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Recession in the Rust Belt

Since the once-booming Rust Belt began hemorrhaging manufacturing jobs thirty years ago, Northeast Ohio towns like Warren and Youngstown have struggled to keep apace. Now in the midst of a national recession, this stretch of America along the Mahoning River is left to wonder what happened and what's next.

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Beyond repair?
Article | WARREN, OHIO -- All day long the front door buzzes at Uptown Gems & Jewels. The people come in with their trinkets wrapped in tissue or velvet boxes. They say their hours have been cut or they've been laid off. Some have their first names stitched in cursive on their uniforms, others wear saf...

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