10 cities where it’s the cheapest to get a startup off the ground

Startups are prominent in cities like San Francisco, New York City, or Washington DC — but those are also among the most expensive places to start a new business.  Depending on your industry, it can be advantageous to start a business in one of the US cities with the lowest costs.  SmartAsset ranked the cities […]

A shadowy op-ed campaign is now smearing SpaceX in space cities

Enlarge (credit: Getty / Aurich) In early August, Boeing’s Leanne Caret and SpaceX’s Gwynne Shotwell took the stage at Johnson Space Center to announce the first astronauts who will fly on their commercial crew spacecraft. It was a significant moment to see two of the most powerful women in aerospace alongside one another—two fierce competitors coming […]

IKEA promises zero-emissions delivery in five cities by 2020

IKEA doesn’t just want to take the pain out of assembling furniture… it wants to eliminate the environmental impact of receiving that furniture. The company recently pledged to offer emissions-free home delivery in five major inner cities (Amsterdam, Los Angeles, New York City, Paris and Shanghai) by 2020. Order an EKTORP sofa and an electric […]

The 16 cities where Americans struggle the most to pay rent (Z)

Richard Heyes/Flickr Residents in 16 cities across America are spending a higher share of their income on rent than the national level, according to Zillow.  It’s toughest for low-income earners. Home prices have increased faster than incomes since the recession, and rising mortgage rates are making the market more expensive.  Housing is getting more unaffordable […]

Our cities house-price index suggests the property market is slowing

FROM Auckland to Amsterdam, Sydney to San Francisco, house prices in the best locations have gone through the roof. The Economist’s new house-price index covers 22 of the world’s most vibrant cities (see table). They are home to 163m people, with an economic output equal to Germany and Japan combined. The average price of a […]

Van and lorry drivers soon face paying up to £100 a day to driving into cities, here’s why

A new Government proposal could see van and lorry drivers face paying hefty fees to enter cities in a crackdown on air pollution. The Government is set to introduce a number of Clean Air Zones (CAZ) which will charge drivers of the oldest and most polluting cars entering town centres and cities. While car owners […]

Vans set to be banned from UK cities in radical new urban transport plan

Vans could soon be banned from city centres under new plans to drastically improve emissions. The Department for Transport is aiming to replace vans in city centres with micro electric vehicles such as cargo bikes, minor vehicles, and electric vans. Last-mile deliveries could be used by these low to zero-emissions vehicles which could help achieve […]

Deal Alert: Major US Cities to Frankfurt, Germany From $498 Round-Trip

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