Sloss Furnace in Birmingham, Ala., produced iron for decades. The site closed in the 1970s and is now a national historic landmark. Nicolas Henderson/Flickr hide caption

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Concerned Workers Face Dwindling Industry And Layoffs With A Steely Resolve

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A driver operates a haul truck in the Ray Mine near Kearny, Ariz. Falling copper prices have residents of some small mining towns in Arizona worried as shrinking revenues bring layoffs. Christopher Deahr/FlickrVision hide caption

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With Prices Down And Layoffs Up, Copper Industry Still Looks To Grow

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An oil well in Garden City, Texas. With prices plunging, oil companies are laying off thousands of workers. Spencer Platt/Getty Images hide caption

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As Oil Prices Tank, Firms Large And Small Feel The Pain

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