State of the Union 2011: Economy on the Forefront in One of Nation's Hardest Hit Towns

In Elkhart County, Ind., which has become the poster child for the nation's economic woes, residents will be closely watching President Obama's State of the Union address tonight for signs of hope on the economy. The president has visited the recession-hit county twice since he assumed office, after visiting twice as a candidate. At the height of the recession, unemployment in Elkhart County peaked at 20 percent. It has since dropped to 13.3 percent, thanks to an improvement in the...Full Story
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