All month, Changing Gears, the series which explores the evolving Midwest economy, looked at changes in manufacturing. Kate Davidson investigated a trend that has people punching out at night while the machines keep working.
Whether you think the recession is over or not, it’s been hard on many people in the Midwest and the country.So, our Changing Gears team went out to find some people whose circumstances have forced them make some tough choices that are, perhaps, working out for the better.Here are three storie
Foreclosure activity dropped by more than a third this past year, according to the group RealtyTrac. But despite the national slowdown, regional companies that take care of foreclosed homes are still thriving.
Our Changing Gears team is on the road this week. The town of Norwalk, Ohio is a company town that almost lost its company, until the townspeople saved it.When a company bears the name of its hometown, it can be hard to separate the two.
The first part of Changing Gears' road trip through some of the Midwest's company towns aired Monday. Series editor Micki Maynard joined host Alison Cuddy to explain where the series is headed – and why.
President Obama is in Pittsburgh Friday to highlight American manufacturing, which he hopes to boost with a series of appearances and a program called the Advanced Manufacturing Partnership.Coming from the industrial Midwest, Obama knows the value of factory jobs.