This week Eight Forty-Eight heard about the real-life challenges facing workers in the Great Lakes region as part of the Front and Center series. Friday was listeners' chance to share how they were doing in this economy.
Dayton’s population has been shrinking since the 1960s. Most of the area’s factory jobs are long gone. To save the city, Schultz has embraced a new idea: Help immigrants and refugees lay roots in Dayton.
Thanks to the feverish coverage of the European debt crisis, we know that Germany is the economic engine that’s kept the Eurozone afloat. The Germans attribute their success in large part to their dual education system.
All week, Front and Center looked at the real-life challenges facing workers in the Great Lakes region.As part of that conversation, North Country Public Radio’s Brian Mann has been on the road talking to people on the Canadian side of the border.
CHICAGO — Illinois' unemployment rate went up slightly in October even as the state added 30,000 more jobs.Officials said Friday that the unemployment rate in Illinois is 10.1 percent, above the national rate of 9 percent.
Illinois Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka said Monday the state is not prepared for a second economic recession.The tax watchdog group Civic Federation projected Illinois would end the 2012 fiscal year $8.3 billion in debt.