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A New Portal to Pair Eager Developers and Underused Properties

OpportunitySpace is a website where city governments can link up with private investors looking for development data.

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Twin Cities RISE!

The Job Training Program That Actually Works

Twin Cities RISE! is a long-term, expensive program. It also saves the government money.

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How Airlines Are Sticking It to Travelers, in 6 Charts

Fares and profits are rising, even as seat and flight supply are falling.

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The Mixed-Up Geographic Allegiances of World Cup Soccer

Nearly three-quarters of all World Cup players play in European professional leagues.

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Deforestation Is Making Fish Weak and Skinny

The loss of trees could eventually spell trouble for the human food chain, say researchers.

The U.S. Economy Finally Hit a Historic Milestone—and It Doesn't Matter

This is what the longest jobs recovery in American history looks like.

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A Job Waiting Tables After College Could Suppress a Young Person's Wages For Years

It's just harder to catch up later on.

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Where College Majors Actually End Up Working

Your graphic-design degree could lead to a job in a funeral parlor.

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Would You Pay $1,000 Once to Get Free Beer for Life?

A brewpub and a coffee shop in Minnesota's Twin Cities have used this one-time payment method to save their businesses. And there's no reason to think the model can't spread.

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The 'Vast Majority' of American Adults Are Overweight

The rest of the planet isn't doing so well staying skinny, either.

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China's Fight Against Pollution Is Good For the Air But Bad For the Economy (For Now)

Chinese policymakers are getting so serious about air pollution that their efforts are hurting GDP performance.

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Being Poor Can Also Affect the Type of Cancer You Get

Living in poverty is associated with higher-mortality cancers, say scientists.

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Being Poor Makes You Sick

Some patients are being "prescribed" bicycles and groceries as doctors attempt to treat the lifestyle consequences of poverty.

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Why Libraries Matter

Over the last decade, attendance at New York City libraries' free programs jumped 88 percent to 2.5 million.

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Pathogens Can Live for a Week in Airplane Seat-Back Pockets

Disease-causing bacteria like MRSA and E. coli are remarkably good at surviving the in-flight environment.

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USPS Mail Carriers Are Also Collecting Crucial Housing Data

The U.S. Postal Service compiles information on every address in the country almost every day. Here's what they do with the numbers.

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Dog Bites Man in Some Cities More Than Others

Is your city one of the dog bite–iest—at least when it comes to postal workers—in the nation?

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The Uneven U.S. Jobs Recovery Is Even Clearer When Tracked Per Capita

California added 900,000 new jobs during the recovery, but they were spread over the state's 38 million residents.

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The Mysterious Death of Entrepreneurship in America

A tale of two definitions of entrepreneur—one thriving, one flailing.