And that's a conservative estimate, writes Brookings economist Clifford Winston.
From national parks, to home loans, to the National Zoo in D.C., there will be a small, but noticeable, impact almost immediately.
Without reliable government data, a group of researchers theorizes that the size of airtime purchases in Côte d’Ivoire roughly approximates wealth.
The wage gap is a complicated issue, but here's a simple chart showing where it's most severe.
It can create a troubling illusion of prosperity.
The economic recovery — if we can call it that — has been driven largely by low-paying positions.
Rebuilding is never just a matter of putting back structures.
Turns out quality matters less than government support.
Globe-spanning belts of moisture are gradually moving north, spelling droughts for a bunch of new regions, say researchers.
Criminologists say bad economies create more crime; economists say the opposite. But recent data reveals neither explanation is right.
Few say it's because they can't find jobs. But is that a reason to take away their food stamps?
The housing bust may have created a new kind of rental industry. Is that a good thing?
From one metropolitan area to the next.
Jobs paying more than $30 an hour have fueled Canada's job growth, in stark contrast to America's temp-heavy recovery.
New York's most famous building is going public.
The Research Triangle is showing its age, but an ambitious plan may restore its luster.
It's going up like crazy, but people keep buying.
A new report ranks 34 major U.S. cities by their energy-use policies.