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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.

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Tax Rates Aren't What Small Business Owners Say They Really Care About

Instead, they care more about how easy it is to keep up with rules, regulations, and tax filings. 

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The Top 10 and Bottom 10 Places Gaining Employed People in the U.S.

With one caveat: While the number of employed people may decline in an area, that doesn't necessarily mean the unemployment rate is going up.

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The Big Texas Plan to Copy Japan's High-Speed Rail Success

Texas Central Railway intends to build a Houston-Dallas line with private money.

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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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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.