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From middle class to working poor

Mar 5, 2012
Steve and Suellen Daniels never imagined that in their mid-50s they would struggle this much.
Posted In: Georgia, working poor, middle class
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Finding faith in the Athens, Ga. economy

Mar 5, 2012
Father Anthony Salzman discusses how his parish is doing and whether he sees any signs of economic recovery.
Posted In: church, Georgia
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Businesses find opportunities in health reform law

Mar 2, 2012
For all the talk by Republicans about the dangers of "Obamacare," there are some who view the law as good for business.
Posted In: health care reform law, health care, 2012 election, tennessee
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Manufacturing jobs up in Ohio

Mar 1, 2012
Most of the growth comes from an unexpected source. Politicians jockey to take credit.
Posted In: Ohio, manufacturing, Food
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New voters swinging Virginia from red to blue

Feb 29, 2012
When Barack Obama won Virginia in 2008, it was the first time a Democrat carried the traditionally GOP state in a presidential election since 1964. Thanks to an influx of new hip, young voters, the president could win Virginia again.
Posted In: 2012 election, Virginia, Barack Obama
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In Michigan, a tale of two Dodges

Feb 24, 2012
Wrapping up a week in Michigan leading up to that state's primary, host Jeremy Hobson ventured to two very different neighborhoods in Detroit to figure out how people there are feeling about the election.
Posted In: Michigan, Detroit
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What Michigan means for the 2012 election

Feb 24, 2012
Leading up to the Michigan state primary on Tuesday, we check in with host Jeremy Hobson about how people in Michigan are feeling about the economy.
Posted In: Michigan, 2012 election
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West Michigan sees surge in manufacturing

Feb 23, 2012
Manufacturers are thriving all over west Michigan. Many companies can't even find enough skilled workers to hire.
Posted In: Michigan, manufacturing, Auto
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What consumer sentiment says about the economy

Feb 22, 2012
Richard Curtin of the Reuters/University of Michigan Consumer Sentiment Index discusses how the survey gauges consumer hopes and expectations, and what it means in elections.
Posted In: Michigan, consumer, consumer sentiment, index
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Michiganders on the economy and the election

Feb 22, 2012
Host Jeremy Hobson ventured out into Ann Arbor, Mich. to see how people are feeling about this year's election, and how the economy will play a role in it.
Posted In: Michigan, consumer sentiment

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