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The Stability of the World's Leading Financial Capitals

London and New York continue to top the list of global financial centers.

Bankrupt Vs. Broke: What's the Difference: Best #CityReads of the Week

Our weekly roundup of the most intriguing articles about cities and urbanism we've come across in the past seven days.

The Bullet Train as a Boost for Second-Tier Cities

A new report finds that high-speed rail lines make satellite areas more attractive while relieving pressure on major cities.

The Urbanist Toolkit Bracket Challenge

March Madness for urban design nerds.

America: A Nation of Permanent Freelancers and Temps

40 percent of America’s workforce will work from home by 2020.

Global Cities of the Super-Rich

New York City and London have more high-net-worth individuals than any other city.

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Booming Asian Cities Are Tugging The World's Center of Light East

The light of urban development seen from space can tell us much about the shape of the world's economy.

Will America's Oil Boom Save Its Manufacturing Sector?

It may actually make it sicker.

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The End of Private Schools?

Enrollment is declining, and charter schools are the most likely culprit.

The Economic Case for Paying Your Cashiers $40K a Year

Companies like Trader Joe's and Costco are proving that the decision to offer low wages is a choice, not an economic necessity.

How the Young Get Left Out of the Wealth Puzzle

The average wealth of today's 20 and 30-somethings is 7 percent below that of those in their 20s and 30s in 1983.

America's Infrastructure Earns a 'D+', Which Is Actually an Improvement

The nation's engineers surprise everyone with a slightly less dismal outlook on the state of our infrastructure.

Urban App of the Day: Compare Global Cities on the iPad

See how places compare based on population, household income, and GPD.

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Shanghai's Spectacular Growth, in One Photo

You don't need satellite imagery to see how much the city has changed.

An Ingenious Banking Model: Speak Spanish and Serve Immigrants

For one North Carolina credit union, courting Latino immigrant members is a risk that pays off.

Ideas Trump Resources When it Comes to City Growth

Natural resources can help, but enduring economic growth is powered by talent and ideas.

Despite Austerity, Athens Completely Revamps Its Downtown

Tramlines! Bike paths! Trees! The plans could turn an area of shabby charisma into one of real, walkable charm.

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San Antonio: A Hub for Investment in Mexico

The city exports more products and services to Mexico than 42 other American states combined.