Economy

 
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In Youngstown, it takes a village to shrink a city

Hear some voices from Youngstown, Ohio, which has lost more than half its population and has an ambitious plan to rebuild through shrinking.

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  Paying for war: The cost of caring for America’s wounded vets

Even as the wars wind down in Iraq and Afghanistan the financial cost of taking care of veterans continues to mount and could reach a trillion dollars in coming decades

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  Dan Kildee, leader of the ‘shrinking cities’ movement, on saving distressed cities

Dan Kildee, a leader in the “shrinking cities” movement, talks to Alison Stewart about how to rescue distressed post-industrial cities, and explains why downsizing isn’t always bad.

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  Youngstown, Ohio: the incredible shrinking city

How do the industrial cities of the Rust Belt deal with massive population losses? Youngstown, Ohio, is trying to return the city to its former greatness, albeit on a smaller scale.

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In Youngstown, a house now abandoned was a home

In the city of Youngstown, Ohio, whose landscape is littered with abandoned and decaying houses, it is hard to remember that many of these dilapidated structures were once homes. Here is one story of a house that was once filled with life.

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Study aims to identify financial products for low-income Americans

There are 30 to 40 million low-income Americans who either have no bank account, or who can’t take advantage of traditional banking services. A new study aims to find products that can help them manage their money.

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Jon Meacham: After bin Laden’s death, will Obama seize the opportunity to move forward?

The death of Osama bin Laden gives President Obama a new opportunity to adjust the nation’s agenda and focus on improving national security by investing in America’s economic future, says Jon Meacham.

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  The reckoning: Assessing the economic toll of Osama bin Laden

Osama bin Laden is dead, but during the 10 years since he masterminded the Sept. 11 attacks, he has cost the United States billions. Need to Know looks at the economic toll bin Laden exacted on the U.S.

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  Louise Story on how the ‘big fish’ of the financial crisis got away

New York Times reporter Louise Story explains why, in the aftermath of the financial crisis that generated hundreds of billions in losses, no high-profile participants in the disaster have been prosecuted.