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America's Most Powerful Global Cities

Sizing up the global clout of U.S. cities.

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The Municipal Revenue Problem Behind China's Smoggy Cities

A new report from the World Bank argues that a better financing system is needed to reduce emissions in China.

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Why Microsoft Chose New York City

Another step in New York's rise as an urban center for tech.

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Cleveland’s Downtown Rebound

Growth downtown has outpaced Cleveland's suburbs and exurbs.

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What the Recession Looks Like in Spain

Images tell the story of the country's struggle to get its economy back in order.

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Best U.S. Metros for Women's Well-Being

Large U.S. cities offer high quality of life for women, according to the Social Science Research Council.

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What Makes Some Cities Greener Than Others

The economic factors behind pollution and greenhouse gas emissions.

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Why Bigger Cities Are Greener

Denser, more populous cities are more energy efficient than their smaller counterparts.

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If Walmart Were a City

Worldwide, the retail giant's stores cover as much land as Miami.

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Why the Federal Government Should Give More Power to Mayors

America's metro areas generate 80 percent of the country's GDP. But so far, that economic reality has not generated a proportional amount of political clout.

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The Global Economic Dominance of U.S. Cities

Collectively, America's cities contribute more to global GDP than the rest of the world's cities combined.

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Which Cities Tend to Be the Greenest? The Answer May Surprise You

Some metropolitan areas emit much more CO2 than others.

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Best Buy's Big Box Purge

Are the electronic retailer's latest closures a shift away from the giant strip mall model?

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Supporting Local Business with the Muscle of a 'Cash Mob'

At events all over the country, neighbors who want their money to stay local are swarming mom-and-pop shops.

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Greening an Entire Block Instead of Just One Building

Most smaller commercial buildings can't afford energy retrofits on their own. But what if they banded together?

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Specialty Store of the Day: A Mayonnaise Shop Grows in Brooklyn

When one (or two, or four) condiment options just aren't enough.

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Big Box Stores Linked To the Presence of Hate Groups

New research suggests that stores like Walmart may undermine the social capital of communities.

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Where the Global 1% Live Now

The most important cities for the ultra-rich, and what it might cost those places.

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Character Is Key to an Economically Vibrant City

Unique offerings make cities attractive to residents and tourists alike.