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The New Geography of Jobs: Smart Policies Are Good, but Oil Is Better

How Texas and North Dakota won the recovery.

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Storage Space in New York Now Costs More Than Your Entire Home

Meet the $300,000 underground closet.

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The Larger the City, the More it Pollutes, Right?

NASA tries to answer the question.

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Housing Prices Rose in 69 out of 70 of China's Biggest Cities

That's pretty scary.

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The Unsteady Rise of Minority Civil Servants

Where public payrolls still don't reflect the local population.

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The Many, Many Jobs That Won't Earn You Enough to Live in Your City

What happens when a city becomes unaffordable to the people who keep it running?

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Why Blackouts Are More Common Than Ever, in 2 Charts

Ten years after the 2003 meltdown, weather-related outages are on the rise.

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The Changing War on Crime, in 3 Graphs

Stop and frisk and mandatory minimums could get major overhauls. The impact of those policy shifts, neatly summarized.

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200 Years of Books Prove That City-Living Changes Our Psychology

We are now more materialistic and individualistic.

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Your Long Commute May Be Hurting Your Marriage

A new report finds a higher rate of separation among couples that travel more than 45 minutes to work.

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Amazingly, Greek Unemployment Is Getting Worse

The generalized collapse of the country’s economy continues.

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White Families Are on Average 6 Times Wealthier Than Black Families

A look at the wealth gap, and why it's growing.

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A Pedestrian Is Killed in a Traffic Crash in the U.S. Every 2 Hours

A troubling trend that's getting worse.

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American Drinkers Are Turning Against Beer

Bad news for brews: Among the youngest Americans, beer preference is collapsing.

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The Uneven Geography of America's Fast Food Jobs

Workers in seven metro areas are striking, but their wages are even worse elsewhere.

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The Steady Decline of Homeownership for Everyone, Everywhere

In four charts.

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Too Many Young Adults Are Still Living at Home, and It's Hurting the Economy

The U.S. still isn't creating as many new homes as we used to -- in a large part because young adults are still with their parents.

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Really, It Is Extremely Unlikely That You Will Die in a Train Crash

A reminder from the data.

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Flood, Rebuild, Repeat: Are We Ready for a Superstorm Sandy Every Other Year?

Why we pretend the next storm won't happen—and flush billions in disaster relief down the drain.