As the U.S. airline industry continues to shrink, dozens of small and midsize cities are scrambling to try to maintain their economic lifelines.» Read More
Pension and health care burdens. Crumbling roadways. There's no end to big city budget woes, but some quirky tactics within municipal books.
Even struggling metros are having success in attracting investment. In the process, they are creating a virtuous cycle of creativity.
Baltimore's needs billions to fix its aging water infrastructure. The trickle down effect for residents: rising bills to clean up the system.
CNBC's Scott Cohn reports from the Patapsco Wastewater Treatment Plant in Baltimore, Maryland, where the city has budgeted $3 billion over the next several years to fix the system.
Senior correspondent Scott Cohn on how Baltimore's troubled water system might cause "America's Comeback City" some major setbacks.
Aiming to generate growth and jobs, small- and mid-sized companies in more metro areas are making bigger bets on the global economy.
These sunshine cities have focused their efforts on developing new industry niches to strengthen their local economies and promote future growth.
Senior correspondent Scott Cohn on how the SEC is urging more regulation in the municipal bond market.
Detroit's bankruptcy, and rumblings about tax overhaul, have fueled a big sell off in the municipal bond market. What's next?
The ebbing economic tide from the Great Recession revealed some of the worst swindles in municipal finance in decades.
CNBC's Scott Cohn reports Chicago, IL, along with being the murder capital of America, also has one of the worst pension situations in the country.
Senior correspondent Scott Cohn on how pension shortfalls have dealt a blow to America's cities.
A CNBC.com analysis of large state and local municipal pension plans finds they face an array of financial burdens as workforces near retirement.
No city has as serious a pension issue as Chicago, reports CNBC's Scott Cohn. Nationwide, the municipal pension debt ranges from $800 billion-$4 trillion, he adds.
Federal and state funding cutbacks are challenging Main Street. The future of America is at stake since cities contribute more than 90 percent to GDP.
Although Oakland is hiring again, CNBC's Scott Cohn reports some issues holding the city back from balancing its budget.
A CNBC.com analysis of more than 120 of the nation's largest state and local municipal pension plans finds they face a wide range of financial burdens as aging workforces near retirement.
Visit any American city and it doesn't take a whole lot of imagination to see where its greatness came from—however faded it may seem to be.
A look at the economic health of 384 major metro areas in the U.S. examining leading indicators such as jobless rates and industrial production.
The U.S. economy contracted in the first quarter as it buckled under the weight of heavy snowfalls and a resurgent dollar, but activity has rebounded.
The Wall Street summer ritual occurs when Russell Investments updates the component companies in its Russell 1000, 2000, and 3000 indexes.
U.S. gas demand rose more than 4 percent in March to nearly 9.06 million barrels a day, the highest level for the month since 2008.
The number of Americans filing claims for benefits unexpectedly rose last week, but at levels consistent with a stronger labor market.
San Francisco Fed President John Williams said he expects above-trend economic growth in the U.S. for the rest of the year after a weak first quarter.
The former Federal Reserve chair said there were no signs of extreme movements in the U.S. real estate and financial markets.