The burden of unemployment has been felt hardest on those in working-class factory, construction, and low-wage service jobs.
After paying for essentials, the very poorest Americans are left with just a $1 a day.
The people and ideas reshaping urban life
Olympic visitors came for the sports, and stayed for the karaoke bar in the mall. Why aren't they visiting London?
Dutch muralists Haas and Hahn have teamed up to revitalize a blighted section of Philadelphia.
A third of industrial waste water is released, without treatment, into rivers and lakes.
With the help of a rental truck, you too can cash in on the multimillion-dollar cardboard-rustling business.
How shared work centers could reshape how and where we work.
The city was a case study for the financial collapse; a metaphor for its causes. Four years later, is it showing the way forward?
The head of the environmental program at Bloomberg Philanthropies makes the case in this compelling video.
Done right, the Olympics can increase a city's public spaces and public transportation use.
Workers do well on the east and west coasts.
Can a team's star player affect a city's economic trajectory?
Tracking 29 indicators of urban success.
Ranking the economies of Europe and some of America's biggest cities.
A county-by-county breakdown of the U.S. creative class.
The Games have a lot of naysayers. But Vancouver's former planning chief says the 2010 games made his city stronger.