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The Workforce Is Even More Divided by Race Than You Think

The labor market is stratified, if not calcified, by race, with whites seeing much higher wages and lower unemployment than blacks and Hispanics.

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Why These Midwest Millennials Are Choosing Milwaukee Over Chicago

"I don't have to work seven days a week here to pay the bills and do what I want to do."

AP

Why It's So Incredibly Difficult to Fight Urban Inequality

The most successful programs require huge cash investments and federal assistance — tough to come by in these troubled times.

Reuters

Yep, Being a Young, American Adult Is a Financial Nightmare

Here are the graphs to prove it.

These Are Blockbuster's Last Remaining U.S. Stores

And they'll all be gone by January.

REUTERS

Where This Season's NBA Players Come From: L.A., New York and ... Saginaw, Michigan?

Big cities may produce the most players, but the smaller ones have much higher efficiency ratings. 

Maps

More Billionaires Live in Beijing Than in Los Angeles

But that may change next year.

Reuters

A Shockingly High Number of Americans Experience Poverty

According to new research, almost 40 percent of adults experience impoverishment by age 60. But while poverty's reach is wide, it isn't necessarily deep.

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India Can Send a Rocket to Mars and Fight Poverty at the Same Time

Critics say the country is wasting money on its new satellite. But funding space research is what birthed the lucrative tech industry in the first place.

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San Antonio's Simple Appeal to Millennials: Diversity, Decent Jobs, and Cheap Living

Young people in search of a less harried life are a big reason why it's one of the fastest-growing cities in the U.S.

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Class-Divided Cities: London Edition

There are deep divisions in one of the world's most powerful global cities.

Aaron Cassara

'Young People in Omaha Are Able to Take Bigger Risks'

In the Midwest's "sweet spot," it's easier to stand out.

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Where Millennials Can Make It Now

The new geography of being young in America.

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Mapping 60 Years of White Flight, Brain Drain and American Migration

An interactive picture of Americans perpetually on the move.

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Reuters

America's Homeless Kids Crisis

The number of students without a home has hit a record high, according to new data from the Department of Education.

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What We Get Wrong About Small Business

How, exactly, do they create jobs? We're not really sure.

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The Rise of Invisible Work

Companies like Airbnb and Etsy are redefining what it means to have a "job." Is that good for the economy?

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The Truth About D.C.'s Growing Knowledge-Based Economy

The federal government plays a major role, but it is not the single largest industry in the region.

Reuters

Putting a Face to Spain's Crippling Unemployment

In 2012, Jose Manuel Abel moved to Munich in desperate search of a job. One year later, he's employed, but without his family.