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How to Bring Economies Back After a Natural Disaster

Rebuilding is never just a matter of putting back structures.

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The Surprising Key to Making Transit-Oriented Development Work

Turns out quality matters less than government support.

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The Warming Climate Could Scorch America's West

Globe-spanning belts of moisture are gradually moving north, spelling droughts for a bunch of new regions, say researchers.

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The Puzzling Relationship Between Crime and the Economy

Criminologists say bad economies create more crime; economists say the opposite. But recent data reveals neither explanation is right.

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Why the Poor Don't Work, According to the Poor

Few say it's because they can't find jobs. But is that a reason to take away their food stamps?

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Would You Rather Pay Your Rent to a Bum Landlord or a Wall Street Investor?

The housing bust may have created a new kind of rental industry. Is that a good thing?

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The Dramatically Uneven Spread of American Poverty

From one metropolitan area to the next.

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What the U.S. Can Learn From Canada's High-Paying Jobs Recovery

Jobs paying more than $30 an hour have fueled Canada's job growth, in stark contrast to America's temp-heavy recovery.

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For Around $14, You Can Own Part of the Empire State Building

New York's most famous building is going public.

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Can North Carolina Reinvent the Office Park?

The Research Triangle is showing its age, but an ambitious plan may restore its luster.

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The Price of Beer at Oktoberfest Completely Defies Economic Logic

It's going up like crazy, but people keep buying.

How Energy Efficient Is Your City?

A new report ranks 34 major U.S. cities by their energy-use policies.

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Where America's Economic Output Is Growing

80 percent of all metro areas saw their GDP's rise in 2012, according to a new Bureau of Economic Analysis report.

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Where Americans—Rich and Poor—Spent Every Dollar in 2012

Food, clothes, and housing account for more than 60 percent of all spending among the poor.

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When It Comes to Streetcars and Economic Development, There's So Much We Don't Know

Both BRT and streetcars are championed as tools for development. But only one has evidence to back that up.

What 'Fringe City' Status Means for the Look and Feel of a Community

Sioux Falls: If you can make it there ...

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The Real Reason Creative Workers Are Good for the Economy

A new study shows that creative class workers spur innovation, no matter their field.

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The Problem With Living Wage Bills Aimed at Walmart

D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray just vetoed a measure that would have effectively established two very different minimum wages in the city.