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The Other Millennialsnew

Poverty and inequity confront Atlanta's next generation.
Creative Loafing (Atlanta)  |  Wesley Tharpe  |  10-22-2015  |  Economy

What's the Big Idea?new

Eugene ideas inspire Oregon and the nation, and we need more of them.
Eugene Weekly  |  Amy Schneider  |  08-14-2015  |  Economy

A Rich Switchnew

Income equality continues to grow for Arizonans—and taxes continue a shift from the wealthy to the middle class.
Tucson Weekly  |  Jim Nintzel  |  04-02-2015  |  Economy

Rochester's Fighting Chance for a Turnaroundnew

Upstate cities know decline. For decades, they've seen their once-vibrant downtowns fade and their big employers and industries shrink, shut down, or leave. They've all been trying to reinvent themselves.
City Newspaper  |  Jeremy Moule  |  02-25-2015  |  Economy

The Dark Side of the Boomnew

Prosperity in Texas has a way of rising and falling with the oil business, but not for everyone. What a town becomes a boomtown, those outside the oil business can't keep up.
Houston Press  |  Dianna Wray  |  07-31-2014  |  Economy

The Desperate Hustle as a Way of Lifenew

Here is the future: nobody gets any job security. Nobody gets a fair wage while they have a job. Nobody gets a retirement fund or even any guarantee they’ll be able to eat tomorrow. Welcome to the Sharing Economy.
Baltimore City Paper  |  Edward Ericson Jr.  |  04-24-2014  |  Economy

Detroit's Real Estate Market Sees Reboundnew

The latest third quarter data shows that Detroit's real estate market lead the nation in year-over-year increases at 44.3 percent. However, behind the numbers lurks a less ebullient reality: Detroit is the only market in the nation to still remain below the highs of the last decade.
Metro Times  |  Bryan Gottlieb  |  11-07-2013  |  Economy

Hollywood Eastnew

How Angelina Jolie, James Spader and Kevin Bacon have infused life into a cash-strapped New York municipality. (And Spider-Man, too.)
Long Island Press  |  Rashed Mian  |  11-06-2013  |  Economy

Detroit Bankruptcy Was 'Not Necessary'new

In testimony at the city of Detroit's bankruptcy trial, Emergency Financial Manager Kevyn Orr testified under oath that the declaration of insolvency by the city and a filing of Chapter 9 bankruptcy protection were "not necessary."
Metro Times  |  Bryan Gottlieb  |  10-31-2013  |  Economy

Labor's Great Regressionnew

The economic recovery hasn't reached the bottom half of the Bay Area's workforce, and unemployment, underemployment, and low wages have become the new normal.
East Bay Express  |  Darwin BondGraham  |  09-06-2013  |  Economy

A Fistful of Bitcoinsnew

The good, the bad, and the ugly of crypto-currency.
Charleston City Paper  |  Corey Hutchins  |  09-06-2013  |  Economy

Summer Strip Club Slumpnew

What the tourism downturn means for New Orleans' exotic dancers.
Gambit  |  Missy Wilkinson  |  09-04-2013  |  Economy

United We Servenew

A small Louisville restaurant aims big to buck the nation's anti-union trend.
LEO Weekly  |  Jonathan Meador  |  07-25-2013  |  Economy

Smitten with the Mitten: Michigan's Economic Comeback

After years of economic contraction and brain-drain, Michigan seems to be on its way back according to the latest economic indicators out of Washington.
Metro Times  |  Bryan Gottlieb  |  07-03-2013  |  Economy

Shredding it up in Motownnew

Two 20-somethings carry the hope of a metropolis on their backs in an effort to bring the X Games to Detroit.
Metro Times  |  Carl Bookstein  |  06-26-2013  |  Economy

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