Economy

On boarded-up storefronts, muralists offer words of hope

A public art project aims to bring a sense of liveliness to the streets during lockdown.

The pandemic economy could revive one of America’s ugliest fights over local control

Professor Kim Phillips-Fein explains today's parallels with New York City’s financial disaster in 1975.

The pandemic is pushing US city budgets into a new age of austerity

Economists warn that local budget cuts could counteract federal stimulus money.

As the world stays home, street vendors fight to survive

“I’ve had customers call me, they say they miss my sandwiches, but they can’t go out right now.”

Liverpool shows how a city can stand out to investors

Think globally, but don’t forget your roots.