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Crime vexes bankrupt San Bernardino
Oct 4, 2012
San Bernardino is struggling to find its way out of the recession and out of bankruptcy. Crime is one of the biggest problems the city is facing, and there are many competing solutions.
San Bernardino struggles after bankruptcy
Sep 27, 2012
Long struggling, San Bernardino couldn't weather the storm of the 2008 recession. The city of more than 200,000 has declared bankruptcy, and that's just one of the big problems it's facing.
Closed JCPenney is an unlikely symbol of civic pride
Aug 9, 2012
It's a familiar story -- a small town rallies to protest a national retail outlet. This isn't that story.
Hotels urged to help fight sex trafficking
Apr 25, 2012
The Justice Department wants to crack down on human trafficking. One anti-sex trafficking group says hotels are a good place to start.
The effort to keep the small town doctor around
Mar 16, 2012
As more and more people move to urban areas, how do you keep doctors down on the farm?
One closed Borders is another retailer's new location
Feb 16, 2012
One year ago, Borders declared bankruptcy and began the process that would lead to the total shutdown of the chain -- which in turn made available tons of commercial real estate. Now other retailers are starting to fill up the spaces.
Billy Busch stays true to his beer brewing heritage
Dec 27, 2011
So far, the William K. Busch Brewing Company is making just two beers, but owner Billy Busch hopes to expand in the next couple of years.
Ex-cons in Missouri get help with job placement
Sep 7, 2011
Because of new sentencing guidelines, up to 12,000 inmates around the country will be eligible for early release. A Missouri nonprofit looks to get them employed, which could help save the country from $200 million in prison expenses
Some hospitals think 'lean' when it comes to health care
Jun 27, 2011
One strategy for fixing the U.S. health care system that's been gaining momentum lately has origins in the Far East.