The city is home to more than 40,000 vacant properties. Now neighborhoods are hoping a new public entity can help them bounce back from the post-industrial blues.
Many small businesses do want to give their workers paid time off to care for new babies and sick family members, but lack the means. How a new bill could make it possible.
In California and Ohio, two city governments are entrusting their citizens with budgeting and rewarding banks for valuing local communities.
An initiative developed by staff, students, and faculty would tie the earnings of the school's highest-paid employees to those of the lowest.
"Listen to and work with your base to create a shared, big-picture narrative."
Think the "biggest shopping day of the year" has become too depraved to be funny? Let Louis C.K., Seinfeld, and South Park transform your anxiety into hilarity.
Negotiators from Latin American and Asian countries said they were "doing their best" to stand up to the U.S. Trade Representative.
"Anarchists are certain I'm an anarchist because I cut up a favorite tool of the oppressor," artist Mark Wagner says. "Capitalists think I'm a capitalist because I revel in it."
A recent editorial in the The New York Times argued that the Trans Pacific Partnership should strengthen environmental and labor regulations. But that won't happen unless we change the process.
Last year, Sandy massively disrupted of some of the East Coast’s neighborhood economies. But worker-owned cooperatives are creating jobs with real wealth and meaning.
Philadelphia restauranteur and local economies movement leader Judy Wicks on making good and doing good.
Despite behemoths like Starbucks and Amazon, the number of independent bookstores, coffeeshops, and other businesses is growing.