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Hickory, N.C., struggles as trade-related jobs move overseas

The expansion of global trade may enrich the U.S., but it has overwhelmed this manufacturing area beside the Blue Ridge Mountains. The region has lost more of its jobs to international competition than just about anywhere else in the nation, according to federal trade assistance statistics.

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In N.C., damage not easily mended
Article | HICKORY, N.C. -- The expansion of global trade may enrich the United States, as economists say, but it has overwhelmed this manufacturing area beside the Blue Ridge Mountains.

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