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In Los Angeles, the two largest private employers aren’t MGM or CBS, but Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and Kaiser Foundation Hospitals — unwelcome news for the city’s underemployed actors. After California became the first state to enact legislation under Obamacare, hospitals … Continue reading

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Last year, Montreal hosted more conferences than any city in North America. “It’s the cultural hub of Canada,” says Tim Hines, founder and president of BTSocial, a Chicago-based social-networking site for business travelers. In recent years, Hines has hit several … Continue reading

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For two years running the Economist has ranked Melbourne, Australia, the world’s most livable city. Financial software consultant Jessica Groetken recently spent five months working there with an investment firm. Finance accounts for about 10 percent of the city’s economy … Continue reading

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New York City is home to a whopping 23,000 restaurants and bars — making it a key market for Shiftgig, the Chicago company that matches workers with service-industry jobs. “It’s our second largest city after Chicago,” says CEO Eddie Lou. … Continue reading

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There’s a reason Oklahoma City has lower unemployment than any major city in the country: oil and gas exploration. “It’s booming,” says landscape architect Michael Skowlund. “When the [economy] hit the fan everywhere else in 2008, they kept right on … Continue reading

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Among cities in the Midwest, metro Minneapolis trails only Chicago in terms of GDP. But the City of Lakes beats Chicago on one surprising stat: it sells nearly twice as many theater seats per capita, according to a Minneapolis Star … Continue reading

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Scottsdale’s ready supply of real estate and professional talent has lured a host of corporate headquarters and satellite offices to the area, and the year-round sun that bathes the Salt River Valley makes it a popular resort and golf destination. … Continue reading

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According to census data, the pituitary gland of Austin, Texas, has been raging for 20 years — the city’s population has grown more than 60 percent since 1992, propelled by booming biotech and pharmaceutical spheres. This week, some 150,000 entrepreneurs, … Continue reading

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The high metropolis of the high-tech world, San Francisco logged 16.4 million visitors in 2011, according to government stats. Many came for business, and several were Mark Menke. A recruitment product consultant for San Francisco-based LinkedIn, Lakeview resident Menke travels … Continue reading

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Where to drink A French wine bar and bistro in Terminal C? In Houston? Pleasing aesthetics, great service, and a sprawling wine list make Le Grand Comptoir an unexpected oasis in Bush. Near gate C29; 6 a.m. – 9:30 p.m. … Continue reading