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How the Rich and Poor Spend Money

Since 1984, education spending has nearly doubled as a share of a richer family's budget. And rent has nearly doubled as a share of a poorer family's spending.

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The Greek Economic Crisis Could Turn Athens Into a Major Beach Destination

Desperate for cash and jobs, the city just sold off a chunk of waterfront land bigger than Central Park.

London to Remain Enveloped in Smog Cloud Until Friday

A mix of Sahara desert dust and industrial emissions from Europe has blanketed the city.

40 Years of Chicago's Rising Inequality, in One GIF

A strikingly easy-to-process tale of two cities.

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Outsourcing Is Reshaping the Philippines' Cities

The ability to outsource all kinds of business processes is creating massive, vertical company towns in the suburbs.

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A Ranking of the Most Sprawling U.S. Metro Areas, and Why You Should Care

Sprawl correlates with higher rates of obesity, traffic fatalities, ozone pollution, and lack of social capital.

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Photographing a Decade of Change in New York City Storefronts

Proof that mom-and-pop shops have lost out to chain-stores and condos. 

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New York Doormen Assert Their Right to Live in the City Where They Work

Employees say that to afford a home in the city, they need a raise.

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The Urban Shift in the U.S. Start-Up Economy, in One Chart

Walkable suburbs and center city companies are dominating the tech scene.

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To Fight Climate Change, the Entire World Will Have to Eat Less Meat

It will be impossible to reach U.N. temperature targets without reducing our intake of certain foods, researchers say.

The Incredible 1960s Bowling Bubble

Before there were dot coms, there were bowling alleys.

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Across the U.S., the Worst Pothole Season in Recent Memory

Blame the unusually harsh winter.

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How Qatar's World Cup Could End Up Killing 4,000 Migrant Workers

A new report estimates thousands more could die constructing venues for the 2022 event.

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Where Americans Tip the Most

And where they're scrooges.

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California's Drought: More Wildfires, Higher Food Prices

A new climate assessment sees more of the same killing heat this year, if not worse.

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According to at Least One Index, New York Has Overtaken London As the World's Leading Financial Center

A first in the seven-year history of the Global Financial Centres list.

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North Dakota Wants to Help You Find 'the Good Life'

The state is launching a brand-new ad blitz to lure qualified workers.

Even China Is Ragging on France's Air Pollution

It must sting when the world's biggest smog-hole is calling your air polluted.