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Overdue Convenience of the Day: City Hall as Food Truck

In Boston, that pesky paperwork you're supposed to fill out comes to you.

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What Buenos Aires Can Teach Us About Walkability

And other lessons in urbanism from the South American capital.

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Why Cruises Start and Stop Where They Do

What it takes to become a port city of a major cruise line.

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The Top 20 U.S. Metros for Year-End 2012 Pay Increases

Houston and Seattle top one list of actual wage growth from 2011 to 2012.

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Can't Get Enough of Giant, Gaping Holes in the Middle of Cities?

Reuters has you covered.

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Brazilian Slum Gets Its Own Currency

The "CDD" is helping residents open banks and encouraging them to shop local.

7 Uses for Failing Shopping Malls

Ideas (some good, some not) for what to do with these hulking, empty retail spaces.

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Is This the World's Oldest Dash Cam Video?

Incredible footage from the 1920s shows New York's traffic has always been a problem (especially when you're rushing to put out a fire).

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Minimum Wage of the Day: San Francisco Reclaims #1, at $10.55 Per Hour

San Francisco is once again the best city in America to flip burgers.

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Redefining Inequality So It Actually Means Something

Measures that don't account for location fail to capture purchasing power differences.

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The Best #CityReads of 2012

Charter cities, sexy villages, company towns, and more.

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The Death of the American Shopping Mall

Stores don't need nearly as much retail space as they used to, and this is seriously hurting the country's real estate market.

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The Business Case for Saying No to National Chains

Brooklyn's Barclays Center is proving itself a leader in fostering a strong hometown identity.

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How UPS Delivers Many, Many More Packages Than FedEx

The shipping company will make 28 million drop-offs today -- 324 a second.

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How Economic Development Is Changing the Geography of Urban Crime

As inner cores become wealthier, crime will get pushed out of many cities.

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What's Behind San Francisco's Sudden Building Boom?

Traditionally stingy with new growth, the city appears to be on the cusp of a major construction cycle.

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A Bleak Christmas in Recession-Ravaged Europe

Gift purchases are dow n, Christmas lights are dim, and families are suffering.

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America's Most Cutthroat Christmas Tree Market

A bitter feud between two men has sent the price of trees in New York City sky-high.