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Is This Office the Future of Government Work?

Seoul's "smart work centers" give overworked public-sector employees an alternative to long commutes.

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Are Baby Boomers Really Keeping Millennials From Finding Jobs?

As more put off retirement, the number of older workers grew 9 percent since 2007.

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Sophie Quinton

How the University of Minnesota Turns Research Into Local Business Opportunities

Resources for entrepreneurs and industry partnerships have made it easier than ever for university inventions to hit the market.

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Almost Half of Europe's Water Is Threatened by Pollution

The dismal results of the broadest-ever analysis of European waterways.

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High-School Dropouts and College Grads Are Moving to Very Different Places

Cities like Washington and San Francisco are gaining the highly skilled but losing their less-educated workforce.

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A New Portal to Pair Eager Developers and Underused Properties

OpportunitySpace is a website where city governments can link up with private investors looking for development data.

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The Job Training Program That Actually Works

Twin Cities RISE! is a long-term, expensive program. It also saves the government money.

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How Airlines Are Sticking It to Travelers, in 6 Charts

Fares and profits are rising, even as seat and flight supply are falling.

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The Mixed-Up Geographic Allegiances of World Cup Soccer

Nearly three-quarters of all World Cup players play in European professional leagues.

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Deforestation Is Making Fish Weak and Skinny

The loss of trees could eventually spell trouble for the human food chain, say researchers.

The U.S. Economy Finally Hit a Historic Milestone—and It Doesn't Matter

This is what the longest jobs recovery in American history looks like.

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A Job Waiting Tables After College Could Suppress a Young Person's Wages For Years

It's just harder to catch up later on.

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Where College Majors Actually End Up Working

Your graphic-design degree could lead to a job in a funeral parlor.

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Would You Pay $1,000 Once to Get Free Beer for Life?

A brewpub and a coffee shop in Minnesota's Twin Cities have used this one-time payment method to save their businesses. And there's no reason to think the model can't spread.

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The 'Vast Majority' of American Adults Are Overweight

The rest of the planet isn't doing so well staying skinny, either.

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China's Fight Against Pollution Is Good For the Air But Bad For the Economy (For Now)

Chinese policymakers are getting so serious about air pollution that their efforts are hurting GDP performance.

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Being Poor Can Also Affect the Type of Cancer You Get

Living in poverty is associated with higher-mortality cancers, say scientists.

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Being Poor Makes You Sick

Some patients are being "prescribed" bicycles and groceries as doctors attempt to treat the lifestyle consequences of poverty.

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Julie Dressner and Jesse Hicks

Why Libraries Matter

Over the last decade, attendance at New York City libraries' free programs jumped 88 percent to 2.5 million.