An Economic Snapshot

Small business owners in Fredericksburg, Virginia are starting to recover from the economic downturn. Antonio Neves returns to check their progress.


  1. What business featured in the 2008 Fredericksburg news story has now gone out of business? What reasons did the owner give for this situation?
  2. Can you name two businesses in Fredericksburg that are doing well? Why?
  3. Is unemployment in Fredericksburg above or below the national average? What is the unemployment rate in your town?


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