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Raising Fares Is Not the Only Way to Fund Public Transportation

Seventeen alternatives, ranked.

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The Messy, Messy Relationship Between Income (and Race) and Obesity

The groups with the lowest obesity rates? The richest white women and the poorest black men.

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America's Biggest City Governments Are Still Struggling to Recover From the Recession

Revenues in more than two-thirds of the country's largest municipal governments had not bounced back to their pre-recession levels by 2011.

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The Workforce Is Even More Divided by Race Than You Think

The labor market is stratified, if not calcified, by race, with whites seeing much higher wages and lower unemployment than blacks and Hispanics.

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One World Trade Center's Skyscraper Supremacy Hinges on One Thing

What do you call that thing on top?

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Yep, Being a Young, American Adult Is a Financial Nightmare

Here are the graphs to prove it.

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How Flickr Predicted Hurricane Sandy's Landfall

An amazing comparison of social media meta-data, in two charts.

These Are Blockbuster's Last Remaining U.S. Stores

And they'll all be gone by January.

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Where the Empty Houses Are

America's vacancy rates are still high, and an unusually large share of homes are being kept off the market.

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A Shockingly High Number of Americans Experience Poverty

According to new research, almost 40 percent of adults experience impoverishment by age 60. But while poverty's reach is wide, it isn't necessarily deep.

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Why Your Rent Is Rising Faster Than Inflation

The decline of homeownership has moved more people onto the rental market, pushing asking prices up at an alarming clip.

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Why Are American Schools Still Segregated?

A new study offers two answers: White people are making up a smaller percentage of the population than they used to, and different races are living in different school districts.

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Falling Profits Are Forcing Ryanair to Stop Being Such a Cheapskate

What happens when a no-frills airline adds a couple frills?

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Actually, Technology Hasn't Really Stopped Millennials From Driving

Young people are traveling less, but when they do go places they tend to use a car.

It's Time to Treat Bike-Share as Mass Transit

Five reasons cities must do a better job integrating bikes into the larger transportation system.

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The Truth About D.C.'s Growing Knowledge-Based Economy

The federal government plays a major role, but it is not the single largest industry in the region.

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Airlines Are Making Billions Off Your Checked Bags and a la Carte Meals

$40 billion, to be exact.

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How National Income Predicts Traffic Safety

In ways that aren't always obvious.

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Food Stamps Are About to Get Cut by $5 Billion

Stimulus spending that boosted benefits runs out on November 1.