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Hopeful 'Rust Belt' town in Illinois


Cities in America's "Rust Belt" have long had reputations for grim headlines about unemployment.

But David Brancaccio found surprising evidence of economic vigour that could point toward a better future.

He reports from Rockford, Illinois, where a new factory is starting out on an up note.


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