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‘Getting by’: Share your stories

We want to hear your stories of surviving in today’s struggling economy.


In Los Angeles, ‘Occupy’ protesters contend with movie shoots, celebrity trials

The Occupy Wall Street movement has spread to Los Angeles, where protesters must contend with movie shoots and celebrity trials.


  Help wanted: The uncounted millions

Correspondent John Larson travels to Cuyahoga County in northern Ohio for an in-depth look at Americas job crisis. Even some of those with work there are feeling extraordinarily insecure struggling to pay their bills as their pay stagnates and their hours and benefits decline.


Poll: What is to blame for high unemployment?

The jobless rate remains stuck at 9.1 percent, lawmakers are clashing over the economy and the news from Europe is bleaker than ever. What do you think is to blame for the jobs crisis?


  On ‘The Corner’ with David Simon

David Simon, author and creator of HBO’s The Wire, takes us to inner-city Baltimore to talk to chronically unemployed young men on the streets.


  A return to ‘The Corner’

Fifteen years after David Simon and Ed Burns first chronicled inner-city life in Baltimore for “The Corner,” Need to Know returns to see how life has changed for one of the main characters they profiled.


  Presidentiality: ‘Dr. Keynes’

Republicans have come to revile the famed economist John Maynard Keynes, revealing a rift between how Democrats and the GOP view the economic crisis.


Jobs bill proposes protections against hiring bias for the unemployed

Under President Obama’s jobs bill, job seekers can sue employers for being turned away from jobs solely on the basis of their unemployment status.


Should the deficit reduction ‘super-committee’ focus on jobs instead?

As President Obama unveils his plan for Congressional panel charged with cutting the deficit, policymakers are floating a radical notion: Focus on jobs instead.

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