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20 U.S. cities that are thriving

POSTED: 10:02 AM Oct 11 2013   UPDATED: 11:00 PM Oct 13 2013

The economies of many American cities are improving. But in these 20 cities, they're thriving.

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To find America's 20 thriving cities, The Daily Beast looked at the 100 largest cities in the U.S. and compared them in population growth (20 percent), employment and earnings (30 percent), market strength (20 percent), infrastructure (15 percent),and intellectual capital (15 percent) and weighted them accordingly.

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