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Black Americans Are Working More—With Little to Show for It

Despite working more every year, earnings gaps aren’t improving.

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The New Podcast Spotlighting NYC's Street Musicians

StreetMusicMap Radio gives buskers another kind of platform.

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The Class Geography of New York City

Where do the five boroughs live and work?

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Dutch Cyclists Feel the Squeeze

With cargo bikes gaining popularity, cyclists say it’s time to rethink how much road space is given to cars.

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Madrid Wants Its Seniors to Find Roommates

To cut loneliness and costs, the Spanish capital region wants older citizens to move in together.

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Can the Great Lakes Shake Off the Rust?

The decline of manufacturing in the Rust Belt is more recent than we think, and jobs are slowly returning. But the region desperately needs a youth revival to balance national population trends.

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This Map Shows When Female Workers in Each State Will Achieve Equal Pay

Women workers in some U.S. states might not achieve wage equality until the 22nd century, new research suggests.

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When Small Businesses Become a Gentrification Battleground

Recent fights over a puppet theater and a cake shop have Berliners asking: Who does the city belong to?

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The Many Mysteries of the Muslim Laptop Ban

A new Homeland Security rule will ban electronics on flights from airports in Muslim-majority countries. Is this protectionism or prudence? Well, it’s complicated.

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The Economic Power of Cities Compared to Nations

Sorry, Canada—your entire economy would fit inside Tokyo.

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'It Didn't Pump Itself'

The Tennessee Coal, Iron and Railroad Company was wildly successful, but the key to its profits lay in a deadly contract negotiated with the State of Alabama in 1888.

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Portland Anarchists Want to Fix Your Street's Potholes

Meet the group devoted to abolishing capitalism, and also making streets super smooth.

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Take a 360-Degree Dive With Seattle's Massive Tunnel Borer

Tag along as Bertha nears the end of its painstaking, four-year journey.

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A Solar Bet to Recharge Buffalo

Andrew Cuomo and Elon Musk are the faces of a $750 million plan to revitalize Buffalo's economy with a factory for SolarCity. There’s little reason to believe in their vision so far.

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The Results of America's First Transit-Incentive Program

Paying people to avoid the morning rush sort of worked in the San Francisco Bay Area.

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Is It Better to Be Poor in Bangladesh or in the Mississippi Delta?

The Nobel laureate Angus Deaton discusses extreme poverty, opioid addiction, Trump voters, robots, and rent-seeking.

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Handing Out Tax Breaks to Businesses Is Worse Than Useless

A new study exposes the futility of the $45 billion that states spend on economic development incentives.

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Here's What Global Building Companies Say About Designing Trump's Wall

So far, few of the firms that have expressed interest in the border wall project have the resources to pull it off.

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Yellow Taxis Are Safer Than Blue Ones

Researchers in Singapore have crunched the numbers of crash rates by vehicle color.