our nation of low-income renters into future homeowners by helping them build up savings accounts.
Spending millions to revitalize a struggling portion of the city might seem like a good bet, but the current effort led by a billionaire CEO is facing major challenges.
Malls around the country are closing, leaving teens with one fewer place to just be.
Privlo wants to become the go-to lender for the self-employed and others whose incomes aren't tied to traditional jobs.
Labor has become more efficient and profitable, but employees aren't sharing in the benefits.
Longshoremen play an indispensable role in getting 90 percent of consumer goods into the country—and they know how to use that to their advantage.
Boomers and Millennials say they want to live in compact, walkable developments, but builders are putting their money into suburban McMansions.
Despite being applauded by many, the "miraculous" prosperity of the Twin Cities is only a reality for a certain slice of their population.
Gratuities, often paid in cash, are hard to track. A new report sheds light on an estimated $11 billion of annual unreported income.
History often intervenes with extrapolated trends, making it hard to predict what the best cities for young people will be in the future.
Nevada now employs 60 percent fewer construction workers than it did during the housing boom. Some found new careers. Others left the country.
One successful program pays for an intensive training class, subsidizes wages for the jobless, and has an 80 percent placement rate. Can it be scaled?
Since 2007, the private sector has added 2.4 million new jobs. Retail has lost 60,000.
Wealthy Americans have seen major growth when it comes to educational attainment, but the poorest Americans still struggle to graduate.
Chicago's experiment in relocating poor African American families to rich white suburbs seems to be a success. So why are so few other cities doing the same?
Accounting for only 20 percent of the population, residents of more isolated areas struggle to find a safe, affordable place to live—and to make anyone else care.
Is the company destroying full-time work, entrenching us in part-time purgatory, or empowering America's most independent workers?
The housing crisis decimated communities near the University of Chicago, now the school and other organizations are trying to stabilize them.
Debates over wage-requirements are common at the federal and state level, but more municipalities are joining the conversation in an attempt to address variations in the cost of living.