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In the Global Economy, All Job Creation Is Local

Is understanding this the trick to saving the stagnant middle class?

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In Upstate New York, the Amish Struggle for Survival

After generations of prosperity and seclusion, the Swartzentrubers are losing territory to subsidized growers buying up St. Lawrence County.

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Isolated and Under-Exposed: Why the Rich Don't Give

How the concentration of wealth and separation from the problems of the poor may limit charitable giving.

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City Makers: Global Stories

The people and ideas reshaping urban life

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Tastes Like Home: As Regional Sodas Expand, Could They Lose What Makes Them Special?

Small soda companies are having their moment in the sun.  

Sarah Goodyear

The Trendification of Brooklyn and the Perils of a Successful Urban Brand

Now that USA Today has written about it, surely it's time to go back to being uncool again. I can hardly wait.

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Chinese Urbanization, By the Numbers

Figures from a new report on China's cities show a rapid transformation.

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The Thriving States of America

A new Gallup poll charts levels of "thriving" across U.S. states.

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Jerusalem Bets on a Skyscraper Forest

Officials hope to build a jobs center near a new high speed rail station.

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The Connection Between Creativity and Entrepreneurship

Metros with a strong creative class are also more likely to have robust business growth.

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Retirement of the Day: The Poet's Pension

The Argentine capital has a special fund for aging creative contributors.

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Doing Maintenance Work Atop the World's Tallest Building

Could you be so calm hanging off the pinnacle of Dubai's Burj Khalifa?

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Scott Reeder

Why Have So Many Cities and Towns Given Away So Much Money to Bass Pro Shops and Cabela's?

The astonishing story of how the nation's two largest hunting and fishing specialty stores convinced small town America to pay for their expansions.

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50 Years After the Beatles, Liverpool Is Back

England's Detroit has boosted its cultural offerings to become a tourist magnet.

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Do Basketball Arenas Spur Economic Development?

The latest research finds arenas are "not the cause of development so much as they are the effect."

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Community Colleges Could Help Solve the 'Skills Crisis'

They play an underrated but important role in getting our high-skill jobs filled.

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The Geography of Work-Related Injuries

Some states see a much higher incidence of non-fatal injuries. Here's why.

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The Divided Global City

Global class conflict is still playing out on a local scale.

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The U.S. Cities Where Young Adults Are Most (and Least) Likely To Live at Home

Metro areas with low rates of marriage, high unemployment, and low educational attainment have the largest share of 'boomerang' kids.