Employers cut payrolls by 159,000 in September, the most in more than five years, the Labor Department reported Friday, raising new fears that the economy has lost its footing and is sliding into a recession.
In a county west of Cleveland, the mayors of two remarkably similar Ohio cities have endorsed different Democratic candidates in Tuesday's presidential primary -- highlighting just how tough the choice is for many voters in the state.
Question/Comment: You used Harley Davidson as a success story in your "Rust Belt" series, but I understand that their workers were recently given unpaid leave. How do you reconcile this?Paul Solman: Because the workers still have good-paying jobs. Unpaid…
Question/Comment: You seemed disbelieving (in your report on American Manufacturing, which aired on Nov. 29) that a merchant vessel could sink, or that it happens very often. Check out this as one source for information on world marine casualties.
By PBS NewsHour
Paul Solman looks at the recession's effect on the changing world of manufacturing, where heavy losses have left many machinists with few options.
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