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Debt Is Making Young People Sick

Another argument against buying that car or home.

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The Unsteady Rise of Minority Civil Servants

Where public payrolls still don't reflect the local population.

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Visualization of the Day: New York City's Wealth Gap, Mapped In 3D

A new kind of skyline.

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Discouraging Coffee Drinkers From Lingering Will Drive Them to Starbucks

The war between coffee shop squatters and coffee shop owners could end up helping America's coffee giant.

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The Surprising Cities Leading America's Start-Up Revolution

Some small cities rival blockbuster hubs like San Jose and Boston.

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The Many, Many Jobs That Won't Earn You Enough to Live in Your City

What happens when a city becomes unaffordable to the people who keep it running?

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Public Transit Is Worth Way More to a City Than You Might Think

A new report finds a hidden economic value of anywhere from $1.5 million to $1.8 billion a year.

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How East Coast Tech Startups Became a Downtown Phenomenon

New zip code analysis shows a concentration of urban investment along the Boston-Washington corridor.

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Sports Teams Really Can Save a City

How Indianapolis was transformed from a "racetrack in the middle of a cornfield" to a booming tourist attraction.

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The Rust Belt Neighborhood in the Middle of Philadelphia

Meet the people transforming post-industrial Fishtown into a haven for artists and writers.

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Should Cities Be in the Business of Issuing Debit Cards?

A proposal to help the unbanked (and often undocumented).

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What's Killing New York's Lesbian Bar Scene?

Manhattan used to have a dozen options. Now, only 3 remain.

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Why Don't More U.S. Airports Connect to Amtrak?

A new federal report says the costs of intermodal air-and-rail hubs outweigh the benefits in all but a "limited number of places."

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White Families Are on Average 6 Times Wealthier Than Black Families

A look at the wealth gap, and why it's growing.

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Why San Francisco May Be the New Silicon Valley

A new analysis reveals that venture capital investment is flowing into cities at a startling clip.

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What's Better Than Turning an Urban Highway Into a Park?

St. Louis will cover the highway that divides downtown from the waterfront. But some wish they'd removed the interstate altogether.

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America's Diaper Crisis Is All Too Real

A study of one city finds nearly 30 percent of poor families don't have enough for their children.

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If You Build It, They Will Come: How Cleveland Lured Young Professionals Downtown

It's easy, really: create places people want to be.