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How the Recession Beefed Up Sister City Relationships

U.S. cities traditionally developed relationships with foreign cities for diplomatic, cultural or educational purposes. But more and more are looking to them for economic development.

Does Eric Garcetti Have a Big Enough Vision for L.A.?

In breaking with his predecessors, the mayor isn’t focused on one or two big priorities. Instead, he’s sweating the small stuff -- at least for now.

How Laid-Off Workers Are Recovering (or Not)

See charts and a few key takeaways on new data measuring how recently laid-off workers are faring across regions and industries.

Feds to Try Tying Work Requirements to Food Stamps

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is looking to fund state pilot projects that combine food assistance and job training in an effort to find the best way to get people out of poverty.

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