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'Young People in Omaha Are Able to Take Bigger Risks'

In the Midwest's "sweet spot," it's easier to stand out.

Where Millennials Can Make It Now

The new geography of being young in America.

Mapping 60 Years of White Flight, Brain Drain and American Migration

An interactive picture of Americans perpetually on the move.

CityFixer

America's Homeless Kids Crisis

The number of students without a home has hit a record high, according to new data from the Department of Education.

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What We Get Wrong About Small Business

How, exactly, do they create jobs? We're not really sure.

The Rise of Invisible Work

Companies like Airbnb and Etsy are redefining what it means to have a "job." Is that good for the economy?

The Truth About D.C.'s Growing Knowledge-Based Economy

The federal government plays a major role, but it is not the single largest industry in the region.

Putting a Face to Spain's Crippling Unemployment

In 2012, Jose Manuel Abel moved to Munich in desperate search of a job. One year later, he's employed, but without his family.

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One Year After Sandy, Breezy Point Rebuilds

But flood insurance hikes may make this quiet beach-side neighborhood unaffordable for many residents.

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Vancouver Is About to Get the World's First Bitcoin ATM

The digital currency gets a neighborhood portal.

The Lasting Impacts of Poverty on the Brain

Research finds that poor children are more likely to end up with impaired brain function as adults.

The Plight of New York's Hidden Homeless: Best #Cityreads of the Week

A round-up of the best stories on cities and urbanism we've come across in the last seven days.

Why Isn't There a More Robust 'Local Energy' Movement?

We claim to care about where our apples are grown, but few of us question the costs associated with relying on external energy to drive economic growth.

How Hurricane Sandy Displaced Everyone It Touched

While the storm only forced some of us from our homes, it cost us all a way of life.

There's Only One City in Europe With Both Ample Jobs and Cheap Housing

At least, that's how it feels to Europeans, according to a new survey.

How Seattle Transformed Parking Without Spending a Fortune

The city's demand pricing program balances efficiency with affordability.

America's Top 25 High-Tech Hotspots

How tech has won the recession, county by county.

Why McDonald's Killed the Dollar Menu—in 1 Chart

A dollar ain't what it used to be.