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How Places Like Columbus, Indiana, Outrank Silicon Valley

These smaller cities shine when it comes to attracting and keeping jobs.

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These Are the Cities That Can Show Us How to Create Jobs

America's most competitive large metros for job growth.

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The 2012 Halloween Index

The metros best primed for trick-or-treating and Halloween revelry.

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The Best Cities for Green Commuters

Which areas have the most bikers, the most walkers, and the most public transit riders?

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The Global Cities That Offer the Most Opportunity

A new report ranks the world's leading cities for economic, technological, and social opportunity.

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Are the World's Leading Financial Centers Also Its Leaders in the Arts?

A new study examines whether a city's financial sector affects artistic success.

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America's Most and Least Diverse Metros

A new study finds ethnic and racial diversity increasing across all types of communities.

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The World's Leading Cities for Fashion

The places with a disproportionate impact on what gets made, admired, and sold.

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How Long Will You Need to Save to Buy a Home In Your City?

You might earn more in places like San Francisco and New York – but it'll take you years to save for a down payment in those markets.

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How Honest Is Your City?

An experiment tests the honor system across a wide range of demographics and places.

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The U.S. Cities Where Young Adults Are Most (and Least) Likely To Live at Home

Metro areas with low rates of marriage, high unemployment, and low educational attainment have the largest share of 'boomerang' kids.

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Confirmed Stereotype of the Day: Brazilians Love to Dance

The World Cities Culture Report came out today, and most of what you thought is true.

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European Bikeshare Rankings: Who Comes Out on Top?

The Dutch are in dead last, and one program stands above the rest.

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Where the Creative Class Earns the Most

Workers do well on the east and west coasts.

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Cities With the Most Corporate Clout

Which American metros have the highest number of corporate headquarters per capita?

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Africa's New Biggest City Is Lagos, Nigeria

The West African metropolis has hit 21 million, surpassing Cairo.

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America's Melting-Pot Cities

The metros where new American citizens live now.

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These Cities Buy More Books Than Your City

But are they really smarter than your city?

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America's Most Powerful Global Cities

Sizing up the global clout of U.S. cities.