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Long Term US Unemployed Face Difficult Year

Five years after the financial crisis, many indicators suggest a recovery is finally taking hold in the world’s largest economy.  U.S. gross domestic product is growing at its fastest pace in two years, and unemployment has fallen to pre-crisis levels.  Despite the prognostications, 2014 may prove to be a difficult year for some unemployed Americans. We met Kathy Biscotti on New Year’s day. I’m 51-years-old, born, bred, raised in Baltimore. My father was a plumber, my mother...

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