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Where Pittsburgh Has the Sun Belt Beat

The city is better prepared to utilize a key resource: water.

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What Dollar Store Locations Reveal About America

Surprising data on who's shopping at the discount chains.

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Where the Jobs Will Be in 2020

A critical look at the Bureau of Labor Statistics' employment projections for the rest of the decade.

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City Makers: Global Stories

The people and ideas reshaping urban life

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The Case for Job Density in a Telecommuting Age

Cities will have to serve workers in different ways than they have in the past. But smart growth is more vital than ever.

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Oakland’s Sporting Hopes Dim

Without redevelopment money, plans to entice the A’s and Raiders to stay falter.

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What Happens to a Small Town When Its Coal Plant Shuts Down?

The city and schools of Eastlake, Ohio, will take hit when a nearby FirstEnergy plant closes in September.

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The Surprising Geography of Persistent Unemployment

The chronically jobless are not where you'd think.

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3 Ideas to Fix the U.S. Housing Markets

It's time to take some serious action. Here are three first steps.

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Why You Should Buy an iPad in Bangkok Instead of Buenos Aires

Comparing the price of an iPad and more than 20 other consumer goods across a selection of the world's major cities.

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In Queens, Are 2 Convention Centers Better Than One?

Two proposals create convention competition in Queens and raise questions about need.

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The Post-Recession Power of Small Metros

A new map shows which metro areas have seen the highest – and lowest – job growth in various sectors since the recession.

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The Geography of Venture Capital

New York and Boston are trying to get a bigger slice of the VC pie. But a new report suggests they're going to have to work a lot harder.

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Percent of the Day: 51

Half of Detroit's children live in poverty, more than double the state average

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Olympic (City) Hopefuls

Bidding for the 2020 games is heating up. Local support bolsters unlikely Baku

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Good Deed of the Day: A Parisian Bank Pays It Forward

One of the world's oldest micro-lenders cancels the debt of 3,500 clients

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College Kid Will Try to Bring Pa. City Back From Brink

Deep in debt, Harrisburg looks to its new 23-year-old treasurer

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Can Skyscraper One-Upmanship Predict Economic Collapse?

Barclay's sure thinks so

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What the Federal Government Can Learn From Metros

The innovative solutions we've showcased this week should inspire Washington