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44 Percent of Young College Grads Are Underemployed (and That's Good News)

Sure, the number sounds scary. But historically speaking, it's more normal than you think.

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Homes Near Public Transit Are Less Likely to Go Into Default

Also, living near a freeway or suffering through long commutes ups your risk of foreclosure.

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Dutch Coffee Shop Owners Found Guilty of Selling Cannabis to Foreigners

The country's reputation as a haven of drug tolerance took a knock yesterday.

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City Makers: Global Stories

The people and ideas reshaping urban life

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Is the U.S. Turning Into a Nation of Temps? Depends on Where You Live

Temporary employment accounted for 15 percent of the nation's job growth over the past four years, but some metro areas are worse off than others.

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Map: The Most Famous Brand From Every State

The first map we've ever seen showing a Hooters next to Saks.

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Mapping the People Left Behind by the Knowledge Economy

What happens when workers follow manufacturing work to a city's fringe, only to find that service jobs have returned downtown?

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Can San Jose Really Sue Its Way to a Major League Baseball Team?

The city has filed a lawsuit against MLB for stalling the A's move from Oakland. But there's surely a non-litigious deal to be made here.

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Want to Keep Kids From Skipping School? These Teens Have Some Ideas

New York’s Youth Justice Board has produced a compelling set of recommendations to reduce truancy rates.

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In the Climate Change Economy, It's About Efficiency, Not Just Growth

North American cities are producing substantially less wealth per ton of greenhouse gas emissions than their European counterparts.

Worst Postman of the Day: This Russian Package Tosser

Hope you didn't order anything breakable!

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Future Ai Weiwei Commentary of the Day: 3000-Year-Old Tombs Mistakenly Bulldozed in Guangzhou

The Chinese city is building out its subway system so fast, this Shang dynasty archaeological site never stood a chance.

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Map the iPhone Users In Any City, And You Know Where the Rich Live

What our devices can tell us about the geographic divisions of urban wealth.

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Do Unpaid Internships Lead to Jobs? Not for College Students

In an internship that doesn't pay? Get up and leave the office. You have nothing to lose. Literally. Nothing.

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Why America's Bridges Are in Such Dangerously Bad Shape

There are many answers, but they all boil down to the structure of federal transportation funding.

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Are Global Cities Really Doomed to Become 'Citadels' for the Rich?

Surely there's something we can do about this.

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America's Leading Metros for Venture Capital

The Bay Area remains at the top, but several cities are starting to catch up.

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The Best Thing We Could Do About Inequality Is Universal Preschool

How we can reduce crime, increase economic mobility, boost college graduation rates, and give communities more tax revenue, all at the same time.

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How a Restaurant With No Cash Registers and No Prices Makes Money

Panera Bread's pay-what-you-want cafés are a bold experiment. Can the chain do good and well at the same time?