September 20, 2016, 6am PDT
The rupture reveals the hazards of pipelines, but also shows how important they are to the economy. Six governors declared states of emergency to deal with gasoline shortages resulting from the pipeline shutdown in Shelby County, Alabama.
September 21, 2015, 5am PDT
It used to be that the nation's rural areas suffered from the highest poverty rates. Today, nearly half of the American poor live in mid-sized counties.
April 5, 2013, 6am PDT
In this op-ed, Arthur B. Laffer and Stephen Moore analyze the recent Census findings showing renewed migration from the Northeast and Midwest to the South and Southwest. They note the movement is clearly from blue states to red, and explain why.
March 14, 2013, 1pm PDT
New Census data shows that after a recession induced respite, "Americans have resumed moving from the Northeast and Midwest to the West and South," reports Neil Shah. Four of the nation's fastest growing large metro areas are located in Texas.
August 9, 2012, 11am PDT
While California's cities continue to be a drag on the country's job growth, cities in the Northeast and the South are doing better than average, says a new report from the Urban Institute.
July 2, 2011, 5am PDT
African Americans in the North are reversing the trend set by their parents and grandparents by migrating back to the South. This post from <em>Grist</em> looks at the impact on communities and urbanism.
September 8, 2009, 5am PDT
NPR looks at a few of the areas that have submitted proposals for high-speed rail funding.