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Older workers face challenges in Silicon Valley

Tuesday, January 31st, 2012

While the Silicon Valley area has regained all its jobs lost in the recession, some older workers in the tech sector are feeling left out. An Economic Policy Institute report estimates over 450,000 jobs were lost or displaced over the past decade in California because of the growing trade deficit ...

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Michigan pursues wind energy with tax policy

Wednesday, January 25th, 2012

President Obama laid out a vision in his State of the Union speech Tuesday night that includes job creation through support for renewable energy. Michigan has one of the nation’s highest unemployment rates at 9.8 percent. A new tax ruling in the state could cost counties millions in revenue but ...

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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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