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The Best U.S. States for Working Women

Geography makes a clear difference in how much women earn in the workforce

Condos and Industry Collide in Downtown San Diego

A proposed residential development threatens a factory that employs 1,800

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Where the 1% Live

The richest Americans are gathered in a handful of metropolitan areas

The 7 Cities With the Most to Lose in the NBA Lockout

In metro areas with only one professional sports team, the stakes are even higher

How to Get More Apples and Facebooks

It's high time to invest in the infrastructure cities need to foster new industrial clusters

Urbanizing the Amazon

Though cities are springing up throughout the Brazilian rainforest, there are few jobs to be had

The 19 Building Types That Caused the Recession

How suburban storage units and big box food stores brought down the economy

Would You Move to Pittsburgh for $100,000?

A contest aims to lure older people to the city who dream of relocating

What's Missing from the Latest Census Income Calculations

D.C. has one of the highest per capita incomes in the country, but that doesn't mean its workers are making more

Growing Industry From its Own Ashes

A new incubator for small business in a converted Chicago meatpacking plant

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Rustbelt Baseball Fans: A Little Less Miserable?

Three Midwestern MLB teams with modest payrolls outlasted everyone else this year

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A Bankrupt Harrisburg Will Need to Focus on Morale

The city manager of another bankrupt city offers suggestions for Pennsylvania's troubled state capital

A Regional Vision for the Great Lakes

A 100-year plan for the region focuses on harnessing abundant freshwater to fuel an economic rebirth

Greater Competitiveness Does Not Have to Mean Greater Inequality

Turns out the U.S. is an outlier when it comes to creative paths to prosperity

Suburban Food Banks Feel Strain of Recession

Infrastructure for poverty assistance in the suburbs can't keep up with increased demand

Entire Bridge Stolen for Scrap

Stealing and reselling copper wire from abandoned homes is so yesterday

Warren Buffett's Community Revitalization Crusade

The billionaire recently joined an effort to redevelop inner-city areas "holistically"

The Creative Class Is Alive

A brief rebuttal to Scott Timberg's recent essay