The U.S. middle class is smaller, but richer. Still, income inequality is rising faster in Europe.
Pittsburgh will borrow a page from the NFL’s diversity playbook in order to get more people of color into leadership positions in city government.
Expanding the Earned Income Tax Credit would help low- and middle-income taxpayers, regardless of their geography or political beliefs.
Decades before Prohibition, the unlicensed saloons of Pittsburgh flouted state liquor laws, fomented social movements, and started a national trend.
A British photojournalist is training his camera on the sites of the South’s ugliest open secret.
Eight years after its GM assembly plant closed, the city of 63,500 is still trying to answer that question.
A new study backs up the notion that overdose deaths are “deaths of despair,” brought on by joblessness, hopelessness, and both physical and emotional pain.
This week: Stories about the sort-of-secrets of the city.
Let one of America’s foremost designers of hound spaces lay out what works (and doesn’t).
A new short film captures the striking scenes of skyscrapers encroaching on farmers amid China's rapid urbanization.
Radlab’s bright and compact new Modular Urban Vending carts in Boston put a new face on street vending.
In the middle of an economic recovery, hundreds of shops and malls are shuttering. The reasons why go far beyond Amazon.
Moving up the economic ladder relies on more than self-motivation; it also requires opportunity.
This glorious, cinematic drone footage commemorates four long years of digging.
Forget coal. This is how to revive rural America.
Compared to kids elsewhere in the country, poor children in Charlotte and other Southern cities have the lowest odds of making it to the top income bracket. Why?
The Bay Area’s tech hubs are the big drivers of job creation, but a new index for startup jobs—pulling from online job listings—also finds economic dynamism in other cities.
Groups are pushing for a memorial and park on the site of a brick factory where leased convicts died more than a century ago—but two companies own the land.
Small business loans backed by the federal government helped the Golden Arches and its rivals conquer the city.