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Seattle Is Set to Adopt the Highest Minimum Wage in the World

It'll be raised to $15 an hour.

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San Francisco Sure Does Order a Lot of Cat Food

The Bay Area's online shoppers also show a rabid desire for toilet paper, protein powder, and (uhm) mayonnaise.

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Why Low-Income Kids Thrive in Salt Lake City

This small Western metro has some of the best rates of upward mobility in the country. Can the city sustain that as it grows and diversifies?

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The U.S. Cities Where Creative Class Workers Are Most Segregated From Everyone Else

Those who work in different types of jobs tend to live apart in places like L.A., San Francisco and Texas's largest metros.

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A Mapping Tool That Demystifies the Link Between Transportation and Jobs

How factors like transit mode and commute time affect job access in the New York metropolitan area.

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California's Metros Take the Prize for 2014's Most-Polluted U.S. Cities

But they're not alone: roughly half the nation lives with unhealthy concentrations of ozone or particulate pollution.

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It Costs More to Live in Honolulu Than San Francisco or New York

Paradise really doesn't come cheap. 

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The Mind Does Not Belong in a Cubicle

Our brains evolved to work most efficiently in natural environments.

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Why Americans Are Moving Less: New Jobs Aren't Worth It

The financial benefit of moving for a new job has been cut nearly in half over the past few decades.

The Forever Battery

A Silicon Valley start-up has invented an energy storage device that could take an entire neighborhood off the grid.

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The Largest Salaries in Sports Are Paid in These 3 Cities

Ballers.

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Who Gets Permanent Work Visas in America?

When it comes to getting a visa approved, it helps if you work in the finance sector.

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Explaining Baltimore's Complicated Relationship With Its Sister Cities

Does that urban sibling connection mean anything at all?

How Salt Lake City Could Become an International Export Powerhouse

Salt Lake businesses are booming as they find international markets for their goods.

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Is Tourism Ruining Barcelona?

A new film makes the case that the city's at risk of losing the very urban vitality that attracts visitors there in the first place. 

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Mapping More Than a Century of Major Earthquakes

A comprehensive look at which parts of the world have suffered historically large quakes.

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11 Reasons the UN Should Make Cities the Focus of Its Forthcoming Sustainable Development Goals

Cities stand at the very center of each and every one of the biggest challenges the world now faces. 

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Portland to Flush Reservoir After Teen Uses It as a Toilet

"Our customers don't anticipate drinking water that's been contaminated by some yahoo who decided to pee into a reservoir."

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The U.S. Could Get More and More Super-Freezing Winters

The eastern part, anyway; in the West it will be hotter and drier, predict scientists.