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jun 18, 2018

The Craziest Thing About Elon Musk's 'Express Loop' Is the Price

The $1 billion construction estimate is a fraction of what subterranean transit projects cost.

Laura Bliss

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Dead Golf Courses Are the New NIMBY Battlefield

As the sport’s popularity wanes, vast amounts of underutilized land will open up. Can it be developed?

Nolan Gray

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Minimum Wages Can't Pay for a 2-Bedroom Apartment Anywhere

There isn’t a single state, city, or county in the U.S. where someone earning federal or state minimum wage for a 40-hour work week can afford a two-bedroom home at fair market rent.

Tanvi Misra

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D.C.’s War Over Restaurant Tips Will Soon Go National

The District’s voters will decide Initiative 77, which would raise the minimum wage on tipped employees. Why don’t workers support it?

Kriston Capps

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Venezuela’s Biggest Airport Is in Free Fall

Since 2014, more than a dozen airlines have stopped operating from Maiquetía airport in Caracas because of the country’s political and economic crisis.

Martín Echenique

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Why Domino’s Pizza Is Fixing Potholes Now

Pizza delivery and infrastructure repair go together like ham and pineapple.

Andrew Zaleski

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