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Where the Poorest Americans Live

After dropping for nearly a decade, the number of Americans living in extreme poverty is on the rise

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Where Creative Class Women Should Work

Some states treat their creative women better than others

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The Income Disparity of Women in the Creative Class

More women are working white collar jobs, but they're earning less than their male counterparts

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Why the World's Exploding Population Isn't as Bad as it Seems

Geographer Joel Kotkin says the bigger problem is low birth rates in developed countries

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The Best U.S. States for Working Women

Geography makes a clear difference in how much women earn in the workforce

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Condos and Industry Collide in Downtown San Diego

A proposed residential development threatens a factory that employs 1,800

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Where the 1% Live

The richest Americans are gathered in a handful of metropolitan areas

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The 7 Cities With the Most to Lose in the NBA Lockout

In metro areas with only one professional sports team, the stakes are even higher

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How to Get More Apples and Facebooks

It's high time to invest in the infrastructure cities need to foster new industrial clusters

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Urbanizing the Amazon

Though cities are springing up throughout the Brazilian rainforest, there are few jobs to be had

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The 19 Building Types That Caused the Recession

How suburban storage units and big box food stores brought down the economy

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Would You Move to Pittsburgh for $100,000?

A contest aims to lure older people to the city who dream of relocating

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What's Missing from the Latest Census Income Calculations

D.C. has one of the highest per capita incomes in the country, but that doesn't mean its workers are making more

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Growing Industry From its Own Ashes

A new incubator for small business in a converted Chicago meatpacking plant

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Rustbelt Baseball Fans: A Little Less Miserable?

Three Midwestern MLB teams with modest payrolls outlasted everyone else this year

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A Bankrupt Harrisburg Will Need to Focus on Morale

The city manager of another bankrupt city offers suggestions for Pennsylvania's troubled state capital

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A Regional Vision for the Great Lakes

A 100-year plan for the region focuses on harnessing abundant freshwater to fuel an economic rebirth

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Greater Competitiveness Does Not Have to Mean Greater Inequality

Turns out the U.S. is an outlier when it comes to creative paths to prosperity

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Suburban Food Banks Feel Strain of Recession

Infrastructure for poverty assistance in the suburbs can't keep up with increased demand