In some surprising ways.
Parts of California and New York are much richer than Washington, but they often belong to larger counties that include areas with poorer residents.
Nearly 40 percent of Providence's land is occupied by institutions that do not pay taxes. That worked fine until the city needed cash.
And should we try to resurrect it?
The DIA's fortunes weren't always so grim.
The city must decide soon whether to keep the project going — or pay back $45 million in federal funding.
New rankings from the Milken Institute show just how diverse our tech economy has become.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics shows us the frugal reality of life on the social safety net.
Young children who hear fewer words do worse in school. Providence wants to close the gap.
It's actually the pub industry's tough practices that are giving local boozers the greatest problems.
Case studies from New York City.
Science may finally be approaching an answer.
Citizens of Romania and Bulgaria will get full access to Western Europe's job market and welfare systems next year.
Median incomes have been growing the fastest, however, in a very different part of the country.
Self-employment is a riskier bargain in places with weak social ties.
Economic inequality, in stark relief.
A recent court ruling demands a clear plan to pay for the line — likely one that doesn't involve federal money.
Given the differences in housing and living costs across U.S. metros, a single national rate makes little sense.
New data suggests America's expanded safety net has been crucial to reducing poverty over time.