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How Detroit Is Rising

You've heard the story of the city's downfall. This is the story of its comeback.

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Small Business of the Day: Dallas's 'Anger Room'

Sign a waiver and pay a small fee, and you can destroy all sorts of furniture, electronics, even mannequins.

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Best Places for New College Grads, 2012

The job market for this year's college graduates is tough, but choosing the right city can make all the difference.

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Feel Good Story of the Day: Downtown Newark

Despite losing the Nets, the city's downtown is getting great press.

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The Midwest's Manufacturing Conundrum

The region's reliance on manufacturing may have hindered its economic revitalization, according to a Chicago Fed study.

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Why Manufacturing Still Matters in Cities

A new report shows that 80 percent of manufacturing jobs are located in metropolitan areas.

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America's Most Powerful Global Cities

Sizing up the global clout of U.S. cities.

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The Municipal Revenue Problem Behind China's Smoggy Cities

A new report from the World Bank argues that a better financing system is needed to reduce emissions in China.

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Why Microsoft Chose New York City

Another step in New York's rise as an urban center for tech.

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Cleveland’s Downtown Rebound

Growth downtown has outpaced Cleveland's suburbs and exurbs.

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What the Recession Looks Like in Spain

Images tell the story of the country's struggle to get its economy back in order.

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Best U.S. Metros for Women's Well-Being

Large U.S. cities offer high quality of life for women, according to the Social Science Research Council.

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What Makes Some Cities Greener Than Others

The economic factors behind pollution and greenhouse gas emissions.

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Why Bigger Cities Are Greener

Denser, more populous cities are more energy efficient than their smaller counterparts.

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If Walmart Were a City

Worldwide, the retail giant's stores cover as much land as Miami.

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Why the Federal Government Should Give More Power to Mayors

America's metro areas generate 80 percent of the country's GDP. But so far, that economic reality has not generated a proportional amount of political clout.

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The Global Economic Dominance of U.S. Cities

Collectively, America's cities contribute more to global GDP than the rest of the world's cities combined.

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Which Cities Tend to Be the Greenest? The Answer May Surprise You

Some metropolitan areas emit much more CO2 than others.