Economics

America’s Poorest City Struggles to Keep Kids in School

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Reading, Pennsylvania, about an hour away from Philadelphia, has earned the unfortunate title of the “poorest city in America.” Once a major manufacturing town, most…read more

Returning Veterans Face Employment Challenges

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After soldiers return from service in Iraq or Afghanistan, they often face a hurdle that’s, in some cases, more difficult than any they experienced in…read more

Illegal Gold Miners Rush to Peru’s Rainforests

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As part of a collaboration with the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting, special correspondent Steve Sapienza reports on the destructive lure of gold in remote…read more

Greeks Call for Referendum on Bailout

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The European nation of Greece has been on a financial rollercoaster recently, since it is severely in debt and needs help from the rest of…read more

Alabama Immigration Law Spells Trouble for Farmers

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Farmers in Alabama rely on immigrant workers for picking the produce they grow and send on to grocery stores around the country. However, Alabama’s new,…read more

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