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Ga. Town Braces for Tobacco Plant Closing

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Ga. Town Braces for Tobacco Plant Closing

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Ga. Town Braces for Tobacco Plant Closing

Ga. Town Braces for Tobacco Plant Closing

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Last fall, the nation's second and third-largest tobacco companies, R.J. Reynolds and British-American Tobacco, announced plans to merge. The deal will result in the closure of a plant in Macon, Ga., that employs around 2,000 workers. Macon residents worry the closing will have a devastating impact on their town's economy. Hear NPR's Ari Shapiro.