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The U.S. Now Has More Than 3,000 Breweries

The last time this happened was in the 1870s.

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How Much Does Northeast Ohio Need LeBron?

LeBron James thinks he can boost the fortunes of Northeast Ohio by returning to the Cleveland Cavaliers. The area could use some help.

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Why People Still Move to 'Unhappy' Places

For one thing, low rents.

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Where Americans Really Earn the Most from Their Paychecks

New Yorkers may earn more, but don't they get less bang for their buck?

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How a Tiny Record Label Jump-Started One Midwestern City's Arts Economy

Asthmatic Kitty Records has enmeshed its own growth with building up Indianapolis' cultural infrastructure.

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Teens Are Having a Hard Time Getting Summer Jobs

Since working over school breaks can predict future job prospects, this matters. 

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Smartphone Junkies Report Higher Job Satisfaction

That's because distracting the brain with Candy Crush and Facebook "improves employee well-being," according to one researcher.

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America's Leading Design Cities

New York and L.A. aren't the only epicenters for graphic designers, architects, and fashion designers. 

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Beer Consumption Is Still Down, So Why Is There a Brewery Boom?

The number of U.S. beermakers more than doubled between 2007 and 2012, despite a trend away from suds. That's because most newcomers are tiny and artisanal.

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One City in Pakistan Makes Nearly Half of the World's Soccer Balls

But its factories remain very inefficient, even though there are cost-saving technologies available. Why?

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The Saddest-Ever Fireworks Display for Your Office Cube

An amusing invention with a dark origin story. 

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Where Do the Smartest People Move?

A new report finds that higher intelligence is linked with rural-to-city migration, and with city-to-suburb movement.

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Atlantic City Is Becoming the Detroit of Casino Culture

The longtime East Coast gaming hub faces a wave of closings. What will happen to its infrastructure?

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Hong Kong Protesters Blame China for Rising Economic Inequality

The city-state stages its largest demonstration in a decade as living standards continue to plummet under 17 years of Chinese control.

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The Grotesque Glory of Blackpool's Stag and Hen Parties

Street photographer Dougie Wallace embedded himself in the lewd, bloody bashes of England's worst bachelor-party destination.

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The World Cup Ghost Town Effect

Normally buzzing Buenos Aires ground to a halt Wednesday to watch Argentina compete in the World Cup.

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Beijing's Famed Street-Food Scene Struggles to Survive

The city's barbecue alleys are up against government regulation—and changing tastes.

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A Win for the U.S. World Cup Team Is a Win for U.S. Bars and Restaurants

For several bars in Washington, D.C., sales have jumped 50 percent during World Cup games. The U.S. should win for pride. It should also win for the economy.