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Could Twentysomethings Become the Heroes of the Recovery?

It all comes down to two words: household formation.

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To Fix Municipal Finances, States Need to Back Off

Many cities are powerless when it comes to controlling the money in their coffers. Here's how to fix that.

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Young Adults Are Finally Leaving Their Parents' Houses

After a Great Recession slump, the number of new households is ticking up.

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One Surprising Factor Slowing the Economic Recovery

We need more mortgage lenders. 75 percent of the biggest home lenders in 2006 no longer exist.

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Dedicated Bike Lanes Can Cut Cycling Injuries in Half

So says a new study from Canada examining hundreds of injured cyclists and the roads where they wiped out.

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Why Amtrak Keeps Breaking Ridership Records and Will Continue To Do So

The rail operator's recent success should end the debate over its privatization.

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No, Urbanization Does Not Inevitably Improve a Country's Economy

This new chart from the World Bank charts the uneven relationship between urbanization and GDP in Africa.

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What People Worry About in China

The big concerns are much the same as in America: inequality, problems with the government, and the rising price of goods.

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Why All Those New Fees Your City Is Charging Are Likely Permanent

Cash-strapped local governments overwhelmingly turned to fees instead of raising taxes in recent years. And they like them.

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The Geography of the World's Millionaires

Last year, the ranks of the super-rich shrunk around the world.

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The Future of Mapping Carbon Emissions, With Pinpoint Precision

A new modeling system called "Hestia" traces greenhouse gases to individual urban buildings and roads.

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America's Truly Densest Metros

New Census data offers insight on a better way to measure the density of U.S. cities.

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Are Boomers the Reason Urban Rents Are Rising?

A new chart examines how the growing pressure on urban real estate is reshaping the marketplace

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How Cars Became the Next Big Subprime Market

Car sales are booming again. But is offering easy credit to riskier borrowers more trouble than it's worth?

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How Michigan Duped Canada Into Buying a New Bridge

Canada agreed to front the money after Tea Party activists voted against paying to replace the aging Ambassador Bridge.

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Compelling Evidence That Red-Light Cameras Do Make Roads Safer

In this ongoing debate, a new study finds that as red-light cameras go dark, red light running goes up — immediately.

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The Terrifying Reality of Europe's Youth Unemployment Crisis, in 1 Chart

In March, youth unemployment hit 50 percent in Greece. Six months later, it's only gotten worse.

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The End of Car Ownership (in the Developed World, at Least)

A new carpool company in France is part of the growing trend.

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A Man-Made, Net-Zero Energy Island Off the Coast of Istanbul

A proposal imagines 300,000 housing units built into six hyper-energy efficient domes.