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A tale of 2 Californias: Hmong farmers flounder, Silicon Beach flourishes

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| Years of drought threaten the livelihood of Fresno's Hmong Farmers, while developers in Silicon Beach are riding high. Take Two delves into Dickensian dynamic.

Median incomes up in LA, but housing costs remain prohibitive

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Housing costs have risen far faster than wages in LA, and that has made dreams of a middle-class lifestyle particularly elusive for city-dwellers.

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Springfield, Ohio: A shrinking city faces a tough economic future

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As it transitions away from manufacturing, Springfield relies more on lower-paying service jobs. For many, a middle-class life is out of reach. But some see signs of hope for the local economy.

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Is this still a land of economic opportunity?

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Taking a deeper look at economic opportunity in 21st century America, is the middle class still shrinking, and what can political leaders do to help?

'A Nation Engaged': How is America's cultural role changing around the world?

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As part of an NPR project, we look at how Hollywood's exports are evolving as the industry increasingly caters to foreign audiences.

A Nation Engaged: Examining the fiscal impact of immigration

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Speaking about immigration Wednesday, Donald Trump stated that undocumented persons cost the US $113 billion. But that number doesn't tell the whole story.

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How US businesses In Europe are already planning for Brexit

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The U.K.'s vote to leave the European Union has forced businesses ranging from American automakers to financial services companies to ponder their investments in Europe.

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A Nation Engaged: Immigration and the ‘American Dream’

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The “American Dream” has many faces. To some, it could look like a Norman Rockwell painting. To others, it could be an escape from gang warfare.

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