Exit polls show working class Americans remain cold to Mitt Romney. His recently unveiled tax plan might have something to do with that.
In an updated Help Wanted edition of Need to Know, correspondent John Larson reports from Ohio about whether recent economic gains have changed the fortunes of people who suffered during the recession.
Essayist Marcos Villatoro recalls how FDR’s decision to create the Civilian Conservation Corps saved a generation of unemployed Americans, including his own father.
Nevada is in the midst of a jobs crisis. In addition to too many people searching for too few jobs, there’s another problem: young people don’t have the right skills.
Need to Know traveled to New Hampshire, which boasts better economic numbers than most places in the U.S. But there’s also a more troubling story: how the downturn has wounded the middle class in a way that feels more permanent than temporary.