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Business, labor come together for jobs in Missouri

Wednesday, August 31st, 2011

Job creation is the topic of the moment, but just how to create those jobs is the subject of fierce partisan debate. Mixed data on the jobs front and fears of a second recession have spurred President Obama to deliver a long-awaited jobs plan next week. As Jo Mannies reports ...

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Negotiations hold up school funding in Broward County

Tuesday, August 16th, 2011

As school districts are forced to make cuts, union contract negotiations have become a more public, contentious issue. Negotiations between the Broward Teachers Union and school board officials were stalled since late April. As William Gjebre of the Broward Bulldog reports, dire financial straits and a change in leadership have ...

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Community health centers could be hurt by debt deal

Tuesday, August 9th, 2011

Molin Malicay, pictured at right, is CEO of the Sonoma County Indian Health Project. He is hopeful that the 20 percent of his patients without insurance will be covered when health care reform goes into effect in 2014. As Katharine Mieszkowski reports in The Bay Citizen, the budget cutting environment ...

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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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