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The New York Metro's Economy Is Almost as Large as Australia's

How U.S. cities stack up economically worldwide.

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Why Big Cities Matter in the Developing World

They can act as economic engines for entire countries.

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The Wealthy Country Trap

New research finds life satisfaction peaks around $36,000 GDP per capita. Then it goes down.

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America's Most Productive Metros

New numbers show the power of energy and knowledge economies.

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Where America's Economic Output Is Growing

80 percent of all metro areas saw their GDP's rise in 2012, according to a new Bureau of Economic Analysis report.

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Why the U.S. Needs to Fall Out of Love With Homeownership

Politicians should stop pretending that owning your own home is the way to make the nation richer.

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3 U.S. Cities Are Among the World's Most Vulnerable to Flood Disasters

The geography of where rising sea levels will likely cost us the most.

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In the Climate Change Economy, It's About Efficiency, Not Just Growth

North American cities are producing substantially less wealth per ton of greenhouse gas emissions than their European counterparts.

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Booming Asian Cities Are Tugging The World's Center of Light East

The light of urban development seen from space can tell us much about the shape of the world's economy.

The Surprising Metros That Bounced Back From the Recession First

So far there are only three of them in the U.S. The rest of us are still working on it.

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The Legacy of the London Olympics? Memories and Debt

What were the Games good for, exactly?