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The Cities With the Most At Stake in the Payroll Tax Fight

A New Year’s payroll tax hike would hit 'working stiff' metro areas the hardest

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The Rise of the Sharing Economy

Why millennials are choosing to rent or borrow so many things rather than buy them

Reuters

The U.S. Metros That Can Most Afford to Buy Gifts This Year

Unsurprisingly, 15 of the top 20 most economically advantaged metros are located on the East and West Coasts

Courtesy: Millennium Reserve

A Plan for America's Largest Urban Park

A new initiative will convert 140,000 acres in Chicago into a public recreation "hub"

Reuters

The Folly of Corporate Relocation Incentives

When cities compete to lure big companies, no one wins

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Reuters

Which U.S. Cities Offer the Most Economic Security?

A new map of metropolitan areas highlights stark contrasts that go beyond unemployment figures

Reuters

The Extraordinary Value of Great Universities

There are few better drivers of economic competitiveness

Maps

Map of the Day: The Uneven Spread of Urban Poverty

Economic segregation is still a big problem in cities like Washington, D.C.

Reuters

Fighting Job Sprawl

Placing offices close to public transit is one of the best ways to get drivers off the road

Reuters

How Diversity Leads to Economic Growth

A new study suggests that countries with high levels of diversity are better able to adapt new technologies and ideas

Maps

Map of the Day: America's Poverty Belt

The poor in the U.S. are disproportionately clustered in a handful of southern states

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Mapping Business by the Block

A new website offers granular maps of New York City businesses

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Cleveland Lays Out the Welcome Mat

Global Cleveland hopes to use the city's economic growth and downtown development to lure 100,000 new residents

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The Geography of American Brands

Some U.S. cities have more top global brands than many large countries

Winner of the Day: North Dakota

By one measure, the state has lately been the most effective in the nation in terms of job creation

Reuters

The Return of the Village Post Office

As the U.S. Postal Service slashes operations, neighborhood outposts may become a bigger part of sending and receiving mail

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The Geography of Global Brands

Which countries are home to the most valuable names in business?

Chart of the Day: In Latin American Cities, Unemployment Drops

And the informal economy is shrinking

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Building Community Around Downtown Jobs

An ambitious plan takes shape to revive downtown Akron