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Plastic Packing Bands Are Strangling Seals and Sea Lions

A common packing strap is responsible for more than half of Alaska's Stellar sea-lion entanglements.

What Cities Really Need to Attract Entrepreneurs, According to Entrepreneurs

Hint: It's not favorable tax rates.

We Finally Have Metro-Level Numbers From States That Refused the Medicaid Expansion, and They're Really Bad

More than 350,000 uninsured poor in the Dallas/Ft. Worth metro area alone are missing out on health coverage.

Why It's So Hard to Figure Out the Sharing Economy's Winners and Losers

A new study suggests Airbnb cuts into hotels' business. But is that necessarily a bad thing?

How CVS's Decision to Stop Selling Cigarettes Helps Small Businesses

Liquor stores and other independent retailers are set to profit off of the chain's move.

Could Cupertino Go Bust Like Detroit?

The risky business of becoming a company town.

Videos

What We Can Learn by Tracking the Movements of Fashion Designers

The results reveal the power of agglomeration as we've never been able to see it before.

The Student-Led Backlash Against New Orleans's Charter Schools

Late last year, students at several of the city's high-performing charters staged large-scale protests. Why?

Brazilians Are Already Fighting Back Against World Cup Price Gouging

A wave of websites catalog the stores and restaurants where prices are skyrocketing.

Expensive London Is Still the U.K.'s Top Destination for Young People

High cost of living hasn't stopped British Millennials from flocking to the city.

Bloomberg's New Plan: Save the Ocean, Feed the World

The former mayor has invested $53 million to end over-fishing. But reviving the seas could take a multi-billion-dollar effort.

Alaska Just Suffered a Major, Avalanche-Filled Heat Wave

This new NASA visualization shows just how unusually warm Alaska was in January.

Hot Weather Fatalities in the U.K. Could Double by 2050

Humanity should brace itself for the searing and deadly weather of the future, say British scientists.

The Stubborn Persistence of America's Digital Divide

The quarter of households without Internet are disproportionately made up of families with less income and education.

Maps

2 Maps That Show Where Obamacare Is and Isn't Working, and Why

The single greatest predictor for where the healthcare law's exchanges are successful? Which party controls the state government.

Videos

A Troublesome Skyscraper Meets a Record-Setting Explosion

This weekend, Frankfurt's AfE Tower made history as the tallest European building to suffer a controlled implosion.

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Spring Training Stadiums Are a Bad Investment, And No One Cares

One Arizona city spent roughly $100 million to keep the Chicago Cubs, despite little evidence their leaving would hurt the local economy.

Why Anti-Big Box Laws May Actually Be Bad For Small Retailers

The real threat doesn't come from the Walmart Supercenter. It comes from Walmart Express.