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Hopeful 'Rust Belt' town in Illinois

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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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