The 7 percent unemployment rate accompanied a gain of 203,000 jobs
A Needham & Co. report estimates that most cable TV channels would vanish if consumers could—as they say they'd prefer—spend $30 monthly on 15 to 20 channels
Challenges to patents, transparency for demand letters, and litigation fees are crucial
It lets customers go off the grid when utilities charge their highest rates and provides a backup during outages
The settlement ends an eight-year legal fight waged by African American brokers
Jeff Bezos's plan to deliver packages via unmanned aerial drones is crazy—which means you shouldn't bet against him
After selling out 5,000 designer Starbucks cards in six minutes last year, Starbucks is offering a mere 1,000 of them at noon on Friday
Northwestern's Kellogg School of Management reclaims the top stop after a two-year absence
Immigrant entrepreneurs and companies with intellectual property are more likely to hire
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Median home price: $175,770
Cost-of-living index: 127%*
Nonretail spending index: 129%
Location: about 5 miles southeast of Birmingham
Mountain Brook is a wealthy enclave with fantastic schools. Mountain Brook High School, which was recognized as a Blue Ribbon School twice in the early 1980s and in the early 1990s, has a number of well-known alumni, including actress Courtney Cox.
*For all slides, this is the percent above or below the average cost of living for the state. Similarly, the nonretail spending index refers to the percentage above the state average for that category.