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Archives for January, 2011

School layoffs loom in New Haven

Monday, January 31st, 2011

We're featuring stories from hyperlocal news sites around the country, getting an on-the-ground view of economic issues in cities and towns nationwide.  This post is from the New Haven Independent. Photo: Melissa Bailey New Haven Board of Education Chief Operating Officer Will Clark. School Layoffs Loom; "Transparency" Shelved By Melissa ...

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What gets taxed in Missouri

Saturday, January 29th, 2011

We're featuring stories from hyperlocal news sites around the country, getting an on-the-ground view of economic issues in cities and towns nationwide.  This post is from the St. Louis Beacon. What Gets Taxed By Brent Jones, Beacon presentation editor States generate tax revenue in several ways. Most people are familiar ...

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What Went Wrong

Donald Barlett and James Steele are revisiting America: What Went Wrong, their landmark 1991 newspaper series, in a new project with the Investigative Reporting Workshop. Over the next year, the project team will examine how four decades of public policy has shaped America's ongoing economic crisis.

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Rags to rags: Economic mobility hard to come by

New Pew Center on States report confirms that moving up the American economic ladder is difficult, even though most people have more income than their parents.

Homelessness takes it toll on Florida's youngest

Florida, as a center of the housing boom, still struggles to recover from the Great Recession. Financial stresses and widespread foreclosures have placed families in precarious situations, resulting in a spike in child homelessness. Susannah Nesmith reports in the Broward Bulldog.

Older workers face challenges in Silicon Valley

An advanced degree and experience in the tech sector should be a ticket to a job in today's economy. But older workers in the heart of the new economy, Silicon Valley, are finding their resume is not the issue. Aaron Glantz reports in The Bay Citizen.

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