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The Incredible Shrinking Incomes of Young Americans

Millennials aren't saving money because they aren't making money.

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Why Cities Can't Afford to Lose Their Artists

A look at America's leading arts hubs and their roles in economic development.

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Another Blow for Atlantic City: It Lost United Airlines

What losing the non-stop Chicago and Houston routes means for the long-term future of a betting city.

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A Power Grid Failure Left Detroit Government Buildings in the Dark. Again.

More than 900 sites, including fire stations, hospitals and schools, were left without power Tuesday.

Chicago Is a Wonderland of Fat-Themed Businesses

Fat Daddy's, Fat Sam's, Fat Tony's, Fat Ricky's, Fat Boys, Fatty Magoo's... what's behind this celebration of big-bonedness?

1Week1Project

A Sky-High Memorial to Qatar's Rising World-Cup Death Toll

Each building stone represents one deceased Nepalese migrant worker.

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Is 'Millennial Brain Drain' Reversing in Mid-Size Cities?

Young people who moved away to build their careers in the early aughts are seeing new potential to contribute—and flourish—in their home cities.

Reuters/Joshua Lott

An Urban Agenda Against 'Secular Stagnation'

Cities provide the mechanism for rebuilding our middle class. Can we support their responsible growth for the sake of the nation's?

Jim Saah

Celebrating D.C.'s Punk 'Salad Days'

Filmmaker Scott Crawford on the birth of hardcore in 1980s Washington.

AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite

Why More Northeast U.S. Travelers Take the Train Instead of a Plane, in 2 Charts

In-vehicle travel time is more productive and less stressful travel time.

Courtesy Zachary Caceres

How Local Governments Could Work More Like Cell Phones

A young American in Guatemala wants to bring a spirit of entrepreneurship to municipal governance through his think tank, the Startup Cities Institute.

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Predict Your Date of Death With This Gloomy Data Visualization

This World Bank-supported project asks, "What's my place in the world population? How long will I live?"

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A New Magazine Helps Addicts Fund Their Addictions—Legally

Illegal! magazine allows its vendors to keep sales profits so they can buy drugs rather than stealing to fund their habits.  

AP Photo/Brennan Linsley

The World's First Marijuana Credit Union Will Open in January

Thanks to an overlooked law, Colorado's legal pot enterprises will finally get the legitimate banking services they need. But discord with the feds still casts a shadow over the industry.

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How Super-Small, European-Style Delivery Vehicles Could Make U.S. Streets Safer

A growing class of cargo vans enables smarter intersection design.

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Choose One, Millennials: Upward Mobility or Affordable Housing

The paradox of the American Dream: The best cities to get ahead are often the most expensive places to live, and the most affordable places to live can be the worst cities to get ahead.

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Esteban Moro and colleagues

What Twitter Can Tell Us About Unemployment

Where, when, and how people tweet reveals information about the socioeconomics of a region.

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Kentucky Hopes You'll Eat Its Invasive Carp

If you can't beat 'em, eat 'em?