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Tracking Blight in America's Hardest-Hit Cities

Where property abandonment is growing and declining.

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Where Your Sofa Is High-Demand Real Estate

New York City and San Francisco are the most "requested" destinations on CouchSurfing.org.

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In the Global Economy, All Job Creation Is Local

Is understanding this the trick to saving the stagnant middle class?

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Is There a Limit to How Tall Buildings Can Get?

"We could do at least a mile and probably quite a bit more."

Uber

Using Uber Ridership Data to Compare Cities and Neighborhoods

San Francisco's Financial District is more Manhattan-like than it is San Francisco-like, and other observations.

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The Bad News Behind the Good News That Home Prices Are Rising

Like every economic bulletin these days, this one comes with a catch.

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A Hidden Casualty of the Housing Crisis: Public Schools

Property taxes are still down, which means schools are still cutting staff. Will the teaching economy ever recover?

Planet Money

The Vast Disposable Income Disparity Between the Rich and Poor

After paying for essentials, the very poorest Americans are left with just a $1 a day.

How Technology Spreads, in 1 Chart

Mapping when some of our most popular technologies - like air conditioning and internet - reached 50 percent penetration.

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Visualizing the New York Subway System's 'Data Exhaust'

What do 1.6 billion mass transit trips through the city look like?

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Number of the Day: 7,630

That's the number of U.S. traffic deaths in the first three months of this year, up 13.5 percent from the first quarter of last year.

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The Real Reason Kids Are Driving Less

Blame the internet.

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How the Suburbs Gave Birth to America's Most Diverse Neighborhoods

Diverse suburban neighborhoods now outnumber those in their central cities by more than two to one. Can we help guarantee their success?

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Where State Transportation Money Goes

A new state-by-state analysis shows just how transportation dollars are spent.

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The Case for Public Transportation, in Infographic Form

A new chart details what we save when we take the train or bus.

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Watching the Cost of Employee Benefits Rise in Philadelphia

Pensions and benefits are making up a much bigger portion of the city budget over time.

How Your City May Have Affected Your Raise

Wage growth varies considerably by metropolitan area, according to numbers from the most recent quarter.

Reuters

The Real Losers of Europe's Unemployment Crisis, Explained in One Chart

More than half of Spain and Greece's young people are out of work.

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The 440 Cities Driving Global Growth

Cities in emerging economies will play a huge role in increasing global GDP between now and 2025.