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Is the World's Most Expensive Housing Market About to Crash?

Hong Kong's home prices are exorbitant but volatile. Will the latest scare lead to a more balanced market, or just tinier homes?

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The BRICS Cities Sprouting Multimillionaires the Fastest

Some of the world’s fastest-growing pockets of wealth are in five cities you may never have heard of.

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How Technology Is Fueling Urban Inequality

Start-ups and entrepreneurs promise a bright future. But is it a future that crowds out the poor and disadvantaged?

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The Changing Geography of Metropolitan Poverty

Despite economic gains, America's largest metros are seeing spikes in inequality.

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Living in Some Parts of Chicago Can Take More Than a Decade Off Your Life

Invariably, the impact falls the hardest on low-income minorities.

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The Inequality of American Cities

Mapping inequality across U.S. metros.

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Why You Should Buy an iPad in Bangkok Instead of Buenos Aires

Comparing the price of an iPad and more than 20 other consumer goods across a selection of the world's major cities.

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If Romney Stumbles in South Carolina, Is the Economy to Blame?

The serious economic challenges facing the next three GOP primary states may hurt Romney and help more conservative candidates

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The Geography of Women's Economic Opportunity

Mapping the treatment and opportunities afforded to women around the world

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List of the Day: America's Power Regions

New Geography's list of the five areas that will do best post-election day, no matter who wins

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The U.S. Metros That Can Most Afford to Buy Gifts This Year

Unsurprisingly, 15 of the top 20 most economically advantaged metros are located on the East and West Coasts

Map of the Day: The Uneven Spread of Urban Poverty

Economic segregation is still a big problem in cities like Washington, D.C.

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Study of the Day: Minorities in Michigan Pay More for Utilities

The reason is more connected to location than race

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Greater Competitiveness Does Not Have to Mean Greater Inequality

Turns out the U.S. is an outlier when it comes to creative paths to prosperity

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America's Great Dental Divide

How often you go to the dentist can predict not just income, but social class, political orientation, even what part of the country you live in

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Are Violent 'Flash Mobs' Really a Trend?

After two summers in a row of disturbing group violence in cities like Chicago and Philadelphia, authorities look at the intersection of technology, poverty, and race