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What Twitter Means to Detroit

It may only be a small office, but the deal is a high profile win for entrepreneur Dan Gilbert.

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Wages Are on the Rise in U.S. Cities

Over the last year, wages increased in all but three of the largest 20 metros.

America's Urban-Rural Work Divide

Where we live dictates an awful lot about the type of work available to us.

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City Makers: Global Stories

The people and ideas reshaping urban life

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Where Housing Is Making a Comeback

There are signs that the U.S. housing market is finally bouncing off its bottom.

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Infographic of the Day: The Economic Power of the Top 600 Global Cities

By 2025, these cities will account for 60 percent of global GDP.

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Which Cities Have the Most Global Clout?

New York and London top the list in a new ranking of 66 cities around the world. 

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The Spiky World of Innovation

Metro areas generate 93 percent of the world’s patented inventions.

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The Midwest's Big Economic Miscalculation

The rebirth of traditional industries isn't necessarily a good thing.

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Why China Lags on Innovation and Creativity

The world's most populous nation is an industrial powerhouse, but it has not yet transitioned to a knowledge-based economy.

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Why This Huge Chinese Mall Is Empty

Twice the size of the Mall of America, it has an Arc de Triomphe and a 1.3-mile canal with gondolas. But no one wants to come.

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Why Some Cities Lose When Others Win

How globalization is reshaping the hierarchy of the world's cities.

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The Simple Math That Can Save Cities From Bankruptcy

Forget raising taxes or cutting services. If cities understood the economics of land use better, they might not need to do either.

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Which Metros Are Recovering Fastest

The economic recovery remains uneven according to a Brookings Metro Monitor report released today.

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Why Twitter Chose Berlin

The city's affordability and edgy culture is helping turn it into a world-class high-tech center.

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How to Build a Successful Downtown Stadium

Why Denver's Coors Field succeeded while Phoenix's Chase Field was a bust.

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Americans Who Actually Make Things

A look at the 8.2 million Americans who work in manufacturing of all sorts.

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Where the Green Jobs Are

Some 3.1 million people are employed in "green goods and services" jobs, but state patterns vary considerably.

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The Accidental DIY Developer

Chicago artist Theaster Gates takes his neighborhood-changing projects on the road.