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Oh, to live in a swing state

Oct 1, 2012
Take a journey through "campaign land" in the latest from our series examining election issues in swing states
Posted In: swing state, 2012 elections

Loudoun County resident on the 2012 elections

Sep 25, 2012
President Obama and Mitt Romney will be in New York this morning for speeches at the Clinton Global Initiative. Josh Dinman, meanwhile, will be at work in Loudoun County, trying to figure out which one of them he should vote for.
Posted In: 2012 election, Virginia

From good job to newly homeless

Sep 19, 2012
A woman living in Loudon County, Va., rides an economic roller coaster.
Posted In: Loudon County, Virginia

Training for new manufacturing skill requirements

Sep 11, 2012
North Carolina community colleges work with local companies on which job skills to teach students.
Posted In: North Carolina, manufacturing

In one Virginia county, two very different tales

Sep 11, 2012
Once reliably Republican, Loudoun County, Va., is a now a toss-up with a changing population.
Posted In: Virginia

Father, son differ on impact of election

Sep 6, 2012
Two decades after he moved to North Carolina's Research Triangle from Russia, Dmitiri Moundous started a new business called Alera Labs, and his son Gene, is among his first employees. One intends to vote. The other...
Posted In: North Carolina, Small Business, 2012 election

North Carolina farmer ties success to immigration

Sep 5, 2012
Cotton grower thinks immigration reform will help farm workers become upwardly mobile.
Posted In: North Carolina, faming, Immigration

N.C. small business owner on the issues that matter this election

Sep 5, 2012
Terry Coleman, a restauranteur from Lenoir, N.C., talks about who she's voting for this fall, and why.
Posted In: 2012 election, Small Business

Furniture comeback draws attention of politicians

Sep 4, 2012
Lincolnton Furniture is hailed as a success story for bringing jobs back to the U.S.
Posted In: outsourcing, insourcing, furniture, 2012 election

Housing, jobs and retirement stay on voters' minds

Aug 31, 2012
Undecided voters in Florida and North Carolina share what their greatest concerns are in the upcoming election.
Posted In: North Carolina, Florida, housing crisis, Education, manufacturing, Retirement, Jobs

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Special correspondent David Brancaccio and the Economy 4.0 team cover the economy of the future — and how to make it work better for more people. In the wake of the recent crisis, we investigate how the financial regulatory system is (or isn't) being reformed, how that will affect you and how we measure progress. Follow us on Twitter.