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What Should Become of Route 66?

The old highway could be cleaned up to promote economic vitality in rural communities.

Cities With the Most Corporate Clout

Which American metros have the highest number of corporate headquarters per capita?

Just 20 Fish Could Overtake the Great Lakes

How a small population might lead to big problems for a $7 billion fishing industry.

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When National Parks and Industry Collide: 3 Cautionary Tales

Examples of industrial operations edging in on public lands, and the people who oppose them.

Watching the Cost of Employee Benefits Rise in Philadelphia

Pensions and benefits are making up a much bigger portion of the city budget over time.

California's Bankruptcy Cocktail

Foreclosures and high employee compensation could add more cities to the state's string of bankruptcies.

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The New Geography of the Working Class

Which metros have the largest share of working class jobs?

Too Many Metro Areas Are Still Failing to Connect Workers and Jobs

Most jobs are near mass transit. But actually taking transit to work is out of the question for most Americans.

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The New Geography of the Service Class

Which metros have the largest share of service class workers?

How Your City May Have Affected Your Raise

Wage growth varies considerably by metropolitan area, according to numbers from the most recent quarter.

The Real Losers of Europe's Unemployment Crisis, Explained in One Chart

More than half of Spain and Greece's young people are out of work.

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They Built It, But the MLB Never Came

25 years after ambitious big league dreams, Buffalo is at peace with its own reality and the stadium that symbolizes it.

Soliciting the Solicitors

Cities are inundated by charity canvassers right about now. So we thought we'd stop and ask them a few questions.

The Urban and Suburban Fortune 500

Where the biggest American companies are located relative to cities.

America's Leading Creative Class Metros

Which metros have the highest share of creative class workers?

San Francisco Hopes to Curb Panhandling With Puppies

A potentially novel solution to two tough problems. 

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Breadbaskets and Water Hogs

Stark maps highlight inefficiencies in global food production.

Beijing's Olympic Ruins

Already decaying infrastructure from the 2008 Summer Games should serve as a lesson to all cities that follow.