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What's Happening Out There, and Why

From furloughs to layoffs…the current state of the economy has forced companies large and small to slash their budgets. Instead of annual raises, millions of Americans have been left unemployed and fighting to survive.

In this special hour, a panel of experts weighs in, including: Bob Baugh, Exec. Dir., AFL-CIO; Lynn Minnick, Workforce Development Specialist; and Robert Trumble, Dir. Virginia Labor Studies Center.  They join host Mike Cuthbert to discuss America’s economic crisis and why it’s leaving millions of Americans laid off.

Read Barry Yeoman's article in AARP The Magazine (Laid Off). Watch a multimedia presentation about laid off workers in Hometown, Pennsylvania (Kenny Hoppes, at left, is the former town supervisor there) and find links to resources for help finding work.

Alyne Ellis of Prime Time Focus has also prepared a pair of reports about this issue.

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