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Where Are the Most Uninsured Americans?

It varies widely across the country.

Michigan Is Getting the Long-Term Unemployed Back to Work

A new state program matches companies with participants.

Is Portland Really Where Young People Go to Retire?

According to a new study, the city attracts the young and college-educated at some of the highest rates in the country.

Can Detroit Live Up to Its Hype?

Boosters promise a city poised to become the next start-up hub. But driving around the downtown's empty streets, I'm not so sure I see a rosy future.

The Government's Secret Weapon to Boost Tourism

Easing visa restrictions has led to an 8.6 percent jump in travel to the United States from abroad.

Architecture Revenue Down 40% Since 2008

The industry has contracted, and adapted.

In New York, Low-Income Smokers Spend 25 Percent of Their Money on Cigarettes

And they paid nearly 40 percent of the state's cigarette tax revenue.

The Right Way to Turn Art Into Economic Development

Project Row Houses transforms Depression-era homes into a community art museum and affordable housing.

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The Geography of the 47%

The states with the highest share of tax non-payers may actually contain the very conservative votes that Romney needs.

Where High-Growth Company Founders Start Out and Where They End Up

The flow of entrepreneurial talent and which metros are "producing," "exporting," "importing," and "consuming" it.

Hotel Allows Bathroom Users to Flash New York City

Also, a flatulent doll teaches South Koreans to poop and dinosaur commodes rumble into New Zealand.

Why Eds and Meds Alone Can't Revitalize Cities

Beyond any impending bubble in education and health care spending, these two sectors are not a source of economic development in the first place.

The Surprising Economics of Sex Ratios

New research says men change their spending habits when they outnumber women.

America's Best Places for a Raise Since the Great Recession

Over time, the crisis has hit wages and salaries much harder in some metros than in others.

Can Easing Planning Rules Boost the Economy?

The British government hopes so.

The Tragic Geography of Disconnected Youth

One in seven young Americans are neither working nor going to school.

Why We're Really Winning the War on Poverty

Even after a generation of stagnating market wages, taxing the poor less and spending more money on them is working.

Radiating Death: How Walmart Displaces Nearby Small Businesses

The closer they are, the more they fall.