Where should they go? A look at what makes places attractive for our nation's young professionals—and a list of the 25 best metro areas.
The overwhelming result—no connection at all between a state's investment tax burdens and its economic performance
In a state once hailed for its car culture, closing Lincoln Ford Mercury may herald the death knell of Fordism
America's racist groups concentrate in certain regions—and their presence correlates with religion, McCain votes, and poverty
A new report seems to support the spending philosophy of liberal governors
The key to driving the economy may be to elevate the country's many low-wage service jobs, with better wages and more opportunity
The world's elite athletes earn hundreds and sometimes thousands of times more than what an average citizen in their native countries makes
As gas prices continue to spike, car manufacturers are finally offering alternatives in the form of viable electric vehicles
Half the world still struggles for satisfaction. How does income and creativity contribute so much to the divide?
The U.S. has become less attractive to immigrants just as more and more data shows they provide a key to innovation and economic growth
The rental car's market success shows how the American dream is evolving away from an ownership society
The days of the McMansion are dying as more and more Americans prefer housing closer to the workplace in mixed-use neighborhoods
A new Gallup poll reveals that U.S. citizens are losing faith in their country's institutions
The five metro areas with the fastest population growth all saw their productivity decline. Why don't more people translate into economic growth?
A state's population growth alone won't make it an economic winner
How religion, income, diversity, and other factors matter in the red United States
A look at the key characteristics of cities associated with greater well-being
Post-industrial, knowledge-based economies top the list and also tend to be the happiest
Our happiest metro areas all have large tech clusters, highly educated populations, and lots of knowledge, professional, and creative workers
How income, education, and other factors influence our propensity for globe-trotting