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Detroit Still Offers $1,000 Houses

While there is little or no sign of the success of Detroit's program to sell homes for as little as $1,000, the opportunity continues. The Detroit Land Bank Authority may claim the ...
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Residents Feel Least Safe in Fresno, Most Safe in Des Moines

Fresno, Calif., got another black eye. Gallup has named it the city where people are least likely to feel safe. It is also one of the American cities with the ...
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Baltimore

Baltimore Demographics: The City by the Numbers

As Baltimore disintegrates due to violence, it is worth looking at how different the city is from its home state of Maryland. The differences are in many cases tremendous, and ...
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The Happiest (and Most Miserable) Cities in America

Well-being captures the happiness of individuals. Not only are happier workers often more productive, but a healthy economy can also improve the well-being of an area’s residents. The measurement of ...
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Unemployment Above 20% in El Centro, Calif.

The national unemployment rate dropped to 5.5% in March. In February, the most recent month in which cities were measured, the jobless rate in El Centro, Calif., was 21.3%, the only ...
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America’s Fastest Shrinking Cities

The U.S. population rose by just 0.75% in 2014, roughly flat from previous years and the lowest growth rate in more than 70 years. Not only has the country become ...
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America’s Fastest Growing Cities

The U.S. population rose by just 0.75% in 2014, roughly flat from previous years and the lowest growth rate in more than 70 years. Not only has the country become ...
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16 American Cities With Double-Digit Unemployment

The recession has passed for most of America as unemployment has dropped to a traditional recovery level of 5.5%. Most months, the economy adds 200,000 jobs or more. The residents ...
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Manhattan

New York Worst City for Job Creation

The New York-Newark metropolitan statistical area (MSA) is the largest in the United States, with its population of nearly 20 million. It is also the worst for job creation, according to ...
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Ferguson Demographics by the Numbers

Ferguson, Mo., has a population of 21,203, according to the U.S. Census American Fact Finder database. Just over 29% of the residents are white, and nearly 68% are black or ...
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The Best (and Worst) Paying Cities for Women

Sunday was International Women’s Day, meant to celebrate achievements among women, and promote greater equality around the world. The United States is doing well in some areas, but continues to ...
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Hotels in New York City Cannot Raise Rates

Hotels in New York City were only able to raise rates 1% last year, compared with 15% in Nashville, the highest increase among the top 50 markets. If anyone needed ...
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Cities With the Highest (and Lowest) Unemployment

Approximately 8.7 million U.S. jobs were lost during the Great Recession between 2007 and 2009. While all those jobs have been recovered, the nation’s unemployment rate remains above the level ...
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America’s 50 Coldest Cities

With nearly a month of winter left, 2015 is already the coldest winter since 1979. Cities as far south as Washington, D.C., have seen subzero temperatures while others have been ...
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Uber Website Traffic Tops 3 Million

In a sign of the rise of Uber as a mode of transportation, traffic to its website reached 3.2 million unique visitors in the United States during January, up 740% ...
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