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Tough Economic Times In Fresno

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Tough Economic Times In Fresno

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Tough Economic Times In Fresno

Tough Economic Times In Fresno

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'Daydreaming' Blog

For some people in California's central valley, life resembles scenes from The Grapes of Wrath. A report called "Measure of America" names Fresno, Calif., the least economically developed part of the country. Opportunities to make a decent living can be very hard to find there due to drought and unemployment.

As part of our "California Dreamin'" series, Phillip Martin looks at what makes Fresno such a difficult case.

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What are other people's California dreams? Learn more at Day to Day's new blog. hide caption

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Madeleine Brand invites you to join in the conversation about the California Dream. We're blogging this summer on the topic and you can contribute.

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