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Virginia Looking To Revitalize Areas Dependent On Tobacco Farming

A panel in Virginia is debating how the state's portion of the national tobacco settlement can be used to revitalize areas that have been dependent on tobacco farming.

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Spin Machine Slips A Gear On Latest Jobs Report

The nation's unemployment rate remains just above 9 percent, and political observers say it's just about impossible to cast that kind a number in a positive light. That puts extra pressure on President Obama ahead of next week's jobs announcement.
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Secretary Of Labor: On Getting Americans Back To Work

August job numbers are showing a stagnant 9.1 percent unemployment rate. Concern is growing over whether the government could do more to boost job growth. Host Michel Martin speaks with U.S. Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis about the administration's efforts to create new jobs and what can be expected from President Obama's jobs plan next week
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Lights, Camera and Lots of Action in the Local Film Industry

The film industry in the D.C. area has been enjoying a boom in recent months, in part thanks to local governments offering incentives for production companies to shoot here.

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Georgia Jobs Program, Lauded By Obama, Has Critics

Georgia Works is among the training programs President Obama is considering as part of his new federal jobs program, to be announced next week. It has been called a success by some, but has been criticized for how participants are paid. It's also unclear how successful a similar program would be at the national level.

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