Military Towns Weather Downturn

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The U.S. economy shed more than 2 million jobs last year. But many military towns are weathering the recession just fine.

Communities often have a love-hate relationship with their military neighbors. In these times, though, they're happy to have the business.

Peter Biello reports for member station WHQR.



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